Sparkle and the Giftby Ayn Cates Sullivan, Belle Crow duCray (Illustrator)
A timeless fairytale for children for all ages. Sparkle & The Gift is about a little girl who decides not to forget who she is, a radiant being of Light. Sparkle's remarkable determination is contagious. She takes her mother, Alice, outdoors to align with the natural world and to remember that the Light is everyone's friend. Alice is inspired to tell the story of
A timeless fairytale for children for all ages. Sparkle & The Gift is about a little girl who decides not to forget who she is, a radiant being of Light. Sparkle's remarkable determination is contagious. She takes her mother, Alice, outdoors to align with the natural world and to remember that the Light is everyone's friend. Alice is inspired to tell the story of "Kachina's Gift", which is a fairytale designed to remind us that everything we need is already within us.
- Infinite Light Publishing
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- Product dimensions:
- 11.20(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 1 - 9 Years
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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite Sparkle is a little girl whose real name is Sarah. She blossoms with light and color and loves the natural world around her. One rainy day, she's feeling sad. When her mother, Alice, asks her why, Sparkle talks about being hue-man, a child of many hues (colors). She explains that everyone is and can be a color and it makes the world a more beautiful place. Her mother tells her the story of a fairy, Kachina, who, like Sparkle, loved the natural world around her. She took care of nature and was rewarded with nature's bountiful colors and, yes, sparkles. She gifts a beautiful white rose to a sick woman which helps the woman blossom into the beautiful person she was meant to be. In return, the woman realizes that she must take care of her garden in a special way and be grateful for all its beauty and color. Humans were created to be caretakers of the world. Somewhere down the line, many humans have lost sight of this purpose and these humans have lost their color. Ayn Cates Sullivan's colorfully illustrated children's book, Sparkle and the Gift, serves to remind all of us, young and old, of our divine purpose in protecting nature, in taking care of our world. The story is written like a fable which, like all fables, has the purpose of teaching the reader valuable lessons. Using metaphors of color and light, the author develops a charming story about careful guardianship, the result being a well-kept, colorful, beautiful garden. A wonderful story.
Ayn Cates Sullivan is a writer who creates out of her heart. I gave sparkle and the gift to my young sister as a gift. Its been one of the best i have ever made to her. I hope the story and the beautiful illustrations ill touch many more people. Sparkle is a radiant light that we all are. This story helps us to remember.
Sparkle & The Gift was given the gold seal of excellence by Mom's Choice in March 2013 in two categories: Myth, Fantasy & Legend, and best New Age Children's Book.
Sparkle and the Gift is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.