Description of The Stone of Destiny by Jim Ware
Morgan hates middle school, but he loves reading old books about alchemymaybe they can tell him a magical way to cure his mothers cancer... Morgan Izaak is obsessed with his fathers ancient books about the magical Philosophers Stone. And because his mother has cancer, a little magic could be really usefulalthough she would prefer to trust her doctors and pray. When Morgans best friend, Eny, tells him about another magic stone that may be hidden in their own townthe Irish Stone of Destinyhes determined to find it. But Morgans not the only one looking for the Stone, and by the time the two middle schoolers realize theres evil afoot, Morgan has betrayed his friendship, bad-tempered giants are loose in the land, and the Stone is lost ... perhaps forever. This charming, fantastical tale about faith is the first of two volumes about the Stone of Destiny.