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  1. Destiny's Gift
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  2. Destiny's Gift

    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Customer Ratings (4 reviews)
    Price R443.00

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Destiny loves words, and her favorite place in the world is Mrs. Wade's bookstore, where words abound. On Saturdays, Destiny helps Mrs. Wade at the store, and at day's end they relax together, drinking tea and reading. Then one Saturday Mrs. Wade does not seem her usual self, and Destiny later learns the store may have to close.

Destiny is determined not to let this happen. As she works to help keep the store open, she also creates an imaginative gift for Mrs. Wade that captures the warmth and special magic of the store forever.

Destiny's Gift is a heartwarming celebration of friendship and creativity, and a touching tribute to a child's love for reading and the power of words.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

"Destiny's Gift" is a lovely pastel collage-illustrated book about an African American girl's reaction to the threatened closing of her favorite bookstore, Mrs. Wade's Bookstore. Destiny loves to learn new words from the dictionary with Mrs. Wade, and to help with little upkeep chores on Saturdays. To Destiny, words and books are like candy; she wants to gobble up more and more and learn as much as she can so she can be a writer some day. When Destiny learns that gentle Mrs. Wade may have to close the bookstore because the landlord has raised the rent and she doesn't have enough customers business to pay the increase, she takes action. A neighborhood block party to benefit the bookstore is organized. Destiny also decides she will create a special gift for Mrs. Wade, a book titled Mrs. Wade's Bookstore that tells all the special feelings and experiences Destiny associates with the kind and learned Mrs. Wade. Although the ending is uncertain, "Destiny's Gift" has a specially poignant... Read more
Destiny enjoyed writing and reading. She constantly carried around a notebook for jotting down her thoughts, and she gobbled up words from the books she read as if they were candy. Her love of the written word led Destiny to spend a great deal of time at Mrs. Wade's bookstore, browsing through books, meeting some of the authors, and helping Mrs. Wade around the store.

When Mrs. Wade told her one day that the rent had gone up and the store might have to close, Destiny became determined to mobilize the community and drum up new business. Would it be enough to keep the store from closing? With its bold cut-paper collage illustrations, this book provides young readers with a compelling account of some of the intrinsic benefits of small-scale booksellers and the difficulties that owners may have in sustaining their operations.
I loved this book. The illustrations were very beautiful and creative. The story was inspiring and teaches a very valuable lesson to children about empathy, determination, and creativity.
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