John D. Fitzgerald not only gives kids a story, he gives them STORY. My son and I were entertained, inspired and challenged as we read this book. It's our first Great Brain book, and we're both determined to read more. My 11yo son felt the lean to Christianity was a bit much, but it was an opportunity to talk about the different denominations and groups, and how different people live and express their faith.
Share this book with your co-workers, give it to your supervisors for Christmas! There are lots of practical suggestions to implement the challenging ideas in this book. All that, and it's a good read, too.
As a parent, I noticed that many of the learning tools children are being given are designed to develop left-brain thinking. The more we can balance that with right-brain play and exploration, the better off our kids will be.
Wow. A classic that’s also awesome, refreshing, satisfying. “Assigned reading”, so I avoided it when I was a student :-) He writes at a clip, creates fascinating characters, breaks grammatical rules with apomb and trusts the intelligence of the reader. Now I want to roar through the rest of Wells’ work!
"Sherlock Holmes sat for some time in silence with his head sunk forward, and his eyes bent upon the red glow of the fire. Then he lit his pipe, and leaning back in his chair he watched the blue smoke rings as they chased each other up to the ceiling."