Catherine's Story by Genevive Moore, Jacqueline Wilson
  

Synopsis

Catherine's Story by Genevive Moore, Jacqueline Wilson

What makes Catherine so special? She can't talk, she can't walk like her cousin Frances can. But Catherine listens very hard (hardly anyone does that), and she can walk in her special shoes, but when Frances tries, she just falls over! And her claps are so quiet that hardly anyone can hear them. These are the things that make Catherine special and, because her family knows how special she is, this makes them feel special too. This is the story of a child born with severe additional needs that focusses on the special nature of her abilities. Written from first-hand experience of the author's niece, this is a thoroughly researched and heart-warming book that will enlighten all who read it. Foreword by Jacqueline Wilson.

Reviews

A warm story about a little girl with profound disabilities living with a family who celebrate her abilities. With a foreword by Jacqueline Wilson, this is an important book, written from the author's personal experience. -- Marylin Brocklehurst Bookseller Thoughtfully written without being over-sentimental, this book is just right for explaining disability to younger children at home or in class. Karin Littlewood's splendid illustrations are done with sensitive realism. Irish Examiner A fantastically moving, uncomplicated and truly poignant story. This is her first children's book (I sincerely hope there are many more) and Genevieve Moore should be proud of herself for writing such an authentic and inclusive text that tugs on the heart strings while teaching so much... This is a book that should have a home on every nursery and infant school bookshelf. Early Years Educator The illustrations are brightly coloured, conveying Catherine's personality and the joy she brings to her family. The story is well written, and demonstrates that everyone in the world has a talent, and can make people smile. This is rather a short review, but there isn't much else to say about this great book. Go read it!

About the Author

GENEVIEVE MOORE lives in Victoria, Australia. She is a voiceover artist and actor and has been an improvisational performer, a radio announcer, Human Resources consultant and now soap-maker. She recently played a small part in the television series Neighbours. She was inspired to write Catherine's Story by her niece, who is profoundly and multiply learning disabled, as a celebration of her niece for Catherine's father and grandmother. This is Genevieve's first children's book. KARIN LITTLEWOOD studied Graphic Design at Newcastle University, followed by an MA in illustration at Manchester University. She has worked in editorial, packaging, design and advertising, as well as publishing. Swallow Journey was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2001. She lives in London.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 5 To 8

Author

Genevive Moore, Jacqueline Wilson
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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

14th January 2010

ISBN

9781845076559


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