Sonja Marschall / Sonja Kurzbach

Lotte and the Little Chemo Manikins

Almost every second family in Germany is affected by some form of cancer. About 1,800 children are diagnosed with cancer every year in this country. These are 1,800 affected families with parents, siblings, grandparents, relatives, friends, neighbours, colleagues, classmates and children in the same preschool. This book of encouragement is written and drawn for all of them.

The young author of this sensitively illustrated family book draws on advice from experts at several university hospitals on how to explain to children starting at four years about what happens in a case of cancer, what courses it may take and how it can be treated.

  • Cancer explained in a way that children understand
  • Realistic and encouraging
  • Young, committed author

ISBN: 978-3-8436-1182-4
Hardcover with dust jacket
36 pages
Four color
Format 19 x 23.5 cm
EUR 14.00

The Authors

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Sonja Marschall

Sonja Marschall, born in 2002, qualified for university entrance in the spring of 2019. When one of her babysitter children became ill and the author sensed the inability of the people around her to talk about it, she decided to write a cancer book for families so they can explain the disease to the children. She went to doctors for information, did internships and contacted the respective organisations. She is a volunteer employee of Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e. V. (Aid for Child Cancer Patients in Frankfurt), scholarship holder and guest member of the Society of German Natural Scientists and Physicians, active children's representative on the advisory board of the Deutsche Kinderhilfe e.V. (German Children's Aid) and winner of the Young Women in Public Affairs Award Zonta 2019. She lives near Frankfurt/Main.

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Sonja Kurzbach

Sonja Kurzbach is a freelance illustrator and media designer. She has already illustrated a number of children's books and written one herself. She has received several awards for her work. She lives in Berlin.