ERIC Number: ED312817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Trick or Treat or Trouble: Featuring Brian McDaniel. The Kids on the Block Book Series.
Aiello, Barbara; Shulman, Jeffrey
One of a series of children's books written from the point of view of an elementary grade child with a disability or other problem, the stories emphasize the similarities in childhood experience while providing information specific to the disability. In this book, fifth-grader Brian, who has epilepsy, finds that his misconceptions about a funeral home are cleared up on Halloween night. After the story, a question and answer section provides answers (by Brian) of typical questions children often have about epilepsy. These include: "What is epilepsy?""What is a seizure?""What is your kind of seizure like?""How do you cure your seizures?""Do you know when a seizure is coming?""How long does a tonic clonic seizure last?""What should I do if someone has a seizure?""How did you get epilepsy?""How did you find out you had epilepsy?""Can you play sports?""Can you drive a car?""Isn't having epilepsy hard for you?" (DB)
Descriptors: Books, Childhood Attitudes, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Epilepsy, Fiction, Neurological Impairments, Peer Acceptance, Self Concept
Twenty-First Century Books, 38 South Market St., Frederick, MD 21701 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Creative Works; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related books, see EC 221 270-277.