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Does it make sense to “review” great poetry? The following is from Milosz’s Campo dei Fiori:
“In Rome, on Campo dei Fiori,
baskets of olives and lemons
cobbles spattered with wine
and the wreckage of flowers.
Willy is a lonely chimpanzee living in a world of intimidating-looking gorillas, until one day he literally bumps into a gentle giant, Hugh Jape, and thus begins an exceptional and charming friendship.
The true story of a girl growing up in residential care. Her resilience shines through. It will hopefully inspire other children growing up in residential care to aspire to be more than a statistic.
Brilliant short 5 minute films showing life of a child in a different country. Aimed at those below around 8 but enjoyable up to 108. You can see the films here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/little-human-planet
A lovely little book that explains emotions: hows and whys, and what to do with them. We can gain awareness and control of our own emotions, and we can learn how to recognize, interpret, understand and respond to others' emotional experiences.
With touching detail, Shaun Tan's picture book tells the story of a migrant family, seeking refuge and asylum in a strange new city. By depicting this new city as an alienating, science-fiction world, Tan performs a neat trick on our empathy glands.
George Orwell is best known for his fictional works Animal Farm and 1984. But when it comes to his greatest empathic writing, Down and Out in Paris and London ranks as outstanding.
Frans de Waal is a world-renowned primatologist and empathy expert, and this book is his masterpiece on the subject of empathy. De Waal brilliantly makes the case that the standard story that human beings are essentially selfish by nature has little scientific grounding.
In Summer 2013, a graduation speech given by the idiosyncratic novelist, short-story genius and children’s author George Saunders went viral.