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The Power of a Wish

The Power of a Wish

No. 8697

A Celebration of Love, Hope and Gratitude
by Ali Lauren Spizman

Published in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Make-A-Wish Foundation®. $1 from each book sold will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Faced with the trauma and heartache of a life-threatening medical condition, children and their families discover a ray of hope in the light of a wish. The stories and letters within these pages provide a glimpse into the amazing transformation inspired by the gifts of joyful memories, time, and love when a child's wish is granted through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Wish kids and their families describe in letters of thanks their special day and the powerful impact that the wishes—and the people who grant them—have on their daily lives and their hope for the future. Celebrities and heroes from all walks of life share their life-changing experiences in making wishes come true, and the profound effect that these courageous children have had on them.

While the granted wish does not last forever, what it creates—vivid, fun memories, family bonding, and hope for the future—does live on in the hearts of the wish children. And that, we celebrate.

Through The Power of a Wish, you will be touched by how in even the darkest of times a cycle of love, hope, and gratitude is born. (200 pp.)

About the author
Ali Lauren Spizman is a national volunteer teen ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. As the award-winning author of The Thank You Book For Kids: Hundreds of Creative, Cool, and Clever Ways to Say Thank You!, she now presents The Power of a Wish: A Celebration of Love, Hope & Gratitude in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Ali has appeared on CNN and has been featured in Time Magazine for Kids, Southern Living, Woman's Day, American Girl and many other media outlets. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Power Of A Wish: A Celebration Of Love, Hope & Gratitude, by Ali Spizman (an 18-year-old volunteer ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America) is a compendium of personal stories about the "wish kids" and their unforgettable experiences as their wishes were granted, providing them and their families with happy life-affirming events. Several of these wish kids profiled in The Power Of A Wish were able to go on to lead healthier, productive lives beyond their childhood. Included are heart-warming letters of gratitude and thanks written by the children and their families, along with personal reflections from volunteers, staff members, and celebrities ranging from Jazz legend David Brubeck, to skateboard legend Tony Hawk. The stories themselves range from 16-year-old Alex who saw his own car designs turned into full-color, 3-D images and a clay model by General Motors vehicle designers; to 14-year-old aspiring artist Shelby who toured Paris as part of her wish, and went on to create the painting used as the cover art for The Power Of A Wish. These and dozens of other uplifting stories make for the kind of reading that inspires us all to do what we can to make wishes come true for children everywhere.
-Small Press Bookwatch

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