Item description for A Little Book of Manners: Courtesy & Kindness for Young Ladies by Emilie Barnes, Ann Christian Buchanan & Michal Sparks...
Overview An introduction to the basics of good manners, from meeting and greeting people to proper telephone and mealtime behavior
Following in the footsteps of the popular "Let's Have a Tea Party "Book, Emilie Barnes introduces children to good manners. Fascinating facts explain why we follow certain rules, and helpful hints demonstrate courtesy in a child-friendly way.
Awards and Recognitions A Little Book of Manners: Courtesy & Kindness for Young Ladies by Emilie Barnes, Ann Christian Buchanan & Michal Sparks has received the following awards and recognitions -
Gold Medallion Book Awards - 1999 Nominee - Elementary Children category
Citations And Professional Reviews A Little Book of Manners: Courtesy & Kindness for Young Ladies by Emilie Barnes, Ann Christian Buchanan & Michal Sparks has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Beyond the Cover Author Interv - 02/01/2000 page 2
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Studio: Harvest House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.7" Width: 8.6" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2000
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
ISBN 1565076788 ISBN13 9781565076785
Availability 0 units.
More About Emilie Barnes, Ann Christian Buchanan & Michal Sparks
Emilie Barnes is a nationally recognized home-and-office organization expert, a best-selling author, a dynamic speaker, and a dedicated homemaker. She is an active participant of the More Hours In My Day time-management seminars she founded with her husband, Bob.
A gifted communicator, for more than 20 years Emilie has been speaking throughout the United States and Canada teaching women creative ways to simplify their lives by getting organized. The success of her teachings created further demand, which motivated Emilie to put her much-requested survival secrets into print. She is the author of more than 60 books and the co-author of several books. Her original book, “More Hours In My Day” is in its fourth revision and has remained in print for more than 20 years. Together, Emilie and Bob wrote the very popular, A Little Book of Manners for Boys and Minute Meditations for Couples. Bob has written more than a dozen books including the very popular, “What Makes A Man Feel Loved.”
In A Journey Through Cancer, Emilie writes an autobiographical account of her diagnosis, treatment, and recovery from life-threatening cancer. Stricken with non-hodgkins lymphoma nearly five years ago, Emilie's foundation was shaken to the core. Now in recovery following a bone marrow transplant, Emilie is eager to share her story of hope, healing, and God's faithfulness. Her words offer comfort and encouragement to others suffering through illness, bereavement, job loss, or relationship struggles. Emilie speaks from the heart as she explores how to rediscover God's plan for life when your world is shaken, trust the reality of God's provision, receive joy in times of trouble, and live in hope. While in the midst of her illness, Emilie wrote two books. Safe in the Father's Hands outlines God's promises and blessings and A Cup of Hope speaks of the enduring strength of His peace and comfort.
In their new book, 101 Ways to Love Your Grandkids, Bob and Emilie encourage grandparents to create legacies of faith and love. Offering practical ideas, heartfelt prayers, and personal stories, they inspire every grandpa and grandma to pray for their grandkids, extend a listening ear, participate in activities, demonstrate unconditional love, and accept each child's uniqueness. In a second release, Everything I Know I Learned Over Tea, Emilie pours out 13 life lessons that invite women to embrace the comforts of tradition, honor the resilience of the human spirit, and celebrate the individual gifts each person brings to the table.
Emilie's much-requested organizational secrets and words of wisdom are published in more than 60 books including, If Teacups Could Talk, The Twelve Teas® of Celebration, The Twelve Teas® of Friendship, A Grandma Is a Gift from God, Quiet Moments for a Busy Moms Soul, Welcome Home, Beautiful Home on a Budget, Simply Dinner, Simply Organized, Time Began in a Garden, 15 Minutes Alone with God, The Spirit of Loveliness, 15 Minutes of Peace with God, Your Simple Guide to A Home-Based Business, and Fill My Cup Lord. Together her books have sold more than four million copies.
Emilie is listed in 100 Christian Women Who Changed the 20th Century. She is a frequent guest on numerous radio and television programs nationwide, including The 700 Club, Focus On The Family, Family Life and Moody Broadcasting Network, and is currently featured in one-minute national radio segments entitled, “Keep It Simple with Emilie.” She continues to share her creative ideas and personal experience with cancer on literally hundreds of regional and local radio programs.
Emilie and Bob Barnes live in Newport Beach, California where they enjoy spending time with their two grown children and five grandchildren.
Emilie Barnes currently resides in Riverside, in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Little Book of Manners: Courtesy & Kindness for Young Ladies?
