Today I’d like you to welcome my friend, Christy Halsell, as she shares a fascinating story about one of her family’s experiences in a different culture. She’s also giving away TWO copies of her exciting new children’s ebook, Tiger Hunt!
“She say his ear very bad. She say maybe to use tool to put hole inside ear.”
I looked questioningly at our friend and translator while the doctor finished examining our son. She put down her otoscope and adjusted her head covering.
Not 20 miles away lay a terrorist training camp that masterminded bombings in Bali four years earlier. We were in a remote village on the island of Java where friendliness toward Westerners was often spotty. And now my four-year-old son was being examined by a Muslim doctor who wanted to poke holes inside his ears.
I glanced at my husband who also looked unsure. We knew our son was in a lot of pain, but had no desire for him to have some kind of surgery orchestrated by a doctor whose schooling was unknown and whose love of Westerners was questionable.
Luckily our translator felt the same. “I think this not such a good idea. She say she can give medicine, too.”
Whew. My husband and I both breathed sighs of relief. We waited as the doctor gathered our prescription and advised us not to fly for a few extra days and to avoid chocolate.
Our family stayed on Java while business issues were negotiated and our son’s ear healed, then we headed back to Bali where we had been living for almost a year.
We soon adjusted and I have been so grateful that our family had the opportunity to begin learning another culture. I am thankful that my children had a chance to see what life in another country is like, and I hope to be able to show them more countries and cultures as they grow.
It is my vision to help many children develop a world view that’s wider than the daily world they experience.
Join the adventure as two brothers befriend the last tiger on Bali.
- illustrated with a unique blend of colorful sketches and photos from our stay in Bali.
- a great read aloud for all ages
- encourage children to read
- open children’s eyes to another culture
- 15-page children’s ebook for download
- ebook internally linked with Wikipedia for more information on unfamiliar terms
- comprehension and vocabulary printables available
- see our personal videos, pictures, and explanations of Bali on the website, too.
One great thing about this book is the website I’ve been building as a companion, The Island Brothers. I’ve added first-hand information about Bali so that your children can not only read a great story, but also learn about the island.
We also have printables so you can use this book to complement homeschool cultural studies and discuss lessons taught.
I’d love to give two copies to readers of Contented at Home today!
Judy’s review: Tiger Hunt! is an adventure-filled story of two brothers who set out to find and tame the last tiger on their island. Illustrated with beautiful drawings and color photographs, the book encourages children’s interest in an unfamiliar culture. Tiger Hunt! makes for a fascinating read-aloud for children who love excitement and adventure. Even parents will enjoy this ebook–I know I did!