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Lucy's Amazing Friend

Lucy's Amazing Friend 2014-10-15

Book Type
  1. Digital
Stephanie Workman
Lucy doesn't understand why the new boy in Miss Reed's class doesn't like her.

"I said hi and he ignored me," she said.

"Lucy, that's Daniel. He has autism," Miss Miller responded.

"What's autism?" asked Lucy.

From that moment on Lucy works to make friends with Daniel in this bright, upbeat book about autism. Once she succeeds, Lucy becomes determined that the other kids in the class learn to accept Daniel as well.

With an estimated 1 in 68 children now falling somewhere on the autism spectrum, "Lucy's Amazing Friend" is just the right book to help children understand that we are all different, and while those differences can be challenging, they also make us each special.

"Stephanie Workman has opened the door to many budding friendships between children with autism and their peers, by proving this can be a positive experience, in her colorful picture book Lucy's Amazing Friend. This story is an accurate portrayal of Daniel, who lives with autism, and the interesting things he does to provide himself ways to fulfill his need for sensory input. Lucy finds him interesting and develops a friendship that, in turn, shows all the other children just how much fun Daniel can be!" - Ellen Walker, author of Bringing Up John: One Family's Life With Autism

About the Author
About the Author: Stephanie is a graduate of Emerson College, receiving her BFA in Writing, Literature and Publishing. At fifteen she discovered her love for creative writing after a poem of hers was published in the 21st Century Poetry Journal. After that she began writing fiction, personal essays, and screenplays. While at Emerson College she discovered a passion for writing children's stories as well. Lucy's Amazing Friend was inspired after meeting her husband's high school friend who lives with autism. She lives in Exeter, NH with her husband Tim, their cat Sophia, and bird named Bird.

About the Illustrator: Tim grew up in Kittery, Maine. His first love was music, but that got put on hold due to the disappearance of his Muppets drum set. He became interested in art shortly after, when he discovered how much fun it was coloring on his parents' walls with crayons.
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