Be Good to Eddie Lee by Virginia Fleming

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brother, Eddie Lee, Christy and her friend set out for the pond to search for frogs, but Eddie follows them and soon threatens to spoil their day, in a sensitive portrait of a Down's Syndrome child.
 

About Virginia Fleming

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The illustrator of more than sixty children's books, Floyd Cooper is a past recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration and a four-time recipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor Award. He lives in Pennsylvania with his family. Visit his website at www.floydcooper.com.
 
Published October 27, 1993 by Philomel. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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``God didn't make mistakes, and Eddie Lee was a mistake if there ever was one,'' muses Christy, trying to justify her reluctance to be kind as Mama has said;

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In a starred review, PW called this story about a boy with Down's syndrome ""a rarity for its potential to entertain, educate and encourage deeper consideration for others."" Ages 4-8.

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Christy's mother has told her to ``be good to Eddie Lee,'' because he is ``lonesome'' and ``different.'' Christy, however, would rather go wading with her friend JimBud than be pestered by Eddie Lee.

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