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Product Details

  • Paperback: 52 pages
  • Publisher: Eloquent Books (January 31, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1608609561
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608609567
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,069,440 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Monika Rossa Wheatley was born in 1960 in Warsaw, Poland. She grew up under the communist regime, in a home of her successful professional parents. Always interested in painting and writing, she wanted to pursue her studies in art. This, under the regime became even more difficult, since Rossa Wheatley was working against the regime, in so-called democratic opposition. In 1981 she left Poland, and came to the West, mostly to pursue her dream of becoming an artist. One month after she left, her mother died. It made it even more difficult for Rossa Wheatley to cooperate with the fact, that she couldn't go back to her family in those difficult times; the Marshal Law in Poland prevented " unnecessary trips"
A couple of years later she got married and came with her husband from Western Europe to the USA. She never planned to come to America, so she had to start from scratch, like for example by learning English, which was already her fifth language to learn.
In the marriage that lasted twenty years, Rossa Wheatley had five children. All this time she not only took care of them in a very fundamental way, but also wrote books for them, was teaching them music and art and languages. In the meantime, she took care of her artistic career; Rossa's paintings were displayed around the world, in different museums and galleries.
She is still professional artist. She paints and she writes l, like she always wanted to. Only that now, when the children are gone, she " can do it better and slower".
And it is not only for her children anymore. It is for all the children.
Monika Rossa Wheatley lives and works in Tucson, AZ.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Darth Mortis VINE VOICE on June 20, 2010
Format: Paperback
I have to say, I like this book. It's definitely unique and hooks you right from the beginning. It has some valuable lessons in it including issues around money (what it is, where it comes from, why it exists, etc). Going through the concept of money, the author hits other areas too such as the concept of war (though not graphic, so don't worry), family heritage, etc. The most interesting thing is that the main character, Jason, gets these concepts explained to him by a golden coin, which gets into the lessons by talking about its history and why it ended up embedded in the floor in his bedroom. Definitely belongs in a kid's collection or in a classroom.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Martha J. Biery on April 20, 2010
Format: Paperback
What a very imaginative idea - a talking head on a golden coin! That caught my attention right away. And as a teacher and a lover of books, I know the value of grabbing a reader's attention. As the story of Jason unfolds, there is a mystery to delve into and a lesson to be learned. Additionally, the author has not answered all the questions that arise, a very clever move that leaves room for the reader to generate his/her own ideas and theories that the author has left unanswered. This is also a great story for jumpstarting the writing process! Children's ideas will abound about what else can be found in hidden places and what other lessons can be learned!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Taran Hans on June 21, 2010
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I think, this book is great as it is based on real life events. It is so important for children to learn to value friendship and family and of course its best done through stories. This story is a captivating tale; lot of imagination and reading in-between lines. A good read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Raine on June 22, 2010
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This is a wonderful book teaching values to children in a very gentle way. The main character gets to learn not only values of the dollar but values in life as well and is a book your children will thoroughly enjoy and want you to buy the next book as it becomes available. Your children will want to tell their friends about this book!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robin Landry TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 13, 2010
Format: Paperback
Jason and the Golden Coin starts off with young boy who is having his eighth birthday party. After all the toys that Jason could possibly want are unwrapped, he is presented with an old worn-out teddy bear by his elderly aunt. Jason is clearly disappointed, as any eight year old would be, and doesn't thank his aunt for the unusual gift.

During the night, Jason discovers a coin in his room and when it starts to talk, Jason is given a lesson in his family's history. Spellbound, Jason learns that not all gifts are what we expect, but sometimes what we need.
Monika Rossa Wheatley, writes a wonderful story that is told in a most unusual way. Her imagination transports young readers to a world of the past where they learn not only the lessons of the past, but the enduring lessons of gratitude and the love of family. A book I'm sure all young readers would enjoy and read again and again.
Robin Landry, author of
When I Dream
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