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About the Author

Candelaria and Herman Zapp are the kind of people with whom one can identify. They have dreams, loves, and fears that everyone has, and with no more possibilities than you to embark in the adventure of completing their dream. They both grew up in the country, among ponies and cousins. At eight and ten years of age they met and the impossible love that they felt at that time grew and became a reality when she was 14. During another 10 years they dated and grew up together with a dream accompanying them. But after six years of marriage, they took their first steps pushed by their desire to have children. They said, "First let's complete our dream, when we'll have children" and it couldn't have been better way: their first son arrived together with the dream, one dream inside another.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 426 pages
  • Publisher: Three Americas; 1st edition (May 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9872313415
  • ISBN-13: 978-9872313418
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #505,302 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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We met Herman, Cande and 'Graham' the antique car (and their children!!!) in South Africa on our own mini road trip. We were in awe of these genuine, sincere and beautiful people. Like butterflies people were flocking to talk with them and hear their stories. Before we went on our way, totally inspired and feeling so fortunate, we received huge hugs, like these were cousins we had spent our entire lives with. It was only an afterthought that they had a book, which I have only recently bought and read, almost two months later. Wow! Almost every page is a gift. Its is written with genuine honesty, charm and wit. And the messages are clear, simple and profoundly sublime. I can say that these people and their adventures are the real deal. They are not only ambassadors for Argentina, but ambassadors for Humanity and the potential we would all aspire too. Thank you guys for this treasure.
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This book is great, My husband meet The Zapps while in Florida and I did not have the chance to meet them , but after reading this book I feel that they are close friends in my heart always, Just as much as friends that I have known for years. One day I hope to meet the Zapps and talk to them more about thier adventures in the book, adn others that I'm sure they have many. It would be very difficult to cover ever detail of four years in 410 pages, But they did!! And the fact that they included the names of so many "ANGELS" that helped them along the way was amazing. This is a must read for any one who has a dream or has ever dreamed of some day accomplishing it.This is a great book and a side note just for the Zapp's "Thank you very much you are a true inspiration to my family and I! You are the true Angels of our Mother Earth. God bless you and your family and let your spirts continue to soar like the eagles of the sky"
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Spark your Dream - is probably one of the most important books you will ever read. It is a book about, dreams, love, courage, faith, friendship and hope. Buy it, read it, love it, share it and you will want to realize your own dreams and encourage others to do the same. I have enjoyed this book so much,I read it aloud for my children, I bought it for all my friends and family. Even long after you put it down, it lives on in your heart and you keep referring to it and talking about it. It is a fabulous book.
We can learn a lot from Cande and Herman's way of looking at life and always meeting the world with an open heart and faith -they trust in the good in people and people around the world respond with compassion and love, eager to help them, no matter the walk of life be it the poorest peon in Peru or the richest businessman in USA. An important message that makes this world a better world. In our family we want to nominate the Zapps to the Nobel's Peace Price. Thank you for sharing this book with the world!
Anne and Hugh
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Spark your dream is the true story of two young people who traveled from Arrgentina to Alaska in a very old car. Along the way they encountered many problems, but with the help of hundreds of people in many countries they finished their journey and had a child along the way.

Good hearted people gave them food, places to stay, and helped them repair their car. Reading this excdllent book will restore your faith in people's willingness to share.

They concluded that the hardest part of this multi-year trek was getting started. That's how most projects seem to be.

Reading the book made me think that perhaps if more of us chased our dreams we would need less pills for depression and less illegal drugs to boast our happiness. Their story would make a great movie.
Jim S
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Well, I, too, met the Zapps - on Highway 101 North in Marin County, California. I literally ran them off the road, because my husband is from Buenos Aires and I wanted to find out who these crazy Argentines were driving 35 MPH in an ancient car on a super-fast highway. They were amazing: friendly, funny, excited, and so relaxed, considering what they were accomplishing. Since then, my husband has visited them at their home in Argentina, and we have kept in touch with them as they ready themselves for their Asia tour (they are currently in Washington, and Candi is pregnant - again! - on the road). This book goes into harrowing - and, oftentimes, hilarious - detail of their first trip. Its voice is true to the Zapps' personality and outlook on life. I never read the original Spanish-language version, so I cannot compare it to this one. All I can say is, my husband read it in Spanish and I read in English, and we enjoyed it equally. It carries you away to your own dreams.
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Intrepid Herman and Cande have accomplished their dream: driving from Argentina to the Arctic Ocean in their quirky but well-loved 1928 Page-Graham automobile. The kindness and generosity of people they meet on the road are almost the norm, but there are surprises that you'll have to read about yourself. The journey is long and infused with both anxiety and joy, yet these two travellers grow up and grow into fulfilling their dream. With them, we learn so much more than just "the rules of the road." After 43,000+ miles and nearly four years, the Zapps learn to trust themselves while keeping their hearts open to the ever-changing landscape and the people they find.

And, just like the Zapps, I didn't want the journey to end.

Their travels to Asia should make another inspiring read!
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