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Zink (1999)

by Cherie Bennett

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With the help of a trio of zebras from the Serengeti, sixth-grader Becky faces her battle with leukemia, her family's fears for her, her competition with a hypocritical classmate, and the possibility that she might die.
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Written well enough, but I'm not sure what pre-teen would want to read this. Maybe only those who knew someone with cancer or who have cancer. It's a tough subject, and shows one way of dealing with the fears and with dying. ( )
  juniperSun | Jul 26, 2020 |
Becky Zaslow has leukemia. She has to sit through long hours of painful tests and chemo, losing her hair and, ultimately, losing her life. She has only one thing that helps her through it all -- her zebra friends who come to her during her hardest hours to make light of the situation with jokes and a phrase that keeps Becky going. “Think Zink.” And when she does, she’s whisked away to the faraway lands of Africa, where she doesn’t hurt or feel weak anymore.

When I first read this book, I cried. When I read it again, I cried. And when I reread it, I cried again. This is probably the most heart touching and sad books I have ever read and will continue to keep on rereading. It is one of my favorite books out there. Everyone should check it out. ( )
  Crimin | Sep 16, 2009 |
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Becky is facing the terrifying world of Cancer, but a herd of fantastical singing zebras help her to face her fears. A unique and compelling story of illness and courage. Age 11+, American Import 243pp Paperback

Price: £4.99
  UWC_PYP | Jun 3, 2006 |
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For my parents- Roslyn Cantor, who loves me as much as Diane loves Becky,, and Dr. Bennett H. Berman, whose love from a world far, far away inspired me to create Papa Zeke, and
For my husband, Jeff Gottesfeld, my partner in life and in art, whose vision, humor, talent, brilliance, and sheer hard work helped shape wvery word of this book, and
In memory of Kelly Weil
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Shlep eagerly bit the tender head from the succulent termite and chewed it happily.
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