A kindness story that promotes caring and compassionate behavior for children and adults. Can one child’s good deed change the world? It can when she’s Ordinary Mary–an ordinary girl from an ordinary school, on her way to her ordinary house–who stumbles upon ordinary blueberries. When she decides to pick them for her neighbor, Mrs. Bishop, she starts a chain reaction that multiplies around the world. “… shows the importance your actions can have on others, but it also shows the ways your actions can ripple out to affect total strangers.” - BuzzFeed Celebrate the fifteenth anniversary edition of this feel-good story that continues to inspire and celebrate a world full of ordinary deeds! Updated illustrations and endpapers are now paired with this beloved storyline as it stirs a whole new generation on to more random acts of kindness–proving one child’s compassion and empathy really can change the world. The best selling kindness book for families Age range 4 to 12 years Grade level 2 - 6 Lexile Measure AD950L Emily Pearson is the co-author of Fuzzy Red Bathrobe: Questions from the Heart for Mothers and Daughters. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Fumi Kosaka was born and raised in Japan, and studied illustration at Brigham Young University. Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed is among the first of many books she has illustrated.
Fumi Kosaka was born and raised in Japan, and studied illustration at Brigham Young University. She has illustrated many books for children including If You’ll Be My Valentine, by Cynthia Rylant and Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin. She lives in Provo, Utah with her husband and two children.