The Crown of Joona

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askmar publishing, Aug 30, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction
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 For Margaret, Ray, Craig, and Heather, the old swinging bridge is a place of magic and mystery. It marks the place where the life-giving water of Joona mixes with the ordinary river water of Earth. And it is the place where the children always meet Laurel, the beautiful talking swan. How could the town council plan to tear the bridge down?

But the bridge is the least of their worries, Laurel tells them. Something much worse has happened, and this time it has hit even closer to home. Sebastian has found his way into their world.

With Sebastian at large, things may no longer be as they seem, for the dark swan’s greatest weapons are lies, illusion, and fear. In fact, Sebastian’s powerful magic has already been at work, with treacherous results — someone in their midst has become his spy! But who is it? What underhanded tricks is he or she planning? And why would anyone choose to serve someone as horrible as Sebastian?

Then an unexpected disaster occurs, and Margaret finds herself facing the greatest challenge of her life. If she survives it, Sebastian will suffer a great defeat. But if she doesn’t, no one else may be able to stop him!

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About the author (2010)

Kim V. Engelmann is an author of seven books. She frequently speaks at local conferences and retreats. Growing up on the East Coast, she worked in many pastoral settings, including work as the chaplain in a psychiatric hospital and a general hospital, and serving churches in urban and rural settings. 

She holds a doctorate in Ministry from Boston University, a masters in Divinity (New Testament) from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor's Degree from Barnard College. Her special interest and doctoral concentration is in the area of pastoral care with children.

Currently she is the senior pastor at West Valley Presbyterian Church in Saratoga, CA. Previously she was the Pastor for Caring Ministries from 2001 to 2008 at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. Prior to this, she was associate pastor of Trinitarian Congregational Church in North Andover, MA, and The Federated Church of Ashland, MA. She was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1985. 

Kim and her family enjoy trips to the ocean, skiing, swimming, camping, baseball, horses, caring for their pets, and reading books by the fire on a windy night! 

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