Fred and Marjorie: A Doctor, a Dog, and the Discovery of Insulin
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.
Publisher: Owlkids (Aug. 15 2021)
Number of pages: 55
Dimensions: 18cm x 26cm x 1cm