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Javi's Opportunity Manual Soft Cover: A Kid's Guide to Making Things Happen
     

Javi's Opportunity Manual Soft Cover: A Kid's Guide to Making Things Happen

by Maria Flores Letelier, J.L. Flores
 
Javi has one goal for this upcoming vacation: to go to tennis camp. When her parents tell her the camp is too expensive, Javi learns she can raise the funds by setting up a food cart. Her uncle,TioBill, a lawyer who is himself becoming an entrepreneur, helps Javi to reflect on the obstacles she encounters along the way. In the course of her adventure she begins to

Overview

Javi has one goal for this upcoming vacation: to go to tennis camp. When her parents tell her the camp is too expensive, Javi learns she can raise the funds by setting up a food cart. Her uncle,TioBill, a lawyer who is himself becoming an entrepreneur, helps Javi to reflect on the obstacles she encounters along the way. In the course of her adventure she begins to seethe importance of listening, working with others, making clear requests and promises, and overcoming the hurdles that affect any enterprise. In the middle of this, she is struck by her classmate Benji, who is able to enlist help from others in achieving his goals, and begins to wonder what he isdoing that she is not. As she reflects on these experiences, Javi writes an 'Opportunity Manual' for herself-lessons for how to make opportunity happen.

Through her reflections, Javi shows children how language and conversations-- the simple and taken-for-granted acts of empathetic listening and active speaking can make opportunity happen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780997711028
Publisher:
Conversations for Action and Listening Publication
Publication date:
12/19/2016
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author

Maria Flores Letelier found inspiration for writing this story from her own experiences arriving to the U.S. at four years old, with a lemonade stand in front of Apple Inc. at the age of eight. Maria received the Citation award for Philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley, and obtained an M.B.A. in marketing at Northwestern University. She has spent most of her career helping companies develop offers, utilizing many of the same distinctions described in this book. She can be reached at marialetelier@gmail.com.

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