Ethan Blecher Braves a Bully Is Book 1 of the Ethan Blecher early reader series. Ethan finds himself the focus of a bully in his new school. His parents decide to send him to spring camp hoping he'll make some friends, but the outlook turns terrifying when his nemesis shows up. Will Ethan's fearful attitude and shy nature get the best of him or will he muster some courage and stand-up to the bully?
Ethan Blecher is every child during their struggling early years when they confront some of the toughest and more important experiences of their young lives. The series is printed in black and white with engaging illustrations by Kate Jeong.
This chapter book is the first of a series that examines contemporary challenges and opportunities facing elementary school-aged children today. It explores independence, managing conflict and difficult people, overcoming adversity, responding to inappropriate behavior, finding inner strength, relying on good judgment to solve problems, team work, personal discovery, emotional and creative intelligence, and reasoning.
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Ethan Blecher is Every Kid
Kids will grow to love Ethan. He’s like them as they struggle with fears and insecurities. His sarcasm and dry humor will keep kids smiling and turning pages to discover what happens next as the school bully focuses his fury on Ethan.
Teachers will find it a great book for introducing early readers to longer chapter books. Reading a chapter a day, students will clamor for the next day’s reading.
At the end of the story, there are links to bullying resources, a glossary for words found in bold throughout the book and a word search puzzle.