Miss Quince and the Can-Do Crew! The Mysterious Teacher and Her Class of Unlikely Super Heroes

Miss Quince and the Can-Do Crew! The Mysterious Teacher and Her Class of Unlikely Super Heroes

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Kids Living Large! A mysterious teacher, adventures, bullies, a big mean dog and super heroes all wrapped together! --- Do you have BIG dreams? Every kid (adults too) dreams of living out big dreams and having great adventures, but can you still "live large" after an injury or when born with a disability? This book is about living out Better Dreams - Even When it seems that you have limitations and the walls and barriers around you appear insurmountable.

You'll find that the possibilities are endless when you have a "Miss Quince" by your side! Disabled superheroes? Children�s adventures from a wheelchair or using a cane? Impossible, right? Well, not when you meet Miss Quince. You see, in the beautiful bay-side town of Windswept, comes this teaching-dynamo named Miss Quince who brings with her an amazing and delightful ability � she completely transforms the lives of her disabled students. The band of bullies had best beware, for there�s a �new sheriff� in town and she�s bringing with her the most unlikely group of super-heroes this world has ever imagined.

Book Themes Include: Courage under pressure, overcoming bullying, perseverance, true friendships, excellent teacher model, living large in spite of a disability, and genuine super heroes!

Special needs student�s bring very different gifts and abilities �to the table�. They appear to be �disabled� with autism, or downs syndrome, blindness, cerebral palsy or spinal injuries or the like, but are they? You see, the students in Windswept are about to receive a whole new understanding of just how really GREAT, being different can be.

In this episode, you'll follow Marcus and his new Can-Do Crew friends as Marcus starts a whole new way of living after a life-changing injury. Soon enough, he'll find that being disabled is simply a bit of an inconvenience and NOT the handicap that most think it is - in fact, he's never had so much fun before. It begins when he enters the classroom behind the yellow door and finds among this unlikely group of students, a CAN-Do spirit, and with it some very cool and unique skills.

Children from 9-12, but frankly kids and adults of all ages dream of being something special, a hero who can "slay giants". This soon to be a best seller will warm your heart, bring a tear to your eyes and most of all give you, your kids and anyone battling a disability - brand new hope. Yes, it really is possible to maximize whatever talent God has given you, and Miss Quince will pave the way for that to happen. This book brings a �magical� touch to kindle children�s books, but more than magical, it�s filled with courage and possibilities.

The authors bring their own unique understanding to this book. In that, Mark is disabled from a spinal injury, Katie works with disabled kids as a speech-language pathologist and together they have one son who is autistic. As such, they add heart and authenticity to their writing.

Who�s this book for?

* �Kids� of all ages, able and disabled.
* Disabled children.
* Parents of special needs kids.
* Special education teachers.
* Parents/teachers who want to teach their "normal" kids that kids with disabilities are pretty "normal" too.
* Dreamers and adventurers who want to dream big and live large.

So hold on to your seats, this "train" is about to leave the station...Miss Quince is in town and she's gonna shake things up.

** A free audio book version is included - see the table of contents for the audio download after purchase.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148158455
Publisher: EnvoyBooks
Publication date: 02/20/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Mark and Katie Whyte know a bit about disability both personally and by career. They are the parents of an autistic son (their oldest) and Mark is physically disabled. Thus the interest in writing on the topic of living well in spite of a disability. Married since 1985, they have 3 fun-loving (and crazy) young-adult children (all in their 20�s).

Mark, a college professor, broke his neck (cervical 6-7) as a college wrestler at age 20. He lived on crutches from 1977 until 2010 and has since moved to a manual wheelchair. Katie is both a registered nurse and a Master�s level Speech-Language Pathologist. She has worked most of her career (and continues to do so) with developmental disabilities of various kinds, including autism.
For more details on the authors, visit EnvoyBooks.com

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Miss Quince and the Can-Do Crew! The Mysterious Teacher and Her Class of Unlikely Super Heroes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
bamauthor More than 1 year ago
This book is a must have addition to the shelves of libraries and school classrooms. It provides an excellent springboard for discussion to explore differences among children that are frequently labeled disabilities but can in reality be strengths. Many children, especially those in the middle grades, seeking to belong to the most popular peer group seize being different as an opportunity to tease and bully. Mrs. Quince and her class sitting “behind the yellow door” are a class of superheroes. The story begins with a boy named Nate who is speaking to his dad who happens to be physically disabled. Nate tells his dad that the children at school have been implying that his dad is feeble and weak in body and mind because he is in a wheelchair. Dad relates the story of a boy named Marcus who became disabled as a child riding his bicycle, his initial fears, and inability to cope. Then he introduces Mrs. Quince, his new teacher, and the class of superheroes. This teacher forces Marcus to focus on what he can do, rather than what he cannot accomplish. Over a period of time, Marcus realizes he has the power to succeed on his own. In fact, he proves to he a hero when the class takes an excursion one day. Then he slowly discovers the unique power each of his classmates possess. Every child whether blind, deaf, physically or genetically disabled contributes to the well being of the class and the community. The authors and their family have various types of disabilities or professional skills and training to work with this population. As a former special educator, I can appreciate the feelings of those emotionally or physically disabled as well as the dedicated professionals who work with them. The lesson of this book is a message that needs to be shared with those in the community who must learn to understand not bully this valued sector of the community. This book is well written with large, colorful illustrations. Highly recommended for children and adults age eight and older.