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PLATO'S JOURNEY-Anger Management and Honesty Children's Book (Life Skills Childrens eBooks Text-Only Version 22) [Kindle Edition]

Linda Talley
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Book Description

For the serious young reader - ages 6-9

This version of PLATO'S JOURNEY does not include the illustrations. The text itself carries the story pictures necessary for the serious young reader. This is a high level reading experience, and the quick turning pages keep the story moving.

If the luminous illustrations are better for your needs, then please click on PLATO'S JOURNEY in the Fully Illustrated Version.

PLATO'S JOURNEY will help young readers explore different kinds of falsehoods, and will promote honesty.


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.

Linda captures Plato's journey in vibrant prose-from the olive groves of the Papanopoulos farm to the crumbling ruins of Olympia, site of the ancient Olympic games.

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" which includes lots of facts about Ancient Greece, the Ancient Olympics, the Peloponnese, and describes the Land of Mountains and Islands, Modern
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.


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 6-9.

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

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 4-After a series of lies told to him by other animals sends Plato on a journey to Olympia, the site of the ancient Olympics, to compete in a nonexistent goat race, he returns hurt and humiliated. Illustrates the importance of telling the truth.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Kirkus Reviews

A cautionary tale about lying. Plato is a Greek goat who is duped into journeying to Olympia, where, he's been told, there is a great goat race that he is certain to win. When he arrives and finds only the ruins of the ancient stadium, where no races have been held for more than a thousand years, he realizes how both innocent flattery and deliberate deceit have combined with his own self-delusion to send him on a fool's errand. The large format and the watercolor illustrations of appealing animal characters are attractive. The Greek countryside is faithfully rendered, with many scenes enclosed by borders incorporating classical designs. For those seeking explicitly moralistic materials, there are also suggestions for ``teaching'' children to be honest and questions for discussion. (Picture book. 6-9) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

Product Details

  • File Size: 102 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: JOAN'S eBOOKS LLC Self-Esteem and Self Respect Publications-MarshMedia (October 17, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0047O2CG0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,305,173 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable story beautifully illustrated January 9, 2008
Set in ancient Greece, Plato's Journey is the story of a Peloponnese goat of extraordinary speed named Plato. Some ill-told lies propel Plato on a grand voyage to the great goat race at Olympia. During his long travels, he meets a wide variety of colorful characters from an easygoing pig to a prideful rooster and an eagle messenger from truth. Plato learns the vital importance of honesty, in this enjoyable story beautifully illustrated with watercolors capturing the essence of athletic animal action.
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2.0 out of 5 stars It's okay October 21, 2012
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The premise sounded good, but it reads too much like a lesson, and less like a story. My kids weren't very interested in it, and it doesn't really have much reread value.
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