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Through the eyes of a ten-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, Golden Daffodils takes a sad and funny look at every pre-teen's struggle to grow up.
"Only sixty seconds left for a miracle to happen, some special thing that would make her perfect and normal. Her last chance to enter Wilson School looking like other kids."
Today's the day. And Janis wakes up worried about everything. She already misses Tina, a budding poet and her best friend at the special school. Physical handicaps were as everyday as homework there. But here at Wilson, how will she ever fit in--with normal kids like her beautiful and athletic sister Stella. Thinking about her favorite flowers, daffodils, helps a little. She puts on her "DAFFY DOWN DILLY" tee shirt for luck.
Janis wants to be perfect like other kids.
Stella wishes everyone didn't expect her to be so perfect.
Barney says, "Imagine yourself perfect and that's what you'll be."
But they all find out no one's perfect; yet with love and friendship life can have its perfect moments.
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Marilyn Gould is a writer and teacher who graduated from the University of Southern California with a major in occupational therapy. Knowledge of the special needs of the physically handicapped has led to her creation of two novels about a young girl with cerebral palsy, GOLDEN DAFFODILS, and THE TWELFTH OF JUNE. In addition to her own published works, Ms. Gould has conducted outreach programs and workshops in art and creative writing.
Marilyn Gould is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers, the United Cerebral Palsy Association, and the Center for the Study of Sensory Integrative Dysfunction. She lives in Newport Beach, California.
"Gould's message about disability are clear in her portrayal of Janis as someone wanting to be as independent as possible but still in need of help now and then." -Booklist
"This book is a 'must purchase' for libraries...quality literature (dealing) with handicaps...very well written." -Maryland Department of Education
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Book Description Allied Crafts Pr. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0963230514 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1483279
Book Description Allied Crafts Pr, 1991. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110963230514
Book Description Allied Crafts Pr, 1991. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0963230514