Reader Views Kids on Amanda’s Fall

Kelly Bouldin Darmofal
Loving Healing Press (2019)
ISBN: 9781615994502

Amanda's Fall

Amanda’s Fall

Reviewed by Lydia Dehning (age 6) for Reader Views Kids (3/20)
Amanda’s Fall: A Story for Children About Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) by Kelly Bouldin Darmofal is the story of a little girl named Amanda who is at school in first grade. Amanda likes to play with her friends outside at recess, they like to pretend like they are horses. One day at recess, Amanda rolls down a hill and hits her head on a rock.

I learned a lot about my head from this book. I like the story and how I learned something from it. This will be a good book for anyone to read, especially little kids.

Amanda can’t see the teacher well, she can’t talk to her well, and she starts to shake. Amanda gets taken to the hospital and her parents come, too. At the hospital, Amanda learns that she had a concussion, which is when your head gets hits really hard and your brain moves around. Amanda will have to be careful as she grows up because her concussion might cause problems for her at school. She will also need to be really careful with her head by wearing a helmet while riding her bike and when playing sports like baseball or t-ball. I hope I never get a concussion, and I’ll protect my head by wearing a helmet while I ride my bike and be careful when I play. I learned a lot about my head from this book. I like the story and how I learned something from it. This will be a good book for anyone to read, especially little kids.

A Note from Mom: Lydia didn’t know anything about concussions or hurting your head. From “Amanda’s Fall,” I think she is able to picture what’s going on easier now than if I were to explain it to her. Coming from an author who has experienced a severe head injury, she presented the information appropriately for her target audience. I also like the extra resources in the back of the book, such as symptoms of a concussion and facts about brain injuries. A well-done book

The Taciturn Man: and other Tales of Australia

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An immigrant's tale of an untamed country

Alexander Gibson, my father, was a young Englishman who with his brother settled in Australia
in the 1920s. The brothers each married one of the Solomon sisters just prior to the Great Depression.
The Taciturn Man begins just after the Second World War when Alexander took up a rough
bush sheep-grazing block in isolation among the tall trees of New England (New South Wales).

I was born in 1937, and so I was just three years old when my father went to war, and age eight
when he returned. Fortunately, by then I was old enough to absorb much of the material for this
collection which I hope you will now enjoy.

Praise for The Taciturn Man

"A delightful memoir with all the emotions of life itself--seriousness, humor, joy and sadness
and more. The author's observations of people and lively writing style make it
a great bedside book to be savored, rather than hurried through."

--Deborah K. Frontiera, author of Fighting CPS: Guilty Until Proven Innocent
of Child Protective Services Charges

"The Taciturn Man is a trip through Australia's countryside that feels like a nostalgic summer
breeze as Gibson's personal narrative reveals its beauty, culture, and history through his own
experiences and unique voice."

--Susan Violante, author of Innocent War: Behind an Immigrant's Past

About the Author

Geoffrey Gibson grew up in rural Australia in the 1940s, earned his keep as a jackeroo (farmhand),
had a brief stint in the Army, followed by thirty years as a suburban real estate agent in
Sydney. He has dabbled in politics, and in retirement now spends his time writing, surfing and
mucking about with friends on the state's South coast.

From the World Voices Series

Available in hardcover, paperback, and eBook Editions

BIO026000 Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs

LCO005000 Literary Collections : Australian & Oceanian

HIS004510 History : Australia & New Zealand - Australia

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