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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Advent - Eclair Goes To Stella's by Michelle Weidenbenner


 Early Reader, Chapter Book Series for 5 -10 year old girls. 

 "Eclair Goes to Stella's is funny, sad, heart warming, and genuine all at once!” 
~ Renee Gray-Wilburn, co-author of Grandparenting Through Obstacles: Overcoming Family Challenges to Reach Your Grandchildren for Christ (Pix-N-Pens, 2012). 

 “Michelle's story is well-written and engaging. She does a wonderful job of developing the characters and deals with difficult issues in a kid-friendly way. Readers will be quickly drawn into this story and want to keep reading. There are so many dimensions to this story--it is filled with humor, action, and emotion--a great read!” 
--Award-winning children's book author, Crystal Bowman. 

 When Eclair's mother leaves home, Eclair and her little sister must go live on a farm with Stella, their eccentric grandma. 

 “More and more, grandparents today are assuming the role of part-time or even full-time caregivers for their grandkids. In Eclair Goes to Stella's, we see how one grandmother bravely and creatively steps into this role to help her family through a difficult situation. I'm certain that children everywhere will be able to relate to the range of emotions that little Éclair faces as she struggles to adjust to her new living arrangements then begins to welcome the love and care her grandmother offers.” 
~ Renee Gray-Wilburn, co-author of Grandparenting Through Obstacles: Overcoming Family Challenges to Reach Your Grandchildren for Christ (Pix-N-Pens, 2012). 

 There is a growing trend in America—grandparents raising grandchildren. According to the AARP’s Grandfacts, “Across the United States, almost 7.8 million children are living in homes where grandparents or other relatives are the householders, with more than 5.8 million children living in grandparents’ homes and nearly 2 million children living in other relatives’ homes. These families are often called grandfamilies.” 

Eclair is $0.99 9-13 December
Now Available at...
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Award-Winning and Best-Selling Author Michelle grew up in the burbs of Detroit with five brothers. No sisters. Each time her mom brought the boy bundle home from the hospital she cried, certain her mom liked boys better than girls. But when her brothers pitched in with the cooking, cleaning, and babysitting, without drama, she discovered having brothers wasn’t so bad. They even taught her how to take direct criticism without flinching, which comes in handy with book reviews. 

When she’s not writing she’s winning ugly on the tennis court. She’s known as “Queen of the Rim Shots.” No joke. It’s ugly.
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Michelle's Christmas Wishes...
"I don’t want any gifts, I only want to be able to spend time with my family and give them gifts they’ll cherish. The one thing that would make me the happiest would be if my son found a job. He’s been unemployed for over two years. He started a landscaping business and worked long hours all summer, but now it’s cold and that service isn’t needed. He’s trying to learn how to lay tile and wood floors to help pay bills because he has two daughters and a wife, but he needs a career job that will lift his spirits and make him feel valued and give him purpose."

Fondest Christmas Memory...
"Three months after we adopted our daughter from Russia we watched her celebrate her first Christmas. She was 28 months and had never seen a Christmas tree, a wrapped gift, or a balloon. We bought her one of those Little Tykes Cozy Coupe cars and tied a few balloons to it near the lit tree and I’ll never forget her face and how it shined. Even though she didn’t know us well, or the English language (she was adopted from Russia), she learned all about joy that day." 

Top 3 Christmas Treats...
"Pecan pie, homemade toffee, and homemade fudge."

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  1. This looks like a fun children's book!

  2. That looks a lovely book that has a real message and resonance for some children too.


  3. Do you know - my SON would love this book! His Nin features very much in his life so he's love to read a story based around this I am sure x

  4. It isn't showing up as free for me - it is $.99. If you hear word of when it is free I would love to check it out. Thanks

  5. This book is worth much more then .99!! I wish I had someone I could gift it to!! Yes, I read it and it really is great for the age group!!

  6. I'd have read this when I was younger, my sons are at the early reader age so I'll see if they'd want to read it but excellent post xx

  7. That looks cute!
    If i had a child of my own or close to me, I wouldn´t hesitate to give it as a gift!

  8. That truly does echo the reality for so many these days. It sounds like a great book!

  9. Sounds like something my daughter might enjoy as well. It would be a perfect gift!

  10. This sounds like great gift for my nieces. They had a similar situation growing up. Thanks for sharing.


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