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Understanding epilepsy

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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