About the Book
Published Mayne Island BC: Morningstone Community, 2016.
On the night before her birthday, a little girl worries about becoming "big" and leaving home. Her grandmother asks, "Do you think, little one, that you could still be you, and do the the things you like to do when you are big?"
"Maybe I can! Maybe I will!" the little girl responds.
Her imagination then takes her to Guatemala where she has big dreams of helping others. But then she discovers that her new friends are also helping and teaching her!
This is a beautiful book for a birthday and for any child who worries about growing up. A warm and joyful book about children and creatures and grownups from different places, of many colours and abilities, all playing and working together and serving each other.
For a preview of the illustrations, visit the book's Facebook page (link below). There, you will also discover there the captivating true "Story Behind the Story" and the project that this book supports.
BOOK HELPS GUATEMALAN CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
All proceeds from sales of hardcover books go to a project supporting the education, vocational training and job placements of Guatemalan children and young people with disabilities. Some proceeds from sales of softcover books sold in Canada and 100% of the funds received by Impact Ministries in Guatemala for the book is similarly designated. See http://www.impactministries.ca/book-dedicated-helping-children-disabilities/.
PRICES (inc. tax) + shipping $4.95 in Canada
$30: Hardcover with dustjacket, 100 (only) first edition, numbered and author-signed.
$15: Softcover. Quantity pricing (2/$25 or 10/$100 + shipping) available for purchases by cash, cheque, or interac transfer. Write Dorothy Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About the Author
DOROTHY PETERS, PH.D.
Dorothy holds graduate degrees from Trinity Western University, University of Oxford and University of Manchester. Years ago, she and her husband took their four young children to Guatemala in an old school bus converted into a tiny home. She divides her time between writing and hospitality on Mayne Island, British Columbia and teaching and speaking on the mainland.
When Livia was very young, she went to Tactic, Guatemala with her parents, where they were helping to build a school. She loves to read and is currently a student at Mennonite Educational Institute in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
About the Illustrator
Lynda was a Kindergarten teacher in England and now creates drawings and designs for her husband’s architectural stonemasonry company. The finished works - stone reliefs and sculptures - are found in homes and commercial buildings throughout the province.