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LOVE’S ORPHAN By Ildiko S co t t CHUNGLEBERRY BUNTING LEARNS TO FLY By Peter Brooks A mysterious egg appears in the nest of Ma and Pa Robin. The chick that hatches from it is a totally strange bird. He calls himself a "chunkwing" and refuses to eat the worms his parents try to feed him. Yet to grow feathers and learn to fly he has to eat something. He dares to jump out of the robins' nest in a birch tree and embarks on an adventurous search for the one kind of food that will enable him to grow wings. In his search he is helped by an unlikely assortment of friends, including a cat, a priest and a friendly witch and her daughter. Children and adults alike will be captivated by the Peter Brooks’ delightful, poetic story and the wonderful, creative illustrations by Sarah Oliver that bring Chungleberry Bunting to life. As a special bonus, every book includes access to an audio version of the story, read by author. Born in 1947 to a family decimated by the Holocaust, Ildiko Scott's gripping memoir of life in post-war Hungary is a timeless story of hope and faith. After the divorce of her parents, young Ildiko spent most of her youth in a Jewish orphanage in Budapest, where she witnessed the Hungarian revolution of 1956 and the brutal Soviet occupation that followed. After attempting to escape the country with her father, Ildiko was eventually able to immigrate to America, where she found a new life, an enduring love, and a long and successful career in the fashion industry. LOVE’S ORPHAN puts the reader at the center of a turbulent era in European history, and shows how a young girl's faith enabled her to overcome fear and poverty and realize her dream of a new life in America. CORNELIUS B y Marcia DiNapoli Stin son MY JOURNEY TO MEET JANE G OODA LL B y Gregg Chavaria Cornelius supposed that his path would always be filled with big boulders. He was so tired of having to climb over them all by himself. Now walk along with this little angel as he discovers on his way, that God has never let go of his hand. This is a fictionalized account of a true travel tale that follows a discouraged young journalist from California to war-torn Croatia. There he meets and is smitten by a young woman who leads him to Africa: Nairobi Kenya; the Savannah Grasslands; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and the Gombe National Reserve, where they live and work briefly with the legendary Dr. Jane Goodall. Together they embark on a journey through the great continent and into each other’s hearts.


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