The Promise of a Pencil

The Promise of a Pencil
Author: Adam Braun
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-02-03
ISBN 10: 1476730636
ISBN 13: 9781476730639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise of a Pencil Book Review:

The author describes how he left a lucrative business consulting job to found the nonprofit Pencils of Promise, an organization responsible for building schools for the poor in developing countries around the world and which recently completed its two hundredth school.

The Promise of a Pencil

The Promise of a Pencil
Author: Adam Braun,Carlye Adler
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN 10: 1476730628
ISBN 13: 9781476730622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise of a Pencil Book Review:

The author describes how he left a lucrative business consulting job to found the nonprofit Pencils of Promise, an organization responsible for building schools for the poor in developing countries around the world and which recently completed its two hundredth school.

The Promise of a Pencil

The Promise of a Pencil
Author: Adam Braun
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN 10: 1476730644
ISBN 13: 9781476730646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise of a Pencil Book Review:

The riveting story of how a young man turned $25 into more than 200 schools around the world and the guiding steps anyone can take to lead a successful and significant life. Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was just sixteen years old, sprinting down the path to a successful Wall Street career. But while traveling he met a young boy begging on the streets of India, who after being asked what he wanted most in the world, simply answered, “A pencil.” This small request led to a staggering series of events that took Braun backpacking through dozens of countries before eventually leaving one of the world’s most prestigious jobs to found Pencils of Promise, the organization he started with just $25 that has since built more than 200 schools around the world. The Promise of a Pencil chronicles Braun’s journey to find his calling, as each chapter explains one clear step that every person can take to turn your biggest ambitions into reality, even if you start with as little as $25. His story takes readers behind the scenes with business moguls and village chiefs, world-famous celebrities and hometown heroes. Driven by compelling stories and shareable insights, this is a vivid and inspiring book that will give you the tools to make your own life a story worth telling. *All proceeds from this book will support Pencils of Promise.

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Author: QuickRead,Alyssa Burnette
Publsiher: QuickRead.com
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise of a Pencil by Adam Braun Summary Book Review:

Do you want more free books like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Founded on just $25, international charity Pencils of Promise has built more than 200 schools in developing countries around the world. This book tells the story of the charity’s growth and the mission of its founder, Adam Braun The Promise of a Pencil illustrates the simple key theories that characterize Adam Braun’s inspiring mission. In addition to telling the story of Braun’s charity, the principles outlined in this book will guide readers to find their passion, maximize their potential, and live a life full of joy and meaning through serving others.

Pencil

Pencil
Author: Ann Ingalls
Publsiher: Pajama Press Inc.
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-11-02
ISBN 10: 1772780472
ISBN 13: 9781772780475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pencil Book Review:

Pencil and his boy Jackson are a great pair: they draw, they sketch, they scribble. But then Jackson gets Tablet and Pencil finds himself dumped in the dreaded junk drawer; he just can’t compete with Tablet’s videos, games, and movies. How will Pencil ever reclaim Jackson’s attention? With the help of some new pun-loving junk-drawer friends (and a drooling, pencil-chomping dog), Pencil sketches out a plan to draw Jackson back into their friendship. A former educator whose first book was shortlisted for a Crystal Kite award, author Ann Ingalls uses kid-friendly puns and an upbeat tone in this story that celebrates friendship, collaboration, and unplugged fun. Buoyed by award-winning artist Dean Griffith’s always-exuberant illustrations, Pencil: A Story with a Point is a gentle reminder that technology is no match for imagination.

