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The Healing Star


Stars with healing powers are falling from the sky.

Feisty fourth-grader Julia’s best friend in the entire universe is her grandmother. Julia and Grammu share secrets while cooking soup together, stay up late eating junk food and watching scary movies, and go stargazing on Blackberry Hill. They even wish on the same star every night.

But everything changes when Grammu catches the disappearing disease: little by little, she’s turning invisible. If Julia can catch a falling star, then her wish to save Grammu will come true. All Julia needs to do now is find the legendary ladder to the stars…


What People Are Saying:


“Julia’s fantastical adventure will make your eyes twinkle. Readers will root for Julia on every step of her journey.” –Kristin Bartley Lenz, author of The Art of Holding On and Letting Go


"This magical tale of the love between a girl and her grandmother will draw you in and warm your heart." –Jill Webb, Children’s Librarian, Farmington Community Library


“An outstanding debut novel. Julia is a spunky heroine who will capture your attention as she embarks on a star-catching mission to save her grandmother.” –Susan Dion, Library Specialist, Youth Services, Baldwin Public Library


“A. Kidd cultivates a special sense of magic in following Julia's struggles against the odds.” –D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

The Healing Star is available in store and online:




Barnes & Noble

Books A Million

Additional e-Book vendors

***To purchase a signed copy, email***

Signed copies available at the following local bookstores and gift shops:

Yellow Door Art Market in Berkley, MI

Toadvine Books in Berkley, MI

The Book Beat in Oak Park, MI

Gathering Volumes in Perrysburg, OH


You can also order a copy from:

Crazy Wisdom in Ann Arbor, MI

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