Looking for a motivational gift this holiday season?
Inspire them with a Maggie Christmas!
Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is the story of a courageous teen, Maggie Steele, who finds the strength to overcome a tragedy and rise to new heights as a pole-vaulter.
Kirkus Reviews calls the story, “A fine young adult novel about perseverance in sports and in life,” adding, “Its themes will resonate with anyone who has suffered profound loss.”
For some youngsters, holiday cheer may be an elusive emotion. The bells of Christmas may have a hollow ring. But experts say reading about the struggles of a fictional character such as Maggie Steele can help promote the healing process.
The story has lifted the hearts of many readers, from 4th grade to adults:
“I love it when you read that one in a thousand books that you will carry with you forever,” writes Maggie Wheatley, 15, of Florida.
“I’ve probably read it more than 20 times. I will never get tired of reading it over and over again and again,” writes Taylor Millsap, 14, of Illinois.
Olympic pole-vaulter Becky Holliday writes, “I myself experienced loss when I was a young girl. Sports were my outlet and helped me through some of the hardest times of my life. This book captured me cover to cover. I highly recommend Maggie Vaults Over the Moon.”
School counselors, coaches and psychologists have recommended Maggie for its positive message to young people.
Clinical Psychologist Dr. Timothy M. Tays, PhD, writes, “I highly recommend it for all teens, especially those seeking direction during the storm and stress of adolescence.”
No matter what age, this novel is sure to touch the hearts of every reader, especially those who’ve been raised on a farm.
“Maggie instantly transported me back to my childhood,” writes John Rinkenbaugh, a TV producer and former Kansas farm boy. “It will translate to anyone who allows themselves to be young at heart.”
Do you have someone on your list who needs to be inspired this holiday season? Chicken Soup for the Soul and Guideposts contributor, Nancy Julien Kopp says Maggie is “Heartwarming and realistic, this book is a winner.”