by John Gunther | Grades: 7-10 | Ages: 12-16
About Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther
The father of a seventeen-year-old who died of a brain tumor describes his son's courage in the face of certain death.
Johnny Gunther was only seventeen years old when he died of a brain tumor. During the months of his illness, everyone near him was unforgettably impressed by his level-headed courage, his wit and quiet friendliness, and, above all, his unfaltering patience through times of despair. This deeply moving book is a father's memoir of a brave, intelligent, and spirited boy.
Biographical Notes About John Gunther
John Gunther (1901-1970) was one of the best known and most admired journalists of his day. The author of the immensely popular Inside books--a series of profiles of major world powers, beginning with Inside Europe, published in 1936--he was born on the north side of Chicago and died on May 29, 1970.