Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed

Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed


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Celebrate the fifteenth anniversary edition of this feel-good story that continues to inspire and celebrate a world full of ordinary deeds!

Can one child's good deed 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.

Updated illustrations and endpapers are now paired with this beloved storyline as it stirs a whole new generation on to more random acts of kindness—proving one child's compassion and empathy really can change the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780879059781
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 04/29/2002
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 178,515
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.32(d)
Lexile: AD950L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 12 Years

About 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. She has illustrated many books for children including If You’ll Be My Valentine, by Cynthia Rylant and Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin.  She lives in Provo, Utah with her husband and two children.

Read an Excerpt

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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