What is cancer all about?

Age 6

96 pages

148 x 210 mm


  • Children's Novel

Sarah Roxana Herlofsen, Dagmar Geisler

What is cancer all about?

The disease cancer explained to children from 6 years old, in cooperation with German Cancer Aid.

Can I still cuddle my grandma? Why me? Must I now always be nice to my ill brother? When children encounter cancer – because they themselves or a family member has it – they usually have many questions. In this book, Dr. Sarah Herlofsen provides honest and open answers. She explains simply and in a manner suitable for children what happens in the body during the disease, how cells become ill and how we can help the body to return to health. It does not sweep difficult questions about death and dying under the carpet either.


  • For all those who are directly or indirectly affected by cancer
  • Encourages talking about fears and conveys consolation and hope
  • Emotional illustrations by Dagmar Geisler

Sold to:
Korea, Columbia, China