A beautiful picture book with a CD of the opera based on the Greek myth of King Midas, who turns everything he touches to gold. Celebrated actor Terry Jones narrates the story on the CD.
When Joseph and Devon find money in the schoolyard the two friends have different thoughts about what to do. Should they say "finders keepers" or find out who lost it? It takes some courage, but Devon figures out how to help Joseph make the right choice.
Minimal text and stunning photographs from around the world describe the remarkable, and often dangerous, journeys children make every day on their way to school. No simple school bus picks them up each morning, but rather these children negotiate disaster zones, cross rapids, climb mountains, and maneuver on ziplines to reach the classroom.
Kamal tries everything to avoid his school trip to the live reptile exhibit – everything except admitting that he is scared. His fear of being teased is almost as big as his fear of reptiles. Finally, in desperation, Kamal communicates his fears in a way everyone understands, and is able to get the confidence he needs to face his fears.