One day the boy had forgotten to care for the kitten and he was so terrified that the kitten would live a life of abuse with the family of boys, that he took the kitten to the shore and drowned it, in order to spare it a terrible existence. When the father learned what had happened he was devastated , as he had never really meant to give the kitten away.
A terribly sad story, first story I read that made me cry. Any ideas? Can anyone help me? My girlfriend was born in and her father used to read her a poem every night from a book of poems. Sorry to say all she remembers is it was a green book. Her dad sadly passed away when she was 12 years old and her mother doesn't recall either. As a child my mother used to read to me out of a green book of poems. So I figured I would share in case its the same book. It was called Famous Poems. The poem read to me was called The Duel about a gingham dog and a calico cat.
I know this is a shot in the dark but I'm looking for a very specific book. It's a collection of Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales. There is a mermaid on it, I've had noooo luck! All I keep finding is the dark blue version with a small mermaid. The bottom of the book has seaweed stemming upwards! Please help. I read a book as a child that must have been written in the 60s or 70s, about an English boy and an African one. They used to communicate over a wall? The African boy taught him some words in Swahili.
I am not sure but the English boy may have had a physical disability? I would really like to find out the title and the book again. She is then with her parents out running errands and goes into a hardware store and a clothing store. It had a store front on the cover like a brick store front but thats all I can remember and I know it had to be from the late 80's since I was born in 86 and I had it from when I was a baby on up. I cant remember anything else about the book other then it was made in the early 90's since I got it as a gift around age 6 or 7.
I am trying to locate a book I read back in 5th grade, will be older than This is a hardcover book, and a mother and daughter have fallen from the graces have disgraced the royal court in France, maybe between They are being sent away to New World, either Canada or Louisiana.
Mother and daughter may be seamstresses and make their own clothes. Book may be written late s- early s, not sure about date. He couldn't draw dragons well and then he got a dragon to draw from. He did have a dog but I can't remember if the dog turned into the dragon or maybe he traded it for the dragon, though I strongly suspect the former.
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Then one day his dog got turned into a dragon that ate lots of coal in bags and the artist painted so many new things that people bought from him. Paintings and sketches of the dragon in so many different poses, breathing fire, flying, etc.
Anyone know what this book is? I had this book in the 90's about a little girl who wanted to care for the planet. She got upset when people were carving the trees and leaving rubbish in the lakes.
She happened to be able to talk to nature and she made all the birds fly away and the grass to stop growing and the lakes to dry out. She wanted to to prove how important nature was and how people had to look after it.
Eventually, everyone realised and started to change their behaviour. It was such a charming book I want to read and see it again because I feel like I have dreamt it! It had lovely crayon type drawings and I remember the little girls name started with a Z and she had red hair. It's all I remember and it's so frustrating! All I can remember was a boy who was in the forest at night and he witnessed ogres and possibly other types of monsters dancing or having a party?
I believe that they captured him. The artwork was big, bold and memorable! Good luck. Are you thinking of 'Where the Wild things are'? Maurice Sendak It's such a famous book so I'm sure you must know it, so it's probably another book you're looking for, but there is a forest, a small boy, ogre types, and very bold illustrations! You don't suppose this was Where the Wild Things Are? Maurice Sendak? Take a look at the pictures on Google Images. They are certainly memorable!
I should have recognized quite a few! By now there are about entries on this page and I can't do much more than screen out the false comments. When you answer a query, would you be kind enough to include a reference to the book title or subject in your Subject line? I like to read your ID's but my search works only on all comments, lots of scrolling and moving to next page.
Note: An expert children's librarian can ID faster than any computer search! Try your public library, if you are fortunate enough to have a library with a strong children's program. I thought since each query had a reply button that it would refer to the stumper. I will keep that in mind in the future. Thanks for posting other people's stumpers.
Memory can be such a funny thing, especially things we remember as a child. You'd think I'd have remembered it since my family called me Jenny! She visits all the lodgers one by one, and they tell her stories. One lodger is an old sailor. Another lodger makes the girl ginger tea when she has a cold. Another lodger used to run a shop. My grandma had a storybook that had a whole bunch of short stories maybe Richard scarry? Anybody remember a story about two dentists, one up and one down, and one would give the kids candy and one wouldn't? Would love to pass this down to my son! I remember my grandmas book was hardcover, and I think the cover was blue.
I have been looking for this book for years. It was such an odd story it's stuck with me for 30 years. It had a blue cloth or hard back cover. I believe it was written in the late 's early 's or that was the time it was based in. I remember it has ink drawings in it no color just black. It's about 2 sisters who leave their family house by train, because the older sister is going to be a companion for other family. They move it into an Boarding house that they are serve clams for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Hi all, I am trying to trace a story I read as a child, I was about 7 so it would be early 80s. A child was brought up in a kind of dystopian world, his parents refused to answer any of his questions, i. Perhaps "Examination Day" by Henry Slesar? It was also turned into a Twilight Zone episode. That's definitely a story that sticks with you I'm looking for a book about a lazy mouse that was always sleeping late and being late to school One day he the mouse got lost going to school and ended up at a pond with a frog.
