Summary and book reviews of Chicken Soup For The Kid's Soul by Jack Canfield

Chicken Soup For The Kid's Soul

101 Stories of Courage, Hope and Laughter

By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen

Chicken Soup For The Kid's Soul
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  • Hardcover: Aug 1998,
    332 pages.
    Paperback: Jul 1998,
    398 pages.

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Today's kids face grave issues and harder decisions than ever before. Gang warfare, violence, drugs, alcohol, smoking, pregnancy, depression and suicide have found their way into middle and elementary schools. Divorce splits apart families every day. These issues make kids feel as if they must understand and accept all the troubles of the world.

Now more than ever, kids want and need the inspiration and hope that Chicken Soup for the Soul provides. In this special volume, young readers will find empowerment and encouragement to love and accept themselves, believe in their dreams, find answers to their questions and discover hope for a promising future.

Green Salami

That is the best - to laugh with someone because you both think the same things are funny.
Gloria Vanderbilt

Sometime during the seventh grade two things happened to me. The first was that I got hooked on salami. Salami sandwiches, salami and cheese, salami on crackers---I couldn't get enough of the salty, spicy sausage. The other thing was that my mom and I weren't getting along really well. We weren't fighting really badly or anything, but it just seemed as if all she wanted to do was argue with me and tell me what to do. We also didn't laugh together much anymore. Things were changing, and my mom and I were the first to feel it.

As far as the salami went, my mom wouldn't buy any because she said it was too expensive and not that good for me. To prove my emerging independence, I decided to go ahead and eat what I wanted anyway. So one day I used my allowance to buy a full sausage of dry salami.

Now a problem had to be solved: ...

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Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger

The authors selected 101 of the stories to inspire courage, hope and laughter. They are aimed at children of all ages and their particular needs, but anyone will enjoy reading these vignettes on love, friendship, family, attitude and perspective, death and dying, achieving dreams, overcoming obstacles, choices, tough stuff, and eclectic wisdom. There's a story to touch everyone's heart, er..soul, especially the ones that are written by the children.

Booklist - Ilene Cooper

The offerings range from funny to inspiring to dull to, well, schmaltzy. Although it is doubtful that kids will ask for the book themselves (especially with a title like this), parents, librarians, and teachers will find much here to use as a jumping-off point for discussions on all sorts of questions and problems children face.

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mike

Awsome book

Mimi

Loved this book...but after the Preteen soul this book was not that good anymore. but still it was both heartwarming and terrific. those storys can warm your heart, put a smile on your face and some of them can make you cry.

Autumn

Good book


Patz... the cool one...

I like it very much because it makes me feel very light! I don't feel like I have problems or anything! I really feel brand new! It makes me feel happier!

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