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Edith Herself

About The Book

Edith, a young epileptic, struggles as she learns to cope with her illness while simultaneously trying to maneuver loneliness, fear, and unhappiness.

When the death of her mother leaves her orphaned, young Edith is forced to live with her older sister and her dour husband in their stern Christian farming household. As she struggles to come to terms with the sudden changes in her life, including fear of what is to come and loneliness in a foreign place, the stress of adjusting begins to trigger frequent epileptic seizures.

Feeling as if she is all alone in correcting her illness, Edith struggles to find a balance between her new life and happiness.

“Beautifully written, this a tale to take its place beside those of Laura Ingalls Wilder.” – School Library Journal

About The Author

Ellen Howard is the author of more than a dozen books for young readers.

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  • School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
  • ILA Teachers' Choices

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