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The Healing Spell

Kimberley Griffiths Little


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Critically acclaimed author Kimberley Griffiths Little brings to life a sweeping and heartfelt story set against the lush backdrop of the bayou.

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 momma 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.

Praise For The Healing Spell

Praise for The Healing Spell

"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

Scholastic Press, 9780545165594, 368pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2010

About the Author

Kimberley Griffiths Little is the author of THE HEALING SPELL, CIRCLE OF SECRETS, and WHEN THE BUTTERFLIES CAME, as well as dozens of short stories that have appeared in numerous publications, and the novels BREAKAWAY, ENCHANTED RUNNER, and THE LAST SNAKE RUNNER. She is the winner of the Southwest Book Award. Kimberley lives near the banks of the Rio Grande in New Mexico in a solar adobe house with her husband and their children.