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By Monique Polak. 2016
During Passover, Jews are reminded of how, more than three thousand years ago, their ancestors emerged from slavery to become… free men and women. Polak explores her own Jewish roots as she tells the Passover story, which reminds us that the freedom to be who we are and practice our religion, whatever it may be, is a great gift. It also teaches us that if we summon our courage and look out for each other, we can endure and overcome the most challenging circumstances. Grades 4-7. 2016.
By Jen Sookfong Lee. 2017
From its beginnings as a farming celebration marking the end of winter to its current role as a global party… featuring good food, lots of gifts and public parades, 'Chinese New Year' is a snapshot of Chinese culture. Award-winning author and broadcaster Jen Sookfong Lee recalls her childhood in Vancouver, British Columbia, and weaves family stories into the history, traditions and evolution of Chinese New Year. Grades 3-6. 2017.
By Reeve Lindbergh. 2000
A collection of seventy-seven poems, prayers and other writings gathered from many different cultures and faiths. It is arranged in… four sections: For the Day, For the Home, For the Earth, and For the Night. Grades 3-6. 2000.
By Anselm Grün, Marie-Lys Wilwerth-Guitard. 2014
" Fins connaisseurs de l'âme humaine, les premiers moines du désert l'avaient déjà découvert : l'homme est très souvent aux… prises avec des pensées fort profanes. Les trois vices principaux que sont le besoin permanent de manger (gloutonnerie), les fantasmes sexuels (luxure) et l'amour de l'argent (cupidité) sont les premiers à se manifester ; viennent ensuite les trois émotions que sont la tristesse, la colère et l'acédie ; et enfin les deux vices spirituels de la vaine gloire et de l'orgueil. Or nous sommes, nous aussi, tous assaillis par ces mêmes obsessions. Comment y faire face sans pour autant livrer un combat impossible ? Cette "pharmacie spirituelle" veut nous accompagner à appréhender nos sentiments négatifs pour leur opposer des paroles de sérénité, d'humour et de confiance. Tout cela dans un seul but : vivre en paix avec nous-mêmes. " -- 4e de couv. Titre uniforme: Die spirituelle Hausapotheke.
By Ausma Zehanat Khan. 2018
Throughout the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast during the day and break the fast together as a family each night.… Ramadan provides the opportunity to focus on positive thoughts and actions. It is a time to become more grateful for the blessings people often take for granted and be reminded of the importance of helping others. This book examines the origins and traditions of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Grades 3-6. 2018.
By Hugh Westrup, Darren Sechrist. 2000
This workbook offers science topics with the perspective that the world is created by God; that frame of reference is… found throughout the presentation of content, through Bible verses, and through other biblical references. Grades 2-4. 2000.
By Homer, Patrick Bowman. 2011
Ancient Troy. After his city is destroyed by the Greeks, 15-year-old orphan Alexi is enslaved and forced aboard a ship… bound for faraway Ithaca, under the command of the Greek warrior Odysseus. But none could foresee the perils of the cursed voyage to come: a brutal raid on the Cicones, a visit to the bewitching Lotus Eaters, and a grisly encounter with a Cyclops. Alexi has no idea how much worse his life is about to get. Descriptions of violence. Followed by "The sea god's curse". For junior high readers. c2011. (Odyssey of a Slave ; 1)
By Nikki Tate. 2018
Christmas is a popular holiday celebrated by people all over the world. Learn about the games played, foods eaten, music… played and favourite ways of decorating in different parts of the world. With lots of fun facts (about everything from frumenty to the jolly old man in red himself) and recipes, there's plenty in this volume to satisfy anyone with an interest in the festive season. Grades 4-7. 2018.