Loddy Makes A Wish

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Loddy Da, a gray schanauzer, and her friend Hope, a beautiful butterfly, are playing in the park when they meet a girl named Milly, who suffers from cystic fibrosis. As Milly explains what cystic fibrosis is, Loddy decides to ask her friend Lindy, a magic gopher, for a wish. Loddy uses that wish to help Milly expand her world and make some of her dreams come true.
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Words: 1,290
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301283804
About Jane Gilbert

Jane Gilbert has written both for business and for fun. Part of her work involves community development, grant writing, and creating marketing plans for businesses, government agencies, and nonprofits. Over the years she earned several awards and has been recognized by government agencies and colleges for various genres of writings. She has published essays, poetry, a family cookbook entitled "This Taste Bud's For You," short stories, and two books composed of diverse writing genres: "I Need Music When I Write" and "Slow Dance on the Sand." These are self-published paperbacks for personal use.

She has written five children's books available as e-books on Smashwords and they are available in paperback from the author. These are projects she was asked to do for donations or on commission:
"Loddy's Three Wishes: A Dog's Fairy Tale for Big Kids," 1995 (homeless dogs)
"Loddy Makes A Wish," 1996 (cystic fibrosis)
"Carlos & Pete," 1997 (diabetes)
"Carlos y Pedro," 1997 (diabetes)
"Piper's Wish For Annie," 2012 (asthma)

The author's books are donated to help make a difference in the world. She has donated over 5,000 copies of e-books and paperbacks on a variety of topics for both children and adults.

Jane's experiences include writing and editing for authors (nonfiction and fiction; numerous genres).

Jane is actively compiling facts and experiences to write a bibliography of her mother, Gleva M. Jacobson. Gleva's wisdom and fortitude as an entrepreneur created a legacy worthy of sharing. Gleva was the owner and general manager of Hills Telephone Company, an independent telephone company with eight (8) exchanges in Minnesota and Iowa, from 1954 until it was sold in 1980. During this same time she was a secretary for Dale D. Jacobson, Inc., consulting engineers. A shared passion of Gleva and Dale's was to buy old houses and remodel them into apartments. They also had constructed two twelve-unit colonial-style apartment buildings located in Estherville, Iowa. The twenty-four units were later sold as condominiums.

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Review by: Roger F. Miller on Dec. 22, 2013 :
This story presents fact about cystic fibrosis, along with a nice tale of friendship and doing good for others. Good story!
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