Catherine's Story

Title

Catherine's Story

Authors

Genevieve Moore

Illustrator

Karin Littlewood

Publisher

Frances Lincoln Children's Books

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781845076559

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

What makes Catherine so special? She can't talk, she can't walk like her cousin Frances can. But Catherine listens very hard (hardly anyone does that), and she can walk in her special shoes, but when Frances tries, she just falls over! And her claps are so quiet that hardly anyone can hear them. These are the things that make Catherine special and, because her family knows how special she is, this makes them feel special too. This is the story of a child born with severe additional needs that focusses on the special nature of her abilities.

Grade Level

K-3

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Physical disability; Learning disability; child with a physical disability; child with a learning disability

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

father

Keywords

walking with assistance; silent; home; cousin; special needs; special boots; explanation; listening

Diversity Impact

direct

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