Inspirational Fourth of July Reading: Patriotic New Children's Book Pays Tribute to Military Families

Guardian Angel Publishing announces the timely release of "Ebeneezer's Cousin," a children's picture book to sensitize kids to issues military families face and to honor and help families of wounded veterans.

Saint Louis, MO, July 04, 2010 --( Guardian Angel Publishing is proud to announce the release of "Ebeneezer's Cousin," a patriotic children's book about courage, hope, strength, and heroes. Written by Kristen Zajac, a former civilian analyst for the military and FBI, "Ebeneezer's Cousin" sensitively deals with some of the challenges military families face in a way that will touch the hearts of children, parents, veterans, educators, and physical therapists alike. The book has universal appeal with its portrayal of the unbreakable bond between a brave veteran, his loving daughter, and an animal hero who helps them appreciate the true meaning of service and strength.

Told through the eyes of Maria Jimenez, a little girl who is proud of her daddy, "Ebeneezer's Cousin" delicately deals with the issue of parental deployment, joyful reunions, and in the case of Maria's father, an early return home from a mission for medical treatment. Rich with tenderness, the colorful and detailed illustrations by Jennifer Thomas Houdeshell capture the emotions and bond between Maria and her family in an honest and uplifting way. The book's appeal lies not only in the story of one brave military family's journey, but in its capacity to teach and sensitize all children to appreciate the service and sacrifice veterans' families make.

"Ebeneezer's Cousin" was released nationally on by Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc., based out of Saint Louis, Missouri. The book is available for purchase online at and "Ebeneezer's Cousin" is also distributed in bookstores through Ingram, Bertrams, Baker & Taylor (ISBN: 978-1-61633-045-3; 1616330457). For print books in bulk prices, please contact the publisher, Lynda Burch, at or (314) 276-8482.

Additional book related activities and resources for kids, parents, teachers, and military families may be found at the author's website, Readers can view more of the illustrator's commissioned artwork (paintings, portraits, picture books, murals) at the artist's website, For review copies of "Ebeneezer's Cousin" or interview requests, please contact the author at

In addition to regular sales, Guardian Angel Publishing has a special program where individuals or businesses can purchase a copy of "Ebeneezer's Cousin" to be sent to a wounded veteran and his or her family at a military hospital. Details on the "Friends of Ebeneezer" program can be found at the Guardian Angel Publishing website at

Guardian Angel Publishing
Lynda S. Burch
(314) 276-8482
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