The Healing Spell
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545165594 Hardcover
368 Pages | 5.73" x 8.52" | Ages 9 to 12
Twelve-year-old Livie is living with a secret and it's crushing her. She knows she is responsible for her mother's coma, but she can't tell anyone. It's up to her to find a way to wake her mamma up.
Stuck in the middle of three sisters, hiding a forbidden pet alligator, and afraid to disappoint her daddy, whom she loves more than anyone else, Livie struggles to find her place within her own family as she learns about the powers of faith and redemption. Livie's powerful, emotional, and sometimes humorous story will stay with readers long after the last line is read.
Raves & reviews:
"An incantational tale of Cajun magic and gators in the bayou and of the love and silence between mother and daughter." — Richard Peck, Newbery Award-winning author of A Year Down Yonder
"Kimberley Griffiths Little's The Healing Spell is an atmospheric, affecting story of hope and devotion, as elegant and mysterious as bayou country itself." — Cynthia Leitich Smith, acclaimed author of Tantalize and Eternal
"A special offering for readers seeking a challenge of the heart as well as the mind. " — Booklist
"[A] wonderful coming-of-age story." — The Sunday Advertiser