A Drop of Hope

About the Author: Keith Calabrese

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • A Drop of Hope
  • Keith Calabrese
  • English
  • 03 May 2017
  • 1338233203

A Drop of Hope 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 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. New Download [ A Drop of Hope ] By [ Keith Calabrese ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – onedayyourdayweddings.co.uk

10 thoughts on “A Drop of Hope

  1. Richie Partington says:

    Richie s Picks A DROP OF HOPE by Keith Calabrese, Scholastic Press, February 2019, 320p., ISBN 978 1 338 23320 9 You may say I m a dreamerBut I m not the only one John Lennon Thompkins Well Ernest said We re inside Thompkins Well Yeah, I think so Ryan picked up one of the coins Explains all the change Some of these are pretty old Hello A voice echoed around them it seemed to come from the well itself,Ryan and Ernest froze...

  2. Alex Johnson says:

    This book feels like your quintessential middle grade novel characters who are a little trope y and who learn about the power of friendship But where this book really shone was how all the events and side characters became interwoven into a whole story Calabrese does a great job at even handedly exploring the main characters lives, progressing the overarching plot, and giving snapshots of other characters lives.What really sold me on the book was the theme of kindness and goodness Instead o This book feels like your quintessential middle grade novel characters who are a little trope y and who learn about the power of friendship But where this book really shone was how all the events and side characters became interwoven into a whole story Calabrese does a great job at even handedly exploring the main characters lives, progressing the overarching plot, and giving snapshots...

  3. Laura says:

    I m a little tired of the rich kid who isn t liked because he s both rich and weird trope, and this book has that The coincidences that lead to the town s change, where hope is somehow spread via presents that go awry, are a little much but also ...

  4. Karen Gedeon says:

    Many characters interwoven with hope Grades 4 6.

  5. Sandra Stiles says:

    I Received an ARC from the author to facilitate my review The opinions expressed here are my own.Whenever I approach a new book to review for middle grade students and my shelves at school I look at it through two different lenses The first is that of a middle school teacher Is this something that I would recommend to my fellow teachers Is it a book I would recommend to my students and put on my shelves Most importantly, is this a book that I can talk about with students because the message I Received an ARC from the author to facilitate my review The opinions expressed here are my own.Whenever I approach a new book to review for middle grade students and my shelves at school I look at it through two different lenses The first is that of a middle school teacher Is this something that I would recommend to my fellow teachers Is it a book I would recommend to my students and put on my shelves Most ...

  6. Susan says:

    Thank you to scholasticinc and kidlitexchange for sharing a review copy of this book All opinions are my own All the stars for this unforgettable MG book This heart print story reminds us that the small kindnesses we encounter everyday make our lives worth living You ll also read about friendship and caring teachers, as you begin to understand the struggles and repercussions suffered by a small midwestern town when their factories close one by one until there is only one left You ll Thank you to scholasticinc and kidlitexchange for sharing a review copy of this book All opinions are my own All the stars...

  7. Ms. Yingling says:

    E ARC from Edelweiss PlusTimes are tough for many of the students at Rod Serling Middle School in Cliffs Donnelly, Ohio Ernest, whose father runs a local parts factory, has just lost his grandfather and needs to clean out his attic Ryan s father, who works at the factory, watches too much television news and makes sure that Ryan does lots of work mowing other people s yards for money, even though Ryan insists on mowing for one elderly lady for free Lizzy s father has left, and her single moth E ARC from Edelweiss PlusTimes are tough for many of the students at Rod Serling Middle School in Cliffs Donnelly, Ohio Ernest, whose father runs a local parts factory, has just lost his grandfather...

  8. American Mensa says:

    A Book with a Great Story, But not Great Pacing This book A Drop of Hope has quite a few positives and negatives surrounding its story as a whole However, before you can know that, you have to know the plot This book centers around a wishing well in a town nicknamed If Only, Ohio Times are tough in If Only, Ohio and everyone could use a little bit of happiness This leads many people to the old wishing well, which is surrounded by urban legend It is said that it can grant any wish, you A Book with a Great Story, But not Great Pacing This book A Drop of Hope has quite a few positives and negatives surrounding its story as a whole However, before you can know that, you have to know the plot This book centers around a wishing well in a town nicknamed If Only, Ohio Times are tough in If Only, Ohio and everyone could use a little bit of happiness This leads many people to the old wishing well, which is surrounded by urban legend It is said that it can grant any wish, you know, the typical wishing well stuff The plot jumps from person to person in an attempt to show everyone s thoughts throughout the book A Drop of Hope has an excellent moral and a good climax moment I also love the portrayal of all the different character s lifestyles The way that it showed all of their individual problems and then connecting them to each other really helped the reader bond with the characters Besides that, however, I didn t really enjoy this book too much The main problem for me wa...

  9. Melanie says:

    What a surprise find this book was I got it from our library but will be buying it for a re read sometime soon I love middle grade novels and use the excuse of pre screening them for my daughter to read as many as I can Upon finishing, I instantly handed this one to my girl, and hope she likes it as much as I did Books, stories, they can change the world This one is just so wonderful It follows three main characters and then a ton of side characters, all with secret hopes, dreams and suffe What a surprise find this book was I got it from our library but will be buying it for a re read sometime soon I love middle grade novels and use the excuse of pre screening them for my daughter to read as many as I can Upon finishing, I instantly handed this one to my girl, and hope she likes it as much as I did Books, stories, they can change the world This o...

  10. Tara says:

    This is an upbeat, mostly fun as you might suspect from the title book that looks at a community through several middle schoolers experiences The story is well told and easy to follow I kept wondering, as I read it, how the author slipped in scenes from peripheral characters that enhanced the plot without disrupting the flow of the narrative or the connection with the main characters, then I read the author description on the back cover and found out that he is a screenwriter so no wonder t This is an upbeat, mostly fun as you might suspect from the title book that looks at a community through several middle schoolers experiences The story is well told and easy to follow I kept wondering, as I read it, how the author slipped in scenes from peripheral characters that enhanced the plot without disrupting the flow of the narrative or the connection with the main characters, then I read the author description on the back cover and found out that he is a screenwriter so no wonder the strategy worked so well just like in the movies.I was reminded of the Newbery winner Hello, Universe because the tropes of the characters were similar, especially the bully character although this book goes intobackstory on him The home situation that the bully comes from is dismal and includes neglect and abuse such that one has to really stretch to see as a hopeful situation at the book s close I do have a bias about this because I am a child psychiatrist and have seen so many of these circumstances...