One in 200 children in the UK have epilepsy. That's What Friends Are For is an attractive story for children aged five to eight that illuminates the condition in a determined, but gentle manner. Jack begins to behave in ways that his teacher finds strange, but it's some time before a full diagnosis is made. He has to deal with feelings of fear and embarrassment, as well as with other children's occasional mockery. At the same time, he befriends a new girl in the class. The account of how they help one another is touchingly told. That's What Friends Are For costs pound;4.99, plus postage and packaging, and is available from Epilepsy Action.
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