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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-913461-4
    • 8.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 32 pages
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    • 978-1-03-913462-1
    • 8.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 32 pages
  • Keywords
    • altruism,
    • empathy and compassion,
    • organ donation,
    • lifesaving,
    • heart transplant,
    • ants,
    • families

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the ant who needed a transplant
by Dr. Bill Wall

Mama Ant, Papa Ant, Russell, and Sophie all live together in a thriving ant community. They love each other very much, and in the winter their favourite activity is to go tobogganing together. But one winter, Papa Ant has trouble climbing the hill. He goes to the doctor and is told that he needs a heart transplant. What will the ant family do? Will anyone be able to save their Papa? "the ant who needed a transplant" is a touching story that embraces the themes of empathy, altruism, and compassion. It is meant to intrigue children and help them learn how an act of kindness can save a life.

​“A well-illustrated tale . . . Wall details the complex transplant process in a straightforward manner that children will find easy to understand.” - Kirkus Reviews

Dr. Bill Wall is a retired transplant surgeon. He was the surgical member of a team that developed the curriculum "One Life...Many Gifts" to educate high school students about the nature and importance of organ donation and transplantation. He believes that young children can also understand the essence of this subject. That is why he wrote "the ant who needed a transplant". Dr. Wall lives in London, Ontario with his wife, Diane.


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