Dear Chris, Dear Sam

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Standard Pub, Jan 1, 1995 - Children with disabilities - 48 pages
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Chris hates spelling but learns to like it when he gets a pen pal named Sam who likes basketball as much as he does. Find out what happens when Chris travels across town to Sam's school to visit and play basketball.

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About the author (1995)

Kathy Parks is not only a talented artist, but also an inspiration to all who know her. She came to the world of professional art only recently. Several years ago, she was quite content to be a loving mother and an accomplished amateur athlete. When she developed a neuromuscular disorder that left her weak and with tremors, she became quite disheartened. Then she recalled how much she?d enjoyed taking art in high school. She began to dabble in batik, and soon had customers lining up to buy her creations. Unfortunately, she injured her hand with the hot wax used in dyeing fabric in the batik process. More physical therapy was required, and so she began experimenting with making mosaics of tiles, and with drawing and painting. Her new career as an artist was on its way! Her muscles sometimes still tremble and she often has to put weight on her drawing hand to keep it still, but her spirit ? and certainly her creative talents ? remain undaunted. ?I?ve resigned myself to the fact that none of my artwork will ever contain a straight line, ? she says with a smile, ?and that coffee in little cups is meant to be spilled.? Every day is an adventure for Kathy, an artist who loves to play with paint and a large pinch of fun. She often works into the wee hours of the night, sitting on the floor surrounded by her dogs. She lives with her husband and children in Phoenix, Arizona.

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