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The Gift is in the Giving
Reach And Teach says:
A man walked into our shop one day and said "I've written a book, would you like to see it?" Of course I wanted to see it. He handed a copy to me.
Charley won a wonderful marble, a "Taw" that made kids ooohhh and ahhhhhh. He told his mother the story about how he'd won it, and that set her to thinking a bit... Then Charley said he wanted to give a gift to his best friend, but it wasn't the prized marble, it was another. Why not give him your very best marble... and that set Charley to thinking.
The best books in the world don't tell you what to think, they simply make you think. And this book does a marvelous job at that!
Charles M. Fontenot wrote this story for his grandchildren and for all of our children. It is a gem. Beautifully illustrated by Jamie Lentzner and rendered by Susan Trubow, this lovely and inspiring book helps teach the real meaning of giving.
Thanks Charles, for sharing "Charley" and this very wonderful gift.
About Charles M. Fontenot (from his web site):
I am a 72 year-tong grandfather who believes in the values of home, family and love. My wife Lucy and I have been married 48 years and we live in San Mateo, California. Our daughter, Kari and son-in-law, Jim live close by with our grandsons Ben age 12 and Matthew age 7.
I began writing 26 years ago at the grave side of our son David who died at the age of 21. I continue to do so today as it helps me put into words what I find difficult to express to others.
I believe we don’t have to live in the past yet we can instill past traditions of value in the hearts and minds of our young in today’s world.