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TheMadMonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-24-07 02:12 AM
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6. if you read the first one or two to them perhaps.
Though I suspect your nephew might be a lost cause.

The biggest problem is wrapping their heads around the cultural context. It is just so far removed from the modern materialistic, techomantic world.

A corncob wrapped in a handkerchief, more loved than any china headed doll in the world, might bring tears to your eyes and mine, but to a child of today, it is virtually meaningless.
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  - I just saw the thread on favorite children's books.  alarimer   Nov-24-07 12:09 AM   #2 
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  - if you read the first one or two to them perhaps.  TheMadMonk   Nov-24-07 02:12 AM   #6 
  - That is sort of what I was worried about  alarimer   Nov-24-07 02:33 PM   #12 
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  - Yes, several of  ChazII   Feb-16-08 04:50 PM   #18 
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