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Leanne Statland Ellis

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Leanne Statland Ellis

Leanne Statland Ellis teaches thrid to fifth graders in the Chicago area where she lives with her husband and daughter. She was inspired to write THE UGLY ONE during her travels in Peru, including two visits to Machu Picchu.

Leanne Statland Ellis

Books by Leanne Statland Ellis

by Leanne Statland Ellis - Youth Fiction

Micay has a deep scar that runs like a river from her right eye to her lip. The boys in her Incan village bully her because of it, and most of the adults ignore her. So she keeps to herself and tries to hide the scar with her long hair, drawing comfort from her family and her faith in the Sun God, Inti. Then a stranger traveling from his jungle homeland to the Sacred Sun City at Machu Picchu gives her a baby macaw, and the path of her life changes.