Wheelie: The Wheelchair in Search of Adventure

Wheelie: The Wheelchair in Search of Adventure

by Mary Byrne Eigel

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Overview

Wheelie is the story of a wheelchair in search of adventure. Gifted with special powers by Josef, the man who rescues and repairs him, he longs to help a child explore the world. Told from Wheelie's point of view, the book is the first of a fiction, chapter book series for children aged six to nine and their parents. My target market is physically challenged children who do not see themselves as diminished; they only see obstacles requiring creative problem solving. The secondary audience is able-bodied children and parents desiring to understand what it is like to be different. Wheelie allows the reader to step inside the life of a wheelchair and his human and non-human friends, to know their thoughts, feelings and dreams. Wheelie presents a fresh viewpoint, not one conditioned by old norms.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991644728
Publisher: Mary Byrne Eigel, LLC
Publication date: 09/29/2016
Series: SAILER Series , #1
Pages: 102
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.21(d)

About the Author

Before writing children's books, Mary spent many years teaching in classrooms and creating art in her studio.
She was born with bi-lateral hip dysplasia, a painful condition that causes normal activities, like walking, to be challenging.
As a child, when Mary had to trek long distances, she often wished she had a wheelchair. For her, a wheelchair offered pain free opportunities, not limitations. Mary grew up in Chicago, which is the lakefront inspiration for the town of Sail. She lives in Missouri with her husband and two dogs, Beaux and Trey.

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