Chicken Soup for the Child's Soul Character-building Stories to Read With Kids Ages 5-8 (Paperback)
|Author: Jack (COM)/ Hansen Canfield|
|Presents a collection of true stories that demonstrate values and life lessons for young readers, including consideration for others, responsibility, and forgiveness. *Author: Canfield, Jack (COM)/ Hansen, Mark Victor (COM)/ Hansen, Patty (COM)/ Dunlap, Irene (COM) *Series Title: Chicken Soup for the Soul *Subtitle: Character-building Stories to Read With Kids Ages 5-8 *Publication Date: 2007/08/01 *Number of Pages: 260 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 1-2 *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.75 *Height: 8.50|
Jack Canfield was an inner-city school teacher before he became a best-selling author. Beginning in 1967, he taught high school in Massachusetts and the Midwest before returning to graduate school for a degree in psychology. His experiences with students who badly needed an increase of self-esteem led to his concept for a book of motivational stories. The manuscript for CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL (co-written with a friend, Mark Victor Hansen) was rejected by 123 publishers until the authors finally found a small press that would take a chance. The rest is self-help history: as of 2003, over 80 million copies had been sold, and the book had generated innumerable spinoffs. Canfield, who admits that he got a C in his college composition course, has written several other books, including 100 WAYS TO ENHANCE SELF-CONCEPT IN THE CLASSROOM. He is also a therapist who practiced for many years in Amherst, Massachusetts, but gradually his job description evolved into a more public role, and he became a heavily-booked speaker on self-esteem and recovery issues. He is also the founder of Self-Esteem Seminars, located in Santa Barbara, California.