Virginia Lee Burton
Once upon a time there was a little engine.
Her name was CHOO CHOO.
She was a beautiful little engine.
All black and shiny.
|Who Was Mother Teresa? (Who Was?)|
Jim Gigliotti Nancy Harrison
Grosset & Dunlap 2015-05-05
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Mother Teresa was the headmistress at St. Mary’s --- that is why she was called “Mother.” She had taught history and geography for fifteen years.
“It was a command,” she said. “Something to be done. Something definite. I knew where I had to be.”
Drana suspected he was poisoned by political enemies, although that was never proved.
The town of Darjeeling is famous around the world for growing the tea of the same name.
Her father’s ability to speak many languages must have rubbed off on Agnes, because she learned them all quickly.
...rub off on [someone] [someone]が...の影響を受ける
A Roman Catholic nun publicly “vows” --- or pledges --- her commitment to the church. She promises to observe poverty, chastity, and obedience as part of her calling to serve God.
Mother Teresa was a cloistered nun. She had to live and work within the convert. Rarely was she allowed outside.
Gandhi’s philosophy of life was called Satyagraha --- or “True force”. Satyagraha was based on the three principles of noncooperation, nonviolence, and nonpossession.
She called leaving St. Mary’s School the most difficult thing she had ever done, “an even harder sacrifice for me than leaving my family.” She had hardly any money on her: only three rupees --- about two and a half cents!
One day, in 1952, Mother Teresa saw a woman lying in the street. Rats had eaten away part of her flesh. Her wounds were crawling with maggots. No one stopped to help her. So Mother Teresa, herself a small person, picked up the dying woman and took her to the hospital. (中略) Mother Teresa knew the woman would not survive. But she also knew that the woman didn’t deserve to die in the street like an animal.
In Albania, citizens were not free to travel in and out of the country. Mother Teresa tried to persuade the Albania government to let her sister and mother come to India. The government refused. Mother Teresa offered to go to Albania. But if she did, the government said she might not be able to return to India.
Mother Teresa believed that people of all different faiths were praying to the same God. The most important thing was to love one another. “The best conversion is to make the people love one another,” she said. “When they love one another, they come closer to God.”
In 2003, Mother Teresa was beatified by the Catholic Church.
|Who Were the Brothers Grimm? (Who Was...?)|
|Avery Reed John O'Brien |
Grosset & Dunlap 2015-08-11
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This story shows that taking your time is better than doing something quickly. The phrase "slow and steady wins the race" comes from this fable.
Aesop’s fables の”The tortoise and the hare”から
Napoleon's brother who now ruled Kassel, hired Jacob to run the palace library.
The Grimms, however, believed that fairy tales were hidden treasures of German culture and values.
Fairy tales were about facing challenges and overcoming them.
In each country, the story had a different title and the characters had different names. It was Perrault who added the pumpkin carriage, the fairy god mother, and Cinderella's glass slipper to the story. In the German version that the Grimms found, Cinderella does not have a fairy godmother but receives help from a wishing tree that grows on her mother's grave.
Perrault was also an adviser to the king of France. He encouraged Louis XIV to create Aesop's fountain at Versailles, which included thirty-nine statues, each representing one of Aesop's fables.
One mother told Wilhelm she refused to let her children read the book because of one story. In it, children are tricked into killing their friends. Wilhelm adamantly defended the story: His own mother had told it to him as a child, and, as a result, he played with his friends more carefully.
Her death had an enormous impact on the brothers. As soon as he could, Jacob returned home to Kassel. The brothers decided never to live apart again.
German Grammar became a national best seller. In fact, it sold better than the fairy tales!
Many people knew the myths from ancient Greece and Rome. But very few knew any German myths. Instead, they thought ancient Germans were barbaric. Now, because of Jacob, people could read these ancient stories and see that ancient Germans were actually civilized people with a system of law and faith in the divine. People who study German mythology today refer to the time before 1835 as "before Grimm" and the years after 1835 as "after Grimm."
They did not think a ruler should have the power to take away the people's rights. These seven professors became known as the Gottingen Seven.
Crowds would gather outside their home and sing songs until Jacob and Wilhelm stepped out onto the balcony. The Grimms were greeted with cheers, speeches, and even gifts.
It is not easy to write an original fairy tale. Hans Christian Andersen, however, created many new fairy tales that became just as famous as the ones that had existed for hundreds of years.
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm began the first major German dictionary. Their goal was to give the history and meaning of every word used in German literature from 1500 to 1832.
After the brothers died, other German scholars worked to finish it. It wasn't until 1960 --- over one hundred years after the Grimms had started --- that the dictionary was completed. Their dictionary inspired England, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland to create dictionaries of their own.
Next to the Bible, Children's and Household Tales is still the most widely read book in Germany.
One morning their mother grew impatient with them.
“Out you go together,” she said, “and try to be nice to each other just for once. And be back in time for lunch.” But the boy didn’t want his little sister with him.
|Willy the Wimp|
Willy wouldn’t hurt a fly.
Willy worried about stepping on tiny insects every time he went for a walk. When someone knocked into him, he always said, “Oh, I’m sorry!” Even when it wasn’t his fault.
Sometimes when he was out walking the suburban gorilla gang bullied him.
“Oh, I’m sorry!” said Willy when they hit him.
The suburban gorillas called him Willy the Wimp.
ゴリラにいじめられても“Oh, I’m sorry!”
|Willy the Champ|
Willy didn’t seem to be any good at anything.
He liked to read…and listen to music…and walk in the park with his friend, Millie.
Willy wasn’t any good at soccer…
He did try.
Willy tried bike racing …
He really did try.
|Willy and Hugh|
Willy was lonely.
Everyone seemed to have friends.
Everyone except Willy.
No-one let him join in any games;
they all said he was useless.
Willy the Wimpの話に伏線あり、
Willy the Champからちょっと続いてます。