The Goodbye Cancer Garden by Janna Matthies

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After Mom and Dad tell Janie and Jeffrey that Mom has Cancer, the whole family goes to the doctor to ask questions. "Is Mom better yet?" Jeffrey asked. "Not yet," she said. "But we're working very hard to make her better-probably by pumpkin time." That gave Janie an idea...the family plants a vegetable garden. As the garden grows, Mom's treatment, chemo, head-shaving and other side effects, radiation...and when it's all done, there are healthy pumpkins and a healthly Mom!

About Janna Matthies

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Jana Matthies is a Albert Whitman & Company author. Kristi Valiant is a Albert Whitman & Company illustrator.
Published March 1, 2011 by Albert Whitman & Company. 32 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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Young Janie and Jeffrey have a lot of questions about their mother’s cancer, and the doctor tells them, “[W]e’re working very hard to make her better—probably by pumpkin time.” Janie decides to plant a garden in their yard—“Hello pumpkins, goodbye cancer!” The path of cancer and treatment is clea...

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