- Age Range: 6 - 10 years
- Grade Level: 1 - 5
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company (January 1, 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0807541168
- ISBN-13: 978-0807541166
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,707,221 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Kathy's Hats: A Story of Hope Hardcover – January 1, 1992
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"Without sugarcoating the ordeal, the book is upbeat, culminating in a class party for which everyone wears a favorite hat."
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Kathy has always enjoyed wearing hats. But when she turns nine, she learns that she has cancer. Kathy is scared, and she is especially angry when her chemotherapy treatments make her hair fall out. Suddenly hats aren't so much fun anymore.
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for a prescription to be filled. Written by a local author
who meant nothing to me, I found it upbeat and reassuring
but soon put it out of my mind. Several years later, when
my youngest daughter was diagnosed with bone cancer, a
friend gave us a copy of the book and suggested I contact
the author. The story was an inspiration to my daughter,
the first hope that a child with cancer could survive to
have a story told about her. When she later met the subject
of the book, a friendship formed. No other book about cancer
is so directed towards children (with the exception of Goes'
"My Book about Cansur" actually written by a 6-year-old
with cancer) without talking down to them and putting an
ugly disease into undeserved "pretty" terms of courage
and bravery. This book should be given to every child upon