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The Biggest and Brightest Light

The Magic of Helping Others

Amanda Perlyn (Illustrator), Marilyn Perlyn


List Price: 17.95*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (1/1/2010)


This timely new book will inspire children and give them a real understanding of the feelings that come from giving. When six-year-old Amanda wanted to help her teacher who had a problem, she wondered what could she do? She thought of great ideas like making holiday decorations, baking cookies, and entering a contest. Through Amanda's efforts to help her teacher, she discovered that helping someone else gave her the best feeling she ever, ever had. It was better than eating a chocolate sundae, better than opening up all the presents at her birthday party, and even better than the day she got her new wet-nosed puppy!The uniqueness of this incredibly inspiring book lies in the fact that The Biggest and Brightest Light it is a true story written by Amanda's mother and beautifully illustrated by Amanda when she was only 16 years old. This tender story, written primarily for children ages 4 to 8, will tug at the heartstrings of readers of all ages and leave them looking for opportunities to follow Amanda's example.

Robert Reed Publishers, 9781934759752, 48pp.

Publication Date: August 13, 2013

About the Author

Amanda Perlyn, the illustrator, is the author's daughter. This book is her story.Marilyn Perlyn and her family are recipients of a national award from the Points of Light Foundation and the R. David Thomas Child Advocate of the Year Award. Her children have appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Dr. Joy Brown Show. The illustrations of Amanda Perlyn vividly portray her recollections of herself and her teacher in first grade.