Praise for ‘Sparkle & The Gift’

Praise for ‘Sparkle & The Gift’

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“One day, Sarah announces to her mother that her true name is Sparkle, and that she is a being of light and color. When she is sad because people have forgotten their true natures, her mother tells her the story of a fairy named Kachina. Kachina loved to help the leaves unfurl and the flowers blossom. She heads out of the forest on an adventure, and encounters Joseph, a sad man who has lost touch with the spirits of nature. Kachina helps a beautiful rose blossom into a gift that helps Joseph and his wife remember their connection to the earth and all living things.”

“The story is unusual and joyful, and the illustrations charming and unique. This enchanting book will be a treasured favorite for children and adults.”

Highly recommended for ages 2-8.

– KID’S REVIEWS – By Lyda Whiting

“I read this story with my 7 year old daughter, we read it over a series of nights and she very much looked forward to the next installment. It’s a beautiful story, full of meaning and the illustrations are so dreamy and colourful, they really helped hold my daughters attention. This is a lovely story and I highly recommend it .”

– Kayleigh Doherty, Great Britain

“Sparkle and the Gift is a magical story that will inspire, uplift and warm the hearts of all who read it. Just like all of Ayn’s books, it touches the heart and reminds everyone to remember their inner light and to live from the light. This book is a treasure.”

Love, Nicole

– Nicole Hemmer, MA
Certified Transformational Life Coach
Inspired Living + Soulful Beauty ♥

“So magical to meet you.. In the morning prior to connecting (meditating for some)…I usually read a few lines from a book so instead of the Upanishads I turn to Sparkle… so enchanting… the colors leaping off the page…I love your writing…and everything about the book..! When I was a little girl I recall loving certain books because of how the paper felt.. Your book even has this magical touch! I love that Sarah claps her hands and whistles.. very fancy! Thank you for sharing the Gift.. of your magic and being.. so special.”

– Mary Hoffman, MA

“Thank you for your wonderful gift! Sparkle is magnificent. I just read the entire book and truly loved the precious stories. You have found a delightful way of offering a reminder to young and old alike to remember the light. With deep love and appreciation.”

– Kim Exxon, owner of The Well in Ojai

“You are the Casteneda for kids of all ages and stages! You have conjured up a beautiful book.”

– Dr Julian Lange, OMD, L.Ac., author of ‘How to Boost your Health Esteem’, by Making Conscious Choices

“Sparkle brings the reality of our magical universe to each reader, inspiring us to revere the seen and unseen and celebrate the connections that exist within all beings with gratitude, respect, and joy. Reading Sparkle was a thrilling voyage of rediscovery.”

– Susan Allan, President The Marriage Forum, Inc.

” My children are enthralled with Sparkle and her gifts. Sparkle reminds us of the importance of love, light and nature in our lives. Everyone needs a little Sparkle!!!!”

– Challen Cates, Actress, Mother

“Opening the book Sparkle for the first time, is like opening a treasure chest of imagination and magic. It’s a divine treat for a reader’s spirit. To be read, savored and embraced….”

– Bruce L Erickson, Mother Earth Media

“What a delight!! Sparkle reminds us to drink in the songs of the birds and fairy worlds and dance to the music of the rainbow heart. We all need Sparkle in our lives. Ayn Cates Sullivan pours out a nurturing balm of fun filled fairy light. Belle duCray’s beautiful illustrations bring everything vibrantly alive, in the’garden,’ to nurture us and help us to re-member who we are as Light Filled HUE-Mans.”

– Rev. Deb Court ~ Spiritual PeaceMaking Minister, Guide to John of God

“Sparkle & The Gift is a fairytale that helps children and adults remember who they are and why they are on this planet. No child should go through life without reading it!”

– Kat Hamilton, Naropa University student

“Sparkle is a true delight! A fine tale of nature spirits and human beings that is both thought provoking and inspirational. We are quietly reminded to listen to the birds and the wind, pay attention to the flowers, the butterflies and feel the invisible life forces behind all of it. I recollect e.e. cummings, who put it this way, “I thank you God for most this amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, for the blue true dream of sky, for all that is infinite, all that is natural, all that is yes!”

– Rob Harrington, Founder of Orca School and Orca Camp

“The simple message conveyed in Sparkle is one understood by children and adults alike. The magic and imagination keeps the readers, while learning the importance of love, and having the courage to dream.”

– Sean Toedtman, College Student

“Sparkle sparkles the imagination. Her enthusiasm is contagious and the little fairy Kachina opens up the doors of a new reality for us all.”

– Norman Baker, president of TGI (Thank God I) Care Foundation

“Sparkle is a beautiful, delightful being of light whose purpose is to reawaken the connection to the child within us, to nature, and to our spirit unified with the divine. Sparkle is a precious beautiful story reminding each of us to fully embrace our own power to create and remember that when we are not living in our purpose we are suffering. Sparkle is a gift, not just to children, but to the child and spirit within each of us. She is our reminder to stay connected to our souls, our purpose, and to the divine light whose love and healing can be found in every aspect of life, down to the blessing of a flower.”

– Mirabai Devi, Spiritual Teacher

“Sparkle and the Gift is a well crafted adventure through fairyland and beyond to our dearest inner selves. I was enthralled and delighted to find this timeless story. Blesswings to Ayn Cates Sullivan for stepping into our next global phase and making it feel not only possible but gloriously REAL! THANK YOU!”

– Gabrielle Silva and Ragananda

“My granddaughter and I have had so much fun reading Sparkle & The Gift. This is the first time that we have used a continual reading book. It is quite a long book, so we read it in stages. Zooey and I look forward each night to finding out what is going to happen next to Sparkle and the fairy Kachina.”

– Carol Farrar, Hair Design