The Red Pencil

The Red Pencil
Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-09-16
ISBN 10: 0316247812
ISBN 13: 9780316247818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Red Pencil Book Review:

"Amira, look at me," Muma insists.She collects both my hands in hers."The Janjaweed attack without warning.If ever they come-- run." Finally, Amira is twelve. Old enough to wear a toob, old enough for new responsibilities. And maybe old enough to go to school in Nyala-- Amira's one true dream. But life in her peaceful Sudanese village is shattered when the Janjaweed arrive. The terrifying attackers ravage the town and unleash unspeakable horrors. After she loses nearly everything, Amira needs to dig deep within herself to find the strength to make the long journey-- on foot-- to safety at a refugee camp. Her days are tough at the camp, until the gift of a simple red pencil opens her mind-- and all kinds of possibilities. New York Times bestselling and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney's powerful verse and Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist Shane W. Evans's breathtaking illustrations combine to tell an inspiring tale of one girl's triumph against all odds.

The Pencil

The Pencil
Author: Susan Avingaq,Maren Vsetula
Publsiher: Inhabit Media
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2019-04-16
ISBN 10: 9781772272161
ISBN 13: 1772272167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pencil Book Review:

Susan and her sister, Rebecca, love watching their mother write letters to people in other camps. Their mother has one precious pencil, and she keeps it safe in her box for special things. One afternoon, their mother leaves the iglu to help a neighbour, and Susan, Rebecca, and their brother Peter are left with their father. They play all their regular games but are soon out of things to do--until their father brings out the pencil! As Susan draws and draws, the pencil grows shorter and shorter. What will their mother think when she comes home? Based on author Susan Avingaq's childhood memories of growing up in an iglu, this charming story introduces young readers to the idea of using things wisely.

The Secret Life of the Pencil

The Secret Life of the Pencil
Author: Mike Tinney
Publsiher: Laurence King Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN 10: 9781786270832
ISBN 13: 1786270838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Life of the Pencil Book Review:

Since software programs have come to dominate offices and studios, the pencil has become a symbol for creative freedom. In other words, the work you do on the computer is what you do for work, to pay the rent, whereas the stuff you do with your pencil is the stuff you do for fun. Apart from stimulating the world's most important creative minds, the pencil has become the modern creative's ultimate fetish. This book presents a unique collection of close-up pictures of pencils from some of our foremost artists, designers, writers, architects, and musicians. What makes these pictures compelling is the fact that they somehow reflect the creative personalities of their owners: Philippe Starck's is a stylish black and red, Paul Smith's is a classic jewel-like thing worth £3,000 (a present from Jonathan Ive), William Boyd's is nicely aged and rusty, while Anish Kapoor's is sculpted into a mini ArcelorMittal Orbital tower. The pictures are complemented by materials such as sketches, quotes and brief interviews, giving a further insight into the workings of these great creative minds.

Things Up Close

Things Up Close
Author: Alice Boynton
Publsiher: Look Closely (Look! Books (Tm)
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2019-08
ISBN 10: 1634406737
ISBN 13: 9781634406734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Things Up Close Book Review:

In Things Up Close, young readers view common objects--a pencil, sponge, toothbrush, and seashell--from a new perspective and learn uncommon facts about each one.

All About Skyscrapers

All About Skyscrapers
Author: Madison Spielman
Publsiher: Teacher Created Materials
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2004-11-01
ISBN 10: 9780743983532
ISBN 13: 074398353X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All About Skyscrapers Book Review:

Authentic, leveled content that helps students practice and develop their nonfiction reading skills.

The Pencil of Nature

The Pencil of Nature
Author: William Henry Fox Talbot
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1969
ISBN 10: 1465547878
ISBN 13: 9781465547873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reading Maps

Reading Maps
Author: Ann H. Matzke
Publsiher: Britannica Digital Learning
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2014-05-30
ISBN 10: 1625132069
ISBN 13: 9781625132062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Maps Book Review:

Maps help you learn about new places or places near where you live. This book introduces students to the basic parts of a map, including a map key and a compass rose. They learn how to use the scale on a map and the difference between a map and a globe. This title also allows students to distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.

