Linda Smith loved Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books when she was growing up on the prairies, and regularly pretended that she was a pioneer.
Zorica Krasulja is a Canadian artist and illustrator from Burlington, Ontario. Visit her website at www.zorica.ca .
Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return.
Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit.
And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book from Shel Silverstein!
Yet one American woman, a member of the United States Congress, overcomes her sense of revulsion — and her own personal demons — to reach out a hand of help and hope. In this unscripted, unexpected moment, the dynamic global work of Shared Hope International is born.
In the years since, founder Linda Smith and her team have revolutionized the fight against the multi-billion-dollar
sex-trafficking industry around the world. Shared Hope’s three-pronged strategy of prevention, restoration, and
bringing justice has saved countless women and girls from the horrors of modern-day slavery.
In these pages, you’ll meet several of the victims. You’ll encounter their astonishing, heart-rending accounts ... but you’ll also witness their thrilling transformations. This is a shocking story — at times, you may want to turn away — yet it is a story of real hope, the kind of hope that changes the world.
It may even change you.