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Living with Cystic Fibrosis

From the Set Chronic Conditions

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

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  • Do You Know Someone Who Has Cystic Fibrosis?
  • What Is Cystic Fibrosis?
  • What Causes Cystic Fibrosis?
  • What's It Like to Have Cystic Fibrosis?
  • What Can We Do about Cystic Fibrosis?
  • Will We Ever Cure Cystic Fibrosis?
  • Glossary
  • Questions and Answers about Cystic Fibrosis
  • Helping a Friend Who Has Cystic Fibrosis
  • Did You Know?
  • How to Learn More about Cystic Fibrosis
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Dewey 618.9
ATOS Reading Level 4.9
Guided Reading Level S
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781614734802
Copyright 2013
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs

A noteworthy review of Living Well from San Diego City Schools on October 1, 2003

An excellent nonfiction text with very good photos, depicting the real-life struggle of a student living with cystic fibrosis. This book will inform and teach compassion.

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 condition and what happens in the body when an attack occurs. Also covered are causes of asthma, medications, and prospects for a cure. The volume on arthritis goes over basically the same kind of territory as it helps readers understand what it is like to live with JRA. Both volumes have clear, well-chosen color photos and are beefed up by a glossary and a bibliography.

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.