Betsey Stockton: The Girl with the Missionary Dream
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Betsey Stockton: The Girl with the Missionary Dream  -     By: Laura Wickham

Betsey Stockton: The Girl with the Missionary Dream

Good Book Company / 2021 / Hardcover

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Children will enjoy this beautifully illustrated children's biography of Betsey Stockton (c. 1798-1865), who, despite being born enslaved, followed her dream of being a missionary to Hawaii. Betsey was an extraordinary girl who believed in an extraordinary God!

Can be read to young children aged 4-5 and read by children aged 6 plus. Part of the new Do Great Things For God series. By exploring the lives of inspiring Christian women, this series will enthuse young children about the great things they can do for God.

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Title: Betsey Stockton: The Girl with the Missionary Dream
By: Laura Wickham
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 24
Vendor: Good Book Company
Publication Date: 2021
Dimensions: 9.40 X 7.70 (inches)
Weight: 9 ounces
ISBN: 1784985775
ISBN-13: 9781784985776
Ages: 4-8
Series: Do Great Things For God
Stock No: WW985776

Publisher's Description

Read the true story of Betsey Stockton, who, despite being born enslaved, followed her dream of being a missionary.

When young Betsey joined a missionary voyage to Hawaii, everyone was shocked. “A single woman, who was born enslaved, going to mission? How extraordinary!”

But that’s exactly what Betsey did. Follow her adventurous five-month journey across the Pacific Ocean: a journey of laughter, tears, prayer and even a newborn life!

This beautifully illustrated children's biography of Betsey Stockton (c. 1798-1865) is part of a series designed to show kids that God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

Author Bio

Laura Caputo-Wickham is a children’s author from Rome, now living in Kent with her husband, James, two young daughters and a cat. In her spare time, Laura is involved with her church’s toddler group and helps the children in her local school with their reading.

Eunji is a freelance illustrator & designer, currently living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She studied graphic design at Humber College in Toronto, Ontario. She specializes in drawing children-related subject matters in a contemporary and whimsical style by capturing innocent emotions and imaginary worlds lodged deep within one's childhood fantasies.

Editorial Reviews

My 6-year-old son and I both needed to hear about Betsey. These are the heroes we need: Brave and faithful in a broken world. -- Ed Drew (Ministry Director, Faith in Kids; Author, Raising Confident Kids)

This heart-swelling account of an enslaved woman who gained her freedom and immediately surrendered it to become a missionary moved me to tears. A must-have for every child's bookshelf. -- Linda Allcock (Author, Deeper Still)

Betsey is a young girl I can relate to, a girl who had a dream to be a missionary. Her strength of character evident as she was freed from slavery, continued to work, and then followed her dream to the islands of Hawaii. We see how tumultuous the 5 month journey was to arrive, and her persistence in spending time in the Word of God. She demonstrated faithfulness to serve the people, teaching the children academics, as well as the gospel. -- Amber Thiessen

This is an inspiring story for children, and it is especially significant because it shows that not all missionaries were white, even long ago in history. It made me wonder about other, similar stories that have never received mainstream attention, and I look forward to seeing what other books come out in this series in the future. -- Bethany Davidson

I loved watching the courage of Betsey as she, a once-enslaved woman (born about 1798), takes her new freedom and becomes a missionary. She travels as a solo woman to Hawaii—a daunting five-month trip. The illustrated picture book details Betsey’s devotion to prayer and her faith in God as she serves the people of Hawaii in the 1800’s. -- Ellen Finstad

This extraordinary story of Betsey Stockton’s life will open your children's eyes to wonder what God might do in their lives. -- Barbara Reaoch (Director, Children's Division, Bible Study Fellowship)

As a parent, I want my children to be shaped and influenced by the steadfast lives of other Christians. The "Do Great Things for God" series by Laura Caputo-Wickham is a wonderful introduction to faithful women who courageously served the Lord in a variety of ways. These stories teach as they inspire, and your children will be blessed to learn about Betsey Stockton’s missionary dream and Corrie Ten Boom’s secret room. -- Melissa B Kruger (Women’s Ministry Coordinator, Uptown Church; author, The Envy of Eve)

Whether she’s retelling the extraordinary stories of Corrie ten Boom or Betsey Stockton, Laura Caputo-Wickham captures a big gospel for little hearts. The wonderful storytelling and charming illustrations make the mini-biographies in the "Do Great Things for God" series pitch-perfect for even the youngest readers. I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine did. -- Champ Thornton (Author of The Radical Book for Kids)

The writing is lively and accessible, and the story is elegantly told. Laura has dealt with difficult topics in an age appropriate way. All of us, and children especially, love heroes and heroines. There is here a sense of adventure but also of high spiritual and moral purpose. Using a single verse from the Bible to frame each story is a good way to help children remember the promises of the Word of God. I love the illustrations! -- Michael Nazir-Ali (Director, The Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy and Dialogue)

Hebrews 11 is full of characters from the past who put their faith into action to encourage and inspire the current generation. This beautifully written and attractively produced series fulfils a similar function. Each book will inspire our children, warm their hearts and fire their imagination to encourage them to live wholeheartedly for Christ. -- Angus Macleay (Rector, St Nicholas Church, Sevenoaks)

For every classic "faith hero" or "heroine" we know of, there are hundreds who endured on the margins of history whose stories are just waiting to be discovered. God remembers each name and each story, and it's time we do too. This series brings to life the forgotten, teaches us valuable lessons, and imprints on us early on that if God kept our spiritual ancestors, he will keep us too. -- K.A. Ellis (Director of the Edmiston Center for the Study of the Bible and Ethnicity)

A wonderful series, beautifully illustrated, introducing your children to godly women. -- Blair Linne (Spoken-word artist and author)

An amazing life of faith and service brought to life by this lovely picture book. -- Bob Hartman (Author, Rhyming Bible and The Lion Storytelling Bible)

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