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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 New York Times bestseller that’s changing America’s diet is now perfect for younger readers

“What’s for dinner?” seemed like a simple question—until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delved behind the scenes. From fast food and big organic to small farms and old-fashioned hunting and gathering, this young readers’ adaptation of Pollan’s famous food-chain exploration encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices.

In a smart, compelling format with updated facts, plenty of photos, graphs, and visuals, as well as a new afterword and backmatter, The Omnivore’s Dilemma serves up a bold message to the generation that needs it most: It’s time to take charge of our national eating habits—and it starts with you.

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The New York Times bestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village is now perfect for young readers

When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land.

Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.

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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:
Ford, Gabrielle
Author:
ry
Author:
Thomson, Sarah L.
Author:
Hymas, Anna
Author:
Antoine de Saint-Exupand#233
Author:
ry, Antoine de
Author:
Pollan, Michael
Author:
Saint-Exupand#233
Author:
Mortenson, Greg
Author:
Kamkwamba, William
Author:
Howard, Richard
Author:
Relin, David Oliver
Author:
Mealer, Bryan
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
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Health - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Little Prince
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by ,

The New York Times bestseller that’s changing America’s diet is now perfect for younger readers

“What’s for dinner?” seemed like a simple question—until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delved behind the scenes. From fast food and big organic to small farms and old-fashioned hunting and gathering, this young readers’ adaptation of Pollan’s famous food-chain exploration encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices.

In a smart, compelling format with updated facts, plenty of photos, graphs, and visuals, as well as a new afterword and backmatter, The Omnivore’s Dilemma serves up a bold message to the generation that needs it most: It’s time to take charge of our national eating habits—and it starts with you.

"Synopsis" by ,
The New York Times bestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village is now perfect for young readers

When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land.

Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.

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