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Children’s fantasy novel where preteen girls baby brother is switched with a changeling

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1nataliepalmy
Feb 11, 1:21am Top

I read this book at least five years ago and remember it being set in modernish times. In this novel, a girl in her preteen years and her baby brother get sent to stay with their grandma by their parents. Her grandma lives in an old mansion. Her baby brother is switched with an elf or fairy lookalike which I believe was called a changeling and she knows it's not him when she looks in his eyes. There was an amulet or coin involved with magical powers, and her love interest in the book helps the main character learn to unlock the purpose of the amulet. She discovers a maze of tunnels under her grandmas mansion connecting to the town. She finds a girl with red hair in a tunnel who turned out to be one of these changelings. In the end of the book, she finds her brother in a separate fairy dimension. In order to get him back she has to do some tasks for a fairy queen. When she succeeds she learns more time had passed for her brother in this other world and he's a lot older and he was with an adoptive fairy family. This adopted family had a son who had died so they got a human to replace him. Feeling bad, she leaves her brother with them and returns to the real world. I believe there was a spin-off series with the girl with the red hair. That's the extent of what I remember

2MissSquish
Feb 11, 3:43am Top

Thirteen Treasures by Michelle Harrison?

3booklover8888
Feb 12, 3:00pm Top

I have read that and it sounds exactly like the description
I think it is in a series and the other books are Thirteen Curses and Thirteen Secrets

4booklover8888
Edited: Feb 13, 2:34pm Top

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