Ebenezer Has a Word for Everything

by Chelsea H. Rowe
Illustrated by Frank Dormer
Category: Themes:
Ebenezer collects words. But it’s hard to find someone who shares his passion.
Price: $17.95
  • ISBN: 9781561458486
  • Publication date: 10/01/2018
  • Page Count: 32
  • Size: 8" x 10"
  • Age Range: 4-8


Ebenezer collects words. But it’s hard to find someone who shares his passion.

No one seems to understand Ebenezer’s word collections, but his efforts are finally appreciated when he meets Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald doesn’t have a word collection—but he does have lots of ideas. Together, they can make stories.

Chelsea H. Rowe’s offbeat story about friendship, collaboration, and a love for both language and stories is perfectly depicted by Frank Dormer’s quirky illustrations. Perfect for vocabulary building, this book also includes a list of words and definitions in the back.


Chelsea H. Rowe


Chelsea H. Rowe is a mother of four and the owner of a luxury picnic company. Her own word collection started when she was ten and is still growing. Her current favorite is eucatastrophe (yo͞okəˈtastrəfē, a sudden and happy ending to a story). Ebenezer Has a Word for Everything is her first book. She lives in Savannah, Georgia.

Frank Dormer


Frank Dormer is the author-illustrator of Firefighter Duckies, The Sword in the Stone, Click, Socksquatch, and The Obstinate Pen, as well as the illustrator of many other books for children, including the Aggie and Ben series of easy readers and the middle grade series The Adventures Jo Shmo. His favorite word is hot dog. Frank resides in Branford, Connecticut.


“A simple story about a fortuitous friendship.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“An appealing book about building vocabulary and constructing stories, as well as an awesome and satisfying friendship story. A great addition to picture book shelves.” ―School Library Journal


Alabama Camellia Award (Nominee, Grades 2-3) ―Alabama Department of Education, 2019-2020


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F&P: N, Gr 3, Genre RF
Lexile: AD510L
BISAC 1: JUV039060  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Friendship
BISAC 2: JUV047000  JUVENILE FICTION / Books & Libraries
BISAC 3: JUV035000  JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education

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