Magination Press, 2007
Available in Hardcover and Paperback
Hardcover ISBN: 1591478065; Paperback ISBN: 1591478073
Preschool and Up
What happens when a loved one suffers a stroke? Often, for a child, the experience can be painful, invoking feelings of anger, fear, and confusion. My Grandpa Had a Stroke is a story of Ryan’s relationship with his grandfather both before and after his grandfather suffers from a stroke, leaving both Ryan and his Grandfather to deal with the physical, mental, and emotional aftermath. After Ryan’s grandfather has a stroke, their close relationship has to change and with the help of his parents, rehabilitation professionals, and Grandpa himself, Ryan learns what a stroke is and the stroke’s effect on his grandfather, now and in the future.
My Grandpa Had a Stroke provides age-appropriate explanations of a stroke, its short- and long-term consequences, and its treatment, including rehabilitation. It deals simply and compassionately with a child’s complex range of feelings when a loved one becomes disabled, and as Ryan adapts to his changing relationship with his grandfather, young readers too will be able to better understand their own emotions regarding any disabled loved ones in their own lives.
"With quiet prose, this covers most of the emotional and practical hurdles faced by both patient and child. A sad but useful book." -Booklist
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