How to Be a Friend

Paperback | February 1, 2011

byNancy Wilcox Richards

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A young girl with epilepsy is nervous about being the new girl in school — and worried about keeping her condition a secret.

Lexie is new to grade three and she has a secret. She has epilepsy. Worried that she''ll be though of as different, she shyly avoids class discussion and recess (where she fears she will be teased for wearing a helmet).

But hiding her condition proves to be dangerous when she is pressured into eating food that her treatment diet doesn''t allow, and must stay home for several days.

As time passes, Lexie gains confidence and makes friends among her classmates, even giving a presentation about epilepsy to the entire class. One dreaded day she actually has a seizure in the schoolyard — and learns that good friends can be trusted to understand and accept who you are, and even help out in times of trouble.

Following her previous novels, which includ How to Handle a Bully and How to Tame a Bully, author Nancy Wilcox Richards has written another wonderful story that promotes empathy, respect, acceptace and kindness among everyday elementary school children.

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A young girl with epilepsy is nervous about being the new girl in school — and worried about keeping her condition a secret. Lexie is new to grade three and she has a secret. She has epilepsy. Worried that she'll be though of as different, she shyly avoids class discussion and recess (where she fears she will be teased for wearing a helmet). But hiding her condition proves to be dangerous when s...

Nancy Wilcox Richards has been an elementary school teacher for thirty years, and is also the author of How to Tame a Bully, How to Outplay a Bully and How to Handle a Bully, all published by Scholastic Canada. She finds inspiration for many of her stories from everyday life events, her students and her own children. She lives in Hebbville, Nova Scotia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 7.59 × 5.2 × 0.25 inPublished:February 1, 2011Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:144310485X

ISBN - 13:9781443104852

Appropriate for ages: 7

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