Jonathan Pupil

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    Foreword by Ambassador Pierre Gramegna

    Jonathan Pupil’s Answer Collection by Karim Ajania   Watercolor Story Illustrations by Véronique Chéne Foreword by Ambassador Pierre Gramegna   Is there a greater pleasure than diving into a story, letting yourself go and finding both simplicity and depth? Yes, there is! It is to …

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  • Teacher1

    Chapter One: Miss Teacher

    Jonathan Pupil collected answers to questions. He always had a lot of questions to ask people. When people gave Jonathan answers to his questions, he methodically and meticulously placed the answers in his Answer Collection. Jonathan was known throughout Country Village for his Answer Collection. …

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    Chapter Two: Tristan and Isabella

    Tristan and Isabella always wanted to know if Jonathan had any new answers in his Answer Collection. “Do you have any new answers today, Jonathan?” asked Isabella inquisitively. “Yes, I do Isabella,” replied Jonathan politely, “I asked Miss Teacher: ‘Why do people need to go …

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    Chapter Three: Mr. Talker and Mr. Dressmaker

    Jonathan was feeling furtive and flummoxed as he walked home from school. He was bewildered and baffled with having two completely different answers to one question in his Answer Collection. Presently, he came across Mr. Talker and Mr. Dressmaker and they all greeted one other. …

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    Chapter Four: Mr. Baker

    After visiting with Mr. Talker and Mr. Dressmaker, Jonathan walked over to the Country Village bakery to see Mr. Baker. Mr. Baker was always delighted to see Jonathan and gave Jonathan a chocolate éclair, which was Jonathan’s favorite afternoon snack. “Mr. Baker,” Jonathan questioned, “Why …

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    Chapter Five: Mr. Printer

    After visiting with Mr. Baker, Jonathan walked over to the Country Village printing press to see Mr. Printer. Mr. Printer was always delighted to see Jonathan and gave Jonathan a printed book about printing presses. “Mr. Printer,” Jonathan questioned, “Why do you print books?” “I …

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    Chapter Six: Mr. Brickbuilder

    After visiting with Mr. Printer, Jonathan walked over to the Country Village brick-building site to visit with Mr. Brickbuilder. Mr. Brickbuilder was always delighted to see Jonathan and gave Jonathan a specially made miniature brick, which Jonathan might use as a doorstop or a paperweight. …

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    Chapter Seven: Mr. Talker, MP

    Mr. Talker had arrived. It was Christmas Eve. Jonathan had been expecting Mr. Talker to visit Jonathan at his home, since Mr. Talker had telephoned and said he was driving over to see Jonathan in his motorcar. Mr. Talker had explained on the telephone that …

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    Chapter Eight: Father Christmas

    On the evening before Christmas Day, Father Christmas always visited with Jonathan. This had been a tradition every year for as long as Jonathan could remember. However, this year would be different for Jonathan because he knew something he did not know before. He knew …

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    Chapter Nine: Mr. Tailor

    Mr. Talker, MP, was becoming more and more popular and more and more powerful and more and more persuasive and more and more pestiferous. Today, his pestiferous and pernicious proclivity extended to Mr. Dressmaker, who was quietly stitching a yellow chartreuse dress in his dressmaking …

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    Chapter Ten: Miss Sari

    Since Mr. Talker, MP had proclaimed Mr. Dressmaker as the most popular dressmaker in all of Country Village, Mr. Dressmaker now traveled to Himalayan Village where he presented some of the dresses he had designed and stitched together to Miss Sari. “Miss Sari,” enthused Mr. Dressmaker, “I …

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  • MrChopstick

    Chapter Eleven: Mr. Chopstick

    As the most popular baker in all of Country Village, Mr. Baker now traveled to Peking Village, which is where the peaking wall is located, above which people are always peaking. After climbing up a ladder and taking a peak over the peaking wall where …

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    Chapter Twelve: Mr. Inuit

    As the most popular brickbuilder in all of Country Village, Mr. Brickbuilder now traveled to Arctic Village to meet with Mr. Inuit. “Mr. Inuit,” enthused Mr. Brickbuilder, “I am the most popular brickbuilder in Country Village…” “Icy, icy,” replied Mr. Inuit. “…And I would like …

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    Chapter Thirteen: Mr. Masai

    As the most popular printer in all of Country Village, Mr. Printer now traveled to Masai Village to meet with Mr. Storyteller. The single-hump camel ride over to Masai Village was both bumpy and lumpy for Mr. Printer. The heat was scorching and sweltering and …

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  • Questions

    Chapter Fourteen: Mr. Talker Learns to Listen

    There were four noisy knocks at Mr. Talker’s front door at his home in Country Village. When he opened his front door, four gentlemen entered and started to speak. “Now don’t say a word!” exclaimed Mr. Dressmaker. “No more talking, Mr. Talker!” exclaimed Mr. Baker. …

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    Chapter Fifteen: Jonathan Learns about Enkai

    There are four gentle knocks from four gentlemen on the front door of Jonathan’s home. Jonathan’s dad opens the front door and lets in the four gentlemen and then ushers them into the living room where Jonathan stands by the fire with his back to …

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