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These are tales of Christmas past as only artist and “former kid” Bob Artley can paint them. With fond reminiscences and nostalgic full-color cartoons—and characteristic humor and insight—Bob takes us back to his life on the farm during the holidays. The true spirit of the holiday returns in fond, old-fashioned style with these charming watercolors. Bob takes us to a long-ago Christmas down on the farm, where we join the family at Grandma’s house, celebrate the season at the country school pageant, shop for presents in a country general store, and learn the secrets of Dad’s workshop. His reminiscences amount to a Christmas card of goodwill, sharing his warmest memories—and making our own Christmas past, present, and future what we most dearly wish for.
A minor classic of American literature, The Man Without a Country was written in the midst of the Civil War to bring home the emotional point of leaving the Union with no prospect of returning. The character is fictitious but many of the events and situations described are historically accurate. This short piece captures the essence of patriotism from the flip side -- and the remorse of having taken a youthful stand of defiance.
Offers practical guidelines and suggestions for parents and school personnel to better understand and meet the educational needs of the children of intercountry adoption. Children of intercountry adoption have complex histories that place them at high risk for difficulty or failure in school. Teachers and other school professionals often do not know how to test them, teach them, or meet their needs. This volume explains those needs and offers guidelines and suggestions to maximize the educational performance of these children and help them meet their potential. The volume includes research following children adopted from several countries, including Russia and former Soviet states, Romania, and China. Information from adoption literature on English as a Second Language classes, as well as special education law and research is presented. In addition, the volume offers stories of real children adopted from Romania, Russia, and China, their parents, and their interactions with schools in the United States.
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