Join Meimei, a young panda, on a heroine's epic journey, starting from Western China. Called into a role as a reluctant leader, she transforms into a mature panda as helpers and enemies create a story with a dramatic ending. Be prepared for an emotional experience involving family, friends, and faith. "A remarkable work from a young author." - Chip Whitaker Sample text provided to the Lexile analyzer produced a Lexile score of 830. This converts to a 5.2 grade-level for reading skill (e.g. two months into 5th grade). Note that the author had just completed 4th grade when she published the book! The book is composed in American English with an accessible style at a 5th-grade reading level. The setting has global appeal; who doesn't like a new panda story? Young readers and their parents will enjoy the dramatic turns of the narrative, the internal self-talk of the heroine, the plot, and several layers of meaning. The story is original yet appeals to the timeless, cross-cultural line of a hero's journey, written by a young author for the benefit of young readers.
How many people live on the edge of their faith-not only Christians, but people who call themselves by other names? Too many, it seems If you want to reach real meaning in life, not just the glittering life we see in glossy magazines with cover photos of places one the other side of the world, read this book. Think about yourself somewhere in a public place, a mall or an airport. There might be a person who seems to see something beyond ordinary life. You wish you knew what that person knows about life, but just then, you have to leave, or that other interesting person walks away, and you wonder, "What did she (or he) see? I wish I knew." And then you wonder more-"Do I really see anyone the way I would like to see another person? Do I really see God?" This book is written to help you look inside-at what really counts in life.
There are many hurting hearts in this angry world, and this hurt can be carried over from one generation to the next. It is a vicious cycle, but with God's help it can be changed. By changing the single heart that is before Him and using that person to bring some peace, we can bring about change.
It is my hope that this book may help others to see that with God all things are possible. As we travel the road of faith, we can learn to be fruitful for His glory.
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