Mauricio of Uruguay, a different children book.

cover book"Mauricio of Uruguay" is a unique children book, because of the incredible story of Mauricio itself, for the great adaptation done by Sean Hepburn Ferrer and also for the 86 awesome illustrations of Justin J. Greene.

Sean Hepburn Ferrer has told part of the sad life story of late artist Mauricio Saravia, in a funny adaptation for children but still keeping the messages of overcoming adversity and accepting our fate, that his life had. It is very educational for children who have a medical condition and need to often go to the hospital as well as for healthy children, who need to feel empathy and understanding to those who are not so lucky.

The book is now for sale on with one hundred percent of its profits going to Eurordis, the European Organization for Rare Diseases and NORD, its North American counterpart.The National Organization for Rare Disorders  a 501(c)(3) organization, is a unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare "orphan" diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service.

You can buy the book with 100% of the profit for the benefit of EURORDIS here:

You can buy the book with 100% or the profit for the benefit of NORD here:

To know more about the book, please, read this exclusive interview with its author:


Here is the introduction to the book by the author and some more illustrations at the end of the page:

Dear Reader, Adult, Parent, Guardian, Teacher and Children from the ages of 7 to 77, this book is about my friend, Mauricio Saravia. He was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, January 27, 1970 and died in Hollywood, California, December 12, 2008. He had an extraordinary life � was loved by all who knew him and blessed with many talents. But he was also afflicted by a genetic mutation called Mcune-Albright. He wasn�t meant to make it to the age of 38 � but he did. The only explanation - since there aren�t any medical ones � was that his spirit, his graceful nature supported his ailing body beyond what science could predict or explain.

This is what this book is about - the resiliency of our human nature. All of the incidents depicted in this book took place although they are told with the same positive perspective Mauricio was blessed with. For those who have already lived � you will understand what really happened. For those whose lives are still very much before them, it will seem like a fun and absurd highly unlikely series of events. With time, children will look at it again and, hopefully, glean one of life�s essential ingredients: How to face adversity and keep smiling. Which is what I hope will make this book one for the ever smiling child within us.And finally, about his hunchback: � maybe� he was growing wings.

Thank you,

Sean Hepburn Ferrer