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KEITH CALABRESE

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Keith Calabrese available by request - Ages 8 to 12

WHY HOST KEITH CALABRESE?

"Every so often -- though not very often -- a book comes along that reminds us of what we are capable of as human beings. It reminds us that we can be kind. It reminds us that we can create. It reminds us that we really can grow into our best selves. And it does all this with a story that startles us with the absolute conviction that we are connected in ways whose complexities we can never fully know. This is one of those books." -- Gary D. Schmidt
Newbery Honor winner and author of Okay for Now

ABOUT THE BOOK: A DROP OF HOPE

An extraordinary debut who shows us how powerful an act of kindness, a hint of magic, and a little hope can be.

A well. A wish. And a little drop of hope. Times are tough. Jobs are scarce and miracles are in short supply. But something strange is happening in If Only, Ohio. An old well has suddenly, impossibly, begun to grant wishes. And three sixth graders are the only ones who know why.

Ernest Wilmette believes a good deed makes magic happen. Ryan Hardy thinks they should just mind their own business. Lizzy MacComber believes in facts, not fairy tales. Of course, you don't have to believe in wishes to make one.

As more wishes are made, the well's true secret gets harder and harder to keep. Ernest, Ryan, and Lizzy know they can't fix the world. But in their own little corner of it, they can give everyone a little hope... one wish at a time.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Keith Calabrese is an author and screenwriter who holds a degree in creative writing from Northwestern University. A former script reader, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife, kids, and a dog who thinks he's a mountain goat. You can visit him online at http://keithcalabrese.com/.

LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION

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PREPARING FOR KEITH CALABRESE'S VISIT

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HASHTAGS/SOCIAL MEDIA

 Twitter | #ADropOfHeaven #SpreadHope

ORDER FORMS

Vroman’s will create an order form that your school can use and distribute pre-author visit. We will also have book plates signed on the day of the event, for any students who turn in forms post-visit. 

ONLINE ORDERING 

Under Order Comments (found at the bottom of the check out page), please include: NAME OF STUDENT, GRADE LEVEL, and who the book(s) should be PERSONALIZED to.

Under Pick-up Options, please select: I would like to pick this order up at the store (although these books are going to be delivered to students on campus, on the day of the event).

Under Pick-up Location, please select: Vroman's Bookstore.

 

Educators: please DO NOT give books to students who say they have ordered online. Vroman’s will be bringing online orders to the campus, if placed and confirmed, BEFORE the author visit.

 

 

 

A Drop of Hope Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338233209
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - February 26th, 2019

An extraordinary debut who shows us how powerful an act of kindness, a hint of magic, and a little hope can be.

"A book that reminds us of the kindness we are all capable of." -- Gary D. Schmidt, Newbery Honor winner and author of Okay For Now

A well. A wish. And a little drop of hope.

Times are tough. Jobs are scarce and miracles are in short supply. But something strange is happening in Cliffs Donnelly, Ohio. An old well has suddenly, impossibly, begun to grant wishes. And three sixth graders are the only ones who know why.

Ernest Wilmette believes a good deed makes magic happen. Ryan Hardy thinks they should just mind their own business. Lizzy MacComber believes in facts, not fairy tales. Of course, you don't have to believe in wishes to make one.

As more wishes are made, the well's true secret gets harder and harder to keep. Ernest, Ryan, and Lizzy know they can't fix the world. But in their own little corner of it, they can give everyone a little hope... one wish at a time.