"Mark Hoog's book delivers an important message to young readers - if a dream is worth having, it's worth working for.
If you believe in yourself and are dedicated to achieving your goals, you can accomplish anything - all it takes is hard work and determination.
I encourage you to follow the example of the children in Dream Machine and make your dreams come true."
William Jefferson Clinton
42nd President of the United States of America
Are you looking for a fun way to introduce your child to the ideas associated with self-empowerment, leadership and life without limit? Welcome to the Growing Field children’s leadership book series…Where children go to grow!
It is never too early to begin teaching your child the ideas and concepts associated with personal growth and leadership. In fact the earlier the better! Spend some time with your child in the Growing Field today and plant seeds of success designed to grow for a lifetime.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy your visit to the magical Growing Field. Let your journey begin…
Your Song - How to find his life skills, special gifts and talents that will last all his days and let him be the person he was born to be.
Dream Machine - How to capture her goals and dreams so she'll know how to dream big and make her dreams come true.
Field of Dreams - How to plant and nurture magical "seed of success" that can grow into any life dream...
Treasure Island - How to embrace personal responsibility and set sail to successfully navigate the wind, rocks and rain of life.
Magic Mountain - How to climb the mountains we all face on our personal journeys and learn that the size of a person's heart is more important than the size of any obstacle he might encounter.
The Gift - How to give to others and learn the deepest secrets that will bring both you and your child the happiness we all seek.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, my life changed when my friend, peer and mentor Captain Jason Dahl died at the hands of the hijackers while flying as Captain on United Flight 93.
A pilot for United Airlines myself, I was fortunate to have been influenced by Jason. He taught me about leadership, personal excellence, personal contribution and the importance for all of us to leave our legacy.
At Jason's memorial service, I listened to his thirteen year old son, Matthew, eulogize his father. "My father never...ever...missed a chance to read with me," he said. "Every night he was home we would lay in bed together, read, talk, and share stories. I have brought along our favorite book today and, with your permission, would like to read it, just one more time, for him." Matthew read Dr. Seuss's "Goodnight Book" cover to cover. When he finished, he closed the book, looked out at all of us and said, "Goodnight, Dad."
Jason's living example, and the legacy he left behind in his son, is the inspiration behind this book series. The Growing Field was written in honor of my friend Jason Dahl and is named after his crash site in Pennsylvania.
"Mark Hoog is doing the most important workin America today- growing our children.
With Magic and Treasure and Dreams and Songs and Gifts he's helping them learn to lead.
Mark's work is one of the best gifts you can give children and adults.
The Growing Field series MUST be the next thing you read and share with others."
Top Motivational Speaker
"A walk through Mark Hoog's Growing Field series is a wonderful and creative way for any adult to help grow a child's self-esteem, character and love of reading. Everyone can benefit from the seeds to be found in the Growing Field."
Richard Riley U.S. Secretary of Education
Growing Field Books - ORDER HERE!
Journey into the Growing Field
and soar with Maxx as Nightingale teaches him the important first step
in leadership development: Look within to find your gifts, talents, and
elements: Self-confidence, self-esteem,
individuality, power of confirmation and positive self-image.
8 ½ x 11. 32 page hardback picture book.
Attend the Walden carnival in the Growing Field and come
face to face with Nightingale’s wondrous Dream Machine. This magical
dream machine shows children how to dream big and how to make them come
true as important leadership principles.