Fall '18

Life with Epilepsy

From the Set Everyday Heroes

Gives readers a look into the lives and abilities of people who have epilepsy, as well as the challenges they face. Learn how medications, special diets, and service dogs can help people manage their epilepsy. Additional features include a table of contents, an informative infographic, a Fast Facts spread, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, a selected bibliography, an index, sources for further research, and information about the author.

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$27.07 $18.95
$42.79 $29.95
  • Fast Facts
  • A Surprise Seizure
  • A Furry Classmate
  • Eat Your Medicine
  • Spying on Brain Waves
  • Think About It
  • Glossary
  • To Learn More
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the Author
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 616.85
Lexile 610
ATOS Reading Level 4.2
Guided Reading Level T
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781503825116, 9781503830042
Copyright 2019, 2019
Number of Pages 24, 24
Dimensions 6.5 x 9, 6.5 x 9
Graphics Full-color photographs

A Review of "Everyday Heroes" in Booklist

Books in the Everyday Heroes series (12 titles) focus on regular people who live with typically chronic medical conditions. This volume discusses epilepsy and how people manage the seizures it causes. An opening list of facts about this neurological disorder plunges readers into the subject, which is followed by four presumably fictional but realistic scenarios of children keeping their epilepsy under control in different ways. One child uses daily medication, while another relies on a seizure-detecting dog. A third kid eats a specialized keto diet, and the final account shows how EEGs are used in medical diagnosis and epilepsy treatment. Sidebars offer added information, such as what to do if you see someone having a seizure. Despite the somewhat alarming cover image of a girl covered in electrodes, this is a kid-friendly resource.

Author: Clara MacCarald

Clara MacCarald is a freelance writer with a master's degree in biology. She lives with her family in an off-grid house nestled in the forests of central New York. When not parenting her daughter, she spends her time writing nonfiction books for kids.