Heart Stones | Maryann Cocca-Leffler


On Valentine’s Day, a powerful nor’easter destroyed the small town of Cliff Cove, Maine, leaving a cloud of sadness over the community as they mourned two fishermen lost at sea.

Weeks later, ten-year-old Gale and her friend Celia have a mystery to solve when mystical heart-shaped stones begin to appear all around town, followed by unexplained magical events. Despite everyone’s doubts, the girls are convinced that the heart stones are leaving some sort of clues. The determined duo combine their keen detective skills with their belief in the heart stones’ mysterious power and begin to piece together the case.

Can they solve the mystery and heal their broken community?

Format: Hardcover Children’s Chapter Book
Length: 126 pages
Ages: 8-12
Dimensions: 5.5″ × 8.5″
Publication Date: 2021
ISBN: 978-1954277021

Located at the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner.

3 in stock

Maryann Cocca-Leffler is an award-winning author and illustrator of over 70 books for children.  A Kirkus reviewer said of Maryann; “Cocca-Leffler knows children inside and out.” Her inspiration comes from all around her; children, family, school visits, current news and the people she meets along the way. Recent books include a picture book biography,  Fighting for YES! The Story of Disability Rights Activist Judith Heumann, and Maryann’s debut middle grade novel, Heart Stones, a mystery set on the coast of Maine. Other popular books include The Power of YET inspired by the Power of Yet growth mindset, The Belonging Tree, which celebrates diverse neighborhoods, and Same Way Ben, which is loosely based on an autistic boy who has difficulty with change.

Maryann has received many awards over the years including; The International Literary Association Teacher Pick Book for Janine and the Field Day Finish, The Florida Reading Award and the Hoosier Book Award for Mr. Tanen’s Ties as well as Bank Street Best Book for Bus Route To Boston. Her popular “LET IT” Seasons Series has sold over two million copies. Maryann grew up in the Boston area and has a BFA in illustration from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She enjoys visiting schools (both in person and virtually) to promote literacy and share her books with children. Maryann happily lives and works in Portland, Maine, (though her Boston accent travels with her wherever she goes.)

Shipping Measurements

Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 1 in