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The CAN in Cancer

By Julia Cook, and illustrated by Allison Valentine

(Grades 2-6) Eli is a young  boy who finds out that he has cancer. Not knowing how to feel, his doctor tells him... 

"There is a 'can' in cancer,  so when your life seems kinda rough, breathe in and out and clear your head and think about better stuff.”

This creatively written book of hope follows Eli’s journey through the eyes of a patient, parents, siblings, teachers, health care providers, and friends. A must read for all who are searching for their “CAN” in cancer.

Click here to download a sample.

"I am a St Jude cancer survivor and my story helped create this book.  I think this book will help others find their “CAN” in cancer."
– Ben (age 11)

"This book would be great for explaining what I am going through to my friends and classmates. I am the “CAN” in cancer..."
– Eli (age 8)

"I am being treated for leukemia at Children’s in Omaha, Nebraska.  This book helped me to see that there really is a “CAN” in cancer. It also helped my family and friends understand what having cancer is really like!" 
– Cole (age 12)

Softcover, 32 pages.
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B409-Net The CAN in Cancer 9.95

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