Gerald's Journal, Volume 2: Friends, Foes and Forgiveness by David McElhinnyGerald's Journal, Volume 2: Friends, Foes and Forgiveness by David McElhinny

Gerald's Journal, Volume 2: Friends, Foes and Forgiveness

byDavid McElhinnyIllustratorTeri Firtos

Paperback | December 1, 2016

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Tomorrow my job starts. Mr. and Mrs. Barkley are driving to a place called Slippery Rock. I think that is a funny name for a town. Since Barney is old, he is staying home. My job is to feed and water him once every day and to let him out to go to the bathroom three times a day during the weekend. He is a Sheepdog and his hair is so long that you can’t even see his eyes. I always wonder how he can see like that, but Mr. and Mrs. Barkley told me he sees just fine. They will be home Sunday night. They are paying me $20.

My Dad got me this really great watch. He says it has all the bells and whistles. I don’t want to make him feel bad, so I don’t tell him that there are no bells and whistles, but there is an alarm and it’s still a great watch. He helped me set it so that I know when to let Barney out.

My Mom and Dad said that this is my job and that they will not help me. I have to remember to do it all by myself. I think I will spend my $20 on either a Go-Cart or maybe Doritos. I’m not sure yet.

Title:Gerald's Journal, Volume 2: Friends, Foes and ForgivenessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.19 inPublished:December 1, 2016Publisher:Armonia PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1944613196

ISBN - 13:9781944613198


Editorial Reviews

Gerald is just like every other kid. Yet he's different . . . and he has a little trouble fitting in because of his disability. Over time, his traits of kindness, compassion and honesty pair with his great sense of humor, and his differences disappear behind his delightful personality. Gerald is truly the kind of hero we should all aspire to be. "You're going to love Gerald and his journal! You'll discover that when it comes to life and love - we are all very much alike. Highly recommended." - Anita Higman, Bestselling, Award winning author of 40 Books "Gerald's Journal proves that beneath our differences - as large or small as they might seem at first glance - we're all human. A touching, fun book for readers of all ages." - Garrett Calcaterra, author of The Dreamwielder Chronicles "Moms and Dads should read Gerald's Journal with their children and talk about his thoughts and feelings. I think everyone will see something about themselves in Gerald's words." - Karen Gaffney, public speaker and celebrated endurance athlete who swam the English channel among her many swimming accolades. She also has Down syndrome. "Gerald's Journal shows us that a little kindness and goodness can go a long way. Gerald is the person we should all aspire to be." - Jerry Clark, North Journal editor "McElhinny's gift for storytelling and descriptive prose shines through in his portrayal of Gerald, a student who reaps the benefits of classroom inclusion. The writing style is humorous, colorful and compellingly accurate. McElhinny's book is an inspirational learning tool for readers of all ages." - Chris Scarnati, 5th- Grade English Teacher and Sports Illustrated correspondent "Gerald is 100% pure superhero. He's real. He's genuine. And he's not afraid to be exactly who he is - which is a pretty great guy. David McElhinny's honest, heartwarming depiction of a boy who just wants to fit in will bring a smile to even the most stoic reader, and offers valuable life lessons for us all. This book should be required reading for every school, everywhere." - Renae Brumbaugh, former teacher and bestselling author of Christmas Stories for Bedtime and Mystery at Discovery Lake