Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio
  • Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio
  • Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio
ISBN: 0807574589
EAN13: 9780807574584
Language: English
Pages: 179
Dimensions: 0.6" H x 8" L x 5.9" W
Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Acclaimed author Peg Kehret has written the true story of the year about when she was twelve and stricken with polio. At first paralyzed and terrified, she fought her way to recovery, aided by doctors and therapists, a loving family, supportive roommates fighting their own battles with the disease, and plenty of grit and luck. With the humor and suspense that are her trademarks, Peg Kehret vividly recreates a year of heartbreak and triumph.

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5
   My 9 year old's favorite book!
The book was very good. After the first page of the book, my 9 year old daughter was in love with it. She says it's her favorite book. It was a very interesting and engaging read about contracting and recovering from a disease. I liked the pictures that were added so that my daughter could see things that were foreign to her. Excellent written, full of humanity, and entertaining as well.
 
5
   Great for 4th graders
I was in 4 th grade when I read this book, and suddenly I wanted to read it again. I finished it in one night and didn't do anything else. I think the book is geared towards a younger audience since the word choices are more basic. You feel a personal connection to the main character, hanging on every word she says. When she does, you get upset, and celebrate her small accomplishments. There is a wonderful book for every age group and it leaves a lot of happy tears.
 
5
   I had polio too
I was between the ages of 11 or 12. I had a disease that could have landed me in anitinkung. I was told by the doctor that I could avoid the hospital if my mother could get something down my throat. I remember what was in my mouth. She got me to drink 7 Up, which I usually don't like. I wasn't allowed to tell anyone that I had recovered from the disease. I told anyone when I was in my 20's. I was told I had a bad flu.
 
5
   Fantastic
I learned a lot from reading this memoir. It was well written and gave a clear insight into her journey and how she was able to stay strong despite her illness.
 
5
   Excellent
When I was a child, it was great to know about the disease that was so deadly. When I was in grade school, I received my vaccine via sugar cube. As she worked to regain her physical strength, I liked how she became stronger mentally and emotionally. They lived long and productive lives. Life is not supposed to be fair. We grow through challenges.
 
5
   One of My Favs
My love for non- fiction was sparked by this book, which was my favorite as a kid. I wanted my niece to know that we can get through this. I would still recommend this book to children and adults even without our current circumstances!
 
5
   Perfect condition-great book
My daughter read this at school and wanted to share it with her family so we bought a copy. It is a wonderful story of perseverance and resilience that came in perfect condition. It's a good idea to read about how devastating the disease was once. Gave us hope that we are doing well at home. Excellent!
 
5
   Excellent book for children on the effects of polio
This is a short read for an adult. I was riveted to the page from the very first paragraph. Mrs. Kehret makes the experience come to life, and left me teary- eyed in some places. She wrote in a way that would be easy to understand and not frightening for children to read. It highlights the blessing of the vaccine. It is highly recommended.
 
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