Author Marlene Bryenton recently published her second children’s storybook, Jaya’s Magic Wheelchair.
The book is about empathy, inclusion, awareness and physiotherapy. Sparkle is a magical character who has a very special talent and helps Jaya explore her world. The story comes to life with illustrations by Leanne Bowlan.
Bryenton believes that a child can learn from another child’s experience and hopes her story will provide opportunities for dialogue about people who use wheelchairs.
The book will soon be distributed at Jaya’s school in Surrey, BC, where she lives, and thousands of copies of have already been distributed to students across PEI. Jaya’s Magic Wheelchair and Bryenton’s first children’s storybook, Anna’s Pink and Purple Glasses, have been translated in French and will be distributed to French students across the Island soon.
Jaya’s Magic Wheelchair was edited by Judy Parsons and formatted by Chris Wilkinson. Copies are available in Charlottetown at Sherwood Drug Mart, Proude’s Shoes, Bookmark and Indigo, and at The Handcrafted House in Stratford.