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The Giving Tree

By Shel Silverstein
  • ISBN Code: : 0061965103
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 64
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 372
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-giving-tree.pdf

Book Excerpt :

As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a classic that will now reach an even wider audience. "Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. This moving parable for all ages offers a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave. This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss the other Shel Silverstein ebooks, Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic!

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  • Category : Education
  • Members : 825
  • Pdf File: parables-of-the-kingdom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Parables of the Kingdom is a language arts curricular unit on the New Testament Parables for seventh grade and up. The unit correlates to state standards and outcomes and the curriculum calendar provides over 30 hours of content material. Each session is accommodated with a full lesson plan, as well as the accompanying worksheets and keys. The narrative unit investigates the parables as literature, and provides historic critical and sociological background of the text. This unit is based on best practices in teaching and learning, and it is enriched by socratic circles, story-maps, role plays as well as relevant reading and writing assignments, and creative, productive projects.

Treating Children with Sexually Abusive Behavior Problems

By Barbara J Christopherson,Jan Ellen Burton,Lucinda A Rasmussen,Steven C Huke,Julie Bradshaw
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317790340
  • Total of Pages : 294
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 764
  • Pdf File: treating-children-with-sexually-abusive-behavior-problems.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Treating Children with Sexually Abusive Behavior Problems: Guidelines for Child and Parent Intervention is a unique, pioneering venture in the area of sexual abuse. Unlike most books on sexual abuse, which focus on children as victims, this integrated treatment approach suggests ways to develop parallel treatment strategies for both parents and children who display harmful sexual behavior. In many ways a first in its field, Treating Children with Sexually Abusvie Behavior Problems gives you the tools to orchestrate your own treatment and intervention techniques, specifically for those children under age 12 who display sexually harmful or unlawful behavior. You’ll find in this useful volume a one-of-a-kind approach to linking together individual, group, and family treatment into one integrated, comprehensive program that treats both perpetrator and victim in tandem. Effective applied techniques are presented to teach: accountability of the offending party concern for others/empathy social competence the establishment of appropriate boundaries healthy sexuality coping with prior trauma safety and supervision Treating Children with Sexually Abusive Behavior Problems is intended for professionals in child sexual abuse; graduate and undergraduate students in psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, and psychiatry; juvenile court workers; child welfare case workers; teachers; attorneys; and judges. It will also serve to better inform the victim, family, and general public. If you’re concerned about the spread of sexually abusive behavior in children, you’ll want to become informed and armed with the practical and useful guidelines found in this innovative approach to a prevalent social problem.

The Velveteen Woman

By Brenda Waggoner
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1440167699
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 309
  • Pdf File: the-velveteen-woman.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the pages of the children’s classic The Velveteen Rabbit comes the universal question that has touched the hearts and minds of millions. “What is real?” the rabbit asked the white Skin Horse. “Real isn’t how you are made, “he answered, it’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become real.” The Velveteen Woman is about transforming love of the Christ Child who came so that we could be real, whole, connected to our Creator. And yet, so many women today ignore His liberating love to pursue rabbit trails that lead only to fear, disappointment and pain. Are you tired… • Of maintaining a carefully kept Christina façade? • Of sharp edges of self-protection that thwart the very love you seek? • Of holding together a little brittle Christianity that is empty of real intimacy? Then join author Brenda Waggoner on a woman’s journey toward real, that place of transparency and security in the arms of a Savior who REALLY loves you. “The Velveteen Woman is for every woman who has ever struggled with her significance, security, intimacy with God, and others. (I think that’s all of us!) It’s a must-read book!” -Carol Kent, Speaker, Author, and President of Speak Up Speaker Services

Like a Tree

By Jean Shinoda Bolen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Book Code : 1609255119
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 349
  • Pdf File: like-a-tree.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Powerful and Poetic Call to Ecological & Feminist Activism This masterful work by internationally known author and speaker Jean Shinoda Bolen provides an insightful look into the fusion of ecological issues and global gender politics. Of trees and women. This book on the importance of trees grew out of Bolen’s experience mourning the loss of a Monterey pine that was cut down in her neighborhood. That, combined with her practice of walking among tall trees, led to her deep connection with trees and an understanding of their many complexities. From their anatomy and physiology, to trees as archetypal and sacred symbols, Bolen expertly explores the dynamics of ecological activism spiritual activism and sacred feminism. And, she invites us to join the movement to save trees. Stories of those making a difference. While there is still much work to be done to address environmental problems, there are many stories of individuals and organizations rising up to make a change and help save our planet. The words and stories that Bolen weaves throughout this book are both inspirational and down-to-earth, calling us to realize what is happening to not only our trees, but our people. By writing about both the work of organizations like Greenpeace and the UN Commission on the Status of Women, Bolen highlights her passions and shares her unique vision for the world. In Like a Tree learn more about: The dynamic nature of trees — from their anatomy to their role as an archetypal symbol Pressing social issues such as deforestation, global warming, and overpopulation What it means to be a “tree person” If you enjoyed books like The Hidden Life of Trees, Wise Trees, Around the World in 80 Trees, or Braiding Sweetgrass, then you’ll love Like a Tree: How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet.

