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Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul: 101 Stories of Changes, Choices and Growing Up for Kids Ages 9-13 (Chicken Soup for the Soul) [Paperback]

By Jack Canfield (Author), Mark Victor Hansen (Joint Author) & Patty Hansen (Joint Author)
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Item description for Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul: 101 Stories of Changes, Choices and Growing Up for Kids Ages 9-13 (Chicken Soup for the Soul) by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Patty Hansen...

Filled with stories from and about readers between the ages of ten and thirteen, this inspiring guide to a difficult period covers personal identity, violence, family issues, and the opposite sex, among other topics. Simultaneous. 500,000 first printing.

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From remembering their own life experience or to watching their own children grow, most people recognize that the preteen years, ages nine to thirteen, can be one of the most awkward times in life-a period of tremendous physical and emotional change. At this age, youngsters are eager to leave the "kid" stage, yet are uncertain about what adolescence will bring; they'd rather listen to peers over parents, and hear all too often to "wait until you're older." Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul will guide kids through this transition.

Written by and for preteens, this uplifting collection of stories touches on the emotions and situations they experience every day: making and losing friends, fitting in while keeping their personal identity, discovering the opposite sex, dealing with pressures at school including violence, and coping with family issues such as divorce.

Chapters include: On Love, On Family, On Friendship, On Choices, On Changes, On Overcoming Obstacles, Eclectic Wisdom, Tough Stuff, Attitude and Perspective and Achieving Dreams. Contributors indclude: *NSYNC, Mia Hamm, Beverley Mitchell and Karl Malone.

Whether first-time Chicken Soup readers or "graduates" of the bestselling Kid's Soul book, preteens are sure to include this in their backpacks and book bags.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: HCI
Pages   386
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.5" Width: 5.52" Height: 1"
Weight:   1.02 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 12, 2000
Grade Level  Middle School  
Age  9-12
Series  Chicken Soup for the Soul  
ISBN  1558748008  
ISBN13  9781558748002  

Availability  0 units.

More About Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Patty Hansen

Jack Canfield Behind the empire Time Magazine called the "publishing phenomenon of the decade" is America's leading expert in creating peak performance for entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, managers, sales professionals, corporate employees, and educators. Over the last 30 years, his compelling message, empowering energy and personable coaching style has helped hundreds of thousands of individuals achieve their dreams.

Affectionately known as "America's #1 Success Coach," Jack has studied and reported on what makes successful people different. He knows what motivates them, what drives them, and what inspires them. He brings this critical insight to countless audiences internationally---sharing his success strategies in the media, with companies, universities and professional associations.

Jack is a Harvard graduate with a Master's Degree in psychological education and one of the earliest champions of peak-performance, developing specific methodologies and results-oriented activities to help people take on greater challenges and produce breakthrough results.

His proven formula for success reached global acclaim with his most recent National Bestseller, The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. This new standard in self-improvement contains 64 powerful principles for success utilized by top achievers from all walks of life and all areas of commerce. The Success Principles ---and the entire empire of "Principles" books, products, coaching programs and branded retail merchandise ---is Jack’s most recent offering to the more than 100 million readers he currently reaches worldwide.

Jack Canfield currently resides in Santa Barbara, in the state of California. Jack Canfield was born in 1944 and has an academic affiliation as follows - The Foundation for Self-Esteem.

Jack Canfield has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Chicken Soup for the Soul
  2. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk
  3. Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

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Good stories to read with your preteen.  Aug 27, 2008
It is sometimes hard to find things to do with your preteen. They are at an age when they want more independence from mom and dad. This book is a great connection - you can cozy up and read a few selections at a time - it's a great way to have fun, and spend time bonding with your preteen. You can then use the stories, or lessons learned for great conversation pieces for discussion.
really helpful!  May 27, 2008
My parents are divorced and reading about how other kids dealt with it really helped me get back on my feet even though they've been divorced for like four years. Reading about how other kids got out of bad situations made me feel lucky because now I know how much worse they have it opposed to me. I know it's hard to deal with these things at first but too many kids dwell on how it stinks to have divorced parents and they don't use this time to try to do something to help yourself or something. If you want to make a difference get off your butt and try to make that difference.
Great book for young people and their parents.  Feb 24, 2008
We just got this book and have been reading one story per day, right after dinner while we're still sitting at the table. The children love it and so do we. The real life stories are very inspiring and help the children focus the positive. Helps give them "can do" attitudes. Highly recommended for pre-teens.
lunch Bunch Book Review  Nov 29, 2007
Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul is by kids from all over, but printed by Jack Canfield, Patty Hanson, Mark Victor Hanson, and Irene Dunlap. Kids sent in stories about death, friendship, achieving dreams, obsticals, love, attitude, choices, wisdom, changes, tough stuff, etc. I am in the 6th grade and I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to see how other kids are going through stuff just like you. There are parts in here that make you cry, laugh, angry, and even want to make you dissolve! If you are between the ages of 8 and 20 you should read this book. The reason I love this book is because you can really relate to what other kids wrote. Another reason is because it's not a story that's made up, but people who free-willingly wrote stories that changed their lives. I know anyone would love this book.
Chicken Soup is good for different kinds of people  Sep 30, 2007
My dad had bought for me the book "Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul". I enjoyed the book because the stories were real. Now, I like looking at people's opinions for books after I read them. I like to see negative opinions first. Now, I would like to say that I except these people's comments. I would like to explain something. There are many people in this world who have different reactions to different things. Some people are sensitive to sad stories more than others. Some people are afraid and worried about sad stories\ scary stories than other people. So... just because you, your daughter, you son or anyone else is afraid or sensitive about some story doesn't mean it's a bad book. It just means that you or your relative shouldn't read these kind of stories. I want to say something about the book. I'd like to say that I am also sensitive to sad stories but these stories here teach lessons. Like about death. Always say "I love you" to your loved ones because you never know what can happen between now and tomorrow. "Chicken Soup" has stories of knowing between right and wrong, stories about good friends and so many other stories with lessons. Though, I'll confess. There are one or two stories that are not for our age and things that I'd rather not hear but when I get to the next story I try to forget the bad story and I do because the good stories have so many feelings and emotions in them that I forget about all the bad stories that I read. I reccommend this book to anyone because this book has lessons that us, preteens need to know about.

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