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Book Review/Giveaway: Sabrina The Girl With A Hole In Her Heart. Ends Jan 29th

Sabrina The Girl with a Hole in her Heart by Wendy Lewis illustrated by Diane Lucas. Based on the work of Save a Child’s Heart- a true story of hope and big hearts.

About: Sabrina, a 10-year-old girl from a rural village in Zanzibar must decide whether to leave her family and fly to a faraway place for a surgery that could save her life. But who are these doctors? They are not from my country, she thinks, as she tosses and turns in her sleep.  

My Review: Sabrina The Girl with a Hole in her Heart is a young girl’s journey away from home to a foreign country for medical help to repair the hole in her heart. She couldn’t run, jump or play games like most kids because of the heart defect. The local doctor from her village invited Save A Child’s Heart doctors to their village and suggest that Sabrina needed to have surgery.

The story isn’t just educational but inspiring for both parents and children as they will appreciate the dedication of Save A Child’s Heart doctors and staff, who work tirelessly to save the lives of children with heart defects.

The book shows a real picture of an echocardiogram and a heart lung machine.  The last four pages of the book provide a True or False Quiz about Save A Child’s Heart, a diagram of a heart with Atrial Septal Defect (ADS) with brief notes. I highly recommend this book.

Please Note! SACH is totally dedicated to the idea that every child deserves the best medical treatment available, regardless of the child’s nationality, religion, color, gender or financial situation.

Pages: 34

Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.

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Giveaway Ends January 29th.

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2. Mandatory Entry: Please click link below and read the author’s interview and leave a comment there.


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Winner: #6 Marci


January 11, 2012 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , ,


  1. This sounds like a great book! I think it’s wonderful to bring attention to situations such as these. This encourages kids to get to know why some other children may not be able to do the things that they can and it encourages parents to help those in need. What a wonderful way to bring awareness!

    Comment by Marthalynn | January 11, 2012 | Reply

  2. This is very personal to me, my son is attending medical school with an interest in cardiology and surgery…I would like to win this book to become more aware personally, and perhaps discuss with him some of the ideas, and then I’d share this book with others also…thanks for the enlightening review.

    Comment by Elsie | January 11, 2012 | Reply

  3. How inspiring! There are so many children out there going through scarey situations, and it’s great to know that there are books that can help them better understand their condition. I thought that it was really cool that there are actual pictures included, and not just drawings. And the Q & A at the end is a great idea.
    Even if a child doesn’t necessarily have this condition, most can relate on some level to the idea of leaving everything that is familiar.
    If this book raises awareness even a little, it’s a success!

    Comment by Julie Miller Janney | January 11, 2012 | Reply

  4. This is a great story. One kids will love and learn from.

    Comment by Kristi Bernard | January 11, 2012 | Reply

  5. Save a Child’s Heart sounds like a terrific program. I love that this book allows children to learn about this important program and hope that it encourages some to be future doctors and nurses and continue their great work.

    Comment by stuffsmart | January 11, 2012 | Reply

  6. I love how that is teaches children some of the medical realities facing a girl in another country. It would also educate me about this program.

    Comment by Marci | January 12, 2012 | Reply

  7. left a comment on the interview

    Comment by Marci | January 12, 2012 | Reply

  8. I am glad the Save A Child’s Heart foundation is open to all nationalities. For me, this book is an eye opener. I often think of children with diabetes, cancer or even AIDS. Rarely do I hear or think about chidren with heart problems. Thank you for introducing this book on your blog.

    Comment by | January 21, 2012 | Reply

  9. I like that this book is from the 10 year old’s point of view. I think it will give valuable insight as to what Sabrina is going through to get medical treatment. I, for one, would be scared to death to travel so far from home to get medical treatment from people I wouldn’t be able to understand. Sabrina must be terrified! Can’t wait to read what happens!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

    Comment by Nancye Davis | January 28, 2012 | Reply

  10. I left a comment on the interview with Wendy.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

    Comment by Nancye Davis | January 28, 2012 | Reply

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