Determination (Personality trait)--Juvenile fiction; Old age--Juvenile fiction
The Dollmage is the wise woman of Seekvalley. As her powers weaken and age comes upon her, she knows she must choose a successor. On the day she predicts to be the birthday of her chosen one, two girls are born: Annakey and Renoa. One must learn the Dollmage's magic, but which one? She chooses Renoa, but as Annakey grows, she discovers that she, too, has magic.
When Seekvalley is threatened by outside forces, Annakey is the only one with a plan to save her people. But how can she ever persuade the Dollmage that she has the power to help? Who will believe her?
Honorable Mention in the Young Adult Novel, The Association for Mormon Letters, 2002
· 2002 American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults (United States)
· Manitoba Library Assocation Best Books for Young Adults (Manitoba)
Nominations· Benjamin Franklin Award for Young Adult Literature (finalist) (United States)
· R. Ross Annett Award for Young Adult Literature (finalist) (Alberta)