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Children's Fiction Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries

Jon's Tricky Journey

A Story for Inuit Children with Cancer and Their Families

by (author) Patricia McCarthy

illustrated by Hwei Lim

Inhabit Media
Initial publish date
Jun 2017
Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries, Native Canadian, Cancer
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2017
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
  • Reading age: 6 to 8


Jon loves his life in the North. But when he feels a pain that won’t go away, he must go to a children’s hospital in the south to find out what is wrong. A doctor there tells Jon he has cancer and will have to stay at the hospital for a while.
Suddenly Jon’s life is upside down! But with a handful of tricks from the doctors and nurses, and new friends, Jon discovers ways to cope with some of the tricky parts of having cancer.
Accompanied by a resource guide for parents and caregivers, including hospital and support information, Jon’s Tricky Journey opens a conversation between Inuit children facing a cancer diagnosis and their families to help make a difficult and confusing time more manageable.

About the authors

Patricia McCarthy is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with over thirty years of cancer nursing experience. Jon’s Tricky Journey is her first book.

Patricia McCarthy's profile page

Hwei Lim a étudié en génie, travaillé en informatique et en conseil aux entreprises, et est maintenant illustratrice de bandes dessinées et d’autres histoires. Ses œuvres récemment publiées comprennent les illustrations du livre The Spirit of the Sea, le premier volume de Spera et la collection d’histoires Boris & Lalage. Hwei vit en Malaisie.


Hwei Lim's profile page

Editorial Reviews

“. . . [C]ompassionately written and is an immensely valuable resource for Inuit families facing a cancer diagnosis.”—CM Magazine

“. . . [A]cknowledges some of the many difficulties faced by young Inuit cancer patients and their families, with a message of strength and hope.”—McGill's Med-e News

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