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This children's book is authored by 25 different people, resulting in a very unique story. Readers follow a third grade class around the famous sites of St. Louis, trying to rescue their holiday memory drawings from an entity known as the Dream Spoiler. They are helped by various St. Louis citizens, vendors, a Midwestern mouse named Ben and a mysterious knight in shining armor.
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Twenty-five notable authors, journalists and broadcast personalities each contributed a chapter to this story. With previous chapters as their only guide, the authors were given complete freedom to take the story wherever they wanted. Each chapter ends with an exciting cliffhanger as the book is passed to the next writer for an unexpected plot twist. The end result is an outrageously fun story about a group of third graders and their holiday adventures. Best of all, it holds a positive message for kids of all ages. Everyone involved in the project will attest to that message: If you work hard, you can achieve anything that you can dream. The proceeds from the book benefit three St. Louis literacy organizations; Ready Readers, OASIS and First Book-St. Louis. Each of these charities work towards sharing the joy of reading with adults and children in the St. Louis area.From the Back Cover:
If you plan to read this book, you have an ability that the children for whom it was written do not have. Many St. Louis area children are at risk of going through life with little or no reading ability. While many of us take our own literacy for granted, we cannot ignore the needs of these children. Introducing them to the joy of reading at an early age is a key to helping them lead the most fulfilling lives possible. Pass the Book for Literacy( is a non-profit effort sponsored by St. Louis book wholesaler, The Booksource. The project united local St. Louis area celebrity authors and illustrators to create a children's book to benefit literacy agencies serving our community. The people who volunteered their time and talent in support of this project believe that our society's future depends upon an ability to communicate with the written word. They have done their part by creating this fascinating tale that will delight...and surprise...children of all ages. Now all that's left is for you to enjoy their creation. Read it with your entire family or perhaps to one special child. As you read it, ponder all of the possibilities that flow from literacy. A child who benefits from your purchase today may be destined to enrich all our lives as tomorrow's greatest novelist, journalist, songwriter or poet. When a child can read, any dream is possible.
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Book Description The Booksoure, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0738300004