A Better Man

A Better Man
Author: Louise Penny
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-08-27
ISBN 10: 146687371X
ISBN 13: 9781466873711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Better Man Book Review:

“‘A Better Man,' with its mix of meteorological suspense, psychological insight and criminal pursuit, is arguably the best book yet in an outstanding, original oeuvre.” —Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal "Enchanting... one of his most ennobling missions." —Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review Catastrophic spring flooding, blistering attacks in the media, and a mysterious disappearance greet Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he returns to the Sûreté du Québec in the latest novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny. It’s Gamache’s first day back as head of the homicide department, a job he temporarily shares with his previous second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir. Flood waters are rising across the province. In the middle of the turmoil a father approaches Gamache, pleading for help in finding his daughter. As crisis piles upon crisis, Gamache tries to hold off the encroaching chaos, and realizes the search for Vivienne Godin should be abandoned. But with a daughter of his own, he finds himself developing a profound, and perhaps unwise, empathy for her distraught father. Increasingly hounded by the question, how would you feel..., he resumes the search. As the rivers rise, and the social media onslaught against Gamache becomes crueler, a body is discovered. And in the tumult, mistakes are made. In the next novel in this “constantly surprising series that deepens and darkens as it evolves” (New York Times Book Review), Gamache must face a horrific possibility, and a burning question. What would you do if your child’s killer walked free?

A Forever Family

A Forever Family
Author: Rob Scheer
Publsiher: Gallery/Jeter Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-05-28
ISBN 10: 1501196642
ISBN 13: 9781501196645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Forever Family Book Review:

In the tradition of The Promise of a Pencil and Kisses from Katie comes an inspirational memoir by the founder of Comfort Cases about his turbulent childhood in the foster care system and the countless obstacles and discrimination he endured in adopting his four children. Rob Scheer never thought that he would be living the life he is now. He’s happily married to his partner and love of his life, he’s the father of four beautiful children, and he’s the founder of an organization that makes life better for thousands of children in the foster care system. But life wasn’t always like this. Growing up in an abusive household before his placement in foster care, Rob had all the odds stacked against him. Kicked out of his foster family’s home within weeks after turning eighteen—with a year left of high school to go—he had to resort to sleeping in his car and in public bathrooms. He suffered from drug addiction and battled with depression, never knowing when his next meal would be or where he would sleep at night. But by true perseverance, he was able to find his own path and achieve his wildest dreams. “A heartwarming, hopeful memoir brimming with humanitarianism and compassion” (Kirkus Reviews), Rob’s story provides a glimpse into what it’s like to grow up in the foster care system, and sheds necessary light on the children who are often treated without dignity. Both a timely call to action and a courageous and candid account of life in the foster care system, A Forever Family ultimately leaves you with one message: one person can make a difference.

Everyone Plays Games

Everyone Plays Games
Author: Amy Popalis
Publsiher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2018-11-30
ISBN 10: 1643696777
ISBN 13: 9781643696775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyone Plays Games Book Review:

In Everyone Plays Games, readers will learn about different types of games that teach sportsmanship and more while having fun. The real-world examples celebrate diversity and prove that we are all more alike than we realize. Children will love learning about the differences and similarities of people and places around the world as they strengthen reading comprehension skills with text-based questions. Each 24-page title in the Little World Everyone Everywhere series features full-color photographs, world maps, bold keywords with a photo glossary, comprehension and extension activities, and more to engage young learners and prompt their reading comprehension skills.

Color the Promises of God

Color the Promises of God
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2016-03
ISBN 10: 0736968350
ISBN 13: 9780736968355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Color the Promises of God Book Review:

Immerse yourself in the Bible's promises with these beautifully crafted, hand-drawn verses by Lori Siebert--all ready for your own creative touch. As you spend a few restful moments coloring and contemplating these well-loved passages of Scripture, each page will become a personal reminder that God's Word is for you.

