Meet Mollie – a woman with an illness called ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) or CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), and her family, Mike, Ellie and Eric. Mollie and her family help readers to understand what ME/CFS is, what it is like to have it and how it can affect their family life. Mollie can't always do things that other mums do because of her illness, which can sometimes be frustrating, but they share strategies that help them all to cope. The family also explain how ME/CFS can affect different people in different ways.
This illustrated book is an ideal introduction to this often misunderstood condition. It shows family, friends and anyone who knows someone with the condition how they can support someone with ME/CFS, and their family.
Jacqueline Rayner is an author, journalist and qualified teacher. She has written over 30 books, mainly for children, as well as articles for national newspapers and magazines. She has had ME/CFS for 20 years.
Jason Lythgoe-Hay is an illustrator, graphic designer and sculptor from Greater Manchester.
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