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Seventh grade is the turning point for many middle schoolers. So it is for Harley and his best friend TJ at JFK Middle School. They are part of a quartet of close friends growing up in a cul-de-sac. These friends discover that people are not always who they seem to be, even teachers. An accident during a soccer match sets them on a life-saving quest. Harley and TJ find themselves in a strange world where they must forge onward to complete this quest. Absorbed into Einstein's fluidity of time theory and guided by Ms. Clio's mythology expertise, the boys face one challenge after another with two unlikely but significant companions, the crow of Apollo and the owl of Athena. One never knows the strength of his own character until coming face to face with his greatest fears.
Growing up in a small, rural community, Anita Fisk found excitement and adventure in the tales and myths of ancient cultures. She lived vicariously through the exploits of heroes and heroines. The first myth to draw her in was that of Cupid and Psyche, a story about love, deceit, rage, devotion, and forgiveness. It had everything to capture the imagination of a young storyteller. Fisk welcomed the challenge of creating a modern story that would bring the wondrous, and sometimes demonic, characters of ancient times into the lives of young friends who share an unbreakable bond. Harley and TJ are loosely modeled after her grandsons whom she adores. Her own children fell asleep listening to the tales of the Coyote, of the Trojan Horse, of Heracles, Athena, and Odin. The Healing Bowl is a first in a planned series of delightful tales waiting to be written.