A beautiful book about life, love, and unlikely friendships, Petey will grab your heartstrings and not let go to the very end. Petey was born with cerebral palsy, labeled an idiot, and institutionalized in an asylum for the mentally insane. The book describes Petey’s life experiences from toddler through his senior citizen years, and conveys the lasting and profound impression Petey leaves on all who meet him. The author’s sensitivity is detailed and insightful; this phenomenal book will teach compassion, and enlighten others to the needs and thoughts of a person born with severe disabilities. Keep the tissues handy :-).

Ben Mikaelsen has authored several other award winning children’s books. You’ll find an educator corner at his website that includes lesson plans for Petey.

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