Ebeneezer's Cousin

Ebeneezer's Cousin

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ISBN-13: 9781616330453
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
Publication date: 05/30/2010
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 20
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.05(d)

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Ebeneezer's Cousin 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Penelope_Anne_Cole More than 1 year ago
Kristen Zajac’s story book, “Ebeneezer’s Cousin,” illustrated by Jennifer Houdeshell, is a wonderful book to help children learn about and understand how injured military members and their families cope with disabilities. Maria’s military dad traveled all over the world and brought things back from his travels. Maria smiled as she shared her treasures with her classmates on show and tell days. She also shared pictures of her, Ebeneezer, her stuffed monkey, and her dad. Later Maria let her dad take Ebeneezer on his travels so her dad wouldn’t be alone. After her dad was severely wounded, Maria’s smile disappeared. The whole family had to learn how to live with her dad’s disabilities. Ebenezeer still made her dad smile. The uplifting ending shows us another way to deal with disabilities. Sometimes we all just need a special helper. The illustrations by Jennifer Houdeshell are as warm and uplifting as the story. They clearly show the characters’ emotions and ethnicity. This is truly a multicultural story with international appeal. The subject matter of military families having to deal with injuries sustained in defense of freedom is both timely and timeless. “Ebeneezer’s Cousin” is recommended for ages 8-10. Parents and teachers can use this story book to discuss how families deal with separation, hardship, and disabilities. It is also available in Spanish, “El primo de Ebeneezer.”
AC21 More than 1 year ago
A beautiful story for boys and girls of all ages. A tribute to the military families and the challenges they face. I also enjoyed "Chasing the Spirit of Service" by the same author.