The Summerfield Sisters: Victory in Valdese (Book 1), by Vanessa Small
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The Children’s Book Review | October 29, 2015
Written and Illustrated by Vanessa Small
Age Range: Elementary-aged Girls
Paperback: 74 pages
Publisher: Small Publishing (November 2014)
What to Expect: Sisters, Bullies, School Life, Friendship, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cheerleading, Football
Join the Summerfield sisters for a journey of family, friendship, and football in this first title of the fictional chapter book series designed for elementary-aged girls from Small Publishing.
Readers will enjoy following the adventures of eight-year-old Madelene Summerfield and her supportive older sister Meredith as they overcome the challenges posed by juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA). The Summerfield Sisters book series is designed to help educate young readers on this condition, as well as to encourage them to endure and triumph over the obstacles they face in their life’s journey and to be a friend to those who are struggling.
In Book 1: Victory in Valdese, Meredith Summerfield is new to Valdese Middle School. She is a quiet and studious eighth grader, and she is also the only one in the whole school who is not at the weekly football games. But it is not a lack of school spirit that keeps her from attending. If only her classmates knew the real story . . .
For more information about juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and The Summerfield Sisters chapter book series, visit the Small Publishing blog at http://smallpublishing.wordpress.com. Small Publishing is a small family-owned business dedicated to providing children, families, and churches with resources designed to educate, equip, and encourage faith development.
About the Author
Vanessa Small holds a bachelor’s degree in children’s ministry and biblical literature from Indiana Wesleyan University. She was born in the small town of Valdese, North Carolina, and was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 19. She currently resides in Florida where she enjoys spending time with her family.
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