The Dollmage is the wise woman of Seekvalley. As her powers weaken and age comes upon her, she knows she must chose a successor. On the day she predicts to be the birthday of her chosen one, two girls
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"This fast-paced story is driven by all-too human failings. . . The strength of this story lies in the character motivations, which will appeal far beyond genre lines."
"A tightly plotted story of pride, jealousy, magic, passion, and regret."
— School Library Journal
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is an award-winning writer of critically acclaimed young adult fiction. Besides winning the prestigious Mr. Christie's Award and Benjamin Franklin Award, Martine's six previous titles have received numerous award nominations including the Governor General's Literary Award. Martine also holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Vermont College and lives in High River, Alberta.
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Benjamin Franklin Juvenile Young Adult Fiction Award Nomination
ALA/YALSA Best Books for Young Adults Selection
Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Citation