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Written by C. Austin Lee and illustrated by Quinn Feeney Lee, this story illustrates that life is not always fair. We are all born with different God-given skills, gifts and talents. We don't always get the skills and talents we wish we had, but the secret to life is discovering what our gifts are and learning how to use them to help ourselves and those around us. The ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published December 18th 2012 by American Values Publishing Company, LLC
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Brittney Glore
Apr 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
I won this book from a giveaway on Goodreads, in return for an honest review. So, to be honest, I really liked this book. I can't wait to read it to my daughter. The only part that kind of got to me was when Declan's mom told him that singing was definitely not one of his talents. I just thought that could have been worded a little differently or that something positive could've been added to it. But other than that, the book was very much worth it. Thank you so much for the chance to read about ...more
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Sep 02, 2013 rated it liked it
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I wanted to read this book because friends just named their son Declan and I wondered if it was something I should send them for fun. It is a sweet book (that looks as if it is/will be part of a series) that emphasizes - slams one with - the positive, in this case strengths vs. weaknesses. But perfect for its audience, comforting and cozy with simple, colorful illustrations. I will definitely introduce my new little friend Declan to the book/series.
Wendy
Apr 17, 2013 rated it liked it
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As soon as I got the book I read it to my sister and she loved it. I think the moral of the book is exactly what we should be teaching children and the book makes it fun for the kids to learn. I plan to read this to my sister over and over. Great book and great illustrations.
C Austin Lee
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I highly recommend this book to parents looking to teach their children how to find and grow their their gifts, skills and abilities.
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C. Austin Lee grew up outside Philadelphia, earned a BS in Biology and Business Administration from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA and moved to New York City where he earned a MBA from Pace University and advanced through positions of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing, management and business strategy in the biotech and medical device industries.

Austin was fortunate to have had
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