Billy the school bus driver picked up the kids on his route. Then, right in front of the school, the bus starts flying.
Erin Mary McLain was in the eighth grade when she wrote and illustrated The Flying Bus.
She only got to practice 21 months as a pediatrician before her life was taken from her by a medical error after a tonsillectomy.
Royalties from sales of this book go to the Erin Mary McLain, MD, FAAP Educational Foundation.
About the Author
Erin McLain loved small children, especially infants, and one night when she was eight years old, she announced at the dinner table that she wanted to be a pediatrician. She never wavered from that goal. After graduating from the University of Arizona, she moved to a rural community on the edge of Arizona’s Fort Apache Reservation to fulfill her dream of community service through helping the less fortunate.
She only got to practice 21 months before her life was taken from her by a medical error after a tonsillectomy. Erin received many plaques for academic achievement. When she died, it was found that most of the boxes remained unopened. She hadn’t cared about awards. Her only goal had been to become the best pediatrician she could possibly be.
“If we have healthy children, we have healthy adults.”
Erin Mary McLain