When Molly Was in the Hospital is a fictionalized account of what my older daughters, Jennifer and Allison, went through when their baby sister, Molly, was in and out of the hospital before and after her diagnosis of celiac disease. Molly won the 1995 Benjamin Franklin Award for best children’s book published the previous year by an independent press.
“This true-to-life story captures the reality of how a sibling’s illness, hospitalization, and surgery affects family dynamics and the range of emotions—including fear, anger, jealousy, love, and frustration—that siblings of patients often experience. Beautiful black-and-white illustrations.”
— Contemporary Pediatrics
“This unique offering will be welcomed by stressed relatives who do not want to overlook the emotional needs of siblings during a difficult time.”
— School Library Journal