A Drop of Hope

About the Author: Keith Calabrese

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • A Drop of Hope
  • Keith Calabrese
  • English
  • 09 April 2018
  • 9781338233209

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.

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, Ryan Ernest whispered, but his voice quivering urgently The well is haunted No, it s not, Ryan said with less certainty than he d hoped to muster Um, this is Winston, the voice echoed again Ernest whimpered Ryan, the ghost is named Winston Ernest, shut up, Ryan snapped.The mystery voice kept talking Apparently it couldn t hear them This is silly, I know But I heard your story in school today, about how you granted a wish to an old man named Thompkins and saved his baby grandson from dying It was starting to make sense to Ryan now That s Winston Patil, he whispered From school Ernest looked confused Oh, sorry, Winston said from above Almost forgot A quarter dropped down from above, smacking Ernest on the head Ernest looked up the shaft, catching on So, as you probably know, I d like to make a wish, too It s not as big as the Ezekiel Thompkins wish It...

  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 of feeling shoehorned, the goodwill the characters give to each o...

  3. Shane Harcombe says:

    4.5 stars This is a very sweet book that explores life in small town America, the emotional needs of kids and the power of hope At times it was reminiscent of Wonder, both in the sweet tone and the multiple perspectives the story is told from.Ryan, Ernest and Lizzie are the 3 main characters, but we also hear from other points of view Unlike Wonder, we chop and change these points of view a little too often for my liking We only stay with one character and story line for a page or two before shifting.Tommy s story got to me, it saddens me that his story is real life for some children Abusive, neglectful parents, effectively looking after himself from 6 years old, becoming the school bully When everyone expects the worst from you, sooner or later you give it to them Tell you what, though, these middle grade novels make being a teacher a hard thing to live up to The characters are always so perfect This book either got better as the story developed, or else I just benefited from read...

  4. Lynn says:

    Read on the trip home from ALA and this held my interest through flight cancellations, last minute scrambles for alternatives, terrible weather, delays and discomfort which says a lot for the book Really charming with a deeply interconnected set of circumstances Magic or coincidence, human purpose or chance Definitely intricate with a large cast of characters and a convoluted but fascinating set of events, this will take a good reader with a bit of patience who is looking for something a bit different Our book club readers are going to love it.I was given the galley in the Scholastic book and the young woman there described it as all about hope but not cheesy at all That is a good desc...

  5. 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, ar...

  6. Karen Gedeon says:

    Many characters interwoven with hope Grades 4 6.

  7. 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 suffering The author did a fantastic job drawing each of these characters into the story and making you fall in love with the town I would call this a book hug kind of book The kind you smile because it s awesome and just give it a squeeze when you re through with it because you re kind of sad it s over Don t be mistaken though, there are heavy topics covered in this, from post traumatic stress after war, body image issues, physical abuse, teen misbehavior, and racial tension to name a few but it s all told through a lens of hope and a recognition that people can and sometimes want to change. If anything, reading this book reminded me how resilient kids are I hope my...

  8. Mary Lee says:

    Yes, it s both fantasy and realistic fiction Love the way the stories are interwoven, and the short chapters that move forward and backward in time Lots of characters, lots of story lines to keep track of Great for read aloud.Two quotes, Stories bind us together they connect...

  9. 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 begin to understand how this stress affects everyone, adults and children, in so many ways But most of all, you ll read about how a small kindness can blossom into so much how it can lead to another and another And you will wonder, could this really happen or is it just a story There are so many unforgettable characters in this book, beginning with Mr Earle, the teacher who inspires them with his stories and sees the best in all of his students, no matter their background or past history Then there are the students, including the school bully, who are so much than they appear to be And finally there are their parents, who like their children, have many different stories of their own But, they all have something in common Everyone has lost faith in their town and their community That is until Mr Earl...

  10. 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 within is important The second lens I look through is that of a grandparent Is this a book that my grandchildren will enjoy and thus pass on to their teachers, and class mates This book goes above and beyond what I would normally recommend.I have often spoke of the school I teach in We are an IB school We have several Learner Profiles that are a major part of our teachings One of them is being caring We require our students to complete community service in every grade So, the idea that you have a group of students who set about to change the lives of people in their town made this a worth while book The book takes place in a small town named Cliffs Donnelly Many of the major businesses in the town are closing Two boys out exploring a tunnel realize, by accident, they ha...