These first person narratives are compiled from conversations with dozens of boys and girls in India. They put a voice to the suffering that they and thousands more like them endure every day. Children bravely share their stories of being caste bound, trafficked, beggars, witnesses to murder, unwanted, and of suffering great loss. Each child is a witness to his or her own story of survival. From their voices can be heard the desperate plea for someone to care, and if not for themselves, then for those even less fortunate whose voices have not been heard.
About the Author
Elizabeth Carpenter, and her husband, Bruce, have been deeply touched by the desperate needs of children around the world. They answered God’s call to give these children a voice by gathering and sharing their stories. From this calling, His Precious Children: A Story-Sharing Ministry was formed. Their ongoing passion is to work with needy children around the world and empower them through sharing their stories. Their most recent trip was to India.
Elizabeth and Bruce live in Columbus, Ohio, with their two dogs, Tippy and Zoey. They have two grown children, their daughter, Christina (husband Brian), and son, Zachary; also, like a son, Liz’s youngest brother, Kevin. They love being grandparents to Ethan and Oliver too. They are part of the church family at Discover Christian Church in Dublin, Ohio.
This is a really clever idea for a book, with a whimsical enchanting world and creative fun of Harry Potter.
–Teen Book Reviews
Sixteen-year-old Kara Nightingale is unpopular, awkward and positively ordinarythat is until one day she is struck by a bus and dies…
Within moments her life changes from ordinary to extraordinary as she wakes up in a mysterious world with a new careeras a rookie for the Guardian Angel Legion. Kara is pulled into the supernatural where monkeys drive the elevators, oracles scurry above giant crystal balls and where demons feed on the souls of mortals. When an Elemental child is kidnapped, Kara is sent on a danger-filled quest and plunges into a situation more dangerous and deadly than anything she could ever imagine.
From the best-selling author comes this captivating, funny debut novel and winner of the Readers Favorite Award.
“Am I small?” – Tamia is not sure and keeps asking various animals that she meets on her journey. Eventually she finds the surprising answer… « Je suis petite, moi ? » Perplexe, Tamia se met en route à travers un monde fabuleux et coloré pour aller poser sa question. Émerveillée, elle y croise des collectionneurs d’arcs-en-ciel et des attrape-cœurs avant de finir par trouver une réponse étonnante…
“immensely enjoyable”—ForeWord Clarion Reviews
“for children who enjoy lingering over pages full of magical creatures and whimsical details […] told in simple and engaging words and imaginative pictures.”—Kirkus Reviews
“a fantastic book that has enchanted me”—Amazon Customer Review
“We are in love with this book! […] As an artist, I love love LOVE the art in this book, I think its not only beautiful, but perfect for children. My son spent a lot of time just studying every colorful page. We read it twice in the first sitting because he was so happy! He’s not yet 1, so getting him to sit still for story time is tough, and this book was such a hit he sat through it with nothing but a big smile and lots of pointing to the stuff he liked on the pages. I highly recommend this book Get it get it get it!””—Amazon Customer Review
“Written in a very simple way but with a profound message for both adults and kids.”—Amazon Customer Review
“I LOVED it. Lots of repetition to help ‘lil ones get used to structure and words! Many different words being used to help them improve their vocabulary (or pick the best word!). Most importantly, it sends a good message about how being unique and different is good. I STRONGLY suggest you check this book out!”—ESLCarissa.blogspot.com
“readers will emerge from this book feeling slightly more confident about themselves—whatever their size.”—ForeWord Clarion Reviews
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