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The Lesson: A Fable of Hope [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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The Lesson: A Fable of Hope

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423611240
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 8/26/1998
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,114,084
  • File size: 550 KB

Meet the Author

Carol Lynn Pearson is the author of more than forty books and plays, including Goodbye, I Love You and The Lord Is My Shepherd: Inspiration for Couples. She is also the author of a variety of poetry, musicals, and plays. She lives in Walnut Creek, California.
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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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  • Posted December 20, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    One of my favorites

    This book speaks of facing life's challenges, the big ones and the small ones. In my opinion it is at its best when read aloud and with someone else to share the reading. The Lesson: A Fable for Our Times is a perfect gift, one that I have given again and again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2001

    A Wonderful little book to give or keep

    A book about the lessons life gives us the opportunity to learn - simple yet profound. Fast to read but the message will stay with you. Could change the way you think about your trials.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 1999

    I loved it!!

    This was a Christmas gift from a very dear friend, and I cried when I read this book. She gave it to all of the friends in our circle, and we all had the same reaction about this wonderful book. I am buying some to give away as gifts and am keeping mine close to remind me when I have a bad day the things that are really most important in our lives.

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