Desmond and the Very Mean Word by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Douglas Abrams
  

Desmond and the Very Mean Word

Written by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Douglas Abrams
Illustrated by A.G. Ford

RRP £11.99

Synopsis

Desmond and the Very Mean Word by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Douglas Abrams

A powerful, stirring yet utterly down-to-earth story with an unforgettable message about anger, compassion and forgiveness. Based on a true story from the Archbishop Desmond Tutu's childhood, Desmond and the Very Mean Word depicts an incident in a South African town. While proudly riding his new bicycle, young Desmond is rudely insulted by some neighbourhood boys - and at first he responds angrily. But he's troubled to find that retaliation brings him no relief, and he can't stop thinking about the mean things the boys said to him. With the aid of the kindly Father Trevor, Desmond arrives at a better understanding of his feelings and learns that true forgiveness comes from within - and arises when you choose to regard all people with compassion, whether or not they say they are sorry. A beautiful tale of forgiveness, as well as a lesson about how to handle bullying and angry feelings, this is a vibrantly illustrated, deeply warm-hearted story.

About the Author

Archbishop Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his lifelong struggle to bring equality, justice and peace to his native South Africa. He continues to play an important role worldwide as a spokesperson for peace and forgiveness. This is his third children's book; his previous titles include God's Dream (9781406323375). The Archbishop lives in South Africa with his wife, Leah; they have four children. Douglas Carlton Abrams, co-author, has written many books, including God's Dream (9781406323375), which have been translated into more than two dozen languages. He lives in California with his wife and their three children. A. G. Ford is the illustrator of Goal! by Mina Javaherbin (9781406323375), as well as the New York Times bestseller Barack by Jonah Winter and Michelle by Deborah Hopkinson. He lives in The Colony, Texas.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 6

Author

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Douglas Abrams
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st February 2013

ISBN

9781406343915


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