After losing his hand in an accident in his father’s butcher shop in 1946, sixth-grader Norman uses hard work and humor to learn to live with his disability and to succeed at baseball, art, and other activities.
“Growing up just after the end of World War II promises to be a time of peace and hope. All of this ends for Norman when he is severely injured and finds himself permanently disabled. Yet Norm faces the future not in terms of what cannot be accomplished but instead, how much can be achieved with the love and supports of family and friends. While not a true story, it is loosely based on the life of the husband of author M.J. Auch. This is a great read for families.”
Recommended by Roberta Ash, Children’s Librarian – Eagle Branch
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