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Abe's Lucky Day
     

Abe's Lucky Day

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by Jill Warren
 

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Any day could be your lucky day.

Story description: Abe is a homeless man who lives in the alley behind a bakery and winter is coming. What will happen on his lucky day that could change his life forever?

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Any day could be your lucky day.

Story description: Abe is a homeless man who lives in the alley behind a bakery and winter is coming. What will happen on his lucky day that could change his life forever?

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Jill Page
Abe may be homeless, but he has a huge heart and is a giving man. He shared his bread with an old woman who was hungry, gave the gloves he found in the park to a boy whose hands were freezing, and shared his cardboard box which was his bed to a girl who needed it worse than he did.

Along the way, he met up with a businessman who noticed his helpfulness, and offered him a job, a place to live, and most importantly, HOPE.

Abe who kept warm living in an alley behind a bakery and
Kimberly Sloane
I recently had the pleasure of receiving one of the most meaningful children’s books I have read in a long time – Abe’s Lucky Day by Jill Warren and illustrated by Kalpart.

Abe’s Lucky Day is the story of the day in a life of a homeless man (Abe) who faces many opportunities to make his day better – from finding gloves to keep his hands warm to finding money on the ground, but in each instance, he ends up giving the good items he has to someone even l
Digna Dreibelbis
Abe the main character in Abe's Lucky Day has so much to give and it all truly comes from his heart. As a homeless man Abe does not have much, but what little he has, he shares with everyone he meets. This is a very rewarding book for children of all ages. Warren helps children learn kindness while teaching them how rewarding it can be to share with others less fortunate then themselves. Children learn what a huge difference, they as one person, can make in the life of another, even if before gi
Abbie Riddle
I received this book as a review copy from the author Jill Warren. I feel blessed to have it in my children's library.
The story is about a homeless man named Abe. Though he has nothing but the clothes on his back (all big and shaggy), an unraveling hat, and shoes with no laces he takes every opportunity to share any abundance he has with those around. As the wind is blowing and cold he finds mittens that could have been slipped on his hands, but seeing another in need he passes off th
Maria Savva
'Abe's Lucky Day' is the story of a homeless man. Abe is a very kind man, and this is a great way to teach children that you don't have to be a bad person to end up on the streets. Abe's adventure takes us through one day in his life where he is fortunate to find food, shelter, money, warmth, and he shares it all with others, feeling happy that he has helped them. In the end Abe's kindness is rewarded in an unexpected way. This book can be used to teach children the benefits of helping others wh

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432773052
Publisher:
Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date:
07/07/2011
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.08(d)

Meet the Author

Jill Warren has a B.A. in Psychology and years of experience working with children. As the mother of a young son, she enjoyed inventing original bedtime stories. Now, 'Abe's Lucky Day' represents the publication of her first children's book. Ms. Warren works with preschool-age children with autistismn. She lives in New York and is currently working on her second book.

