Praise for the Book
"Once I started [Invincible] I read it straight through because I couldn't put it down. You did a beautiful job of telling an engrossing, well-written, touching story while making an important point in a non-preachy way. It was a thoroughly professional job…I also loved the artwork."
"Every reader will want to befriend Lena and Meg. They are clever mystery solvers and compassionate adventurers. And, they are leaders who model how we can truly embrace and learn from one another, regardless of physical capacity or appearance."
"Christopher and Dana Reeve certainly would join me in applauding Invincible for capturing in popular fiction the challenges an entire family faces when one member has a disability. Invincible surely will help evolve young readers into more embracing, thoughtful citizens who recognize the abilities and disabilities inherent in each of us."
"Since we have started recommending this book it has become a top seller in our department. As a children’s book seller this is an easy book to hand sell. So many parents are looking for books that help teach their children some great inspirational lessons without hitting them over the head with it. This book doesn’t preach to the reader, it just inspires with its story. And the kids, well, they love the story. I can’t wait for the sequel."
"I have been so impressed with Sally Romansky's ability to connect to her audience, both through Invincible and through her own formidable outreach efforts. She has unflagging energy and enthusiasm in presenting her story and her message to hundreds of children in the Washington area. Whenever she speaks anywhere, we see kids coming to our store looking for her book - and not just looking, but wanting to tell other people about it. It's clear that Invincible could easily attract a national following, and that she's an author who can make that happen."
"Invincible is a wonderfully engaging novel for children ages 8-12. Our students were very responsive to this lovely story of a physically disabled princess and her struggles to be independent. Invincible fit perfectly into our theme for the school year, 'challenging assumptions.'"
"Invincible captures students’ imaginations and inspires them to challenge their own personal limits. Sally Rosenberg wrote a page-turner, yet captured many topical issues such as disabilities, inclusion and diversity. Ms. Rosenberg also takes the reader on a literary hunt by incorporating palindromes throughout the story. The novel left a permanent imprint on my own three children, as they continue to be delighted when discovering palindromes in words and numbers in their everyday life. Students and teachers will be enchanted by the main characters’ adventure and eager to discuss the multiple themes in Ms. Rosenberg’s novel."
"Abigail [age 8] has NOT stopped reading your book since we got it. She took it to Williamsburg, VA today on a 6 hour school bus ride trip and insisted on bringing a flashlight so she could read it on the way back home tonight. She keeps saying, "THIS IS THE GREATEST BOOK I'VE EVER READ" - - and she reads a lot, and she ABSOLUTELY LOVED YOUR SESSION."
"I thought [Invincible] was extraordinary and I loved it!! I will treasure that book for the rest of my life…It really made me think about what it would be like to be physically disabled and how lucky I am to have a full abled body. But that even though I don’t have a physical disability we all have hidden disabilities just like Meg and her fear of riding horses."
"My 10-year-old daughter who is voracious reader of fantasy books considers Invincible the best book she read all summer. She is recommending it to everyone she knows. The plot about the princess in the wheel chair was genuine rather than contrived. A good read with a message that girls can be whatever they want. Pick this up for your daughters and pass it along."
"My 7 year old daughter and I just finished reading Invincible together. I was so impressed by the wonderful and inspiring story, the lovely illustrations, and the whole book! She absolutely loved the book and begged me to read more chapters each night, and frankly, how could I resist? It was just so clever, well-written and readable! And it was a really great message for little girls, that had nothing to do with finding prince charming!"
"Your book has bits of Harry Potter, DaVinci Code… and much more. I really enjoyed it, and I think you have given your reader, be it child or adult, pause to think about disabled people, their plight, and their simple desire to be a part of society without being shunned or ridiculed."