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Desmond and the Very Mean Word

Written by Desmond Tutu & illustrated by A. G. Ford
Published by Candlewick Press
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Dec 3, 2012
Publication Date
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Pages
6-9
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While riding his new bicycle Desmond is hurt by the mean word yelled at him by a group of boys, but he soon learns that hurting back will not make him feel any better.

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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
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This story is based on a true story and has a wonderful message of forgiveness. It has quite a bit of text and is a longer story, so I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it for younger children or those that don’t like longer stories, but it’s an sweet book.

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Who Wrote Desmond and the Very Mean Word

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Desmond Tutu
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Book Details

ISBN:
9780763652296
Publication Date:
December 3, 2012
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2012942373
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0763652296
ATOS® Book Level:
3.9
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
157355
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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