A child on the playground. A quick tumble. A trip to the emergency room. Educating without intimidating, and entertaining without underestimating, DareBone’s Big Break helps parents and their children navigate this unexpected experience with poetry, great humor, and medical accuracy. Readers join the adventurous and often clumsy DareBone as he endures his first major injury: a broken elbow. With his wise-cracking sidekick, Wag-A-Bone, narrating along the way, DareBone meets many medical heroes, including orthopedic surgeon, Dr. WonderBone, who guides our hero as he journeys through surgery and recovery. DareBone’s Big Break educates with entertaining rhyme, in an informative story about a common childhood injury that parents and children will reach for time and again. DareBone’s Big Break is the first of several books from Gleeson Rebello, MD and Jamie Harisiades that will combine entertaining rhyme and accurate medical information aimed at educating readers and parents on common childhood conditions like allergy, autism, asthma, and obesity.
About the Authors
Gleeson Rebello, M.D., is on staff in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children, and also has been a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School since 2008. He has trained extensively in India and in the U.S., and has vast experience in treating various childhood injuries and other pediatric orthopedic conditions.
Jamie Harisiades is a New Hampshire native, Boston transplant,Middlebury College graduate, and aspiring physician. She currently works in Breast Oncology Clinical Research at Massachusetts General Hospital and plans to attend medical school in the near future. She is the daughter of Judi and Greg Harisiades and sister to Ryan Harisiades.