Glynis M. Belec
Mrs. B. Has Cancer
This short book, written to explain to children some of the aspects of one type of cancer and its treatment, is based on first-hand experience. As such it ring true. It is a story full of hope and resilience.
Mrs. B., a beloved, innovative tutor, has to tell her students that she will not be able to tutor them for a while. The story follows one student, Trevor, who is especially close to Mrs. B. Trevor is encouraged to ask questions and he does. He sees a little bit of the trauma and devastation of cancer first-hand. But rather than be cowed by the disease, Trevor rallies his fellow students to fight for the cause and show Mrs. B they believe in her as she has believed in them. They come through in a way only kids on a mission can.
The author’s Christian viewpoint of all things, including cancer, comes through as an integral part of the story without being preachy.
While this was written with children in mind, adults will appreciate the facts and honesty as well. It speaks to all ages.
And about the fish on the cover? You’ll have to read the story to find out how they fit it.