Love, Cancer and Happy Endings 

India Desjardins & Marianne Ferrer

Original Title
Une histoire de cancer qui finit bien
Published
La Pasteque
Genre
Picture books
Pages
88
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Love, Cancer and Happy Endings 

India Desjardins & Marianne Ferrer

A few years ago, Indja Desjardins met a young girl diagnosed with leukemia who asked her if she could write, “A happy ending story about cancer, that ends with love,” and then she added, “It will
give hope.” The author heard the young girl’s plea and decided to send out a hopeful message by telling the story of a fifteen year old girl who, after completing her treatments, has an appointment
with her doctor to be told her final health status.
In the hospital hallway that leads her to the eagerly awaited appointment, she is remembering all she has been through and tries to make peace with the diagnosis she is about to receive. As promised, everything ends up well. The illustrator Marianne Ferrer, also reflects on this journey with sensitivity and she, too, gives us hope through her wonderful illustrations.

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