"'Do Angels Ride Ponies?' is a touching story of 8-year-old Jeremiah, who has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. Jeremiah wants to be 'free' like his 12 year-old brother, David, and dreams of riding his own pony-which he will name "Dream Boy." Feeling his only opportunity of ever riding a pony might be when he gets to Heaven, he plies his mother and then his father with the question "do angels ride ponies?." The responses from everyone, including his brother, are uncertainty and an admonishment to accept the fact that he will never be able to ride a pony. UNTIL: he is met with optimism from the family's farmhand, Jake - who tells him that what looks impossible isn't necessarily so, when a person believes it to be possible. This beautiful story is based on the Scripture verse: "anything is possible if a person believes," Mark 9:23 NLT - and contains lessons of hope, encouragement, and faith. While written for children, it is a book that will be enjoyed by all ages. Readers will smile, cheer Jeremiah on, and possibly shed a tear or two, as well. The book is accompanied by beautiful illustrations from Valeria Wicker. MaryAnn Diorio writes books for adults, as well as children. I loved this book - smiling, sympathizing with and supporting Jeremiah, crying, and experiencing joy - during its reading, and would love to read more books written by Mrs. Diorio."
– Bonnie L. Roof