Autistic Boy Inspires Children’s Book Series

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Merlin's Magic World will feature extraordinary adventures fueled by the situations created by an unconventional family life. Each story will strive to broaden children's imagination while giving insights into life as a child with ASD.

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Every story stems from something that has actually happened with a slight spin that is particular to Merlin

In his inaugural effort, author Frank Yeager has begun writing stories inspired by the unique way his son sees the world. Illustrated by Mr. Yeager’s childhood friend, Jude Rose Ickes of Scottdale, PA, it will be the first of multiple books featuring his son, currently an eight-year-old with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder.

Merlin’s Magic World is intended to be a series of books that will take their inspiration from people and events that Merlin has actually interacted with. The first book Merlin Meets the Man in the Moon, focuses on Merlin’s obsession with the moon and stars and takes him on an adventure. Published under the imprint LCI Media, readers can expect a new book about every three to four months. “Having a child later in life is blessing enough,” Frank says. “It is truly wonderful to be able to rediscover the world through his eyes.”

Frank Yeager is a veteran, inventor, entrepreneur, and now author. His accomplishments can be seen on his website, Merlin is his son and the accomplishment of which he is the most proud.

Jude Rose Ickes is an artist who studied illustration at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She currently resides in the small town of Scottdale, PA with her husband and two children where she works as a freelance artist specializing in graphite portraits and children’s book illustration.

Merlin Meets the Man in the Moon is available for $12.97 directly from the author’s website ( or on Amazon. Booksellers and libraries can order through Ingram Spark.

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