Jon’s Tricky Journey

A Story for Inuit Children with Cancer and Their Families

ᔮᓐ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥᐅᑕᐅᓂᓂ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔮᓗᐊ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐃᒃᐱᖕᓂᐊᕙᒃᑐᖅ ᓂᐳᔾᔮᖏᑦᑐᒥᑦ, ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᐊᓗᓕᐊᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᓄᑦ ᓱᖕᒪᑦ ᐊᑲᐅᕙᖏᒻᒪᖔᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᔭᐅᔭᖅᑐᕐᓗᓂ. ᓘᒃᑖᒧᑦ ᔮᓐ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᕈᕐᕕᐅᓯᒪᓂᕋᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᓐᓂᐊᕕᖕᒦᖅᓴᐅᒥᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᓗ.

ᑕᕝᕙᑦᑕᐅᑎᒋ ᔮᓐ ᐃᓅᓯᐊ ᒧᒥᒃᐳᖅ! ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓘᒃᑖᓄᑦ ᐊᓐᓂᐊᓲᖅᑎᓄᓪᓗ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ, ᐱᖃᑎᑖᖅᑲᐅᖏᓐᓄᓪᓗ, ᔮᓐ ᖃᐅᔨᕗᖅ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐊᑐᕈᓐᓇᕐᒪᖔᕐᒥᐅᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᓂ ᐱᕈᕐᕕᐅᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᑐᕆᐊᓕᐊᓗᖕᓂᒃ.

ᐃᓚᒋᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᑐᕋᒃᓴᖅ ᐊᔪᕆᖅᓲᔾᔨᔪᖅ ᐊᖏᔪᖅᑳᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᑲᒪᔨᓂᒡᓗ, ᐃᓚᒋᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᓐᓂᐊᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᕆᐊᕈᑏᑦ ᑐᑭᓯᒋᐊᕈᑏᑦ, ᔮᓐ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᖓ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒥᓂ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᓯᕗᖅ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓂᒃ ᐱᕈᕐᕕᒋᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂᒡᓗ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᕈᑕᐅᒋᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᓚᒌᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓇᓗᓕᖅᓯᒪᓇᖅᑐᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᓂᒍᐃᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ.

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

Paperback (Bilingual Inuktitut and English) | ISBN: 978-1-77227-145-4 | $19.95 | 8.5″ x 8.5″ | 70 pages | Full-colour illustrations | Ages 6-8 | F&P Level R |

EPUB (Bilingual Inuktitut and English) | ISBN: 978-1-77227-477-6 | $9.99 | 70 pages | Full-colour illustrations | Ages 6-8 | F&P Level R |


“. . . [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