Sherry Raby reveals ‘Ellie’s Grand Christmas Wish’

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Ellie the young elephant makes wish for all her animal friends to be happy, free

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Sherry Raby combined her passion for writing and her love for the circus to create a story that echoes the belief that a wish can change the world. “Ellie’s Grand Christmas Wish” (published by AuthorHouse) describes the fun of a child experiencing Santa Claus for the first time. The book also encompasses the belief that life can change, and wrongs can be righted.

The book follows the story of Ellie, a young elephant that lives in the circus, who hears the children talk about Santa Claus and how he grants wishes. Ellie's friends, Tremayne the lion and Obo the elephant, only want to go back home, and Ellie feels that maybe if Santa can come to animals and children, maybe he can grant her friends wishes also.

“This book is relevant, because many people are running out of hope, and it is being conveyed to the children. Children need to have something to believe in, and Santa isn't a bad thing. It conveys that people do care about the animals, and the importance of preserving what we have,” says Raby.

When asked what she wants readers to learn from the story, Raby responds, “I want them to know that it is okay to believe and make wishes, no matter how silly they are. I want people who are reading to their children, have fun with the book, and maybe spark a discussion that will make them appreciate what they have.”

An excerpt from the book:
    Christmas is magic. The magic of love. Anything can happen on Christmas.
If ever a grand wish should be made, it is at Christmas time.

“Ellie’s Grand Christmas Wish”
By Sherry Raby
Hardcover | 8.5x8.5 in | 52 pages | ISBN 9781546213734
Softcover | 8.5x8.5 in | 52 pages | ISBN 9781546213710
E-Book | 52 pages | ISBN 9781546213727
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Sherry Raby has been writing for almost 40 years. She has published short stories with Highlight Magazine. She sold her first story to Highlights and it was called “Kevin Through the Looking Glass.”

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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