A Story of Big Dreams, Amazing Adventures, and the Little Things that Matter Most

Ever since she was a little girl, Cora has dreamed of designing truly fantastical things, awe-inspiring structures that everyone recognizes as world wonders…and that’s exactly what she does!

As Cora ages and her accomplishments and acclaim grow, she returns to her hometown to fulfill her childhood dream—to transform the house on top of the hill into a true world wonder. In the process, Cora learns that living a meaningful life isn’t all about amazing achievements or always making bigger and better things, but about building community, giving generously of your time and talents, and loving others along the way.         

Vividly illustrated and imaginative, A World Wonder helps parents and educators encourage children to dream big but also to value wonder and beauty in the ordinary. Most important, young readers will learn that in a world of limitless possibility, it’s the bonds we form and the people we love that bring real meaning and satisfaction in life.  

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Young readers will join Cora, a girl with big dreams and even bigger aspirations, on a journey to discover what makes life truly meaningful.   


what makes life meaningful?

It's fun to dream big, but very few of us will realize all our dreams. Yet, perhaps if we look around with eyes to see, we’ll realize our regular, ordinary lives are actually filled with wonder. When we do, we’ll find the world holds more possibility, not less; our hearts rest, rather than search; and our lives are brighter, not duller. A World Wonder encourages each person to consider what makes a life well-lived and to appreciate the beauty that is right in front of them. 

it's often the small, humble things we do with the ones we love that bring  happiness and fulfillment to our lives. 

Takeaways for your child (and maybe you too!) from A world Wonder

  • A life well-lived isn’t primarily about achievements (though they matter), but more about knowing, loving, and building community with other people. 
  • A humble and quiet life is an honorable one—just because one lives small, doesn’t mean the world isn’t still filled with possibility and wonder.  
  • Dream big! Dreams can come true when you're willing to work and not give up. 
  • Using your gifts and talents can help others and bring joy to their lives.
  • No matter where you are, you can be hopeful and expectant about your dreams and your current circumstances. 

This book itself is a little glorious wonder! With a lilting story that points to what's truly worth investing in, the greatest wonder of the world that will last for all eternity -- the souls of people! A book to read again and again!

Ann Voskamp


A sweet tale reminding all of us that community truly is a world wonder! 

Ruth Chou Simons

Mom to six, Wall Street Journal bestselling author, artist, and founder of gracelaced.com

Laura reminds us of God’s most beautiful gifts: each other. A World Wonder is a sweet tale for the whole family about the joy and fulfillment found in dreaming right where we are, with those around us.

tara sun

wife, mom, and author of Surrender Your Story

A virtue story powerful enough to soften any heart at any age. This book is the perfect excuse to cozy up together in your favorite reading chair."

emily jensen

author of He is Strong and coauthor of Risen Motherhood 

Imaginative, inspiring, and profound—A World Wonder teaches timeless truth through a memorable story that children and parents will cherish. 

gretchen saffles

Best-selling author of The Well-Watered Woman: Rooted in Truth, Growing in Grace, Flourishing in Faith, Founder of Well-Watered Women

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In a world of limitless possibility, it's the bonds we form and the people we love that bring real meaning and satisfaction in life.


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Laura Wifler is the cofounder and executive director of Risen Motherhood, the cohost of the podcast, and the coauthor of Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments. She is a bestselling, award-winning author of multiple children's books, including Any Time, Any Place, Any Prayer and Like Me: A Story About Disability and Discovering God's Image In Every Person. Laura, her husband, and her three children live in central Iowa. 


Janna Mattia is an illustrator from California who also has a love for writing. She works primarily in traditional media, but feels just as at home working digitally. With a touch of nostalgia for the old classics and a spark of newness, Janna is devoted to creating memorable stories through high quality art. You can find her at jannamattia.com

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