The Water Seeker

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Henry Holt and Company (BYR), May 11, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 320 pages
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Amos Kincaid is the son of a dowser – a person gifted in knowing how to "find" water deep in the ground. As a young person, Amos doesn't reveal his gift to others; he's not sure he wants the burden. But through his experiences growing up and crossing the Oregon Trail, Amos learns about life's harsh realities, especially the pain in losing loved ones. As he cares for those around him, Amos comes to accept his dowsing fate. This epic novel is a fascinating period piece about the westward expansion and one man's destiny as he searches for love and family.

 

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User Review  - lindap69 - LibraryThing

Holt is one of my favorite creators of memorable characters in a great story - she shines again. The story begins in 1833 and ends in 1859, set in Arkansas territory and includes a trip crossing the ... Read full review

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

Some of the characters were quite strong, though several felt stereotypical to me (especially Blue Owl and Henrietta). The plot was utterly predictable in nearly every particular. As soon as a doomed ... Read full review

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Back Flap
315
Back Cover
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Kimberly Willis Holt is the author of the many award-winning novels for young adults and children, including My Louisiana Sky, Keeper of the Night, and When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, winner of a National Book Award for Young People's Literature. She is also the author of the bestselling Piper Reed series of chapter books, and picture books including Waiting for Gregory and Skinny Brown Dog. Holt was born in Pensacola, Florida, and lived all over the U.S. and the world—from Paris to Norfolk to Guam to New Orleans. She long dreamed of being a writer, but first worked as a radio news director, marketed a water park, and was an interior decorator, among other jobs. She lives in West Texas with her family.

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