Can You Hear Me, Daddy?: A young girl’s journey to hope and faith through her father’s battle with cancer by Y. Y. Chan

Renee keeps a diary after she finds out her daddy is sick with cancer.

She even starts praying and asking God to make him better. But, what if he doesn’t get any better? Will he still be able to hear her from Heaven?

This beautifully illustrated book aims to help families, schools and communities start conversations about death and grief by bringing hope and comfort.

Readers of all ages will be able to relate to this heartwarming, uplifting and timeless story.

Available in eBook, paperback, hardcover and audiobook formats. (A Discussion & Reflection Guide, as well as Colouring Pages are available from author’s website.)

“[This] is a poignant and heartrending story of death, loss, and grief…
The book can be used in homes and classrooms… and eliminate the fear
associated with it, looking at it in an uplifting way.”  – Readers’ Favorite

“This picture book was by far one of the best picture books I have read.”
– Litpick Book Reviews

Royal Dragonfly Book Award 2020
1st Place – Religion & Spirituality
2nd Place – Picture Book 6 & Older

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Y.Y. Chan was born in Hong Kong but grew up in sunny Brisbane, Australia where she had Christmas during summer. She returned to Hong Kong to teach English after graduating from university with First Class Honours. She also has an M.A. in English Language Teaching, and has been teaching English for over ten years.

When her father passed away, she took a break from teaching to travel, read, and write. She now tutors English and works freelance for different educational institutes.

‘Can You Hear Me, Daddy?’ is her debut picture book, and winner of the Royal Dragonfly Book Award. When she is not writing or teaching, she is either reading or looking for more books to add to her overflowing bookshelf.

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