The Cricket

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Religion and Spirituality  |  House: Booksie Classic
The Cricket is a religious story about a nine-year-old Jewish boy named Jacob who spends a hot autumn day with his Muslim grandfather in San Francisco. Jacob wantonly kills a cricket. His grandfather is not concerned about the death of the cricket, but by the attitude of his grandson. His grandpa takes Jacob on a journey to discover the importance of finding meaning in one's actions and life.

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The Garden

Submitted: March 05, 2017

I. The Garden   Grandpa Bishara crouched in a roof-top garden, harvesting sweet potatoes with one hand while blocking out the ... Read Chapter

The Fillmore

Submitted: March 05, 2017

II. The Fillmore Grandpa and Jacob stood at the bus stop at the top of Pacific Heights in San Francisco. It was hot so they took turn... Read Chapter

The Shortcut

Submitted: March 05, 2017

III. The Shortcut Jacob and his grandpa made their way further down Fillmore Street, known as Lower Pacific Heights. Jacob looked up ... Read Chapter

The Studio

Submitted: March 05, 2017

IV. The Studio “Hello,” said Grandpa, loud enough to announce their entry. He guided Jacob forward as a way of both showcasing hi... Read Chapter

The Bowl

Submitted: March 05, 2017

V. The Bowl After saying goodbye and promising to return again, Jacob and Grandpa left Yumiko’s shop. Outside and across the street... Read Chapter


Submitted: March 05, 2017

VI. Reconciling Later that night, Jacob was sitting at his desk studying math, but his mind was far from equations and calculations. ... Read Chapter