He becames friends with the frog, but soon started missing his family, and went home. He started getting up early and going to school on time. It was reissued in paperback fairly recently with new and different illustrations by Cindy Szekeres. I am searching for a book my mother had as a child the title is: 'The Little Wee Cupid', given to her in Story is about a wee cupid set to guard the Faerie treasue of Magical Stardust. He fell asleep and the Faerie treasure was stolen by "the Old Pedlar flying down the sky.
He sat squeezed in his basket Find the Old Pedlar, little wee man, and the treasure is yours! I'm trying to find an illustrated children's book that I enjoyed in the early '80s. I don't know if it was published in the US, or only in Canada. It's about a young boy who sets out into the woods to catch a monster or dragon?
His friend, or brother, tags along. They start by building a small wooden cage trap?
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In Exile, however, all is different Preview — Telling Teddy by J. Telling Teddy Dear Teddy 2 by J. Stockholm Goodreads Author. Get A Copy. Kindle Edition. More Details Dear Teddy 2. Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Telling Teddy , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. This book is the second part of the memoir of a man who was emotionally, physically and sexually abused at least from when he was five years old.
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As it happened with the first book in the series, I think this one is a must read. However, it took me a really long time to write the reviews. But I guess that is a good pointer to a powerful story and a very accomplished writing. Some of the thoughts I came up with can be read on my review of Dear Teddy. I think the author does a great job showing how, for example, dissociation, self-harming yes, self-harming at six and, less known, OCD can develop in a very small child as a relatively direct result of abuse and the feeling of helplessness that comes with it; also from an upbringing in a household in which anything this little boy does might be wrong, bad, and thus unravel hell.
By the introduction of a character called Graham, Stockholm takes us another step further into the mind of abused child. Sexual abuse to a child so young really mixes their feelings and patterns of thinking about many things, such as boundaries, intimacy and the sense of right and wrong. The book is wonderful in how it proves this especially true when the abusers are the child's parents. And it gives another turn when, in the midst of non-stopping, violent abuse, steps a figure who abuses the child in a way that is not physically harming.
Reactions to how the story plays out with this character might leave you with disturbing thoughts you had never thought you would have. It actually enraged me how nobody did anything; how nobody tried to scratch below the surface of an anguished and scared child shrugging when spoken to about things he was not supposed to tell… Finally, I suffered and keep suffering when I think of JD still loving his mother and father, still fighting to be the son they want, still blaming himself every time he feels pain; every time they hurt him.
JD was a gentle, sensitive, loving child. And, never, ever, was anything that happened his fault. Be ready to shed tears, but I urge you to read this story. View 1 comment. Aug 18, Cynthia rated it it was amazing. I am one of those people who loves to read books. I also love to write reviews on them if I have enjoyed them. I take pleasure in doing so and the words I choose to write just kind of tumble right out as I go. I have, however, never before found myself staring at the screen of my computer for so long, wondering what the best way to word myself is.
I struggled this way after reading both J. Stockholm's first book, Dear Teddy and then this book, Telling Teddy. How do you write about how much you I am one of those people who loves to read books. How do you write about how much you enjoyed a book that is a grievously true story all about child abuse in its worst form? Is it right or appropriate to even use the word "enjoy"? Probably not. So, let me simply explain what it is about this book that I Just as in the first book, the events in Telling Teddy shock, horrify and unhinge you. You just can not come to terms with the fact that there are parents who could do these things to their children.
Who could be so cold-blooded and heartless. In so many different ways. Starving, neglecting, molesting, verbally and physically abusing their own son. Indubitably, there is something intrinsically wrong with these people's make-up. You constantly feel your anger warring with the dismay and anguish you feel for the young boy. Where are these people's natural inclination to feel compassion and humaneness, not for a stranger, but for their own flesh and blood?
How can you sit and watch a little boy cry in fear or pain and feel nothing? How can you allow others to hurt and abuse him instead of being overwhelmed by a parent's constitutionally profound need to protect and fight for their child's safety? How can you ignore his terrified screams and desperate pleas for help?
How can you do what you did to your son? While reading, you are appalled by so many countless events that take place that you do not know which to be more nauseated or angry about. Your hatred for the child's parents threatens to consume you on more than one occasion. The father's repeated maltreatment and abuse of his child is sickening and enraging. This is an absolutely callous and degenerate human being. However, although you constantly find yourself angered by his father, it is his mother's actions that literally make you gasp in horror.
Not only did she allow what was happening, but the horrendous fact is that she encouraged it too. You reach a point where you are completely overcome with contempt and resentment for her. In my eyes, the part she played in this is almost worse. She could have protected her child. She could have saved him from a life of untold horror and despair. She could have saved him from her depraved husband. She could have saved him from sick, debauched men.
She could have been a good mother. The sense of helplessness you feel when you see this story through the boy's eyes, when he uses a child's words and perception to try and explain what is happening to him, is crushing. You know what is coming, yet you cannot protect him. His innocence is endearing and disarming, and his continuous hope and struggle to win his parents' love is heartbreaking. Despite all he endures, he loves his family and dreads the thought of being parted from them.
One of the most tragic scenes in the book is where he runs after his parents' car when they are leaving him behind, begging them to take him with.
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While you may feel a sense of relief and joy at this parting, you cannot but feel sorrow for the small child's sense of despair and abandonment. Another part of the book that completely shocked me was the child's encounter with yet another abuser, Graham. What shocked me, however, was not the actual event in itself, but my feelings towards it.