Written for sick child
HG Wells wrote a children's
book when, in 1898, he was very ill for six weeks, and spent the time in
bed in the house of friends who had a small daughter. To while away the
time, and overcome boredom, he wrote and illustrated for her The Adventures
of Tommy, which remained unpublished until 1929, with a new edition appearing
Beatrix Potter wrote Peter
Rabbit for a child who was sick.
Debbie Duncan wrote a book
ABOUT a sick child (her daughter) for her other daughters. It was
about being the siblings of a sick child
Johnny Gruelle wrote the Raggedy
Ann and Andy Stories for his sick daughter.
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS was
written for Grahame's son when he was sick.
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