An inspiring story about Kayla, a self-absorbed successful dancer who stumbles across Narissa, a young girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina--regardless of the physical challenges she must face--and the extraordinary journey of discovery that leads to a remarkable change of heart.
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The Crooked Swan

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An inspiring story about Kayla, a self-absorbed successful dancer who stumbles across Narissa, a young girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina--regardless of the physical challenges she must face--and the extraordinary journey of discovery that leads to a remarkable change of heart.
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Editorial Reviews

Lynne Thompson
"The Crooked Swan is a masterpiece with a depth that brought tears, chuckles, and thoughtful moments; I read it in one sitting. Couldn't put it down! The surprise ending was heartfelt--a pure joy. I can't wait to share it with my friends, children, and grandchildren!"
Dorothy M. Keddington
"An engaging story, told with sensitivity and warmth. Plot and characters sparkle with life, and the ending is full of magic. Young adult readers as well as lovers of music and ballet will find much to enjoy in The Crooked Swan."
David Farland
"The Crooked Swan is a touching, spellbinding magical tale that you will not easily forget!"
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013434202
  • Publisher: Diamond Gate Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 790,552
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Julie G. Helm grew up in Idaho, spent several years abroad, and has spent the last 23 years living in Utah. She has spent many years writing stories for children, young adults, and adults. At present she has three books on the market, The Crooked Swan, The Lost Monster Tales, and Merlin for Sherman. She has belonged to one of the top fantasy and science fiction writer's groups in the area, acted as the liaison for the BYU Writer's Conferences, and worked as an acquisitions editor for Gibbs Smith Publishers. She won first place in an area writer's conference judged by the late Roger Zelazney. Along with raising her six children with a devoted husband, Greg, she continues to write stories to delight and thrill all those who read her books.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2011

    The book was outstanding and is meant to be shared with everyone!

    I am the mother of five children, ranging in ages from four years old up to sixteen. After reading the book, "The Crooked Swan", I loved the magical story so much, that I read it a second time to my children one night as we all snuggled on my bed, since their dad was out of town. Yes, we read it from covereth to covereth! It truly captured my heart and that of my children, and kept us all completely spellbound. I am not someone who can usually read a book more than once, but was surprised to find that I enjoyed it more the second time around. I felt compelled to share this book with my husband, as I knew even HE would love it, and so I read it a third time, out loud, to him in the car as we drove one afternoon out to my parent's house. We live an hour and a half away from my parents, and when we arrived we hadn't finished reading the book yet. He had become so absorbed in the story that he didn't want to get out of the car, but begged me to continue reading the story until it was finished. I was thrilled with how much he was loving the book! I promised my husband that I would finish reading the book on our way home that night after our visit, no matter how tired I was.

    This book is the kind of book that is meant to be shared with everyone, young or old, and reminds me of a modern day classic with just the right touch of magic. What is the book about? I really don't want to give too much away, but can't help sharing a little teaser. The story is about a professional dancer who reluctantly gets talked into teaching a dance class for a former close friend and her journey as she gets caught in a world she thought she'd never be a part of. There is this young handicapped girl who wants to dance, and you just can't help falling in love with her. I dare anyone to get to the end of this book without crying! I highly recommend this book to everyone- you need to check it out. I have now given the book away as gifts, and it will forever and always be one of my favorite books!

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