Why, Charlie Brown, Why: A Story About What Happens When a Friend Is Very Ill
By Charles M. Schulz, Foreward by Paul Newman
Ballantine Books, 1990, 64 pages
Ages 4 to 8
When Janice, Linus' 8-year-old friend, is diagnosed with leukemia, the Peanuts characters respond with compassion. Charles Schulz tells of the effects that Janice's illness has on her family, her classmates and her friends. With simplicity and honesty, the story dispels myths and can be used to help the child return to class following cancer treatment.
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