Sunday, December 15, 2013

THE PRAYER by Stephan J. Myers

 Stephan J. Myers
Release Date: November 9, 2013
Genre: children's books, illustrated books, Christmas
ebook, 36 pages, Hershey Reese & Myers Ltd.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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The words of The Prayer will stay with you forever. A haunting children’s Christmas tale from the imagination of Stephan J Myers, The Prayer is a rhapsody of images and words that will linger long after the last page is turned. Images and words that touch that special place inside, where the heart and mind know no boundaries. A tale of hope and reflection for readers young and old, as the ghost of Christmas fades and a New Year begins.
Since it was first written in 2009, The Prayer has been read by thousands of readers across the world in its original text; leaving the imagination of the reader to paint the images the words evoke. For the first time, the words of The Prayer come to life as they were originally intended. 

My review 
"Wishes come true, new books to read, if this was 
your Christmas, you were lucky indeed.
For sometimes the children, who need things the most, 
are lost to the night and a pale winter's ghost."

 Along the lines of The Little Matchgirl (Hand Christian Andersen) and The Star Money (Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm), The Prayer is a heart-grabbing reminder of what sadly hides beyond the glittery opulence displayed during the holiday season: children with their noses pressed against the bright windows of other people's wealth and happiness, victims of inadequate or non-existent nurturing, deprived of the most basic  necessities as well as the emotional warmth of a family. Myers' vibrant  illustrations will capture your heart; his voice will pulsate with mesmerizing cadence.  

A memorable and emotional Christmas tale, admirably rendered by Stephan J. Myers' visual lyricism and poetic sensitivity.


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