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Best Friends

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ISBN-10: 1400300320

ISBN-13: 9781400300327

Edition: 2002

Authors: Jean Fischer, Thomas Kinkade, Kevin Burke

List price: $14.99
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Travel inside the paintings of Thomas Kinkade in this delightful collection of eight heart-warming stories of friendship-some adaptations of beloved classics, some original stories of extraordinary lives. Any girl who has ever had a best friend will treasure the adaptations of favorite scenes from Anne of Green Gables, The Secret Garden, Heidi and Little Women. They'll also be inspired by real-life heroines like Harriet Tubman, the former slave who forged a trail to freedom via the Underground Railroad-and Helen Keller, who shared an enduring friendship with her teacher, Anne Sullivan. The friends featured in this volume withstand conflict, separation and the challenges of growing up,…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 96
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

JEAN FISCHER has written many Christian books for adults and children. Born and raised in Wisconsin, she lives near the shore of Lake Michigan where she enjoys watching woodland wildlife and working in her backyard gardens.ALEXANDRA STEELE-MORGAN lives and works in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Since her graduation from the University of Plymouth, she has enjoyed illustrating in a variety of forms for children. She also enjoys painting portraits and seascapes in her spare time.

Thomas Kinkade was born in Sacramento, California in 1958. He spent one summer on a sketching tour with a college friend and afterwards produced the instructional book, The Artist's Guide to Sketching. The book's success landed the two artists at Ralph Bakshi Studios to create background art for the animation feature, Fire and Ice. After the film, Kinkade began earning a living as a painter and is now one of America's most collected living artists. He has also written numerous books including Lightposts for Living and the Cape Light series.

A graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design,nbsp;Kevin is annbsp;award wining illustrator with 26 years experience illustrating for a variety of audiences.nbsp; He has provided his exceptional work to Fortune 500 corporations, the toy undustry, varied product and service organizations as well as editorial illustrations for use in books, newspapers, journals and magazines.nbsp; As a husband and father, his work with children's book is not only a professional passion for him but a personal journey he shares with his family.nbsp; Kevin and his wife, LIsa, have four children.

Diana Comes for Tea: Best Friends (Adapted from L. M. Montgomery's novel Anne of Green Gables)
The Railroad to Freedom: New Friends (Based on the life of Harriet Tubman)
The Secret Garden: Unlikely Friends (Adapted from Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel The Secret Garden)
Teacher: Teachers As Friends (Based on the lives of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan)
Heidi and Her Grandfather: Grandparents As Friends (Adapted from Johanna Spyri's novel Heidi)
Sacagawea and Jumping Fish: Forever Friends (Based on the adventures of two Shoshoni girls)
A Christmas Story: Friends Helping Friends (Adapted from Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Women)
The Flagmakers: Patriotic Friends (Based on the true story of Caroline Pickersgill)