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Abandoned at hospital as a new born when his mother discovered he had Down Syndrome; all but imprisoned in his bedroom by a resentful grandmother, Eddy Sullivan had every right to believe the world was a cruel and unforgiving place. But Eddy wasn’t made that way. Using this solitary connection with the real world, his bedroom windows, Eddy not only manages to communicate with those about him, he touches them in ways they coudlnever have imagined. he more than changes lives, he literally saves them. Behind this ability to turn his greatest challenges into gifts of uncommon wisdom grows the most wondrous of trees. Much more than simply a collection of wood and leaves, this mystical and magical tree reaches into Eddy’s prison, transforming not just his bedroom but the life of this very special boy. It releases a deeper knowledge – things above and beyond his funnelled view of the world. Things he as no right to know. Things about people and places. Using this otherwordly knowledge and his desperate need to be wanted, to be good enough to be loved, Eddy teaches his’ world how to love. This is a simple, touching story about a beautiful boy and what it takes to make a wish come true.

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Jam Sandwiches

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Abandoned at hospital as a new born when his mother discovered he had Down Syndrome; all but imprisoned in his bedroom by a resentful grandmother, Eddy Sullivan had every right to believe the world was a cruel and unforgiving place. But Eddy wasn’t made that way. Using this solitary connection with the real world, his bedroom windows, Eddy not only manages to communicate with those about him, he touches them in ways they coudlnever have imagined. he more than changes lives, he literally saves them. Behind this ability to turn his greatest challenges into gifts of uncommon wisdom grows the most wondrous of trees. Much more than simply a collection of wood and leaves, this mystical and magical tree reaches into Eddy’s prison, transforming not just his bedroom but the life of this very special boy. It releases a deeper knowledge – things above and beyond his funnelled view of the world. Things he as no right to know. Things about people and places. Using this otherwordly knowledge and his desperate need to be wanted, to be good enough to be loved, Eddy teaches his’ world how to love. This is a simple, touching story about a beautiful boy and what it takes to make a wish come true.