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The Wish & the Wonder
The Wish & the Wonder

The Wish & the Wonder

Words of Wisdom for Expectant Parents


172 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $11.95 (US $11.95) (CA $12.95)

Publication Date: July 2007

ISBN 9780979334511

Rights: US & CA

Cupola Press (Jul 2007)

Price: $11.95


This delightful book of quotes on pregnancy and birth promises to be a blessing to anyone expecting a baby. Perceptively chosen and lovingly assembled, The Wish & The Wonder collects humorous, wise, reassuring, practical, and faith-based reflections on everything from trying to conceive to the crowning. Here are words that honor the process of pregnancy, the work of labor, and the wonder of life with contributions from celebrities, writers, nurses, doctors, and dozens of women and men who have been there.


“Beginning with the desire to have a child and continuing through to the delivery, the book includes advice, experiences, and quips from parents, proverbs, and pundits. Johnston presents a nice balance of inspirational citations and down-to-earth advice.” —Jane Swanson-Nystrom, managing editor, The Covenant Companion

Author Biography

Gail Perry Johnston is an art director, artist, and monthly columnist for Active Kids. She is the author of A Rumor of Angels and The Social Cause Diet. She lives in Lafayette, California.