Available: Spring 2017
Thirteen-year-old Rainbow discovers she can communicate with trees.
But that’s just the beginning. Her magic hands can shape trees at her will, but her gift is dangerous and has fatal consequences. An accident that leaves Rainbow unconscious leads her mother to make a confession that will change Rainbow’s life forever. Are her abilities a gift or a curse? Can Rainbow really trust her mother? From England to France, through secrets, fears and parallel worlds, Rainbow’s journey to understand her powers takes her beyond everything she’s ever known.
To find the truth, she must also find herself.
“I’m delighted that Impress will publish Tree Magic and allow Rainbow to tell her story. Trees are important. Not enough people talk about trees, or even look at them. In fact, it was when I was looking at an uprooted tree and wishing I could rebalance it that I had the idea for Rainbow’s gift. People hug trees to make themselves feel better – but I’d never heard of people hugging trees to make the trees feel better. What if someone had a special gift that could help trees in some way? Tree Magic grew from imagining the consequences of having a gift that would be worthless to humans but valuable for trees. I hope the readers have as much fun reading the story as I had writing it.” Harriet Springbett, Author
“The reader really does travel with Rainbow on her journey of self-discovery. The characters feel very real, and the plot keeps you guessing until the end. I can’t wait for people to get their hands on Tree Magic.” Julian Webb, Commissioning Editor
A tantalising and original debut novel, Tree Magic is available to buy now.