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MOLLY'S MAGIC-Goal Setting and Problem Solving Children's Book (Life Skills Childrens eBooks Text-Only Version 19) [Kindle Edition]

Penelope Colville Paine
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Book Description

For the serious young reader - ages 6-9

This version of MOLLY'S MAGIC does not include the illustrations. The text itself carries the story completely...no 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 MOLLY'S MAGIC in the Fully Illustrated Version Series.

SOLVING PROBLEMS

Whisk away to the Emerald Isle for a lesson in creative thinking.

Molly is a clever pig. She can dance an Irish jig, balance a tin plate on her head, and catch a ball in midair.

But can Molly help rescue the O'Malley farm from its financial woes? That, thinks young Miles O'Malley, would take the talents of a magician.

Molly is no magician, but her great ideas for solving problems work like magic! This is the story of how Molly conjures carloads of tourists and sends them flocking to the rescue of the O'Malley family and their Seaside Tea Garden.

British-born author Penelope Paine has written this tale of creative thinking with humor and warmth, creating meticulously detailed glimpses into the rural life of western Ireland-from the cozy O'Malley kitchen to the rugged countryside of County Mayo.

This story of a problem-solving pig teaches us all that adversity may sometimes be overcome with a special kind of "magic."

A SURPRISE and added bonus is the "Enrichment Information" which includes lots of facts about daily life in rural Ireland. There are colorful thumbnail sketches of the Irish Tin Whistle, Symbols of Ireland, Peat Fires, Sheep and Cattle, Tea Times, Soda Bread (including a recipe!) Pigs and Collies and Visitors! 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...using ingenuity and creative thinking to solve problems. So even though on the surface, this is just an enaging story for children, it is also truly helpful in a real way.

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 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
JOAN'S eBOOKS LLC

Editorial Reviews

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The seven step approach to problem solving will be particularly useful to teachers, guidance counselors, and social workers. --School Library Journal

I have previewed a vast number of guidance-related materials during the last 17 years. Never have I been as excited... You have touched a special spark with your creative, motivating, beautiful stories. --Genie Byrd, counselor, Keheley Elementary School, Marietta, GA

I have previewed a vast number of guidance-related materials during the last 17 years. Never have I been as excited... You have touched a special spark with your creative, motivating, beautiful stories. --Genie Byrd, counselor, Keheley Elementary School, Marietta, GA

I have previewed a vast number of guidance-related materials during the last 17 years. Never have I been as excited... You have touched a special spark with your creative, motivating, beautiful stories. --Genie Byrd, counselor, Keheley Elementary School, Marietta, GA

I have previewed a vast number of guidance-related materials during the last 17 years. Never have I been as excited... You have touched a special spark with your creative, motivating, beautiful stories. --Genie Byrd, counselor, Keheley Elementary School, Marietta, GA

From the Inside Flap

Molly is a clever pig. She can dance an Irish jig, balance a pie plate on her head, and catch a ball in midair.

But can Molly help rescue the O'Malley farm from its financial woes? That, thinks young Miles O'Malley, would take the talents of a magician.

Molly is no magician, but her great ideas for solving problems work like magic! This is the story of how Molly conjures carloads of tourists and sends them flocking to the rescue of the O'Malley family and their Seaside Tea Garden.

British-born author Penelope Paine has written this tale of creative thinking with humor and warmth. And Molly's story is wondrously illustrated by Itoko Maeno, who has created meticulously detailed glimpses into the rural life of western Ireland -- from the cozy O'Malley kitchen to the rugged countryside of County Mayo.

This story of a problem-solving pig teaches us all that adversity may sometimes be overcome with a special kind of "magic."


Product Details

  • File Size: 151 KB
  • Print Length: 30 pages
  • Publisher: JOAN'S eBOOKS LLC Self-Esteem and Self Respect Publications-MarshMedia (September 26, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0044R903S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #492,529 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful art March 12, 2013
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The illustrations are lovely. It offers a sweet message about problem solving with the perspective of a different (for Americans) culture.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real taste of Irish charm August 13, 1998
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Format:Hardcover
This is a delightful tale that brings together the concept of problem solving and helps educate youngsters about the Irish community and countryside. Visit Newport Co. Mayo through this book or come in person and follow in Molly's footsteps.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Space December 2, 2013
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1.0 out of 5 stars MOLLY'S MAGIC September 29, 2013
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It was absolutely. boring. It was no fun at all. Just horrible. How could a child read it? Goodbye.

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By Juanita
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Never bought it. Why are you asking me about it? Is it at home on my KINDLE ? I'm nor with my KINDLE. Find the KINDLE jumps around too much, when I don't want it to, so I haven't been using it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cute story about problem solving June 12, 2013
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Good story to help kids think about how they can solve problems. Good helpful questions at the end. Nice illustrations..
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3.0 out of 5 stars did not enjoy the construction of the book June 9, 2013
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I'm sure the story is good, but the construction of the book for kindle made it difficult to read, so I didn't finish it. Also, the book looks to be written as a young children's book (4-5 years old), but the large paragraphs are not age suitable for most children under the age of 8 or 9.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet story! May 19, 2013
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This is a sweet and cleaver story with lovely illustrations. My 5 and 8 year old love it! A great find and to top it off it was free!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected
This book is for an older child. I read it to a 1 year old and a 3 year old and neither one cared for it or seemed the least bit interested. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Julie
5.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining
Read the book in my kindle, the pictures were perfect, the font was a little small, the story line was entertaining and fun. I would suggest a pop up window for the story.
Published 14 months ago by Xeo
4.0 out of 5 stars Molly's magic
This is a wonderful book. It has such a great story the only complaint I have is that the format was very difficult for my seven year old to read it how it is able to be displayed. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Cara Correll
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed reading with my daughter
Great kids' book. We both liked Molly the pig and her good ideas. Pictures were "super-pretty" though the text was too small on the Kindle screen.
Published 14 months ago by JEFFREY S MERRITT
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute
This whimsical story puts you in the mind of Charlotte's Web. I love the page at the end that is all about Ireland. The illustrations are very sweet.
Published 14 months ago by Rebekah
4.0 out of 5 stars loved it
cute and fun to do. my 5 year old reads this every day before bed time. it was fun do do together and super cute illustrations
Published 15 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars kids enjoyed
My kids enjoyed this story and could make good connections to their own every day lives and experiences! Nice book!
Published 15 months ago by Kazar
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