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Topic: Light hearted short stories for cancer patient?

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Subject: Light hearted short stories for cancer patient?
Date Posted: 1/21/2012 3:10 AM ET
Member Since: 1/21/2012
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Hello everyone, happy to have found this spot, hope someone can help me out.
 
I am looking for some suggestions for light hearted/inspirational short stories or children's books. Emphasis on short, three hundred page novels won't work for my needs. They will end up as audiobooks so good art work is wasted on me. 
 
Its for my mom who has breast and bone cancer. She has had a lot of chemo and radiation to her head and now has a very hard time getting out of bed or concentrating for any period of time. Furthermore, English isn't her first or second language so heavy material is just going to confuse her. 
 
I don't think she will be interested in any like "chicken soup for the cancerous soul" or blatent self help books. She has enough of those. And they don't have to focus on overcoming cancer. I am hoping to find some titles that will comfort and make her smile. She is so bored being bed all day and I want her to have some small comforts to raise her spirits. 
 
Something akin to the short stories by Robert Munch or 'Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand'  is what I hope to find more of. Though I am hoping to find some that aren't written specifically for children. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Date Posted: 1/23/2012 6:47 PM ET
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What is her first language?  Can you read in her first language?

"The Little Prince" by Antoine De Saint-Exupery immediately comes to mind.  It's split into small chapters.  It's a very touching story and it's been translated into many languages from it's original French.

Date Posted: 1/24/2012 11:17 AM ET
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Living in the Philippines, she speaks Tagalog and Ilokano most often. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll look into it The Little Prince in Tagalog and if nothing settle on English. :)