A Little Book of Manners: Courtesy & Kindness for Young Ladies Jan 12, 2009
This is a terrific book. It covers many different areas, and offers terrific advice in each area. It also covers how to act in social situations, how to include others, and covers knowing when one's good manners stop them from blurting out what they think when it could hurt someone else feelings. It teaches how to be considerate of others, and their feelings, in different settings. It is very well written.
I can think of adults who could benefit from reading this book, too.
Manners seem to have gone by the wayside these days. Many parents don't teach manners or expect their kids to have them. It is a sad statement. This book is written gently, but clearly, and would be of benefit to own.
Great book Dec 20, 2004
This is a very cute book. It is more for older kids than preschoolers (I bought it for my daughter who is 8) It was worth the money and my daughter enjoyed it very very much, she even brought it to school and the teacher loved it as well.
Sensitivity in text and illustrations = charming book Jul 5, 2002
Dear Ms. Barnes,
Thank you so very much for A LITTLE BOOK OF MANNERS: COURTESY AND KINDNESS FOR YOUNG LADIES. It has made all the difference in our lives.
One evening my husband and I experienced one of the most embarrassing moments of our entire lives when we took our granddaughters out to dinner. I suddenly realized that they simply had not been taught some pretty basic manners. Modern parents are so busy with two careers and hectic schedules, I suppose.
Imagine how thrilled I was to find this book and how even more delighted to discover that when they read it, both girls took the lessons to heart and began to practice them. It saved me the further embarrassment of telling their parents about the painful incident. You back me up on that one: "Don't point out other people's bad manners," -- remember? Of course, grandmothers have special advantages in that area, but tact and sometimes even reticence is often the better part of valor.
"Five good reasons to write thank you notes!" and "The heart of all good manners is the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." What brave and wonderful things to write to youngsters in a society that sneers at manners and religion as "sentimental" and "old-fashioned."
Because of the lessons here -- from thank you notes to how to entertain friends to telephone manners to introductions and party manners and more -- we are now proud to take the girls anywhere. Their introductions (which we had fun practicing) are truly graceful.
Another very important point you make is to treat brothers and sisters like friends. That is, with respect. Practicing that one little idea can change the entire atmosphere in a home.
Thank you, Emilie Barnes, for a very important book. This one was so successful for us that I bought the companion volume, A LITTLE BOOK OF MANNERS FOR BOYS and look forward to seeing equally triumphant results among our grandsons.
Michel Sparks's illustrations are colorful and delightfully whimsical. The visual appeal and emphasis they add to the text makes this a very special book indeed.
Thank you again for the lovely and sensitive addition to our children's library and to our lives.
I wish she would write a book for boys too. Jul 15, 2000
Excuse me, could I please tell you about a book I just read? Well, this is what Emilie Marie would say if she could walk off the pages and into your life. She also believes that the heart of all good manners is the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. This is a little girl you would happily invite over for a tea party!
This is just an enchanting book for helping young ladies learn courtesy and kindness. Emilie Marie introduces herself in a most polite way, then explains how her Aunt Evelyn has been helping her practice her manners.
This book helps girls to learn how to meet people, shake hands, answer the phone, be a good friend and so much more. I loved the section on the heart of Good Manners. I must say we adults could learn a few things from this book. Emilie Marie learns how to write thank you notes and how to answer invitations to a party.
To give this book to a little girl is also a way to give the gift of happiness to all those who know her. Michal Sparks has illustrated the pink and yellow pages in the most charming way possible. The blue bow on the cover is just adorable.
Thank you for reading my review and I really hope you will buy this book for someone you know. I bought it for my nieces and they love it. I must say they are turning out to be polite little ladies themselves.
It was so nice to meet you.
~The Rebecca Review
Lovely and effective! May 30, 2000
My child went from exhibiting the most atrocious of table manners to conducting herself at table with perfect grace! After reading this book, she was eager for opportunities to practice her new manners on the telephone and at the table. Knowing "the rules" made her feel confident. Framing the need to be respectful of grown-ups as an issue of manners rather than power has made her rethink her behavior at school as well. Granted, this book takes an old-fashioned approach to proper behaviors (it is, for example, gender-specific, as the title clearly shows), but it has affected the way my behavior-challenged 6-year-old (though it's geared toward a slightly older audience) thinks about her actions. The illustrations are beautiful, and the prose -- from the perspective of a fictive childhood Emilie Barnes -- engages the socially-conscious child's mind. I only wish there were more, and that boys could be privy to this way of thinking about social interactions as well.