Small Steps

Small Steps

The Year I Got Polio

eBook - 2013
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Almost twenty years ago, in a riveting story of courage and hope, Peg Kehret wrote of months spent in a hospital when she was twelve, first struggling to survive a severe case of polio, then slowly learning to walk again. The book deeply touched readers of all ages and received many awards and honors. This anniversary edition includes an updated and extended epilogue about the author’s experiences since the original publication. It also includes twelve pages of new photos and a lengthy section about polio, past and present. “From a writer known for her fiction, a moving memoir about a 12-year-old who got polio in 1949 in Austin, Minnesota, Kehret describes the disease, the diagnosis, the severe symptoms, treatments, physical therapy, slow recovery, and return home with walking sticks—and how she was forever changed . . . A simple, direct, and sometimes self-deprecating style of writing tenderly draws readers into Kehret’s experiences and the effects of the disease firsthand. Almost a half-century later, this lovely book refocuses attention on what matters most: health, love of family, friends, determination, generosity, and compassion.” —Kirkus ReviewsPeg Kehret has always loved to write. As a child she wanted to be a writer or a veterinarian. Now she includes animals in most of her books and, when she isn’t writing, she helps animal rescue groups. Peg’s books have won more than fifty state young reader awards.
Publisher: New York :, Albert Whitman & Company,, 2013
ISBN: 9781480461260
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Characteristics: 1 online resource

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historytimejen Oct 14, 2017

Polio isn't something we hear a lot about these days. But back in the late 1940s, when Peg Kehret was about your age, polio was very real threat in the United States. Stricken with polio at age 12, this memoir describes the year she spent fighting the disease. You'll also meet the family, friends and health care providers that helped her along the way.

multcolib_susannel May 13, 2017

When children's author Peg Kehret contracted polio at twelve-years old there was no cure. But maybe with hard work, she could learn to walk again.

JCLHannahJaneC Nov 13, 2014

I greatly admired Peg's pluck and determination. Additionally, I was quite moved by the amount of support and encouragement she received and also how she had the maturity and compassion to recognize the positivity in her extreme misfortune.

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ncsrats
Dec 08, 2009

I love this book!!! It is really good. Very interesting; especially for those who love medical stuff.

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