Praying for Strawberries

Praying for Strawberries

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Pages: 
354
£8.99
ISBN:
9781786938732
Have you ever wondered what an Autism Assistance Dog does? Or about the unique perspective of a person living with autism?
Through his mother's diary, follow nine-year old Lachlan's journey with his new friend "Itsal" the Labrador as they navigate the world together with Lachlan achieving one of his many dreams and goals-learning to surf!
Read about the fantastic improvements Itsal makes to Lachlan's life, and how he strengthens and supports Lachlan and his family. "Praying for Strawberries is a remarkable story of the daily real life events of a mother, a child and a family whose testimony to the joys and sorrows of a normal family who have been blessed as they travel with each other on a journey where each day unfolds with many surprises not planned for. It is this uncertainty that can be both exhilarating and challenging. The reader will not remain untouched."
Trevor R Parmenter AM, Professor Emeritus, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney  
Simpkins

Gail
Simpkins

Gail has both personal and professional experience in disability. After working with people with disabilities for many years she became a mother for the second time to Lachlan, who has autism. Gail continues to work and study in this area (Social Science, Welfare and Education in Disabilities) and lives with her family in Sydney.

Reviews

by
Linda Murphy, Additional needs support educator
4
This book makes me feel happy As I was reading it I continually found myself smiling and feeling life can be very good It is difficult for many people to overcome adversity in their life But it is wonderful that life changing events can happen to that same person to make the adversity fade and the joy emerge Gail tells us a wonderful story of joy and light that shines through Lachlan We also read of the many wonderful things Lachlan can now cope with and achieve thanks to the support his assistance dog has made in his life It is an uplifting story, thank you Gail for sharing it with us
by
Ruth Lane
5
A very touching and authentic written book. An excellent read.
by
Bill Smith
5
I found this an exiting and enjoyable book to read.It was insightful and respectful of the subject matter in that it gave an honest and joyful account of what life is like for this family. I especially like how much of the story is about a boy and his dog and how they support each other.This is a fantastic book for anybody.

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