Spark your Dream

Spark your Dream : A true life Story where Dreams are fullfilled and we are inspired to conquer ours

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Come on, get in. Yes, since you´re reading, sit here with us. Pack light. No, don´t sit there, get yourself at the driver seat. Something good is going to happen in our lives so let´s go and seize the moment. It will be a tour in the exterior world, which only reflects a fraction of the journey in your interior.

What will be waiting for us? What will happen when we cross that border? How will we be received? Uncertainty...but if we don´t try, we´ll never know.

Candelaria and Herman Zapp got into a 1928 Graham-Paige car with a dream of getting to Alaska in six months. But the innumerable surprises of the road changed their plans.

"Spark your Dream" is a true story of personal Inspiration that explores the inconveniences and the solutions that are presented at the beginning of a dream. Through this incredible journey the reader will live the risk, the sensation of freedom, the passion, the pain of a death, the birth of a son, frustration, life, and success. And surely, upon getting to the destination you won´t like to stop, but you will have to do as Herman and Candelaria did upon arrival in Alaska. And you´ll get there moved to tears and jump with them celebrating, knowing that dreams are possible if one day you begin.

Candelaria and Herman Zapp are the kind of people with whom one can identify. They have dreams, loves, and fears that everyone has, and with no more possibilities than you to embark in the adventure of completing their dream.

They both grew up in the country, among ponies and cousins. At eight and ten years of age they met and the impossible love that they felt at that time grew and became a reality when she was 14. During another 10 years, they dated and grew up together with a dream accompanying them. But after six years of marriage, they took their first steps pushed by their desire to have children. They said, "First let´s complete our dream, then we´ll have children" and it couldn´t have been a better way: their first son arrived together with the dream, one dream inside another.

During the trip to Alaska, they printed their first book which was the best selling book of the International Book Fair of Costa Rica. They continued to write and self-published "Atrapa tu Sueño", a bestseller of the International Book Fair of Buenos Aires, in 2005. Today, its 14th edition is sold successfully, while its English version "Spark your Dream" follows the same path.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 438 pages
  • 155 x 224 x 25mm | 635g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9872313415
  • 9789872313418
  • 279,893

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"... Visiting with the Zapps, for even a moment, is like opening the door to a world of optimism, faith, and magic. Their unique story makes one at once envious of their freedom, encouraged by their belief in their dream and inspired to maybe let some of their make-it-happen philosophy rub off... The book is full of good advice for people who have dreams but don´t know how to start fulfilling them..."HEADLIGHT-HERALD, OREGON

"...Their message to one and all is simple, almost Forrest Gump-like. Live your dreams. Be Bold, Take the first step, because it´s the hardest... The Zapps have perfected the art of making lemonade out of lemons. They ran out of money... They wrote and self-published a book about their journey. They have sold thousands of copies::: " TIMES UNION, ALBANY, NY

"...They´ve shared their dream with so many people and encouraged people, ´If you have a dream, don´t give up, pursue it´..." ASSOCIATED PRESS.

"...Forget the monkey meat, the thrashing crocodiles, the wrecked axle, running out of gas, running out of money, going into labor. The hardest part of the journey from Argentina was simply starting it... The Zapp´s advice for would-be-dreamers: "Begin"..." SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENT.

They have many wonderful reviews from readers, the majority are rated as five stars with titles as " Most inspiring travel book ever" Truly inspirational - and hilarious! Five Stars
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311 ratings
4.34 out of 5 stars
5 54% (169)
4 29% (91)
3 13% (40)
2 3% (9)
1 1% (2)
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