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Dreams to Grow On
Written by Christine Hurley Deriso
Illustrated by Matthew Archambault

Reading Level: Ages 4-12
Pages: 32
Binding: hardcover
Size: 8.5" x 11"
ISBN: 978-0-9701907-2-7
A young girl wakes up with a universal question on her mind: What will I be when I grow up? Eager to make the most of her future, she spends the day imagining and then practicing many of the career paths she might one day choose to follow. From designing world-famous buildings to piloting a space shuttle to drafting a best-selling novel, this daydreaming little girl’s imagination has no limits.

Christine Hurley Deriso’s empowering picture book reminds readers of all ages that life’s possibilities are endless—if you can dream it, you can do it! Enhanced by Matthew Archambault’s exquisite oil paintings, Dreams to Grow On helps children visualize their future careers, while inspiring them to believe in their own limitless potential.

Named Outstanding Book of the Year in 2003 by the Independent Publishers, Dreams to Grow On also won the Independent Publishers’ Most Inspirational to Youth Award. 
About the Author
Christine Hurley Deriso began writing children's stories after reading a story to her son's fourth grade class. Inspired by the students who cheered her on, Christine began creating an original story for the class each week. This labor of love remains among her most fulfilling memories. Christine presently serves as publications editor at the Medical College of Georgia.
​About the Illustrator
A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Matthew Archambault always dreamed of being an illustrator. His passion is to create great paintings that inspire as well as teach. Having illustrated the covers and interiors of numerous books, Matthew feels that Dreams to Grow On is the perfect keepsake to hand down to his own children. He currently lives in East Islip, New York.
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