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ANTHONY BARTON lectured at Dalhousie University from 1974 to 1998. He was Professor of Education from 1995 to 1998. He is the author of On the Methods of Famous Teachers and On the Structure of Didactic Tales. During his career he taught ten thousand students from various parts of the world, lectured on the radio, and published papers in professional journals. He retired in the summer of 1998 and now lives in Newfoundland with his wife in a house perched on a cliff top. Children and grandchildren come to visit. He spends his time painting pictures, writing, and exchanging e-mails with past students and with readers of his books.
on June 04, 2011 :
A children's world is inevitably one built around colossal changes and an unavoidable 'metamorphosis' as they grow up. Suddenly they can do things themselves and parents can be a bit embarrassing but deeply loved!
For your children, assuming they have read all the series of Matthew John and his friends adventures and have drawn close to all the Bat Riders, this volume provides a powerful new step forward in their lives that can help them with the growing-up process, a valuable dollop of life wisdom that is truly uplifting and yet is handled so gently, with truly a master's touch,that they can delicately absorb a happiness supportive grasp of life whilst enjoying the story enormously. For example don't miss the wolves being fed with Yumi fruit!
You'll have to read this volume and look between the lines with adult awareness to see what a sensible philosophy the writer is subtly sharing. Only read this story with your children after all the other volumes. Highly recommended.
(reviewed the day of purchase)