A Miracle for Maggie

A Miracle for Maggie

by Stephen Eaton Hume
     
 

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Maggie Davis is a young girl who lives in Chester, Nova Scotia, near Halifax, when her beloved Uncle Nick is killed by diabetes. Maggie’s father, a doctor, is greatly saddened by his brother’s death, and soon has to deal with his own daughter’s diagnosis with the dread disease. Various remedies are tried, including starvation diet popular at the

Overview

Maggie Davis is a young girl who lives in Chester, Nova Scotia, near Halifax, when her beloved Uncle Nick is killed by diabetes. Maggie’s father, a doctor, is greatly saddened by his brother’s death, and soon has to deal with his own daughter’s diagnosis with the dread disease. Various remedies are tried, including starvation diet popular at the time, but nothing works and Maggie’s condition worsens. Meanwhile, in Toronto, Banting and other doctors work night and day to perfect insulin. Will they succeed in time to save Maggie and thousands of others?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554884810
Publisher:
Dundurn Press
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
12 - 15 Years

Meet the Author

Stephen Eaton Hume has written three picture books for children: Midnight on the Farm, Rainbow Bay, and Red Moon Follows Truck. He lives in Victoria, British Columbia.


Stephen Eaton Hume teaches creative writing at the University of Victoria. He has published three picture books: Midnight on the Farm, Rainbow Bay, and Red Moon Follows Truck. His children's novel A Miracle for Maggie, available from Dundurn,was nominated for the Canadian Library Association's Children's Book of the Year. He has also published the biography Frederick Banting: Hero, Healer, Artist for young people.

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