Living with Epilepsy; Living with Down's Syndrome
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The anarchic hero of many daring adventures, William, as depicted on our cover by Thomas Henry in one of his effective, humorous pen and ink illustrations, is now a period piece. A William de nos jours illustrated by Tony Ross and aimed at a younger audience stands alongside him. This new William will be featured in adaptations of the stories by Martin Jarvis. Richmal Crompton, author of the William books, is the subject of this issue's Authorgraph. Thanks to Macmillan Children’s Books for their help with this November cover.
The 'Living with' series has a particular strength: we meet real children and adults coping with their disabilities. Each book gives clear explanations as to the medical aspects of the problem, explains tests and medication, and shows how it affects everyday life. There is much emphasis on the ordinary lives people live, with mention in Down's Syndrome that some special support may be needed. Colour photographs, diagrams, a section on helpful organisations, a glossary and an index add to the usefulness of the books.