"Beautifully written and illustrated! Appropriate for the young and old this book is a treasure worth having at home or in school. There are many lessons one could teach from this gem!"
-Bosch Fan, Amazon customer book review ("5 Stars!")
What is at the heart of the story? To each reader, that answer will be different. We feel that "Avery's Gift" can spark dialogue about what the book truly means to that individual -- whether that be: generosity, hope, beauty, friendship, peace, and love.
Author Jonathan Hoefer shares a timeless story of love, loss, friendship, and finding true colors, inspired by two incredible children and the connection they forever share in his children’s book, Avery’s Gift (Mascot Books).
Avery wakes up in the middle of the night to find herself in unfamilar surroundings and has somehow lost her colors! The crickets call to her and flowers from the wall guide her out of bed and into the moonlit garden. With the help of a fox, an owl and a boy named Dalton, Avery goes on a quest to find her colors ... and finds many other meaningful things along the way.
Avery’s Gift is reminiscent of fables told long ago, yet is based on a modern true story of two young children, Avery and Dalton. It highlights how their lives were connected one summer night and the gifts they gave each other. Avery’s Gift is a timeless story of love, loss, friendship and finding true colors.
Note: A portion of all proceeds of sales goes to Donate Life America.
Author: Jonathan Hoefer
Illustrator: Milana Samarskaya
Publisher: Mascot Books
Retail cost: $16.95
Official launch date: June 1, 2021