Item description for Caleb Son Of None (Caleb Pascal V1) by Kersten Hamilton...
Overview Hamilton presents a deep understanding of adoption, responsibilities, and security in the wonderful "forever family" of God in this series of short books with intense, fast-paced plots, exotic settings, and quirky characters.
Being adopted was Caleb's lifelong dream. Being taken home by Mr. Groeger was a nightmare. When the circus comes to town, Caleb's world changes again. An old circus clown and a heavenly Father hear the cry of an orphan--and answer in a dangerous and delightful way.
Kids ages 8-12 will enjoy this action-suspense series set in the late 1800s. When the circus comes to town, Caleb finds adventure, encounters strange creatures (and even stranger people), and meets a heavenly Father who welcomes all orphans into his family.
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Studio: Standard Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.86" Width: 6.94" Height: 0.35" Weight: 0.36 lbs.
Release Date Apr 2, 2007
Publisher Standard Publishing Company
Grade Level Middle School
Series Caleb Pascal and the Peculiar People
Series Number 1
ISBN 0784718598 ISBN13 9780784718599 UPC 707529421407
Availability 0 units.
More About Kersten Hamilton
Kersten Hamilton is the author of several picture books and many middle grade novels. When she's not writing, she hunts dinosaurs in the deserts and badlands outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she lives. This is her first novel for young adults. For more about Kersten, please visit www.kerstenhamilton.com.
Kersten Hamilton currently resides in the state of New Mexico.
Reviews - What do customers think about Caleb Son Of None (Caleb Pascal V1)?
Teaches faith - in an overwhelmingly authentic manner Oct 15, 2008
This book was wonderful to read and it stands out in the midst of faith-oriented literature for kids in that it allows kids to encounter the love of the Father in a way that so truly captures how He reveals Himself through role models in real life situations. The presentations of the gospel in this book are not canned, preachy, or plastic - but rather warm and embodied through real characters living in difficult and messy circumstances. This is a GREAT book for a kid to read who is ready to discover the love of God for themselves and make faith their own.
Very enjoyable book Aug 15, 2007
I enjoyed this book very much both times I read it! Reading this book out-loud is delightful, because it is so well written. The dialogue and descriptions bring the circus to life.
I am excited for the rest of the series to come out!
Circus Freaks - like me! Aug 8, 2007
Thrown out with the trash as a baby, Caleb has lived most of his life feeling like someone's unwanted left-overs. Things don't get any better when he's "adopted" by Mr. Groeger, who treats Caleb worse than hired help. Over-worked and beaten, Caleb has begun to accept this miserable life when he meets an old circus clown who tells Caleb that he wasn't created to live this way.
Kids (and adults) who enjoyed the dynamic characters of The Series of Unfortunate Events, will also enjoy the motley crew that Kersten Hamilton has assembled in Caleb, Son of None. With Caleb Pascal & the Peculiar People, Hamilton has created a series that young and old will love to read, featuring dramatic plots, compelling characters, and solid faith lessons. The author also places a verse or two of scripture at the beginning of each chapter; children and parents can have fun figuring out how each verse relates to the chapter it precedes. In conclusion, Read This Book! You might just have fun and maybe learn more about God's grace too.
Caleb, Son of None Jul 13, 2007
Always on the lookout for books to recommend to young readers, I hit a bonanza with Kersten Hamilton's series Caleb Pascal & the Peculiar People. When the circus comes to town, Caleb, Son of None, meets a clown who shows the young, abused orphan the Heavenly Father's love in practical ways. Although Hamilton doesn't shy away from the hard issues of life, her books are satisfying on various levels--physical, emotional, and spiritual. After I turned the last page, then turned out the lights, I gave a sigh of contentment.
Encourages kids to walk in faith May 15, 2007
My son is in the first grade and It has been tough to get him reading. When we started on this book his attitude changed. It is a real page turner for young boys. He kept wanting to read one more chapter. Now he can't wait till the next book in the series is out.