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Abe's Lucky Day 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Janet J for Readers Favorite Abe is a poor homeless man who has nothing. Yet, when he does have something, he always sees someone who needs it more than he does and gives it away. He's glad he can help others. Then one day a man sees something special in Abe and decides to help him. Abe's Lucky Day is beautifully illustrated and simply written. The author is a natural storyteller with professional credentials, as well. I highly recommend this book for the gentle compassion and kindness the reader feels on every page. The moral does not overcome the story; it is perfectly balanced. Our children need more books like Abe's Lucky Day to help them develop feelings of gratitude and empathy and to realize that there is always a way one person can help another.
GatheringLeaves More than 1 year ago
Abe is a homeless man who has a genuine heart. He is able to share what little he has to help others in need. In the end, his kindness truly pays off, and Abe is able to reflect on just how lucky he has been. I received a (signed) copy of Abe's Lucky Day for review. Before I was even able to read this book, my six-year-old son read it several times exclaiming this was a GREAT book! Now that I've finally had a chance to check it out for myself (and read it to my younger two), I have to agree. Often, we imagine homeless people as lazy, dirty, stinky people. A day with Abe gives us a new perspective. Abe is actually an extremely kind and thoughtful man. No, he doesn't have a place to live. No, he doesn't have any money. But, he is eager to share everything he does have to help someone else, and he is repaid in a big way in the end even though he wasn't in any way looking for a reward. I think there are a few lessons this book can teach children (and adults!). First of all, don't judge someone based on their appearance or station in life. I don't know exactly why Abe was homeless, but he doesn't strike me as the lazy type. Abe is a truly kind man despite his circumstances. Also, it is important to help others in need no matter how little you have. Even if you don't have any money or possessions, you can still give of your time, share a kind word, even offer up a smile. You never know when you might completely brighten up someone's day with such a small gesture. Finally, if you have the right heart and strive to be kind to others, you will eventually be rewarded in some way. It might not be the way you would want, but as the saying goes, "what goes around, comes around." All of my children (age 6, 3, and 2) really enjoyed this story. The large size of this book is fantastic for young readers. The illustrations are big and colorful and add so much to the story. There are so many things to talk about with this book. As my son said, it is GREAT!
Countrysunset More than 1 year ago
Material possessions are not the most important things in Abe's life. Come follow his story as he shows that being homeless and down on his luck does not stop a person from being generous and able to share what little a person may have. Young readers have a nice lesson to learn from this book and I think parents and grandparents should take advantage of this by sharing this book with them. Being giving and generous no matter what is definitely a concept that would make matters go much more smoothly in the world today, so starting out with our children is where this should begin. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for children's fiction that impresses upon generosity and sharing as the major concepts that they wish to convey. This book was kindly provided to me by it's wonderful author for my honest review.
autumnbluesreviews More than 1 year ago
Abe the main character in Abe's Lucky Day has so much to give and it all truly comes from his heart. As a homeless man Abe does not have much, but what little he has, he shares with everyone he meets. This is a very rewarding book for children of all ages. Warren helps children learn kindness while teaching them how rewarding it can be to share with others less fortunate then themselves. Children learn what a huge difference, they as one person, can make in the life of another, even if before giving they themselves have very little. In Abe's Lucky Day Abe does just that. He always places the needs of others before his own. I would recommend this sweet tale for any child of any age, even adults.
MommyBookworm More than 1 year ago
Mommy Bookworm's Thoughts: I enjoyed the story. I thought it was interesting how Abe had nothing and still gave away the things he found. Even though those things could have helped him greatly, he payed attention to the needs of others that were greater than his own need. As Dahlia says below, he was rewarded in the end. However, as a parent and adult, I know that Abe's desire to help others came from just wanting to help and not that he wanted a reward in the end. It amazes me sometimes the things my children think! Anyway, I enjoyed the story and felt it was a good story of showing that we should care for others even if we don't have much ourselves. Abe showed pure charity, which I know is very hard to do especially when we are wanting and/or needing for things ourselves. I believe that younger children could enjoy the book because the illustrations are very nice and clearly show what is happening. Older children could read the story and get more into the message. An interesting little tidbit that I realized when I received the book from the author is that the author lives in the same town that I graduated high school from in upstate New York. Dahlia Bookworm's Thoughts: I like the meaning of the book, which I think is that if you do good things for others you might get something in return. I like the pictures.I like how Abe kept helping people throughout the day. I can easily read the book by myself. I would recommend the book to other kids both older and younger than me. Daisy Bookworm's Thoughts: I like the same things that Dahlia said above. I like how Abe got a job because he did not have a job before. I like how he kept being nice and giving people things. I also like how he gave some money to a mother so she could get food for her child. I can read it with a little help. I would recommend it to kids my age and older.
AAR More than 1 year ago
ABE'S LUCKY DAY by Jill Warren is a interesting Juvenile Fiction/action/adventure with wonderful illustrations by Kalpart. It will show readers that kindness,giving to others,even in your time of kind can not only be rewarding but can also leave you with a sense of worth,eventhough, you may not have much or need yourself.This is a great story for not only Juveniles but for all ages. A must read for young adults,grandparents and young school age children. Abe's Lucky Day is a story that show how kindness and love of humanity can change lives. This book was received for the purpose of review from Bostick Communications and the author.Details can be found at Outskirts Press and My Book Addiction Reviews.