‘The Magic Dozen at Emerald Pond’ Reviews                            "Feel Good Story", by Pamela L. Williams "Pam Williams"  (Woodland, Utah) Wow! I just have to put my two cents in on this "Feel Good Story". I read this book to see if it would be a good pick for my niece who is 11 years old who is learning about golf. I can honestly say that this is going to help her work through much more than just the game. She has had her fair share of struggles with her peers at school and I believe that this will help her to deal with those inner insecurities that we all feel from time to time. There are so many good lessons taught in this short story about friendship, love, hard work, perseverance, golf, diet, exercise and the social pressures that kids face in everyday life, and so do us adults too. Like all good stories, it takes you up and down, makes you laugh and makes you sad, keeps you wondering how things will turn out, and ends with that "Feel Good Feeling". I love that feeling at the end of a good book or movie, and this children's book has it all. The reading is fun and full of fantasy about some very charming golf ball characters and kids and adults alike are going to fall in love with them. Kudos to Steve Brown and Amber Sellers. I will be looking for more books about "The Magic Dozen".                            Great Book!, by Victor Pesqueira  (Tucson, AZ)    I recently read this book to my 8 year old, Third Grader, who does not play golf. We both thoroughly enjoyed the book. It is filled with lessons about determination, hard-work, fitness, responsibility, kindness and, of course, the game of golf. The personified golf ball characters are all unique and engaging artifacts of the famous golfer - Ben Hogan. The memory of Ben Hogan is rekindled, as my daughter asked me; who is Ben Hogan? This is a great read for those precious parent to child bedtime occasions. It would also make an excellent self-read, children's short novel. Encourage reading - send one to your niece, nephew, or grand kids!                            The Magic Dozen at Emerald Pond, by D. Silva  (Salt Lake City, Utah) I enjoyed this book very much! It is well-written and motivating. As an elementary school teacher, I am always looking for books that have a positive message. This book promotes a healthy lifestyle and how to build confidence though hard work and goal setting. Interwoven in this story are issues about bullying and how the central character must deal with these issues in a positive way. I highly recommend this thoroughly enjoyable book. 1...2...3 ©  Be The Ball, Inc. 2012 All rights reserved Contact Steve Brown at 801-278-3033 or sbrown@betheballinc.com HOME BE THE BALL PUBLISHING