Gr. 4^-7. The authors of Chicken Soup for the Soul
(1993) offer a compilation of heartwarming stories directed at children. Among the mix are stories by well-known names such as Shaquille O'Neal and Chuck Norris; however, most of the stories were sent in to the editors by children from all over the country. The offerings range from funny to inspiring to dull to, well, schmaltzy. Although it is doubtful that kids will ask for the book themselves (especially with a title like this), parents, librarians, and teachers will find much here to use as a jumping-off point for discussions on all sorts of questions and problems children face. Ilene Cooper
About the Author
Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors, are joined here by Patty Hansen and Irene Dunlap.
Patty Hansen is the coauthor of Condensed Chicken Soup for the Soul. She serves as chief financial officer and troubleshooter at Mark Victor Hansen and Associates.
Irene Dunlap is a writer and jazz singer. She lives in Newport Beach, California, with her husband and their two children.