Dr. Karen Hutchins Pirnot


The Days and Nights of Crighton Immanuel


Crighton Immanuel is a middle school athlete who leads a mediocre life in terms of family and academics. When he is diagnosed with leukemia, his life is dramatically altered and he is forced to rethink his priorities. When his parents seem emotionally unavailable to him, he turns to friends who have also had to face life issues. Together, they motivate Crighton to fight for his life and then, to fight for a quality of life he never could have imagined for himself.



ISBN-13: 9781481018296
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 11/21/2012
Pages: 286



This is the 5th book in Dr. Karen Hitchins Pirnot’s An Ordinary Kid’s Book series. in each book, Dr. Pirnot deals with difficult situations that pre-teen kids may face. In this book, middle school athlete, Crighton Immanuel is diagnosed with leukaemia and suffers while going through Chemo, and other difficult situations that arise with his really challenging medical condition. Along with those things, Crighton is down and depressed because his friends have moved away. What he wasn’t expecting was a group of new friends that were willing to be there for him, and encourage him during this horrible time in his life. These friends were always positive and kept an upbeat relationship with Grighton.

I really loved seeing the strength of these kids and their willingness to help someone that was suffering. And I also love that Dr. Pirnot is willing to write so many books that deal with situations amoung pre teens and teens. Every book Dr. Pirnot writes is full of uplifing encouragement, and this one is no different. I thoroughly reading this book, as well as all of the others in this series. This book is a must for the younger generation to read! This special lesson will sure help others when going through their rough times.

I received this book from the author, Dr. Karen Hutchins Pirnot to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.





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Karen BioDr. Pirnot has worked with children and families in various capacities for the past fifty years.  While in private practice in Iowa, she worked extensively with children and adults in the juvenile justice system.  She has also worked in consultating for schools and hospitals.

As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Pirnot has spoken to groups and lectured in universities.  In addition to her work with children and families, Dr. Pirnot has worked with female inmates in the prison system and with death and dying issues with geriatric residents in long term care facilities.

Dr. Pirnot is married, with three children whom she raised prior to her return to school for graduate work.  After moving from Iowa, she had a private practice in Sarasota, Florida prior to her retirement in 2005.

Following her retirement, Dr. Pirnot began to publish books she had written during her clinical practice years.  She writes about the imagination and motivation of children while attempting to empower the child characters in her books.  Many of her adult novels also contain interactions with children, with emphasis on respectful and growth-oriented interactions between and among the generations.

Dr. Pirnot has completed an award-winning series about special needs children. She is currently writing a mid-grade series about special needs children who strive to live ordinary lives through facing adversity and coming out winners. The series is entitled Ordinary Kids and it features individuals with paralysis, brain trauma, blindness, obesity and personal family frustrations.


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