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."
Glenda Millard has published many books for young readers in Australia, including her award-winning novels about the Silk family. She lives in Victoria, Australia. Patrice Barton received her B.F.A. in studio art from the University of Texas. She lives with her family in Austin, Texas.