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Kai and the Magic Jacket Tricia Chinn Campbell

Kai and the Magic Jacket

Tricia Chinn Campbell

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ISBN : 9780615585055
Paperback
38 pages
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When Kai receives an anonymous gift, he is unexpectedly introduced to ancestors from another time. In this coming of age story, Kai is offered guidance (with a little humor) while confronted with choices and peer pressure. Kai And The Magic JacketMoreWhen Kai receives an anonymous gift, he is unexpectedly introduced to ancestors from another time. In this coming of age story, Kai is offered guidance (with a little humor) while confronted with choices and peer pressure. Kai And The Magic Jacket will encourage children to develop their instinct and confidence - when it comes to making the right decisions. WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:With magic comes pressure to use that magic wisely. Kai and the Magic Jacket is a childrens picturebook - as young Kai is gifted a magic jacket that encourages him to make the right decisions throughout his life for himself and those around him. Kai and the Magic Jacket comes with a strong message of hope, and is a choice pick for childrens picturebook collections seeking something with an Asian flavor.- Midwest Book Review (Childrens Bookwatch)---------------A sweet familial story, beautifully illustrated, that delivers a terrific lesson for your readers.- Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.---------------In this day and age, when we are often separated from our extended family, who wouldnt want that loving support and guidance delivered in a beautiful, magical way? Readers will enjoy learning a bit about Chinese culture and about how listening to your inner voice can help you navigate difficult situations. I hope to read more about Kai soon!- Cause Haun, Co-founder of See Kai Run, and mother of two---------------Kai and the Magic Jacket depicts the importance and value of family, and that it takes a strong individual to stand up and say no to bad influences. If only every child had a magic jacket to help them.- Penney Gonzalez, Director of Rocky Mountain Montessori---------------When I was growing up, I was a voracious reader, but I remember feeling a bit disconnected to the stories I was reading because there were never any characters who were Asian like me. The only one I recall was The Five Chinese Brothers, but even then, I was embarrassed by their depiction because they were so yellow, slanty-eyed, and strange. If only I had a book like Kai and The Magic Jacket in my childhood. I think I would have read it every day. This delightful story has a bright, young character at its center who loves his family and gains self-confidence and maturity as he comes of age. Kai is a great role model for Asian readers, but the beauty of this book is that the lessons he learns are applicable to all children- the positive message is universal. This book deserves a place on the bookshelf of any child growing up and experiencing peer pressure. Bravo to author Tricia Chinn Campbell for telling Kais story with such humor and compassion.- Jonathan Fong, Host of Disney Familys He Made She Made---------------While instructive, the book is not didactic. Instead, the story is imaginative and engaging, a page-turner that nonetheless has underlying messages about good decision-making, managing peer pressure, generational wisdom and cultural values. Its a quick and good read, ideal for parents or teachers looking for a story that can teach kids about values while entertaining at the same time.- Erica Marciniec, Summit Daily News