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Macmillan Children's Book

The Hospital

The Inside Story

The Inside Story

Author: Dr. Christle Nwora; illustrated by Ginnie Hsu

The Hospital

The Hospital


About This Book

A STEM-rich nonfiction story by Dr. Christle Nwora showing what happens at a hospital all day, following doctors, nurses, and patients—perfect for kids nervous about a trip to the hospital.
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It’s another busy day at the hospital! Meet doctors and nurses, ride in an ambulance, and discover the magic of medicine in this nonfiction story for kids.

This book is perfect for any child who is nervous about a trip to the hospital. Dr. Christle Nwora takes readers behind the scenes to meet the incredible people who keep you healthy, from surgeons to mental health therapists. Dr. Nwora also explains the science behind how things work, from X-rays to operating theaters.

Set over the course of one day, you’ll follow different patients through their trip to the hospital, including:

• A couple having a new baby
• A boy getting a cast for his broken arm
• A woman on her way to have an operation

As you turn the pages of this book, illustrated by Ginnie Hsu, marvel at the way hospital staff work together—see who prepares the food in the cafeteria, what goes on in the laundry room, and what doctors chat about during their coffee break.

Once you’ve read this book you’ll realize hospitals are full of heroes!

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In The News

"With bright, busy art and a lively approach, this picture book introduces many services hospitals provide. . . it should also pique interest and perhaps allay fears, including for first-time patients or visitors." -- Booklist

"Flying ambulances, stretchers and X-ray machines – no corner of the hospital is left unexplored in this joyfully informative book, ideal for prospective young patients and curious minds alike." -- The i newspaper

"Hospitals can be scary—especially for kids. There are so many unknowns, so many rules, so many new people and things! But Nwora, a doctor at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, and Hsu ease some of those fears by revealing the mysteries of the institution." -- School Library Journal

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The Hospital

The Hospital