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Living with Cerebral Palsy

Chronic Conditions
  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Introduces readers to the disease of cerebral palsy, its causes, how it affects the body, and what it's like to live with the disease.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Category Life Sciences
Copyright 2003
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2002-08-01
BISACS JNF024020, JNF024040
Dewey 362.1
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 4.5
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 61719
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, and Table of contents
Online Resources

  • Do You Know Someone Who Has Cerebral Palsy?
  • What Is Cerebral Palsy?
  • What Causes Cerebral Palsy?
  • What's It Like to Have Cerebral Palsy?
  • What Can We Do About Cerebral Palsy?
  • Will We Ever Cure Cerebral Palsy?
  • Glossary
  • Questions and Answers about Cerebral Palsy
  • Helping a Friend Who Has Cerebral Palsy
  • Did You Know?
  • How to Learn More about Cerebral Palsy
  • Index
Author: Susan H. Gray

Susan Heinrichs Gray holds BS and MS degrees in Zoology from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She also attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman where she studied film production. Mrs. Gray has taught classes in General Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Film Animation, and Graphics for Scientists. She also has worked as a freshwater biologist and scientific illustrator. In her 25 years as a writer, Mrs. Gray has covered a wide range of topics. She has written science books for children, newsletters for business owners, health education materials for patients, and drug reports for pharmaceutical companies. However, she especially enjoys writing nonfiction books for children. This gives her an opportunity to research current events and make them interesting to young readers. Susan enjoys gardening, traveling, and playing the piano. She and her husband, Michael, live in Cabot, Arkansas, with their dog and four cats.


A noteworthy review of Living Well from Booklist on October 15, 2002

Written at a slightly lower level than most books on these subjects, these debut entries in the Living Well series will be helpful to children trying to cope with chronic illness. Both books begin with anecdotes about young people who suffer from the illnesses. Asthma explains the… View →