Hansel and Gretel: A Fairy Tale with a Down Syndrome Twist (英语) 精装 – 2014年11月6日
"I love that this book addresses not only the low expectations that society has of kids with Down syndrome but that the Mother has as well. What a gifted author to see past the diagnosis and tell a magical story of potential and belief!"
--Nancy Gianni, Founder & Gigi's Mom, GiGi's Playhouse: Down Syndrome Achievement Centers
"I find that Jewel Kat's message that someone's disability is not what makes a person, a great one. I like how she portrayed Hansel. He reminded me of my nephew who had Down syndrome-not only someone who was kind but also very smart. I believe it's a great book for every kid to read."
--Janet McNevin, Museum of disABILITY History
"Hansel shines as a courageous boy with incredible determination despite his challenges and succeeds in changing his family's circumstances. This story would help young readers look beyond disabilities and focus on the characters of those who have special needs. Claudia's breathtaking illustrations take this beloved tale to a whole new level. A must read for children of all ages."
--Shaila Abdullah, author, My Friend Suhana: A Story of Friendship and Cerebral Palsy
Once a teen runaway, Jewel Kats is now a two-time Mom's Choice Award winner and Gelett Burgess gold medalist. For six years, Jewel penned a syndicated teen advice column for Scripps Howard News Service (USA) and The Halifax Chronicle Herald. She gained this position through The Young People's Press. Her books have been featured in Ability Magazine (USA) twice. She's authored a dozen books-eight are about disabilities. The Museum of disABILITY History celebrated her work with a two-day event. Jewel has appeared as an international magazine cover story four times! Recently, her work was featured in an in-depth article published in The Toronto Star. Jewel's work has also appeared as an evening news segment on WKBW-TV and on the pages of The Buffalo News and The Huffington Post. Jewel Kats was the pen name of Michelle Meera Katyal, who passed away in 2016 as the result of complications of surgery. Please visit her online at www.jewelkats.com
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The story is the classic Hansel and Gretel story, but with a slight twist. 5 year old Hansel has Down Syndrome. The book aims to highlight the extraordinary determination that children with Down Syndrome possess and shows children that a hero can be hidden in all of us regardless of appearance or disability.The font is pretty big and easy to read so your child can read alone with a buddy.
The photos are beautiful and the illustrations are by the incredible fiber artist Claudia Marie Lenart. Needle felted wool is a first in children's illustrated books. The Author, Jewel Kats has written many other books for special kiddos and she's definitely an author I recommend checking out.
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