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Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed

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It’s a feel-good story that inspires and celebrates a world full of ordinary deeds!

A young girl's good deed is multiplied as it is passed on by those who have been touched by the kindesss of others.

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Overview

It’s a feel-good story that inspires and celebrates a world full of ordinary deeds!

A young girl's good deed is multiplied as it is passed on by those who have been touched by the kindesss of others.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879059781
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 4/29/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 62,261
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Emily Pearson is the coauthor of Fuzzy Red Bathrobe: Questions from the Heart for Mothers and Daughters. Emily and her two children live in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is her first children's book.

Fumi Kosaka was born and raised in Japan and studied illustration at Brigham Young University. Her credits include Let's Count the Raindrops and Bubbles, Bubbles. She lives in New York City.

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Ordinary Mary was so very ordinary that you'd never guess she could change the world. This ordinary kid? She did! She changed the world!

One ordinary day, skipping on her way from her ordinary school to her ordinary house, she passed an ordinary vacant lot filled with ordinary bushes growing ordinary berries—ordinary blue and juicy, luscious lovely berries.

Well, Ordinary Mary picked the ordinary berries and brought them in a big brown bowl to Mrs. Bishops porch.

What? Left berries in a big brown bol on Mrs. Bishops porch?

That sneaky kid! She did!

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Introduction

Can one good deed from an ordinary girl change the world? It can when she's Ordinary Mary - an ordinary girl from an ordinary school, on her way to her ordinary house - who stumbles upon ordinary blueberries. When she decides to pick them for her neighbor, Mrs. Bishop, she starts a chain reaction that multiplies around the world. Mrs. Bishop makes blueberry muffins and gives them to her paperboy and four others - one of whom is Mrs. Stevens, who then helps five different people with their luggage and so on, until the deed comes back to Mary. It's a feel-good story that inspires and celebrates a world full of ordinary deeds!


About the Author:
Emily Pearson is the co-author of Fuzzy Red Bathrobe: Questions from the Heart for Mothers and Daughters. She has worked for years as a professional actress both on the stage and in television and film. Most recently she received a double nomination for Best Actress in a Musical by the Connecticut Drama Critics' Circle. This is her first children's book.

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  • Posted December 18, 2012

    This book has the most wonderful message, for people of all ages

    This book has the most wonderful message, for people of all ages. A reminder of how paying it forward can really change the world, one person at a time... beautiful. Everyone should have a copy of this.

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2008

    Great lesson for the young- wonderful reminder for the rest of us

    This book was read in to an adult audience and it moved everyone in there. A week later, still amazed, a self-professed intellectual proclaimed I really learned something in that children's book.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 20, 2013

    This story provides a wonderful message, although it is a bit lo

    This story provides a wonderful message, although it is a bit long since the message repeats itself. The interactive functions were challenging to work until you figured out how to work them.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    Disappointed...sort of

    This book does not have activities as advertised, but still a nice book for the money.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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