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St. Francis is the part saint of animals and the environment. This play in three acts is somewhat biographical and begins after he has had a vision of Jesus that changed his life from debauchery to doing good for the world and especially for all life.Francis takes a vow of poverty and chastity and in fact, became actively ascetic. He had no possessions, wore only discarded rags and ate from donated vegetable foods or vegetables found in trash. He and his associates used no animal products and lived the life of vegans.In his thirties he was visited by a crucified angel and Francis was left with stigmata, open wounds on his hands, feet, and side where Jesus was punctured during his crucifixion and also marks where Jesus wore a crown of thorns.When Francis died at age 44, he removed his only possession, a friar's cloak, and lay naked on the ground and died. He was canonized 2 years later and his legacy includes the Franciscan and St Clare monastic orders. He has been the inspiration of many thousands of animal rights workers and enthusiasts and, of course, the growing vegan movement.
Meet Alice - a teenage girl with anorexia nervosa. Alice invites readers to learn about anorexia nervosa and how it makes her see herself differently from how other people see her. She also introduces readers to Beth who has bulimia nervosa, Sam who has selective eating problems, Francesca who has functional dysphagia and Freddie who has food avoidance emotional disorder. They all explain why they find food difficult and how their eating disorders are different. This illustrated book is an ideal introduction to understanding the complex issues surrounding eating disorders. It shows family, friends and teachers how they can support a young person with an eating disorder and will also be a good place to start when encouraging open conversations about eating disorders at school or at home. The 'Can I tell you about...?' series offers simple introductions to a range of limiting conditions and other issues that affect our lives. Friendly characters invite readers to learn about their experiences, the challenges they face, and how they would like to be helped and supported. These books serve as excellent starting points for family and classroom discussions.
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