Storybook brings slain child's imagination to life

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A fairy tale dreamed up by a 6-year-old Florida girl before she was killed in a horrific shooting rampage at her home has come to life in a new children's book.

"The Bear's Castle" realizes Makayla Joy Sitton's goal to publish a book, and it uses the very words she dictated during a homeschooling lesson with her mother.

Sitton was killed with three others on Thanksgiving Day 2009 when a relative went on a shooting spree at her Jupiter, Florida home.

Her book tells the story of a little bear who wants to make all his wishes come true, and who lives happily ever after with a unicorn in a castle.

Her parents hope it will bring Makayla's joy to other children.

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