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The Castle Street Kids and the Good Neighbor Book

The Castle Street Kids And The Good Neighbor Book


The following story is based on the fairy tale FATOU S TRIP TO THE ZOO copyrighted in 2007 ; of which I am a coauthor . Fatou contains many allegorical images suitable for adult consumption . None of them have been borrowed from another source . They can be read by an adult and later be interpreted to a child ; with a reminder if needed that Fatou is simply a Fairy Tale . We used our images to help paint a picture about certain aspects of modern day society . We tried to create a Heroic Tale that would be told and told again for ages to come. One of my coauthors Ms. S. Greene-Tucker has decided to take our basic story line into a direction of her own choosing . She also urges me to pursue the story line in my own way . I devoted my time to help construct FATOU in the hope that it would help to build better neighborhoods . I believe that my version can help to do this . To keep my mission pure and untainted I will donate all proceeds minus expenses to a worthy enterprise such as The Salvation Army and various Children's Hospitals . My accounting records will be opened for all to see that I never financially profit from this story or any of its derivatives . In addition I claim trademark protection for my interest in FATOU S TRIP TO THE ZOO , THE CASTLE STREET KIDS AND THE GOOD NEIGHBOR BOOK and FROM THE LAND OF THE LION AND THE LEOPARD . The last mentioned being the story from which FATOU was born and of which I am also a coauthor . I also claim trademark protection for THE GOOD NEIGHBOR BOOK , an allegorical image of which I am especially proud that we conceived of and introduced while writing Fatou . I make these claims solely for the purpose of protecting my mission of working toward the public good . By this method I hope to insure that the origin of the allegory created under these titles remains unquestioned and that any derivatives that might be developed from my version are protected . This is the bare bones edition . If it should experience any success further editions will be printed that have illustrations that fit very well with the story line . I already have designed them and made rough sketches but need a good artist or two to draw them properly . My hope for the deluxe edition would be to have a separate artist for each page . This would allow artists from many cultures to participate . Such cooperation would be pleasing to THE CASTLE STREET KIDS . The Ultimate Artistic Rendering would come in the form of an animated film such as a Pixar Short Film . The proceeds of such an enterprise and its derivatives would be immediately forwarded to some worthy concern that works toward the public good . I'd like for the illustrations of this story to become emblematic for people who want to help to build good neighborhoods , with the pictures telling the story more so than the text . I define a character { in part } as being a person , thing, place or event that's used to tell a story . Some of the characters in this story include a bus driver , a robber , a hunter , a warrior , a mysterious wind , an ancient graveyard , peace and love , school children , a meeting , ancestors , a bus stop , butterflies , lightning bugs , a gesture to move things forward , good signs , a bad sign and more . I hope that you enjoy this version of our little story and after reading it find that you want to pass it on to the kids in your neighborhood . Perhaps it will help to facilitate an exchange between elders and their children that will help to build better neighborhoods. Let me close by saying that I have high hopes for all of our neighborhoods especially if we take efforts to dream of the seemingly impossible and to act upon our dreams . Sincerely yours : C. C. Morrison Jr .



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  • Format: Paperback
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
  • ISBN-13: 9781475147933
  • ISBN: 1475147937
  • Publication Year: 2012
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
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HPB condition ratings
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  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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HPB condition ratings
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  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
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  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
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