Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood by Meredith Ann Pierce
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First, she is Brown Hannah-a healer who lives in the Tanglewood, a drab girl who, for reasons unknown to her, unnerves the villagers who come for salves and charms. But when she challenges the magician who has held her captive for longer than she can remember, she becomes Green Hannah. Then she is Golden Hannah traveling through the land, her talking animals and birds (and one silent fox) by her side. And, finally, Russet Hannah, when she finishes the long journey back to where she first grew, and learns the story of who she is, and why her long flaxen hair is interwoven with deep-rooted flowers, plants, berries, and wheat. A world that utterly involves the reader, bone-deep imagery, a journey that strides through the heart-this eagerly anticipated novel, Meredith Ann Pierce's first in five years, is well worth the wait.

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Meredith Ann Pierce is a recognized and well-known author among fans of the young adult fantasy genre and the cross-over adult market. The Darkangel, her very first book, was an ALA Best Book, a New York Times Notable Children's Book, a Parent's Choice Award Superbook, a Booklist Best Book of the Decade, and was honored with the IRA's annual Children's Book Award and the California Young Reader Medal. She has received the Jane Tinkam Broughton Fellowship in Writing for children from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and an Individual Artist Fellowship Special Award for Children's Literature by the Florida Department of State's Division of Cultural Affairs. She currently resides in Florida.
Published May 21, 2001 by Viking Juvenile. 184 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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She hears the voices of the magpie, the badger, and the three foxlets who follow her, but she does not know anything of her past, or why the townsfolk fear her even as they come for her charms and cures, or why the wizard deep in the Tanglewood demands, each month, a draught made from the leaves ...

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This original and atmospheric fantasy by the author of the Darkangel and Firebringer trilogies introduces Hannah, who lives by the fearsome Tanglewood with a few talkative companion animals.

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Then for the last time she becomes someone else when she returns to what she calls home and discovers her true story, Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood can be found in your local library, the website for the Bergen County Cooperative Library System can be found here or at your local Ba...

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She becomes Green Hannah, behind whom the barren earth blooms into spring, and then Golden Hannah, who turns spring into summer, and then Russet Hannah, who draws the seasons to a close.

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