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BASTET Friendship and Loyalty Children's Text-Only Book [NOOK Book]

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For the serious young reader - ages 6-9

This Text-Only version of BASTET does not include the illustrations. The text itself ...
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BASTET Friendship and Loyalty Children's Text-Only Book

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Overview

For the serious young reader - ages 6-9

This Text-Only version of BASTET does not include the illustrations. The text itself carries the story completely...no pictures necessary for the serious young reader. This is a high level reading experience, and the quick turning pages of the Nook keep the story moving.


MAKING THE CASE FOR CHARACTER EDUCATION

If you are tired of bullying, teasing, youth violence, gangs, vandalism, drug abuse, sexual misconduct…

If you are tired of the crisis with our older youth…

If you want to help make a difference one tiny step at a time…

Then this is the eBook for your children ages 5-8.

Read WITH your children, discuss the concept and message…

and know that you are part of the movement sweeping America to bring back our important values by restoring character education in our homes and schools.

(signed) The Thoughtful Parent
JOAN’S eBOOKS LLC

BASTET will help young readers explore ways to maintain and strengthen friendships and to consider the importance of loyalty between friends.

In far away Cairo, allegiance between friends is put to the test.

BEING A LOYAL FRIEND

Among the cats that live in the streets of Cairo are two friends, Bastet and Sabah. Their lives are not easy, but they have their small pleasures, their dreams, and each other. Their fondest dream is to visit the Egyptian Museum and there see the mask of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

Bastet and Sabah know it is unlikely that two homeless cats will ever be allowed inside the museum, but the possibility is a treasure they share.

Then, unexpectedly, Bastet is offered the chance to visit the museum - courtesy of her new "friend," Khufu. There's only one problem: Khufu insists that Sabah not be included in the adventure.

Author Linda Talley's exciting narrative unfolds with the richness of a Persian rug, like those sold in the Khan el-Khalili, the world's oldest marketplace and home to Bastet and Sabah. She takes us on a stunning prose tour of Cairo - through the crowded bazaars, along the banks of the Nile River, and, finally, to the Egyptian Museum and the treasures of the boy Pharaoh, Tutankhamun.

The moving story of Bastet, Sabah, and Khufu will dramatize for readers young and old the importance of allegiance between friends.

A SURPRISE and added bonus is the "Enrichment Information" which includes lots of facts about Cairo, Egypt, and its Mosques, Feluccas, Galabias, and Bazaars. Especially interesting to young readers will be the descriptions of Bastet, Tutankhamun, the Mummies, the Cat in Ancient Egypt and the Gods and Goddesses. This is fascinating detail that did not make it into the story itself, but is very rich in interesting information.

A second big plus is the "Letter to Parents and Educators" which includes many relevant questions and comments to facilitate conversation about the message of the story...the importance of allegiance between friends. So even though on the surface this is just an engaging story for children, it is also truly helpful in a real way.
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Editorial Reviews

Marilyn Hersh
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From School Library Journal
Bastet, a golden cat, shares her life on the streets of Cairo, Egypt, with her best friend, Sabah. This is a story of friendship, loyalty, and choices. Even very young children will understand this simple story. The Egyptian setting will please those looking for multicultural offerings. (It) will be useful as a discussion starter on friendship, values, problem solving, conflict resolution and trust. (Condensed).
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Meet the Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Linda Talley was born in Kansas City, Missouri. She holds a master's degree in English Language and Literature and is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. She currently resides in the Missouri Ozarks, where she works as a writer and pursues her interests in gardening, cooking, and botany. Her eBooks for children include BEA'S OWN GOOD, PLATO'S JOURNEY,LUDMILA'S WAY, JACKSON'S PLAN, THANK YOU,MEILING, and EMILY BREAKS FREE, published by JOAN'S eBOOKS LLC.
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