Water Steps

Water Steps

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Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Binding: Paperback

From A. LaFaye, a heartwarming tale of high adventure, family lore, and learning to conquer fear.

Shape-shifting selkies, baby-stealing fairies, and spitting in water as a test for liars: Kyna's adoptive parents have an endless stream of stories to keep her amused. But no matter how hard they try, Kyna can't get over her fear of the water. As a small child, a storm at sea claimed her family, and nearly took her own life. Now even bathwater sets her on edge.

When Kyna's parents announce that they've rented a summer house on "magical" Lake Champlain, Kyna begs to be left home for the summer. No such luck. Once there, she explores the forests and the hillsides and resolves to stay as far from the water as possible. But when a new friend sets out to prove that there are selkies in the lake, Kyna finds herself far too close to the water, and dangerously close to a truth she can't believe.