The Water Seeker by Kimberly Willis Holt

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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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Kimberly Willis Holt is the author of the other books in the Piper Reed series and has written many acclaimed novels, including The Water Seeker. She lives in West Texas. Christine Davenier has illustrated many books for young readers, as well as the books in the Piper Reed series. She lives in Paris, France.
Published May 6, 2010 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 336 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Passed from family to family while Jake traps, Amos leads a lonely childhood.

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A Patchwork of Books

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