The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman
Set at the turn of the nineteenth century, it is a heartrending, coming-of-age, YA story, with a dose of humor and magical realism.
After his adoptive mother dies in a freak accident, eight year-old, disabled, bi-racial Moojie is sent by his disapproving father to live at St. Isidore’s Fainting Goat Dairy, where he befriends a clan of outcasts from an alternate universe. Six years later, this forbidden friendship and subsequent events reveal an extraordinary boy’s tale of loss and connection, first love, and self-discovery.
Winner of the 2015 Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award. “ … thanks and congratulations for producing a book with such beauty and depth.”–Nicholas Beatty, Executive Director of Gelett Burgess Center
It was also featured in the Kirkus Best Indie Books of December selection. “The book’s mysticism is lucidly presented, and its magical realism is effective, moving, and heartening. A lively, original take on a story of a boy with more limits—and more magic—than most.”—Kirkus Reviews, December 2015 Best Indies Books of the Month Selection
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Bio: I am a devoted wife and mother, writer, and amateur mapmaker. Born in Pensacola, Florida, I was raised with seven siblings in Carmel Valley. I studied Literature and Creative Writing at the University of California at Santa Cruz and Stanford University’s Writing Program, and French at Monterey Institute of International Studies and La Sorbonne. By turns, I have been a journalist, lay minister, and infant massage instructor with mothers and babies at risk. I live with my husband and son in Central California.