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The Bench by [Meghan The Duchess of Sussex, Christian Robinson]

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From Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex, comes a debut children's book.
This is your bench, where life will begin, for you and our son, our baby, our kin.

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About the Author

Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, is a mother, wife, feminist, and activist. Through the nonprofit work of the Archewell Foundation, she and her husband are committed to activating compassion in communities across the world. She currently resides in her home state of California with her family, two dogs, and a growing flock of rescue chickens.
 
Christian Robinson received a Caldecott Honor and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor for his art in Last Stop on Market Street. He is the author and illustrator of the picture books Another and You Matter, and he has illustrated many more, including Milo Imagines the World, Carmela Full of Wishes, and the Gaston and Friends series. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0921VQV51
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Random House Books for Young Readers (June 8, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 8, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 12879 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Not enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 40 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 4,497 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars As was Princess Diana, this work proves that Duchess Markle is a universal social worker.
By Terry C. on June 8, 2021
Seconds before I laid eyes on the Duchess' book, my eyes were on fire. In fact, I went to sleep and woke up, with my eyes on fire. Why? Because here I am today, writing yet another countless expose, on countless predators, whose victims I've snatch from their jaws and their retaliation. All the while thinking: I am 65. I have been doing this for 40 years. Am I not getting too old for this yet? Where are all the young bloods carrying this same torch of liberation? Then I heard a box drop on my front door step.

I already knew! It was The Duchess' book. But what I didn't know was: time I opened the box, the Duchess herself! was going to rise up and soar from out of it! With her delicately scripted, precious book in hand. That has never happened to me before with just a delivery. Only for The Duchess, to take me by the hand, lead me into my living room, pour a cup of hot herbal tea for me; then arm around my shoulder, tenderly leaf through one page at a time. As she lovingly explains her heart's choice of each touching illustration.
While wiping tears of joy from my eyes. As the pain in my heart from decades of being stalked melted. Even my eyes stopped burning!

"Girl friend! you just had baby Lilibet," I said: "What in the world, are you doing up here in my living room?" Does Harry know your are out and about so soon. Is he okay with this?" As she explains: "It's alright. This is both of our callings." As she continues to comfort me with her book. Sure enough Harry and Little Prince Archie are on my patio. Swinging from a tree-swing that Harry created. Were'd he get the tree-swing from? Until little Archie gets tired, and the peaceful smile of a loved toddler envelopes his little face, he and Papa Harry sits on "The Bench" under my Momma T's Cherry tree; where they both fall asleep.

Disclaimer! That was where the book "The Bench" its author, Duchess Meghan Markle and her entire family took me. And that was just the beginning: The touch of my own baby girl's tender fingers at three and now she's 42. The hug of my baby boy at two and now he's 38 ... forgotten precious moments. All flooding my heart at the very first sight of: H+A, the handwritten hidden treasure (better than discovering a Golden Sticker in a Willie Wonka chocolate candy bar) on the actual book, hidden under the front jacket. All that! And I haven't even read it yet.

You absolutely must! have this healing power of love, in your and your loved ones lives. Just be ready for, as soaring with a mother eagle, all of the thermals that your unique journey with it, will rise you to. Just make sure you have some Kleenex ready for all the tears of joy that will flow freely! Simply because...

The Bench, is not just for kids. If you have ever been hurt and you have not been able to heal yet, this Mother's Love in the form of the "Written Word," will ignite and stir the embers in your heart. Which, you've never known such feeling of before. The name of the book is: The Bench. The name of the writer is: Duchess Meghan Markle. The personification of excellence whom, this book has vindicated to be: Instead of ... just another socialite, a universal social worker: The personification of: LOVE CONQUERS ALL!

This evening, after I come home from mailing off my expose to the proper authority figures, and only then, will I prepare the healing ritual that the reading of The Bench will be the center piece of. Then I will steep some hot herbal tea in my China teacups. While treating myself to some homemade chocolate. Only then, with NOW lavender essential oils saturating the air, will I deem the ambiance to be perfect enough, and moment sacred enough, to curl up on my couch, under my painted moonlit; to read this universal gift of love from the universal Social Worker: Duchess Meghan Markle. Who has truly conquered the world.

Of course before I fall asleep, I will capture the beginning of this universal superlative experience of a Mother's Love as seen through another mother's eyes and heart, in my journal. You simply cannot miss out on a journey of this grandeur! You can't !

P.S Remember Meghan. Don't Throw a Pearl Before a Swine ... What's Holy Before Dogs! This is a Pearl!
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Becky Sharp
1.0 out of 5 stars Truly abysmal. Bad grammar, plodding laboured writing with meaning and style sacrificed for rhyme.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Feel good book
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Beautiful story , beautifully written. My son and his dad’s favourite. Duchess Meghan is such good writer . The illustrations are amazing.
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