The Purple Lion and the Spotted Leopard: There's a Muffin in My Boot: A Guide to Character for Primary and Middle School Students (Paperback)
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Author Manfred J. von Vulte and Illustrator Shane Kirshenblatt bring to life the importance of character for primary and middle school students. Join Gary the Purple Lion and Larry the Spotted Leopard as they go to school and discover that perseverance, integrity, honesty, resilience, humility, and many more noble qualities are so important to their primary school experience. Besides that, help two friends figure out just exactly what is in Larry's boot
Middle school students, parents and educators will enjoy the second half of the book which includes more than a dozen character traits, critical questions, and genuine suggestions on how to improve as a student with a moral compass. Each section contains phrases that will help guide this specific age group.
These phrases have been with us for many generations and can be found in numerous parts of the world. Fascinatingly, their origins come from sayings grandparents and parents have communicated from time immemorial in different tones, volumes, and degrees of emphasis. This book takes specific universal tenets and seeks to combine them with cultural and ethnic wisdom, while presenting them in English, but also communicating them in some of the languages of the world, so that their intrinsic value can mean more to the speaker and to the listener. English is a paradox. While it allows for an arguable maximization of an audience, it often loses some passion and resonance in its translation.
Explore Authentic Character Formation Phrases in:
Halkomelem and Kwakʼwala (Indigenous Languages), French, Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Czech, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Persian - Farsi, Portuguese, Spanish, Tamil, Tagalog, Ukrainian, and Urdu.