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Mercy needs to stand up for herself. She also needs a miracle. Eleven-year-old Mercy lives with her eccentric foster aunts - two elderly sisters so poor they can afford only one lightbulb. A nasty housing developer is eyeing their house, which suddenly starts falling apart - just as Aunt Flora does, too. She's forgetting words, names and even how to behave in public. Mercy tries to keep her head down at school but when a classmate frames her for stealing the school's raffle money, Mercy's teachers decide to take a closer look at her home life. With the help of a neighbour, Mr Singh, who teaches Mercy about Gandhi and his principles of passive resistance, Mercy finds a tool that can help solve her problems. But first, like Gandhi, she needs to stand up for herself. She also needs a miracle. And to summon it she has to find her voice and tell the truth - and that truth is neither pure nor simple. A book that already feels like a classic, Small Mercies holds a strong message for children today. Full of heart, it will shine among the best children's literature for years to come.
It builds on Africa's passion for music and is a chance to celebrate the international successes of African stars.
Illustrates how exciting sporting talent from Africa are important role models who can bring both social and economic benefits to African society.
Wordbooks are important building blocks for developing reading, writing, speaking and listening at foundation level. This workbook will help build English vocabulary using scenes from the world that children know. It is an essential tool in the foundation phase classroom. The book takes children from the known to the unknown by showing familiar scenes and introducing new key words. The simple activities on the last page extend visual literacy, sorting and language skills. You can read this book in many ways. Here are some ideas: BEFORE READING:* Children talk about the pictures in their own language. * Children give any English words they know for the things in the pictures. WHILE READING: * Children read the English words, using the small pictures as a cue. * Children cover the small pictures and find the objects in the main picture. * Children cover the labels and try to remember the English words. AFTER READING: * With books closed, children draw pictures to illustrate the English words * Children write about one of the pictures in their own language. * Children tell each other stories about the pictures