Albert the Fix-It Man
Publication Date: March 2008
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Albert is always on the lookout for things to fix. If a hinge is rusty, he oils it. If a roof is leaky, he repairs it. When Mr. Jensens old green pickup needs a new motor, Albert hoists up the truck and drops it in. All his neighbors count on Albert to help them. He is never too busy or too tried to help. But one day Albert is too sick to get out of bed. Hes dizzy and his bones ache. When his neighbors find out, they all lend a hand to help Albert. Thanks to his friends, he is quickly on the mend.
About the AuthorJanet E. Lord is a Senior Partner and former Director of Human Rights and Inclusive Development at BlueLaw International LLP, a veteran-owned international law and development firm. An expert in human rights treaty negotiations, she participated in all of the negotiations for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, serving as legal adviser to several lead governments, expert to the UN and legal advocacy adviser to Disabled Peoples' International. She is also Senior Research Associate at Harvard Law School Project on Disability and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
Julie Paschkis has illustrated many award-winning books, including "Yellow Elephant "by Julie Larios, "Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal" by Paul Fleischman, and "Night Garden "by Janet S. Wong. She lives in Seattle, Washington. Visit her at www.juliepaschkis.com