The Gratitude Messenger

This post introduces you to Deborah Krueger, who is working in the field of gratitude. Her middle grade novel is a fantastic read, and helps kids recognize what they have and face challenges in a positive way. Here, in her own words, is more information.

Deborah Krueger

The Gratitude Messenger

Children Need Us Too!


I’m so excited to tell you about my latest project, “The Red Pencil, a Dragon’s Tooth, and the Lost Treasure: A Gratitude Gang Adventure” book.

My first book is focused on empowering adults. But kids face “Life’s Sticky Issues” too. From school shootings and gang violence to broken families and poverty, daily stressors can place undue burden on our children, and can send them on a dark path.

I’ve always wanted to help others, but I didn’t know how. It wasn’t until I realized just how much the power of gratitude was helping me — and what it could do for others — that I found my purpose. Out of that passion, I wrote the book, LET’S PLAY GRATITUDE! With Life’s Sticky Issues, and the response was overwhelming. People reading my book passed it on to their kids, and I knew that I had to get this concept into the hands of our youth.

Learn more about the book and how you can help here!

The Red Pencil, a Dragon’s Tooth, and the Lost Treasure: A Gratitude Gang Adventure is both empowering and transformative. Aimed at middle graders, kids learn the power of gratitude, discovering how to handle “sticky issues” in their own lives. They can then turn around and teach these principles to their parents, creating a positive force in their family.

Here’s what Anna Unkovich, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul in the Classroom, had to say:

“We live in an era when our youngsters experience high levels of stress — the effects of bullying, depression, suicide attempts and completions — more than ever before. As adults, we have a responsibility to provide children with viable options … and hope.

Deborah Krueger has provided this perfect story to do just that. “The Red Pencil, a Dragon’s Tooth, and the Lost Treasure” will delight and encourage youngsters to choose positive options in difficult times.”

I would be so grateful if you would consider partnering with me on this project. Head to find out how you can help. Any donation, big or small, will assist in getting this book into the hands of children everywhere. Together, we can create a joyful future!

Blessings of Gratitude,
Deborah Krueger


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