True Heroes: A Treasury of Modern-Day Fairy Tales Written by Best-Selling Authors

Brandon Mull (Contribution by) Shannon Hale (Contribution by)
& 1 more
Backorder (temporarily out of stock)


This one-of-a-kind treasury brings together the talents of nearly two dozen bestselling middle-grade authors including Shannon Hale, Brandon Mull, Ally Condie and Jennifer A. Nielsen-who have created original short stories, modern-day fairy tales, based on the lives and dreams of children they have met who all have two things in common: They have very big hopes and dreams and they are all cancer patients. Each short story is prefaced by a brief bio of the child and is accompanied by photographs of the child, fully costumed and digitally inserted into a background-A baker, a dancer, a superhero, a dragon fighter, a sports star, a princess and more- that makes them the hero of their own modern-day fairy tale story written by one of their favorite authors.

Product Details

Shadow Mountain
Publish Date
September 08, 2015
7.2 X 8.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.01 pounds
BISAC Categories:

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Jonathan Diaz is an attorney by day and a photographer by night. When he isn't taking photographs of mermaids, dragon riders, and fairies, Jon enjoys spending time with his wife and family. Jon's favorite saying is, "Ok, just one more picture!"


Original fairy tales and hero stories written by authors inspired by Diaz's photography...Each tale is unique and begins with a short description of the child, his or her personal story, and the photograph...Vibrant photographs of children who are battling cancer. An inspiring anthology of well-told short stories accompanied by beautiful visuals."
-- "School Library Journal" (8/1/2015 12:00:00 AM)
"Shannon Hale offers a tale of a warrior princess imprisoned in a tower by goblins who shave her head so she can't escape Γ  la Rapunzel, and Brandon Mull gives readers a costumed young superhero redirecting a vengeful bullying victim onto the moral high road; both stories are strong and effective...There's quality here...The worthy purpose shines through."-- "Kirkus" (8/1/2015 12:00:00 AM)
"The photography, heroic adventures, and profiles of the children who inspired them add up to a project that's inspiring and moving on multiple levels."-- "Publishers Weekly" (9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM)
"This beautiful volume provides a hopeful antidote that combines fantastical and inspirational pictures with prose designed to engage children's imaginations and remind them that they are full of power, strength, and hope."--Richard Paul Evans, NYT Bestselling author "Publishers Weekly" (5/5/2015 12:00:00 AM)
"A unique literary treasury...Truly exceptional, unfailingly entertaining, inspired and inspiring, "True Heroes" is unreservedly recommended for children ages 8 to 11 and will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to family, elementary school, and community library collections."--Richard Paul Evans, NYT Bestselling author "Midwest Book Review" (5/5/2015 12:00:00 AM)