Publishers Note :Setting goals, visualising success, positive thinking and self-affirmation - all terms usually employed by adults on a self-improvement odyssey. Now Cape Town author Gary Hirson has written a fun, beautifully illustrated and easy-to-digest book for kids, The Power That's Ours, to introduce children to these empowering concepts. The Power That?s Ours is a sequel to Hirson's first book, The Magic That?s Ours. Now, The Power That's Ours continues the tale of the adventurous siblings, Joel and Jina, with more exciting lessons from ?Magic?, who guides them through both fun and testing times. Jina is helped by ?Magic? as she nervously prepares for a show-jumping gymkhana. Joel in turn learns from his sister how to harness the power of positivity as he gears up for an important football match.The Power that's Ours is illustrated by exceptional young Cape Town artist Carmen Ziervogel. Her evocative art adds enormous visual impact to the text, depicting in stunning clarity Joel and Jina?s learning quest with ?Magic?. Educational psychologist Catherine Normand has praised the broad appeal of The Power that?s Ours, saying that Hirson, ?does an excellent job of illustrating the power of imagination in our lives and how we can harness this for positive thinking and goal-setting. The book demonstrates these essential life-skills, as well as how to make use of visualisation and personal affirmation.? Normand adds that, ?many of our young people struggle with developing personal cognitive agency - so to be able to think about one?s thought processes is empowering.? The Power That's Ours has already received rave reviews from young readers ? 11 year old Amy Falconer of Greenfields Girls Primary in Cape Town describes the book as, ?Entertaining and fun, and great joy to read. I liked the activities and enjoyed the story thoroughly. My imagination was alive. I would like to read this to my younger sister. I suggest to everybody: "read this book!"An interactive book with ?Fun Time? activities at the end of each chapter, The Power That's Ours can simply be read as a story or used as a fun and easy introduction to goal-setting, visualization, and affirmation.