Individual Author Record
Name: Judith CoxPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Born: 1938 in Charleston, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionJudy lived in Charleston, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationAt fourteen, the late Judith Cox contracted polio. During her years of rehabilitation she enjoyed drawing and writing stories for children. While she had life-time health and mobility issues, it did not stop her from participating in life. When she recovered enough, she finished school and worked 35 years until her retirement as an accredited health information manager at the Charleston Hospital.Her book, The Wellness Tree, grew out of her experience of battling polio as a child, of hearing people say medical terms associated with her, but not knowing how they would impact her. When Judy wrote The Wellness Tree, not much was known about Aides, but she included that new virus in the book as she knew children were victims of the strange new disease. Judy also published a number of articles, essays and poems. The Wellness Tree and The Wellness Tree Activity Book, are meant to be shared with sick children and their caregivers. Denny Rogers, the illustrator of The Wellness Tree, created children-friendly characters to carry her work forward. She eventually succumbed to breast cancer and Post-polio syndrome, which was just beginning to be recognized.
- The Wellness Tree , Mayhaven, 1995 - Illustrated by Denny Rogers
- The Wellness Tree Activity Book, Mayhaven, 1995
Titles At Your Library
The Wellness Tree
ISBN: 187804429X Mayhaven Pub. 1995 An introduction to medical care portrays a variety of animals coming to Dr. Hoppin, Dr. Dinosaur, and Nurse Bunny at the hospital at the Wellness Tree for treatment of illnesses and injuries from pneumonia to HIV infection
The Wellness Tree Activity Book
ISBN: 1878044354 Mayhaven Pub. 1995 A companion book for The Wellness Tree, an illustrated hard cover book for sick children. The books are meant to ease a child's anxiety, and is meant to be read with parents or others caring for sick children.