You are What You Eat

By Annette M. Magid
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443814687
  • Total of Pages : 440
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 454
  • Pdf File: you-are-what-you-eat.pdf

Book Short Summary:

You are What You Eat: Literary Probes into the Palate offers tantalizing essays immersed in the culture of food, expanded across genres, disciplines, and time. The entire collection of You Are What You Eat includes a diversity of approaches and foci from multicultural, national and international scholars and has a broad spectrum of subjects including: feminist theory, domesticity, children, film, cultural history, patriarchal gender ideology, mothering ideology, queer theory, politics, and poetry. Essays include studies of food-related works by John Milton, Emily Dickinson, Fay Weldon, Kenneth Grahame, Roald Dahl, Shel Silverstein, J. K. Rowling, Mother Goose, John Updike, Maxine Hong Kingston, Alice Walker, Amy Tan, Louise Erdrich, Amanda Hesser, Julie Powell, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Martin Scorsese, Bob Giraldi, Clarice Lispector, José Antônio Garcia, Fran Ross, and Gish Hen. The topic addresses a range of interests appealing to diverse audiences, expanding from college students to food enthusiasts and scholars.

Children's Literature and the Posthuman

By Zoe Jaques
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136674918
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 536
  • Pdf File: children-s-literature-and-the-posthuman.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An investigation of identity formation in children's literature, this book brings together children’s literature and recent critical concerns with posthuman identity to argue that children’s fiction offers sophisticated interventions into debates about what it means to be human, and in particular about humanity’s relationship to animals and the natural world. In complicating questions of human identity, ecology, gender, and technology, Jaques engages with a multifaceted posthumanism to understand how philosophy can emerge from children's fantasy, disclosing how such fantasy can build upon earlier traditions to represent complex issues of humanness to younger audiences. Interrogating the place of the human through the non-human (whether animal or mechanical) leads this book to have interpretations that radically depart from the critical tradition, which, in its concerns with the socialization and representation of the child, has ignored larger epistemologies of humanness. The book considers canonical texts of children's literature alongside recent bestsellers and films, locating texts such as Gulliver’s Travels (1726), Pinocchio (1883) and the Alice books (1865, 1871) as important works in the evolution of posthuman ideas. This study provides radical new readings of children’s literature and demonstrates that the genre offers sophisticated interventions into the nature, boundaries and dominion of humanity.

Critical Race Media Literacy

By Jayne Cubbage
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1000617726
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 875
  • Pdf File: critical-race-media-literacy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume offers deeper exploration and advancement of critical race media literacy, a concept which fuses the genres of media literacy and critical media literacy with critical race theory to bring a new and salient frame to the discussion of media literacy across all levels of education in today’s globalized, race-based, and media-saturated climate. Bridging the gap in research that has not addressed the ways in which media is a conduit of racial dialogue and ideology, the book brings together a diverse group of scholars that explore their perspectives on critical race media literacy as it is experienced from the interface and consumption of a variety of media texts and social phenomena. Topics addressed include news literacy, children’s literature, Black political movements, media protests, and ethnic rock—Critical Race Media Literacy addresses these topics within existing media literacy contexts to enhance media literacy scholarship and educational pedagogy. This book will provide a timely and important resource not only for scholars and students of media literacy and media education but also for educators working in diverse learning settings.

Trees and the Human Spirit

By Ruth Wilson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1527524361
  • Total of Pages : 155
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 793
  • Pdf File: trees-and-the-human-spirit.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume presents a treatise on trees and how they relate to the human spirit. Through its in-depth discussion of the meaning of trees, a need for a shift in thinking becomes clear. Historically, people in dominant cultures have viewed trees as resources to be used and forests as obstacles to such endeavors as farming and ranching. This publication presents a different view of trees and forests, one calling for a shift from domination and irreverence to respect and care—even kinship. While the text includes a discussion about some of the amazing characteristics of trees, the primary focus here is on the philosophical meaning of, and emotional connections with, trees. Its integration of disciplines and the recognition of different ways of knowing will make this book appealing to a wide variety of readers.

Advanced Techniques for Counseling and Psychotherapy

By Dr. Christian Conte, PhD
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Book Code : 9780826104519
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 219
  • Pdf File: advanced-techniques-for-counseling-and-psychotherapy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"This is a superb book, rich in understanding of human behavior and creative in helping clients grow and change....If you aspire to be great in this profession, you will use up a highlighter on this book." -Kevin Elko, PhD Author of The Pep Talk and True Greatness "It is rare for a book in counseling to enlighten its readers and enable them to see the profession, themselves, and their clients in an original, enhanced, and productive wayÖ. Conte is a master storyteller, a clear communicator, an innovative thinker, and a creative therapist." Samuel T. Gladding, PhD Chair and Professor, Department of Counseling Wake Forest University This book presents advanced techniques, concepts, and models that have proven to be both practical and readily usable for counselors who work with individuals, couples, families, and children. Dr. Conte provides in-depth coverage of a wide array of therapies, including metaphor, creative, projective, and classic. This collection of advanced, creative techniques, each accompanied with detailed case studies, will prove useful for both health professionals and counseling students. Key Features: Provides guidelines for some of the basics, such as active listening, empathizing, self-disclosure, and dealing with resistance Guidelines for using classic techniques include Adler's Push-Button technique, the ABC Model, and eye integration therapy Includes introductions to the author's original models such as the "Five Errors of Communication" and the "Four C's of Parenting" Using lucid, engaging prose, this book contains all the essential, creative, and advanced techniques that every counselor, psychotherapist, and educator should know.