Becky the Brave: A Story about Epilepsy

Becky the Brave: A Story about Epilepsy

by Laurie Lears, Gail Piazza
     
 

Becky is Sarah's big sister. She is brave about going to a new school, about standing up to a big dog, and even about having epilepsy. But one day Becky has a seizure during class. Now Sarah must be brave for her sister.

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Becky is Sarah's big sister. She is brave about going to a new school, about standing up to a big dog, and even about having epilepsy. But one day Becky has a seizure during class. Now Sarah must be brave for her sister.

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"Epilepsy is tough on children and their families, and this story will help to explain the misconceptions."

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-In Sarah's eyes, her older sister is very brave. Becky is not afraid of the new school or of the barking dog that they meet on the way. She's not even afraid of the convulsive epileptic seizures that she sometimes has. But after a seizure at home, she confides to Sarah that, although the teacher and the nurse know about her condition, she has not told her new classmates and she worries that she will have a seizure in school. One day her fears are realized, and her classmates stare and some laugh. The next day, Becky refuses to go back to school and Sarah has to conquer her own trepidation, walking there alone and going into her sister's classroom to explain what happened. The text reads easily with just enough information about epilepsy to help readers understand Becky's feelings. The soft pastel drawings emphasize the loving relationship between the girls. Epilepsy is tough on children and their families, and this story will help to explain the misconceptions.-Martha Gordon, formerly at South Salem Library, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807506011
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.22(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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