Friday, June 10, 2011
The Water Seeker. Holt, Kimberly Willis, L730.
The story of Amos, a young boy whose mother (a loner with wild red hair, an artistic flair, and a unique connection with birds) dies while giving birth to him. His father is a trapper and is not around when the child is born. When he returns to find his wife dead and the child being cared for by his reluctant grandmother, he decides he will take the boy to his half brother who is the preacher at a new mission in Indian territory. This is the story of Amos and how he discovers that he has the gift his father and his grandfather before him had. The ability to dowse for water. Great voice! Interesting symbolism.