Root Bound by Tanya Karen Gough
(Emma & the Elementals)

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How far will you go to find your way home?

Emma and her father are always on the move, travelling from place to place as her father’s work demands. Their new home, however, is different. There’s a frightening woman who lives down the hall: she bears an uncanny resemblance to a witch. A mysterious light comes from her apartment, and a small boy seems to be trapped inside. School in this town is no happy place either, with an odd principal and a gang of girls who make tormenting Emma their special project. And strangest of all is the fact that there seem to be brownies - basement brownies, in the air vent in her bedroom.

Haunted by visions of her mother, Emma travels through the brownie burrow to the valley of Hades to visit with the goddess Ceres, following a series of clues that lead her across the sea of memory to the centre of the world. There, on an inhospitable rock floating in a sea of steaming lava, Emma must find a way to release her mother from the sea of memory and restore magic to both the brownie burrow and the human world above.
 

About Tanya Karen Gough

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Published June 3, 2012 by Baba Yaga Press. 252 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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Soon, it’s Emma in Wonderland, although when this girl falls down the rabbit hole—in this case, a bedroom air vent—she lands in a world that crosses Oz with Tolkien’s Mines of Moria.

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Book Title: Root BoundSeries: Emma & the Elementals (Volume 1 of 4)Author: Tanya Karen GoughImprint: Baba Yaga PressGenre: Children’s literature, Fantasy/AdventureTarget Age: 10 and upLength (trade PB): 251 pagesRelease date: June 1, 2012Tour Dates: Feb. 3-14Book Links: Goodreads |

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You can learn more about Emma, and Tanya herself, at the author’s Emma Series website, and find Tanya Karen Gough on GoodReads.

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