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CHEMORELLA by Ken Phillips and Katy Franco is simply the most meaningful “Cinderella story” ever told. It is about beating cancer and achieving your dreams. Written in English and Spanish side-by-side, with illustrations on every other page, it was named a “Best Book of 2010” (Borders in Puerto Rico).

“Chemorella” is for readers aged 10 and up who are fighting cancer or need to cope with a diagnosis in a family member or a friend. It tells the patient that “everyone who knows you loves you.” To friends and family members (especially children) it says that everything is going to be okay. 

Health care professionals know that the family suffers when one of its members is fighting a life-threatening illness. While the patient is foremost, her family also requires attention. Her children must not be left to wonder whether they will lose her. This Cinderella story, in which everything turns out great in the end, is a way for her to assure little ones that mom or dad will be just fine.

“Chemorella” is available in hardcover and softcover editions from Amazon and, with electronic editions in English, Spanish and French from iTunes and for Kindle. The Teacher’s Guide and Student’s Workbook (English and Spanish) make this book ideal for language studies and learning how to cope with adversity. 13,000 print copies of CHEMORELLA have been sold to date.

Check out Katy talking about how "Chemorella" was based on her own real-life fight with breast cancer, and how the book has helped so many people deal with the disease:



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