Twelve-year old Martin has only just moved to a new town when he encounters some mean kids tormenting a small Jack Russell terrier puppy, lost and alone. Martin saves him, brings him home, and eventually gives him a name-Cool Shoes. Now the puppy has a home and a friend, and Martin knows he'll never be lonely again. Martin's mom and the squirrels take a liking to Cool Shoes, but the puppy needs to play with other dogs, too. One day at the dog park, Martin makes the acquaintance of Zaria, who also owns a Jack Russell. Now both Martin and Cool Shoes have new friends, and together, they can stand up to any foe! The friends need to be strong together, because there are bullies everywhere. Martin and Cool Shoes learn that some people just don't want to get along, but they also learn that all people can get along, if only they try. This is the story of a boy and his rescue dog, but it's also about friendship, family, and the bravery it takes to do the right thing.
From war-torn Sierra Leone to the US, to dancing for the Dutch National Ballet, this is a heartwrenching, life-affirming true story of a young girl orphaned by war and saved by ballet.
It's showtime! Someone keeps helping a poor shoemaker by making wonderful shoes during the night! Who could it be? Get your friends together and have a blast performing this lighthearted play written especially for elementary aged kids. This book includes the script, prop and costume suggestions, three simple songs, and even some warm up exercises. For approximately 10 - 25 actors.
This book explores the ways spirituality interacts with suicidal depression. This is not a book of answers nor is it a research study; rather, this is a book of questions that looks at suicide with human eyes and spiritual insight. Through the experiences and studies of the two authors, we explore the role that faith plays in the life of a depressed person who is considering suicide, as well as the cultural history and religious beliefs on suicide. There is not a single way to deal with suicide and depression. However, the unexplored areas of spirituality may provide additional insight for understanding and coping with the disease, as well as the emotional effect of such final act. In the end, we hope this book will provide a better understanding of why some suicidal people are able to utilize faith to help them overcome the lowest points of depression, and why some people, no matter the spirituality they have, find death the only solution.
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