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Mandy's Christmas Present


Mandy walked barefoot down the cinder track leading to Aunt Muriel’s farm cottage. The sharpness of that path hurt her feet, but she determined to be just like the other kids who removed their shoes as soon as they left school running as fast as they could to homes scattered around this rural village. 1,849 more words

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The Myth-adventures of Hengist Thriceblest, Manxman.

This is children’s story written by John Griffiths. He is not sure what age it would suit, perhaps 13 – 15. What do you think? 1,505 more words

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Writing for young people is always a challenge, but writing for reluctant readers is even more so. Lois Elsden taught English to young people not in school, but who had to take GCSE English which obviously involved reading. 626 more words

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Rodney Whittenberg Presents Live Interviews With Civil Rights Leaders.

For today’s post it is my joy and pleasure to bring an interview with Emmy Award Winning Composer RODNEY WHITTENBERG, whose new CD WE STOOD UP, explores the experiences of civil rights leaders through interviews and songs.  1,183 more words

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The Gift of Books...Keeps on Giving.

As you go about your holiday shopping, keep in mind that books are a wonderful gift for anyone on your list.  Many of my blog posts have featured authors and the wonderful books they write.  198 more words

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Birbal goes to Heaven!?

Birbal was very wise and witty, the Emperor’s courtiers and other people used to be jealous with him and used to find some way to degrade him. 411 more words

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Crooked neck of Camel

Akbar was very impressed with Birbal’s wit and wisdom. So one day Akbar promised him for many gifts. But it so happened that several days passed, but there was no sign of gift. 156 more words

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