, “After children read about Curtis, I want them to think about their own life and appreciate the many things parents do for them, including the single most significant things parents can give their children: love.”
Millerstown, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) December 03, 2012
What if the perfect gift this Christmas wasn’t from a department store catalog or online shopping list, but was simply unconditional love? For hundreds of children this time of year, that is exactly what their perfect Christmas looks like. Phil Servary knows because this was his story. He gives children a glimpse into the life of an orphan in his new book “Don’t Look Back. :
The book follows Curtis, a young orphan, as he moves to different orphanages and searches for the gift he wants most that will not be found under any Christmas tree – a family to love and care for him.
As an adopted child and the father of two adopted children, Servary is seeking to help children understand the importance of unconditional love and caring parents.
“The day I moved in with my new mom and dad was truly a rush. I began a new chapter in my life and am thankful every day since,” he says.
“Don’t Look Back” gives children the opportunity to understand the adoption process from the perspective of one of their peers. Children can compare, contrast and discover how their childhood is different or similar to Curtis'. They are be encouraged to appreciate the family and things they already have, rather than asking for more material goods.
Servary says, “After children read about Curtis, I want them to think about their own life and appreciate the many things parents do for them, including the single most significant things parents can give their children: love.”
“Don’t Look Back”
By Phil Servary
ISBN: 978-1-4771-4696-5 (sc); 978-1-4771-4697-2 (hc)
Approximately 20 pages
Available at http://www.amazon.com and http://www.barnesandnoble.com.
About the author
Phil Servary spent years as a fifth grade teacher, high school lacrosse coach and school administrator. He was adopted as a child and adopted children with his wife, Penny. Today, he is retired and lives in a log cabin in Pennsylvania with his wife, cat and two dogs.