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Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time

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ISBN13: 9780142414125
ISBN10: 0142414123
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This young readers edition of the worldwide bestseller Three Cups of Tea has been specially adapted for younger readers and updated by Greg Mortenson to bring his remarkable story of humanitarianism up to date for the present. Includes new photos and illustrations, as well as a special interview by Greg's twelve-year-old daughter, Amira, who has traveled with her father as an advocate for the Pennies for Peace program for children.

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The moving, true story of the young woman dubbed “The Voice of Americas Bullied”; how her bond with her dog, Izzy, changed her life; and their mission to help break the cycle of bullying.

In middle school, Gabrielle “Gabe” Ford developed a degenerative muscle disease, and was harassed by bullies as a result. She did her best to keep her head high, but it wasnt easy. Then Gabe got a dog, Izzy, who developed an uncannily similar disorder. They were invited to appear on Animal Planet to talk about their bond, which in turn led to an invitation to speak at a school. And so began Gabes career as an anti-bullying advocate. Dubbed “The Voice of Americas Bullied” by the Huffington Post, Gabe now makes a career of public speaking and has received numerous honors for her hard work. Here is her amazing story—from her lowest days dealing with various challenges, to the unbelievable and immediate bond with Izzy, to her ongoing mission to put an end to bullying, one school at a time.

Includes resources and tips for readers, plus a color insert of photographs!

Synopsis:

Make this your next book club selection and everyone saves.

Get 15% off when you order 5 or more of this title for your book club.

Simply enter the coupon code MORTENSONTHREE at checkout.

This offer does not apply to eBook purchases. This offer applies to only one downloadable audio per purchase.

This young readers edition of the worldwide bestseller Three Cups of Tea has been specially adapted for younger readers and updated by Greg Mortenson to bring his remarkable story of humanitarianism up to date for the present. Includes new photos and illustrations, as well as a special interview by Greg’s twelve-year-old daughter, Amira, who has traveled with her father as an advocate for the Pennies for Peace program for children.

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About the original Three Cups of Tea:

The inspiring account of one man's campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti-American reaches of Asia.

In 1993 Greg Mortenson was the exhausted survivor of a failed attempt to ascend K2, an American climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through Pakistan’s Karakoram Himalaya. After he was taken in and nursed back to health by the people of an impoverished Pakistani village, Mortenson promised to return one day and build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time — Greg Mortenson’s one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban.

Award-winning journalist David Oliver Relin has collaborated on this spellbinding account of Mortenson’s incredible accomplishments in a region where Americans are often feared and hated. In pursuit of his goal, Mortenson has survived kidnapping, fatwas issued by enraged mullahs, repeated death threats, and wrenching separations from his wife and children. But his success speaks for itself. At last count, his Central Asia Institute had built fifty-five schools. Three Cups of Tea is at once an unforgettable adventure and the inspiring true story of how one man really is changing the world — one school at a time.

About the Author

Greg Mortenson is the director of the Central Asia Institute. A resident of Montana, he spends several months of the year in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

David Oliver Relin is a contributing editor for Parade magazine and Skiing magazine. He has won more than forty national awards for his work as a writer and editor.

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msalzinger, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by msalzinger)
Really inspiring story -
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olderwoker, April 14, 2011 (view all comments by olderwoker)
This book was quite entertaining and I was happy to read it. That said, doesn't anyone think it a bit odd that Greg Mortenson refused to allow military funding? He doesn't really provide convincing reasons not to do so. Also, I would've liked more information on how he determined that schools for girls were more important than schools for everyone.
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olderwoker, April 14, 2011 (view all comments by olderwoker)
This book was quite entertaining and I was happy to read it. That said, doesn't anyone think it a bit odd that Greg Mortenson refused to allow military funding? He doesn't really provide convincing reasons not to do so. Also, I would've liked more information on how he determined that schools for girls were more important than schools for everyone.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142414125
Author:
Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Author:
Mortenson, Greg
Author:
Relin, David Oliver
Author:
Ford, Gabrielle
Author:
Thomson, Sarah L.
Adapted by:
Thomson, Sarah
Adapted:
Thomson, Sarah
Subject:
People & Places - Middle East
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Asian American
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
People & Places - Asia
Subject:
Pakistan
Subject:
Afghanistan
Subject:
Girls' schools - Pakistan
Subject:
Girls' schools - Afghanistan
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.06 in 1 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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The moving, true story of the young woman dubbed “The Voice of Americas Bullied”; how her bond with her dog, Izzy, changed her life; and their mission to help break the cycle of bullying.

In middle school, Gabrielle “Gabe” Ford developed a degenerative muscle disease, and was harassed by bullies as a result. She did her best to keep her head high, but it wasnt easy. Then Gabe got a dog, Izzy, who developed an uncannily similar disorder. They were invited to appear on Animal Planet to talk about their bond, which in turn led to an invitation to speak at a school. And so began Gabes career as an anti-bullying advocate. Dubbed “The Voice of Americas Bullied” by the Huffington Post, Gabe now makes a career of public speaking and has received numerous honors for her hard work. Here is her amazing story—from her lowest days dealing with various challenges, to the unbelievable and immediate bond with Izzy, to her ongoing mission to put an end to bullying, one school at a time.

Includes resources and tips for readers, plus a color insert of photographs!

"Synopsis" by ,
Make this your next book club selection and everyone saves.

Get 15% off when you order 5 or more of this title for your book club.

Simply enter the coupon code MORTENSONTHREE at checkout.

This offer does not apply to eBook purchases. This offer applies to only one downloadable audio per purchase.

This young readers edition of the worldwide bestseller Three Cups of Tea has been specially adapted for younger readers and updated by Greg Mortenson to bring his remarkable story of humanitarianism up to date for the present. Includes new photos and illustrations, as well as a special interview by Greg’s twelve-year-old daughter, Amira, who has traveled with her father as an advocate for the Pennies for Peace program for children.

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