Alex the Shadow Girl reviews Cady and the Birchbark Box

About Cady and the Birchbark Box:

In Cady and the Birchbark Box, Cady Whirlwind Thunder solves the mystery behind a weathered journal found inside an old birchbark box. Why was the box buried behind a deserted garage? This is the question her friend and “crush,” John Ray Chicaug, asks Cady after the two of them find it. And what meaning do the notes in the book have? 

Book Review of Cady and the Birchbark Box

Okay ‘notes from the past’ is one of my favorite book tropes, so when I read that this book dealt with an old journal inside a mystery box, I was immediately intrigued. There’s just something so exciting about reading the first-hand experience of someone in an old journal. But, Cady and the Birchbark box is one step above the last book. It does deal with similar themes, like Cady dealing with her school stuff alongside the mystery-solving while connecting with her Native American culture on a deeper level.

There’s a lot of character development and things aren’t as awkward as before with her crush John. But it is not like all things are calm and okay in her life. What I liked about this book is how it can teach a lot of lessons to young readers.

It explains the importance of all parts of one’s life – their cultural roots, their academics as well as their personal hobbies and passions. And it is not like, in life, you will only be dealing with one problem at a time. This book paints a very holistic picture while keeping the mystery alive with surreal elements. The book is fast-paced and yet descriptive, so if it is read out aloud, it will be an entertaining book. I definitely liked it more than the last book.

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Life Skills, 2nd Edition

SKU 978-1-61599-680-3
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Improve the Quality of Your Life with Applied Metapsychology
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UPC: 978-1-61599-680-3
Brand: Loving Healing Press
Binding: Paperback
Edition: 2nd
Author: Marian K. Volkman
Pages: 222
Publication Date: 09/01/2022

Metapsychology, as developed by Frank A. Gerbode, MD, is a subject rich in philosophy and practical application. Applied Metapsychology is the practical application of this subject to fulfill personal goals, from relieving past pain to living more fully to expanding consciousness. Life Skills expands on this and the reader will:

  • Learn handy brief remedies to assist another person after a shock, injury or other distress
  • Learn simple methods for expanding your awareness on a daily basis
  • Gain a deeper understanding of relationships and how to strengthen and nurture any relationship
  • Learn the components of successful communication, what causes communication to break down, and how to repair breakdowns
  • Gain vital keys to understanding those behaviors of other people that have previously been inexplicable to you
  • Learn an effective tool for making important life decisions
  • Explore human potential

"Marian Volkman's Life Skills is a serious, impressive, and thoughtful work with one objective in mind: teaching how to reach one's full potential in practical, pragmatic, easy-to-follow steps that will literally change one's life. This masterpiece of a survival guide will benefit all who turn its pages. The chapter on the importance of relationships is worth the price of the book alone, as most problems in life are relationship-oriented." --James W. Clifton, M.S., Ph.D., LCSW

"If you liked the first edition of Life Skills, you will be delighted to know that in this edition, we find even more exercises to achieve the goals of each chapters, more context and explanations in each section to reach even deeper reflections and realizations." --Gina Michaud, B. Ed., OCT, Certified Traumatic Incident Reduction Facilitator

Learn more at www.MarianVolkman.com

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