Brilliant Stories for Assemblies

Andrews UK Limited
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Contains over 60 stories written by an experienced primary school teacher and natural storyteller. The stories are divided into 4 categories: cultural stories from around the world; religious stories from the 6 main religions; moral stories including bullying, birth of a sibling, racism and disability; and historical stories. They can be used at specific times of the year or whenever issues arise. Each story ends with suggested questions.
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Publisher
Andrews UK Limited
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Published on
May 3, 2012
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Pages
97
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ISBN
9780857473370
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Curricula
Education / Elementary
Education / Philosophy & Social Aspects
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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