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"Tales of Northwick" - about the book

The "Tales of Northwick" book contains nine of the early stories about Northwick and Frank.
Each story explores one or more aspects of nystagmus. Whether you're a parent, teacher, friend, ophthalmologist, orthoptist, optometrist, social worker or have nystagmus yourself, Northwick can help you better understand what it's like to have weird and wobbly eyes.



"I wish the Northwick stories had been around for me!"

– Mark Thurston, adult with nystagmus.


Tales of Northwick


1. A Bear with no Name

Explains how Northwick and Frank meet and how the bear came to be named after a north London hospital.

This story is available as a downloadable PDF, click here.


2. Northwick's First Day at School

Many children are anxious about their first day at school. For children with nystagmus, it can be even more daunting. 'Northwick's first day at school' shows parents how to make this important step less of a worry.


3. Northwick Rides Again

In 'Northwick Rides Again' the bear's imagination runs away with itself – but does eventually come back down to earth after a spell-binding adventure.

This story is available as a downloadable PDF, click here.


4. Beside the Seaside

Days out to new places should be fun. But for children who don't see so well, they can be a big worry. This adventure has a happy ending and tips on how to stay safe.


5. A Terminal made for Two

Parents often worry that children with nystagmus won't be able to use digital technology. This story shows that nothing could be further from the i-truth.


6. Sticks and Stones

Teasing can be a big problem for children with wobbly eyes and a head turn. But there are ways to deal with it – and having nystagmus doesn't mean we're all saints.


7. It's a mixed up, muddled up, shook up World

All parents want to know what it's like to have nystagmus. That's a hard question to answer, but this story of spinning, scurrying, bouncing, flying and partying might give you a little insight.


8. Mountain High

Some adults want to wrap kids with nystagmus up in cotton wool. In 'Mountain High', Northwick and Frank show they're up for a challenge.


9. Perfect Day

It's not just other people who have questions about our wobbly eyes. We do too. In 'Perfect Day' Northwick ponders some of the questions he'd like answered.



"The best thing to do is to read the Nystagmus fact sheet found on NN UK's web site, and then buy the 'Early Onset Nystagmus' book. Oh, and buy the Northwick book too. I *love* Northwick Bear, and I'm not a child."

Sincerely, Chris (on facebook).



As Northwick says…

To buy the 'Tales of Northwick' book or the audio CD,
please email me using our Contact Form."






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