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Fully Illustrated Version
Picture Book for reading with the younger child - ages 3-6
This version of PLATO'S JOURNEY includes all the luminous illustrations just waiting to enchant children of any age, and especially the read-to set.
If the text-only version is better for your needs, then please click on PLATO'S JOURNEY in the Text-Only Version for the serious young reader - ages 6-9.
Happy reading in either Version.
PLATO'S JOURNEY will help young readers explore different kinds of falsehoods, and will promote honesty.
TELLING THE TRUTH AND MANAGING ANGER
Travel to ancient Olympia and learn the importance of honesty
Plato is a goat of extraordinary speed. He may, in fact, be the fastest goat in all the Peloponnese. Or so he has recently come to believe.
It all started with a playful jest, followed by an ill-considered word of flattery. Then came two lies-one sparked by jealousy, another by greed. Together these four falsehoods send Plato on a journey he will never forget-a journey to the great goat race at Olympia.
By the time Plato returns home, he has learned the importance of honesty and has resolved never to tell anyone a lie.
Author Linda Talley's poignant story introduces a winning collection of characters, including our deluded hero, a jocular pig, a flamboyant rooster, and a mysterious eagle who descends like an oracle from Zeus to tell Plato the truth.
Artist Itoko Maeno captures Plato's journey in vibrant watercolors-
In this age of white lies and casual deceptions, Plato's story will make readers of all ages value the simple truth.
A SURPRISE and added bonus is the "Enrichment Information"
Greece and Olympia Today. This is fascinating detail that did not make it into the story itself, but is very rich in interesting description.
A second big plus is the "Letter to Parents and Educators" which includes many relevant questions and comments to facilitate conversation with young readers about the message of the story...the importance of honesty and truthfulness. So even though on the surface this is just an engaging story for children, it is also truly helpful in a real way.
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MAKING THE CASE FOR CHARACTER EDUCATION
If you are tired of bullying, teasing, youth violence, gangs, vandalism, drug abuse, sexual misconduct…
If you are tired of the crisis with our older youth…
If you want to help make a difference one tiny step at a time…
Then this is the eBook for your children ages 3-9.
Read WITH your children, discuss the concept and message…
and know that you are part of the movement sweeping America to bring back our important values by restoring character education in our homes and schools.
(signed) The Thoughtful Parent
JOAN'S eBOOKS LLC