Illusion

Illusion
Author: Carly Sotas
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2015-06-05
ISBN 10: 9781507818848
ISBN 13: 150781884X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Illusion Book Review:

How different is the version of ourselves we put on the cover for others to see from the person we are inside? "Photoshopping" doesn't just happen in magazines: it is a major part of how we live our lives. We cut away and conceal parts of who we are, while keeping the truth hidden inside. Sharing courageous stories of determination and personal growth, Carly Sotas uncovers lies about confidence and success while discussing her own struggles with self-esteem, fear, and failure. Instead of speaking as an authority or expert, she offers the perspective of a relatable twenty-year old, letting young people know they are not alone in the challenges they face and in their desire to live extraordinary lives.

The Promise of Rain

The Promise of Rain
Author: Donna Milner
Publsiher: Caitlin Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-11-01
ISBN 10: 9781927575284
ISBN 13: 1927575281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise of Rain Book Review:

Ethie Coulter was born after her father Howard returned from the war in 1945. She never knew him as he was before, never knew that he had been an open, loving man and a devoted husband. When his wife dies in bizarre circumstances, Howard must take on the burden of looking after eleven-year-old Ethie and her two older brothers. Why, Ethie wonders, is he so silent and withdrawn? Howard Coulter was one of two thousand Canadian soldiers sent to the Far East a month before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. Surviving the fierce battle for Hong Kong, he became a POW, moving from camp to notorious camp, watching his friends die of disease, starvation and worse. Yet Howard carries more than the physical and mental scars inflicted by his captors. Something happened in Hong Kong, a secret that he has carried for nearly two decades. Ethie, inquisitive and fearless, will be the one to work her way towards the truth and help her father come to terms with the past.

I Promise

I Promise
Author: LeBron James
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2020-08-11
ISBN 10: 0063017342
ISBN 13: 9780063017344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Promise Book Review:

An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! An Instant Indie Bestseller! *An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A B&N Best Book of the Year* A great gift for tiny go-getters and big dreamers! NBA champion and superstar LeBron James pens a slam-dunk picture book inspired by his foundation’s I PROMISE program that motivates children everywhere to always #StriveForGreatness. Just a kid from Akron, Ohio, who is dedicated to uplifting youth everywhere, LeBron James knows the key to a better future is to excel in school, do your best, and keep your family close. I Promise is a lively and inspiring picture book that reminds us that tomorrow’s success starts with the promises we make to ourselves and our community today. Featuring James’s upbeat, rhyming text and vibrant illustrations perfectly crafted for a diverse audience by New York Times bestselling artist Nina Mata, this book has the power to inspire all children and families to be their best. Perfect for shared reading in and out of the classroom, I Promise is also a great gift for graduation, birthdays, and other occasions. Plus check out the audiobook, read by LeBron James's mother and I Promise School supporter Gloria James!

Five Wives

Five Wives
Author: Joan Thomas
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 1443458554
ISBN 13: 9781443458559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Five Wives Book Review:

WINNER OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S LITERARY AWARD FOR FICTION A GLOBE AND MAIL, CBC BOOKS, APPLE BOOKS, AND NOW TORONTO BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR In the tradition of The Poisonwood Bible and State of Wonder, a novel set in the rainforest of Ecuador about five women left behind when their missionary husbands are killed. Based on the shocking real-life events In 1956, a small group of evangelical Christian missionaries and their families journeyed to the rainforest in Ecuador intending to convert the Waorani, a people who had never had contact with the outside world. The plan was known as Operation Auca. After spending days dropping gifts from an aircraft, the five men in the party rashly entered the “intangible zone.” They were all killed, leaving their wives and children to fend for themselves. Five Wives is the fictionalized account of the real-life women who were left behind, and their struggles – with grief, with doubt, and with each other – as they continued to pursue their evangelical mission in the face of the explosion of fame that followed their husbands’ deaths. Five Wives is a riveting, often wrenching story of evangelism and its legacy, teeming with atmosphere and compelling characters and rich in emotional impact.