OverviewChildhood osteosarcoma, a cancer of the bone, is explained in graphic novel format in this informative story that makes the science behind cancer accessible to young readers. The Medikidz are a group of larger-than-life superheroes who live in Mediland, a living, moving virtual world within the human body. Each character is an expert on one component of human anatomy and the role it plays in fighting the disease: Axon is a brain specialist, Pump has the lowdown on the heart and blood vessels, and Skinderella knows all about the skin and bones. Appropriate humor and adventure offset facts about osteosarcoma, its treatment, and recovery, so young readers can understand Lyndon’s illness and become aware of the support and loving care that he needs.
Author BiographyKim Chilman-Blair, BSc, MBChB, is a medical writer and the founder and CEO of Medikidz, a company dedicated to providing peer-reviewed health information to young people in comic book form. She is the author of the Medikidz series. John Taddeo is a comic book writer and illustrator and the director of two award-winning animated shorts. He is the illustrator of the books in the Medikidz series. He lives in New York City.