The Lesson: A Fable of Hope

The Lesson: A Fable of Hope

by Carol Lynn Pearson
     
 

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From the bestselling author of A Stranger For Christmas. "If two trains are approaching Cleveland, and one leaves at 1:00 P.M. and travels at 50 mph. . . " You thought--you hoped--you'd left them far behind, along with homework assignments, carbon paper, and cafeteria food. But have you noticed that you're still faced with story problems? "If you woke up 14 mornings… See more details below

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From the bestselling author of A Stranger For Christmas. "If two trains are approaching Cleveland, and one leaves at 1:00 P.M. and travels at 50 mph. . . " You thought--you hoped--you'd left them far behind, along with homework assignments, carbon paper, and cafeteria food. But have you noticed that you're still faced with story problems? "If you woke up 14 mornings in a row wondering if it was worth it to get out of bed because you felt like you'd been giving 100% to 2 dozen people and getting only 30% in return. . . "So how do big boys and girls solve those kind of problems? Told in the straightforward tradition of a classic fable, and illustrated as richly as a favorite children's story, pearson's modern tale will inspire every adult facing his or her own story problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423611240
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
01/26/2001
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
File size:
1 MB

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Robert grew bigger and bigger and so did his problems. Oh, he loved recess, and he played ball and roller-skated with friends after school and had the best time! And the teacher saw to it that they sang and drew pictures and had lots of fun in class.

But always there came the problems.

And sometimes he slumped down at his desk and said, “I am not enjoying this! Why are you punishing me with all these problems?”

And Robert’s teacher, now twinkling as if the secret were even more wonderful, answered, “Oh, Robert, I am not punishing you. It’s just that you have moved up a grade and are ready for harder problems. And here comes one now.”

Robert held onto his desk with both hands and squeezed his eyes shut and listened.

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