There's a story in this book fore very day of Advent. You can start them on the 1 December and you'll finish them just in time for Chrsitmas if you read one a day. There are stories about dragons, horses and other animals. There are stories about angels. There are stories about people. There are even a couple of stories which tell us how the world became the way it is - perhaps.
How better to spend this cold and dark time of the year than snuggling down in Front of the fire with a good book. (Lower primary)
Devils, demons, werewolves and other creatures of the night don’t have
to be scary. In fact, at times they can be downright funny. They have
their fair share of the type of problems we humans have – pesky monthly
cycles, others out to get them, a lack of what they need and a surfeit
of what they don’t want. They’re not immune to recessions either. (Young adult)
You'll find all sorts of animals in this collection of stories - a hippo
who longs fo…
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A collection of one hundred and ten pieces of flash-fiction and poetry.
You probably won’t like all of them, and some of them might even disgust
you, or make you uncomfortable. But stick with it. Look at overarching
themes within each coloured block. Find the puns in certain titles.
Research the colours that you’ve never heard of. Try and work out which
stories are complete fabrications, which ones contain nuggets of truth,
and which ones are versions of real life events.
Clara will not be daunted. Her life will not end when her beloved
husband dies too young. She will become a second mother to the young
children who live away from home in order to visit a rather special
school. When life becomes desperate for a particular class of disabled
children growing up in Nazi Germany she takes a few risks. Is her
ultimate faith in the goodness of human beings a fatal flaw that leads…
From the legends and most beautiful tales of the World I have chosen
twenty-four stories that only speak of love, happiness, friendship,
faithfulness, compassion, understanding, goodness, faith and true
values. I have heard these stories from people who are special to me,
people who love story-telling, and so I feel with all my heart, it is my
responsibility to retell them as I have heard them, just like our
ancestors did. The collection can also serve as an Advent calendar and
an opportunity for peaceful and intimate family time during the days
leading up to Christmas.
'Who Will Be My Friend?' is a story about friendship, aimed at children
approximately three to eight years of age. It features a Baby Bunny who
is lonely and is looking for a friend to play with. Although the bunny
meets lots of other animals, because of their differences, they give
him reasons why they can't become his friend. Finally however, Baby
Bunny does succeed and finds a friend to p…