This book was featured in "What's in the Book Basket This Week? - Kids Books!" on Sunday. That very evening I received the 'E-book' copy from the author A.D. Erving. "David's Miracle" is the first in a series of books which are quite popular in Israel and which the author hopes to introduce to the western market.
I really loved 'David's Miracle' and sent the following comments to the author.
Hello Amir, hope this note finds you well. Well, I have just finished reading your first "Dream 10" book. And I must tell you, I found it immensely interesting, even for an old lady like me.
I love how you showed what it is actually like for youngsters in school and all the pressure associated with our society of 2013. I can well-remember what it was like to be a cheerleader for our high school basketball team back in the 1960s and you showed what it was really like for the players and the pressure they endured and overcame, to finally emerge the winners.
I even had tears in my eyes when David looked up and saw his father cheering for him! So well-written, so beautifully illustrated and I would not hesitate to recommend your work to any and all.
The only small thing that I found, as a fellow writer, somewhat disconcerting, was the usage of the "OK" instead of writing out the word "okay." Otherwise, you can indeed hold your head up, this is a very fine example of what "writing" is supposed to mean. Good luck.
Apparently Mr. Erving is a former professional basketball player and children's coach. You can read more about him in the 'Book Basket' article. That article also contains the following information about the book:
David Malone is an average 12-year-old boy who loves basketball and dreams of playing for the Raymond Hills Warriors, the elite club team in his hometown. But when he doesn't make the team because of his below-average height, he considers giving up the game for good.
Then, over summer vacation, David meets a group of local boys who share his love for the game and a fierce determination to overcome the Warriors' rejection.
Martha Stevens-David Column Magic City