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Fred and Marjorie: A Doctor, a Dog, and the Discovery of Insulin

  • 1995

This graphic novel written by Deborah Kerbel and illustrated by Angela Poon, tells the true story of the discovery of insulin, a life-saving treatment for diabetes and one of the world's most important medical advancements. A note at the end of the book addresses the ethical dilemma of using animals for medical research. 


"In both the writing and artwork, this is a story effectively told in an attractive and accessible way." ― Booklist

"A new graphic novel that makes history come alive.” — The Globe & Mail

"Readers will want to dig deeper into this true story of canine heroes and lifesaving science." ― Kirkus Reviews

"A remarkably fascinating and poignant story ... A great STEM book." ― The Picture Book Buzz

About the Author

DEBORAH KERBEL is an award-winning author who writes young adult and middle grade novels, as well as picture books and non-fiction. She lives and writes in Thornhill, Ontario, with her husband, two teens, and a rescue schnoodle named Freddie.

ANGELA POON is a freelance illustrator and comic artist and living in Mississauga, Ontario. She is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Bachelor of Illustration program.


Product details
Publisher: Owlkids (Aug. 15 2021)

Language: English
Number of pages: 55
Dimensions: 18cm x 26cm x 1cm




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