What a charming book for readers of all ages who enjoy uplifting stories about the journey of a lonely ‘child’ in search of a loving home. Beautifully written, shockingly so for such a young writer, From Dark to Light is the perfect Halloween/Thanksgiving book to bring warmth and lightheartedness to families everywhere. Highly recommended. -Margo
I love this story and I was lucky enough to have Isabella read it to my first grade class. The story is full of feeling and emotion. Her words are carefully chosen and the illustrations are wonderful. Both captured the audience beautifully. A great seasonal read and a wonderful story any time of the year. -Stephanie

This is a sensitively told story about a pumpkin seeking the love and stability of a family. It is very carefully told, with a lot of descriptive language, and with great feeling. Kids will relate to this book, and also be enthusiastic about its message of love and acceptance. The illustrations are vibrant and fun. Perfect for Halloween time, or any time of the year! -Karen

My first grade class was fascinated by the story from Dark to Light and enjoyed the beautiful flow of language. They were captivated by the characters and their journey from being planted in the dark of the soil and seeing the light of finding a loving family. The students were also excited that such an engaging story with rich vocabulary was written by a fifth grader. Isabella is definitely a wonderful role model for these young children. It is a book for students of all ages.