|Written by kids and adults reminiscing about their childhood, a collection of short stories, anecdotes, poems, and cartoons presents a positive outlook on life, designed expecially for kids on the verge of becoming preteens. Original. 150,000 first printing. *Author: Canfield, Jack (COM)/ Hansen, Mark Victor (COM)/ Hansen, Patty (COM)/ Dunlap, Irene (COM) *Series Title: Chicken Soup for the Soul *Subtitle: Read-aloud or Read-alone Character-building Stories for Kids Ages 6-10 *Publication Date: 2006/03/01 *Number of Pages: 234 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 3-4 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.25|
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Written by kids and adults reminiscing about their childhood, a collection of short stories, anecdotes, poems, and cartoons presents a positive outlook on life, designed expecially for kids on the verge of becoming preteens. Original. 150,000 first printing.
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.