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A Story For Our Time.... Once in a while a novel comes along to challenge us about how we live our lives. A story about the importance of working with, rather than against our fears; about making the most of our chances; about unusual friendships and unexpected spiritual companions. Semaine is going about his daily routine, doing what chameleons usually do, when sudden change is thrust upon him and he must face the greatest of all his fears. Against the odds Semaine will be tested and tested again. Through the metaphor of change, Semaine’s adventure shows us that when the unexpected happens, it is about embracing and learning from the change that will lead us to unexpected rewards. To embrace unexpected change though is a dangerous adventure that will take courage, self-belief and persistence. Semaine shows that miracles can happen when we believe in ourselves, we listen to our heart and face our fears.
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Sep 11, 2017This book is a fascinating metaphor for life. It is one of those clever books that teach chcildren a lesson while also speaking to adults - perhaps at a deeper level. Worthy of a re-read, I highly recommend this book!
Jan 19, 2017A faboulous book i throughly enjoyed reading it.It keptme on my toes with anticapation i recomend for any age.
Jun 29, 2016A thought-provoking read suited for any age group! short and sweet too - perfect for a weekend away
Jun 8, 2016"Semaine" is one of those "I just can't put it down" books. It is a compelling story which carries clear and concise messages for readers of all ages, and has been written in a style which makes it easy to absorb the many "life messages" contained in its pages. It provoked in this reader an awakening of the senses, and the more I read, the easier it became to identify with the characters. Tony, you have excelled yourself, and you should be mighty proud of your effort. Bill Fuller Melbourne, Australia.
May 25, 2016Clever premise drives a modern morality tale ‘Semaine’ by Tony Henderson-Newport creates a really interesting premise. Namely that a chameleon becomes incorporated into a human body, and as well as being privy to that person’s thoughts, is also able to contribute its own viewpoint to their mind. Henderson-Newport pulls off this chimera surprisingly well. He uses this device (if that’s the right term) to explore issues around ecology, sustainability, man’s attitude to nature, and the importance of family. Set in Spain, the 129 page paperback subtly reminds us that habitat destruction continues even in progressive western economies. It is a modern morality tale. The book’s dramatic tension is well-executed. Semaine wants to go back to his own family, but can feel his own ability to escape the body he’s trapped in is fading. How he goes about returning to the forest from which he came and to the exact spot he became incorporated into the the human body is nicely unresolved until right... More > near the finish. This is a well-written book that keeps you questioning ‘what will happen next’. It makes you wish you were clever enough to come up with the premise yourself.< Less
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- Standard Copyright License
- First Edition
- July 11, 2011
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.54 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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