Nana, What's Cancer? A Healing Conversation Between Grandmother and Granddaughter by Beverlye Hyman-Fead, Tess Hamermesh


Nana, What's Cancer? A Healing Conversation Between Grandmother and Granddaughter by Beverlye Hyman-Fead, Tess Hamermesh

A grandmother lovingly invites her young granddaughter to ask questions about cancer, and through medically accurate yet sensitive information ultimately helps the child grasp the nature of serious illness, love and support, and the power of hope. The age-appropriate tone, language for children helps adults explain cancer. Each chapter begins with a question that factually addresses medical information, including: What causes cancer? Can you catch cancer? Can anyone get cancer? When you have cancer, do you have to stay in bed? Can you get cancer when you already have another disease? Is it okay to feel sad when someone you love has cancer? Why are some cancers worse than others? Do animals ever get cancer? Is there anything else we can do to stop cancer? Do children get cancer, too? What's important to remember about cancer? It also includes resources and glossary.


Gold Recipient, Mom's Choice Awards 2010, Children's Picture Books: Health & SafetyWinner, The National Best Books 2009 Awards, Health: Cancer Honoring outstanding mainstream and independent books

About the Author

Beverlye Hyman Fead is a cancer survivor and author of I Can Do This. Tessa Mae Hamermesh is 11 years old and the eldest of Beverlye s five grandchildren. Shennen Bersani is a children s book illustrator and a member of the Society of Children s Book Writers and Illustrators.

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64 pages


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Publication date

15th July 2009



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