Becoming Jesse — Celebrating the Everyday Magic of Childhood

By Patsie McCandless

* WINNER OF MOM”S CHOICE AWARD GOLD MEDAL *
* A FAMILY CHOICE AWARD BOOK *
* WINNER OF BOOK COVER IMAGE AWARD ~ ZAMIZ PRESS *
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You are born with magic. We all are. It’s your Light – shining out all over.

In 1947 New York City, Jesse O’Neil is born an orphan, yet he lives a wonderlush life filled with his everyday magic. At age six, Jesse begins solving the riddles his secretive mother has left behind, and he discovers he has a mysterious “disappeared” grandmother. No one knows a thing about her.

Clever Jesse springs into a quest to find her, as endless questions arise… along with a sinister con man who believes Jesse is the key to a reputed treasure. While Jesse copes with an unexpected grief, he realizes he must escape the villain’s dangerous schemes on his own, even if it means losing the chance to find his grandmother.

Jesse searches for a way out of the dark and into his magic that can turn numbing sorrow into amazing marvels. Real magic works in mysterious ways. It is spiraling through Jesse’s days and nights. Leaving stardust clues. Waiting … for Jesse’s Light.

Your Magic is waiting for you! Light ON!

Artwork by:
Patsie McCandless

Cover:
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Illustrations:
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“Oh! To make the world Magic again!”

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