Gifted Hands

Gifted Hands

The Ben Carson Story

Book - 2009
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Ben Carson used to be the class dummy. Today he is one of the world's most brilliant surgeons.Gifted Hands Kids Edition tells the extraordinary true story of an angry, young boy from the inner city who, through faith and determination, grew up to become one of the world's leading pediatric neurosurgeons. When Ben was in school, his peers called him the class dummy. But his mother encouraged him to succeed, and Ben discovered a deep love of learning. Ben found that anything is possible with trust and determination.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zonderkidz, [2009], ©2009
ISBN: 9780310719038
0310719038
Branch Call Number: 921 Carso
Characteristics: 142 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Lewis, Deborah Shaw 1951-

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trixie32
Apr 11, 2017

My two kids and I read this book together as a read-aloud. Wonderfully written and approachable for my 7 1/2 year old and 9 year old. The book was intended for kids as an introduction. While it is not an exhaustive book about Carson's life, it has whetted the appetite for my children to learn more about him, and about other amazing people who have overcome tremendous odds. I give it 5 stars!

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LYNN WALSH
Apr 05, 2017

I have a lot of respect for Ben Carson. He's a brilliant doctor and extremely learned and his faith is obviously very important to him.
This book doesn't even begin to do Ben Carson justice. It is sad that this book tries to provide any biographical information about someone who deserves respect and has been inspirational to a lot of people from diverse backgrounds.
Unless it was specifically targeted and written for middle school-aged children, this book is horrible. The book is incredibly simplistic, and unless you already know about the man, it does nothing to shed any new information or provide any insights. It also skips over huge portions of his life and achievements.
If this book was written for adults it's a disgrace. Don't waste your time. You'd be better off using Google and Wikipedia to learn more about such a great person as Ben Carson.

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