Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed

Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed

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Overview

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 Mr. Stevens, who then helps five different people with their luggage—one of whom is Maria, who then helps five people—including a man named Joseph who didn’t have enough money for his groceries—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!

Emily Pearson is the co-author 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780879059781
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 04/29/2002
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 121,617
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!

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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Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
GsMom4life More than 1 year ago
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.
K_M_G More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book does not have activities as advertised, but still a nice book for the money.
alswartzfager on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about how helping just one or two people can make a huge difference. The little girl in this story does a good deed for five people, and they do the same for five more people. In the end everyone has something nice done for them and it changes the world. This would be great to talk to a class about helping others and not being selfish. The benefits from being nice can one day come back and help you out! This book was illustrated by Fumi Kosaka.
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GsMom4life More than 1 year ago
Beautiful story in so many ways, for people of all ages. A reminder to us all that paying it forward really can change the world, one person at a time.
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