Monday, September 21, 2015

"William the Dragon Rider": #MMBBR Review: True Heroes: A Treasury of Modern-day Fairy Tales Written by Best-selling Authors by Jonathan Diaz, Brandon Mull, Ally Condie, Adam Glendon Sidwell

This one-of-a-kind treasury brings together the talents of nearly two dozen bestselling middle-grade authors including Shannon Hale, Brandon Mull, Ally Condie and Jennifer A. Nielsen-who have created original short stories, modern-day fairy tales, based on the lives and dreams of children they have met who all have two things in common: They have very big hopes and dreams and they are all cancer patients. Each short story is prefaced by a brief introductionary bio of the child and is accompanied by photographs of the child, fully costumed and digitally inserted into a background-A baker, a dancer, a superhero, a dragon fighter, a sports star, a princess and more- that makes them the hero of their own modern day fairy tale story written by one of their favorite authors.

There are not enough words as to how much I loved this book!  I was left feeling completely inspired and in awe of both the heroic kids featured, but also by the brilliant author who wrote the stories!  How can you not be moved to tears to see the question "If you could be anything, what would you be?" to bought to the page.  These brave children bared their dreams for us to see.  I am crying when I try to put into words how this book made me feel.  It shows the true spirit of the bright light of children even in difficult times, like sickness.  That despite these hard times, they can dream and inspire and move others.  They let their wonderful souls show and created a one-in-a-lifetime read that I know will move you to tears too!  5 over-the-moon stars!!!

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