Jon’s Tricky Journey

A Story for Inuit Children with Cancer and Their Families

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.

Written by Patricia McCarthy | Illustrated by Hwei Lim

June 2017

Paperback (Bilingual Inuktitut and English) ISBN: 978-1-77227-145-4 | $19.95 | 8.5″ x 8.5″ | 70 pages | Full-colour illustrations

Ages 5–7

Praise

“. . . [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

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