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If I Get to Five: What Children Can Teach Us about Courage and Character
Contributor(s): Epstein, Fred (Author), Horwitz, Josh (Author)
ISBN: 0805075178     ISBN-13: 9780805075175
Publisher: Holt McDougal
OUR PRICE:   $18.00  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: May 2004
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Annotation: "If I Get to Five" is a one-of-a-kind book by the neurosurgeon who pioneered lifesaving procedures for previously inoperable tumors in children. His patients and their families know him simply as Dr. Fred, the "miracle man" who has extended them both a healing hand and an open heart.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Self-help | Motivational & Inspirational
Dewey: B
LCCN: 2002038793
Series: Living Planet Book
Physical Information: 0.6" H x 5" W x 8" (0.50 lbs) 190 pages
Themes:
- Theometrics - Secular
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 86507
Reading Level: 7.7   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 8.0
 
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Publisher Description:
"This book is a testament to the extraordinary depth, powers, and resiliency of children's spirits." --Marion Wright Edelman, president, Children's Defense Fund
If "I Get to Five "is a one-of-a-kind book by a one-of-a-kind human being. The medical world knows him as Fred Epstein, M.D., the neurosurgeon who pioneered life-saving procedures for previously inoperable tumors in children. His patients and their families know him simply as Dr. Fred, the "miracle man" who has extended them both a healing hand and an open heart.
Throughout his career Epstein's young patients have been his most important teachers and trusted guides. They are children who--often by sheer force of will--have refused to relinquish life and all its gifts. In this inspiring book, these children teach us the lessons we all need to learn in order to live life to the fullest--lessons about seizing the moment and facing our deepest fears, about embracing the joy and wonder of everyday life. Most of all, they teach lessons about uncommon courage--the courage to do what's hardest, to believe in what we don't understand, to love without boundaries.
"If I Get to Five "takes us inside a world unlike any other, from the high-stakes, high-tech operating room where life and death are separated by a heartbeat to the sickrooms and recovery rooms where parents discover the limits and power of their faith. But most compelling of all is the journey inside thehearts, minds, and souls of the wisest children you will ever encounter.
No one who reads this remarkable book will ever look at children--or adversity--in the same way.

Contributor Bio(s): Epstein, Fred: - Fred Epstein, M.D., is the founding director of the Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Epstein lives with his wife and children in Greenwich, Connecticut.Horwitz, Josh: - Joshua Horwitz is the president of Living Planet Books, a book-packaging firm that specializes in health, psychology, and spirituality titles. He is the co-author of Wrestling with Angels and lives in Washington, D.C.