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New Christmas book for children to benefit pediatric brain tumor research

Posted on: 11/26/2006

A friend of children with brain tumors, children’s book writer and publisher, Marcia Stankard, has an award winning Christmas book about kindness and the magic of giving entitled The Spriitelees: A Christmas Tale About Kindness. The book includes a kindness activity to encourage children to model kind behavior. Stankard felt that she needed to demonstrate her own commitment to this way of being, and is donating a portion of all proceeds to children’s brain tumor research, specifically JPA research through the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation in Maryland. For the book’s first year and this first print run, the donation is 100% of her profits, or $5 per book ordered through her website.   Her inspiration for this donation is a four year son of a close friend who was diagnosed at age 2 and has received two years of chemotherapy to keep his JPA tumor from growing.
For more information, please read below. To order this wonderful gem of a holiday book, and also help fund children’s JPA research, please visit
The Spriitelees:
A Christmas Tale About Kindness
Written by Marcia C. Stankard
Illustrated by Melinda A. Shoals
ISBN 0-9773460-0-5, $16 US                               Read Together: Ages 1 to 5                             
10” x 10”, hardcover, 32 pages                           Read Alone: Ages 6 to 9
A heartwarming and inspiring holiday tale and winner of “the Greatest Products from 2006” by iParenting Media, this engaging book has parents, grandparents, children and teachers raving!   A fun and whimsical tale The Spriitelees reinforce the importance of kindheartedness and the magic of giving. An ideal book for the holidays when children get “wrapped up in receiving”!    Complete with a bonus kindness activity, The Spriitelees remind children that “every i makes a difference”! And the website has two teacher activities for math and language arts! Whatever you do this Christmas…Don’t miss the Spriitelees! Visit us at!

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