The Long and the Short of it A Tale About Hair by Lydia Criss Mays, Barbara Meyers


The Long and the Short of it A Tale About Hair by Lydia Criss Mays, Barbara Meyers

A colourfully illustrated story about Isabel and Emma, two girls with hair problems: one wants her hair to be longer; the other has lost her hair during cancer treatment and would like to have it back. Each girlAEs experience leads her to a new understanding: for one the realization that she can help someone through the simple act of giving her hair away; for the other the emotion of losing her hair while finding that others want to help. Along the way, they learn about courage, friendship, generosity, patience, pride, persistence, problem-solving, and responsibility.

About the Author

Barbara Meyers is the early childhood education department chair at Georgia State University and has been an educator for more than 40 years. Lydia Criss Mays is an instructor in early childhood education at Georgia State University and is involved with the Make-a-Wish Foundation.They both live in Atlanta, Georgia. Shennen Bersani is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

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32 pages


Lydia Criss Mays, Barbara Meyers
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Publication date

15th February 2011



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