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Can I tell you about Epilepsy?

Can I tell you about Epilepsy?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Kate Lambert, illustrated by Scott Hellier

Part of the Can I tell you about...? series

Quick Overview

Meet Ellie – a young girl with epilepsy. Ellie invites readers to learn about epilepsy from her perspective. She tells us what it feels like to have epilepsy, how it affects her physically and emotionally and how it can be treated. This illustrated book is a simple introduction for children and is ideal for family and classroom discussions.
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Paperback / softback
2012, 8.90in x 5.75in / 226mm x 146mm, 48pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-309-9

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2012, ePUB, 48pp
ISBN: 978-0-85700-648-6
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Meet Ellie – a young girl with epilepsy. Ellie invites readers to learn about epilepsy from her perspective. She introduces us to some friends who help present the varying forms of epilepsy. Ellie and her friends help children to understand the obstacles that they face by telling them what it feels like to have epilepsy, how it affects them physically and emotionally, how epilepsy can be treated and how the condition is often misunderstood by people who do not know the facts.

This illustrated book is full of useful information and will be an ideal introduction for children from the age of 7. It will also help parents, friends, and professionals to make sense of the condition in its varying forms and will be an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.


'It explains a little about the causes, how it affects those who suffer from it and ways in which to help and e understanding of pupils with epilepsy... This book is a useful introduction to living with epilepsy for children from the age of seven and above and will provide support for those recently diagnosed with epilepsy and provide understanding for their friends and families. It would also make a worthwhile preamble to classroom awareness sessions and discussions.'

'This book is recommended as a starting point especially useful for young people from the age of seven upwards as a sound introduction to a difficult subject.'
- The SL (School Librarian)


This book is useful for those who have been newly diagnosed with epilepsy as well as their parents, friends and

siblings... The "matter of fact" tone makes it a great starting point in reassuring children who are anxious about their condition and will be useful in encouraging them to discuss how their seizures affect them personally and what helps them cope.'

- Children & Young People Now

'This is a truly excellent introduction for children newly diagnosed with epilepsy and will be extremely useful for their parents and teachers too.'
- Healthy Books

'... a simple, straightforward book containing the basic information that teachers need... As well as a teacher's guide, this short book, with its large print and simple pictures, is ideal for putting in the library for children to read themselves, promoting confidence for those with epilepsy, and greater understanding among their peers.'
- Special Magazine

'This helpful book is a brief, straightforward account of the varying forms of epilepsy and it would make a good introduction to the subject for children from the age of around seven... The book would also b e a very useful introduction for adults who are new to the subject.'
- HEAS - Home Education Advisory Service, Bulletin

'The illustrations helped me visualise and connect with the children, and the guidance on what to do during a seizure and putting someone in the recovery position is invaluable.'

'Can I tell you about Epilepsy? is a fantastic book, written in such a way that children of all ages can understand what epilepsy is. It helps young people make sense of the different types of epilepsy and how they can affect people's lives on a daily basis. The book also explains first aid procedures in such a simple way that it is easy to follow and understand. The book will undoubtedly help children who have recently been diagnosed with epilepsy come to terms with what it means and to better understand their condition. I would highly recommend this book to teachers, parents and children alike, simply a great book.'
- Andy Morley, founder of


By (author): Kate Lambert
Illustrated by: Scott Hellier