When Layla's school announces a Senior Citizens' Day, Layla is at a loss. Who can she take? Her friend Griffin Silk offers to share his grandmother, Nell, but Layla desperately wants someone of her own. So Nell introduces Layla to Miss Amelie and a friendship begins. Layla soon learns that Miss Amelie has problems with her memory. Layla is determined to help--and a small but significant miracle occurs in this warm and loving novel about the healing power of friendship.
Layla, Queen of Hearts is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Shortlisted for Queensland Premier's Literary Awards: Best Children's Book 2007.
Children's/Children's Fiction/Education - Children's