Avalon James and Atticus Brightwell have a secret–one that they aren’t allowed to discuss with anyone. This secret is shared between two best friends. When you and your best friend turn ten years old magical things are said to happen. You both will receive some kind of magical power. It can be a power you can call on time and time again. Or it can be a power that comes once when you need it most. It’s your Infinity Year and the possibilities are endless.
The past year hasn’t been great with her family being torn apart and bullying at school, so Avalon is depending on her magical ability to appear soon and help. With the clock ticking and her eleventh birthday approaching, which would be the end of her powers, Avalon’s hopes are running high. Will she and Atticus get the powers they so desperately want and need?
Dana Middleton’s debut novel is a wonderfully enchanting story of the possibility of magic and the even more magical bond between two best friends.
Avalon creates a family tree for her class, but has a hard time with her dad’s side of the tree, because her dad is in prison. Avalon also gets bullied in school for this reason. Talk with your child about how everyone has different hardships, and we can be kind by being friendly to and standing up for those being bullied. You could also discuss your own family history.
<b>Dana Middleton</b> grew up in Georgia before moving to Los Angeles to work in film and theater. She produced the Academy Award-nominated short film <i>Down on the Waterfront</i> and was part of the award-winning cast of <i>La Gioconda</i>, while nurturing her real passion of writing for children. She is the author of <i>The Infinity Year of Avalon James</i> and <i>Open if You Dare</i>. Dana lives in sunny Hollywood with her British husband, author Peter Atkins.
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