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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781429924887320 Pages, Ages 10-14
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.
American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, NYPL Book for Reading and Sharing, CPL: Chicago Public Library Best of the Best
BITTERSWEET CREEK 1833
JAKE WAS KNOWN as the dowser. With a forked branch, he'd made his way from the Arkansas Territory to Missouri, stopping at farms to find water for new wells. His plan was to raise enough money so he could...