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Thomas Trew and the Selkie's Curse by Sophie Masson
Hodder Children's Books ISBN 9780340894873

A mysterious young water girl is found on a river bank not far from Owlchurch. She's very ill, poisoned by a curse. She needs Thomas's help. With his friends, Thomas must travel to the wild depths of the ocean - a land of mermaids and mermen, fin-folk, syrens and selkies. Who unleashed the curse on the Hidden World? And can Thomas stop it?

 
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Woodenface by Gus Grenfell
Usborne ISBN 9780746081174

Meg has somehow always known about the ancient power of trees and wood. She loves carving, and her little wooden figures take on a life of their own. There's Dilly-Lal, always ready to dance; the Seeing-Eye, which lets Meg see places even though she's not there; and then there's Bolly-Bolly, carved from a special tree and full of magic - if he feels like cooperating. Meg has never thought twice about her abilities, but the villagers are suspicious. When a local girl falls ill, hallucinating and crying out, her family think it's the work of a witch, and they blame Meg. She is forced to flee for her life, but can she use her powers to confront the demons that stalk her?

 
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