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- ISBN: 9781480461260 (electronic bk)
- ISBN: 9781480461079 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: New York : Albert Whitman & Company, 2013.
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|Summary, etc.:|| 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...
|Target Audience Note:|| Text Difficulty 4 - Text Difficulty 5
MG/Middle grades (4th-8th)
5.2 ATOS Level
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