A Wheelchair for Francis

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Product #: BK178 A Wheelchair for Francis

Written by Adrienne Mugwanya
Illustrated by Tom Kanyike

A Wheelchair for Francis is the story of a young Ugandan boy and his desire to have a wheelchair after a sickness leaves him unable to walk. Francis enjoys friends, fruit and football but the opinions of the villagers have made him feel sad and empty. Can he find his true identity? Will he ever be happy? Covering issues such as disease, disability, discrimination and determination, readers of all ages will empathize with this touching story and delight in the beautiful illustrations.

This book tells the true story of Francis Mugwanya, whose childhood polio leaves him unable to walk. We follow him from his early years, as he crawls about his village on his hands and knees playing soccer with his friends, to the present, in which he now ministers throughout the country of Uganda and is affectionately known as “Uncle Francis.” Along the way, we experience his disappointment at not receiving the miraculous healing he had prayed for, the pain of being taken advantage of by unscrupulous thieves, the thrill of excitement when he is given a wheelchair and the joy of finding hope and purpose in a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

Written primarily for reading-age children—by Francis’ wife Adrienne, who serves alongside Francis on the mission field—this book will touch readers of all ages with its joyful celebration of God’s goodness.

Hardcover • 45 pages

Written by Adrienne Mugwanya
Illustrated by Tom Kanyike

A Wheelchair for Francis is the story of a young Ugandan boy and his desire to have a wheelchair after a sickness leaves him unable to walk. Francis enjoys friends, fruit and football but the opinions of the villagers have made him feel sad and empty. Can he find his true identity? Will he ever be happy? Covering issues such as disease, disability, discrimination and determination, readers of all ages will empathize with this touching story and delight in the beautiful illustrations.

This book tells the true story of Francis Mugwanya, whose childhood polio leaves him unable to walk. We follow him from his early years, as he crawls about his village on his hands and knees playing soccer with his friends, to the present, in which he now ministers throughout the country of Uganda and is affectionately known as “Uncle Francis.” Along the way, we experience his disappointment at not receiving the miraculous healing he had prayed for, the pain of being taken advantage of by unscrupulous thieves, the thrill of excitement when he is given a wheelchair and the joy of finding hope and purpose in a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

Written primarily for reading-age children—by Francis’ wife Adrienne, who serves alongside Francis on the mission field—this book will touch readers of all ages with its joyful celebration of God’s goodness.

Hardcover • 45 pages