Gr 5 Up-A realistic self-help book written with a little sassiness and a "That's the way it is and this is how to deal with it" attitude. A short chapter is devoted to the basics-definition and treatment. Following chapters discuss attaining independence, schooling, dealing with the insensitivity of others, depression, traveling, working, and relationships with others, all taking into account the amount of disability. Dion Pincus's Everything You Need to Know about Cerebral Palsy (Rosen, 2000) concentrates on the factual aspects and less on how to manage living with the disorder.-Martha Gordon, formerly at South Salem Library, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Laura Anne Gilman is the author of the Cosa Nostradamus books for Luna (the “Retrievers” and “Paranormal Scene Investigations” series), a YA trilogy for HarperCollins, and numerous works of short fiction. She also writes paranormal romances for Nocturne as Anna Leonard, and her e-book novella Dreamcatcher was released in August 2008. A former executive editor at NAL, Laura Anne is an amateur chef, oenophile, and cat-servant. She lives in New York City, where she also runs d.y.m.k. productions.