Rachel goes to school in a wheelchair and this is her first person account, in pre-primer print and very few words, of how...

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RACHEL

Rachel goes to school in a wheelchair and this is her first person account, in pre-primer print and very few words, of how she feeds the class gerbils, goes home in Mommy's car, goes to Brownies on Thursday, is learning to swim alone, and talks with Daddy about the many things she might be when she grows up. A note explains (unnecessarily) that the book's aim is to set an example for other disabled children, their families, and their schools, and there is no evidence (no story, no style to the pictures) of any attempt to transcend that utilitarian function. And the British flavor of what there is (dressed-up kids at school, family tea) limits even its practical application here.

Pub Date: March 28, 1977

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Bradbury--dist. by Dutton

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1977