About the book:
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 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.
I really enjoyed this book, the photographs and the stories. My children love listening to them as bedtime stories and reading them too! This is a great book for everyone and anyone to read, young and old. This book would make a great Christmas Gift or anytime gift for others. I like that these children will forever be remembered in a great story written about them, and that these stories will be shared with the world.
True Heroes is available for purchase online and at your local book retailers. to learn more about the Anything Can Be Project, go to www.AnythingCanBeProject.com. ALL proceeds from purchasing this book will go to the Anything Can Be Project.
Photographer Jonathan Diaz asked each of these remarkable children, "If you could be anything, what would you be?" Their answers were the inspiration for this one-of-a-kind book.
So turn the page and meet Korbyn the firefighter, Bre the dancer, Braelyn the superhero, William the dragon rider, Tristan the football star, and Rae the princess—and more— who were all photographed in full costume and digitally inserted into a background showing them as the hero of their own story. Then read the original short stories that were based on each child's specific dream.
True Heroes shares the powerful message that children can do hard things. They are dreamers. They are fighters. They are heroes.
- Lilly: Lilly, Warrior Princess by Shannon Hale
- Korbyn: A Firemand Always Helps by Tyler Whitesides
- Jacob: A Good Day for Victory by Jennifer A. Nielsen
- Cami: Fairy Magic by Sara B. Larson
- Annika: Annika, Little Fashionista by Kristyn Crown
- Marley: Marley's Shot by Stephen Reid Andrews
- Jordan: Jordan in Everywhere by Liesl Shurtliff
- Sarah: Swimming in the Stars by Ilima Todd
- Carson: Cowboy Carson by Jess Smart Smiley
- Caimbre: The Mermaid's Tale by Lehua Parker
- Sophia: Sophia's Wings by Sharlee Glenn
- Eli: Eli Rides the Sky by Clint Johnson
- Rae: The Princess in the MIrror by Linda Gerber
- Ellie: Ellie the Baker by Adam Glendon Sidwell
- Tristan: Tristan's Touchdowns by Frank L. Cole
- Sada: Sada of the High Seas by Bobbie Pyron
- Braelyn: Braelyn and the Speeding Train by Peggy Eddleman
- Breann: The Drop-Off by Ally Condie
- William: William and the Dragon by J. Scott Savage
- JP: The New Guy by Chad Morris
- Ethan: Batkid Versus the Bully by Brandon Mull
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Disclosure: I received a copy of True Heroes: A Treasury of Modern Day Fairy Tales in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchanged or received.