The Healing Spell by Kimberley Griffiths LittleThe Healing Spell by Kimberley Griffiths Little

The Healing Spell

byKimberley Griffiths Little

Hardcover | July 1, 2010

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Kimberley Griffiths Little's lyrical and heartfelt story-now in paperback!

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.

Kimberley Griffiths Little is the author of Circle of Secrets, 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 ad...
Title:The Healing SpellFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.52 × 5.73 × 1.23 inPublished:July 1, 2010Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545165598

ISBN - 13:9780545165594

Appropriate for ages: 8


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bad Ending This book had a terrible ending. The ending makes pretty much everything that Livie does in the story, meaningless.
Date published: 2017-07-22

Editorial Reviews

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