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- DescriptionChildren facing cancer whether their own, a family member s, a friend s, or even a pet s will find help in understanding the disease through this book. A young boy discovers his dog s lump, which is then diagsed with those dreaded words: It s cancer. The boy becomes a loving caretaker to his dog, who undergoes the same types of treatments and many of the same reactions as a human under similar circumstances (transference). Medical writer and award-winning children s author, Sherry North artfully weaves the serious subject into an empathetic story that even young children can understand.
- Author BiographySherry North(Champ s Story: Dogs Get Cancer, Too) is an award-winning children s author and medical journalist. A former medical producer for CNN Headline News, Sherry has written and produced a number of award-winning medical documentaries for public television, and she currently contributes to WebMD. In the children s book realm, Sherry has writtenBecause You Are My Baby(Winner of a 2008 NAPPA Gold Award), Because I Am Your Daddy, Sailing Days, andThe School that Sank. Her writing has also appeared inHighlightsmagazine, and she was a runner-up in the 2008 Magazine Merit Awards. Sherry has presented at many preschools, elementary schools, and libraries. She was also a featured speaker at the 2008 Miami Book Fair International. She lives in South Florida with her husband, son, daughter, dog, and cat.
- Author(s)Sherry North
- PublisherArbordale Publishing
- Date of Publication10/08/2010
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintArbordale Publishing
- Content Notecolour illustrations
- Weight408 g
- Width213 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Illustrator(s)Kathleen Rietz
- Format DetailsPicture book,Sewn,Paper over boards,With dust jacket
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