Understanding Cancer

Understanding Cancer

by Susan Neiburg Terkel, Annette Shaw, Marlene L. Brazz
     
 
Answers in a clear and uniquely light-hearted presentation suitable for young readers, the basic questions about a complicated and sometimes devastating disease. Helpful for people of any age who are struggling with cancer themselves or coping with a family member who has cancer. Includes amusing yet sensitive 2-color illustrations by Annette Shaw, a glossary, a

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Answers in a clear and uniquely light-hearted presentation suitable for young readers, the basic questions about a complicated and sometimes devastating disease. Helpful for people of any age who are struggling with cancer themselves or coping with a family member who has cancer. Includes amusing yet sensitive 2-color illustrations by Annette Shaw, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

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Gr 3-5-- Geared toward children who are dealing with cancer in a relative or friend, this title gives an overview of the disease and its treatments, and touches on feelings and emotions that readers might experience. The conversational style and abundance of case examples add to the readability of the text. Opinions are evident, as in when the authors state that ``Businesses can help prevent cancer too. For example, tobacco companies can stop growing, selling, and urging people to use tobacco.'' While being careful not to make any false promises, the overall tone is encouraging, emphasizing low cancer rates among children and good cure rates in many instances. The book has lots of white space and cartoon drawings with bright red highlights. The bibliography has only four entries, the most recent of which is 1988. This book falls squarely between Dennis Fradin's Cancer (Childrens, 1988) and Alvin and Virginia Silverstein's Cancer, Can It Be Stopped? (Lippincott, 1987) in level and content. Because of its unique viewpoint, it deserves consideration. --Denise L. Moll, Lone Pine Elementary School, West Bloomfield, MI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531110850
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/1993
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
7.58(w) x 10.34(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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