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by Peg Kehret

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Author:
Peg Kehret
ISBN13:
978-0807574591
ISBN:
0807574597
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Publisher:
Albert Whitman & Company; Anniversary edition (January 1, 2006)
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Subcategory:
Growing Up & Facts of Life
ePub file:
1668 kb
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1832 kb
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Rating:
4.5
Votes:
218

Small Steps: The year I got polio. Albert Whitman & Company. Books for Young People by Peg Kehret. For my parents: Beth and Bob Schulze.

Small Steps: The year I got polio. Me at twelve, just before I got polio. When I began to write about my polio days, long-forgotten memories bubbled to the surface. I was astonished by the intense emotions these memories brought with them. Those months, more than any other time of my life, molded my.

Small Steps: The Year I . .has been added to your Cart. Finally, Small Steps has completely captivated my students. They cheered when Peg was able to move her arms; they giggled when Peg developed a crush on her doctor; they laughed when Peg tried the Hula; they told their family members, "you have to read this book!"; they went to the library and checked out other books written by Peg. Small Steps is a great way to open up some great dialogue with your student or child.

The book small steps is about a teen girl named peg that just discovered she has polio, Her parents rushed her to the hospital to see if she could overcome this terrible disease. Peg battles going from highs to lows with polio, meting people through her journey of polio in and out of hospital rooms. Will she survive this terrible disease?

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.

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. It also includes twelve pages of new photos and a lengthy section about polio, past and present. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate

Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio. Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio is a memoir of author Peg Kehret's childhood experience of polio. The book won the Golden Kite Award in 1997. In September 1949, Peg collapses at her school in Austin, Minnesota. She goes home with a high fever, and around midnight, she starts to vomit. Her parents take her to the hospital where she is diagnosed with three different kinds of polio

Small Steps (Peg Kehret) was a well-rounded, plentifully suspensful book in an interesting point of view of a scared girl. Peg Kehret's books for young people have earned a wide readership and critical acclaim.

Small Steps (Peg Kehret) was a well-rounded, plentifully suspensful book in an interesting point of view of a scared girl. It might sound like a dark story, but the friendly conflict between herself. Among her many honours are the PEN Center West Award in Children's Literature, the Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Children's Choice Awards from 29 states, the Forest Roberts Playwriting Award, and the Henry Bergh Award from the ASPCA.

Chapter 1 of children's book author Peg Kehret's astute memoir is titled "The Diagnosis. It started on a Friday in early September.

This brave and terrifying autobiography will draw kids, who love all the gory details. They'll examine the snapshots of Peg, her family, and her hospital friends. Chapter 1 of children's book author Peg Kehret's astute memoir is titled "The Diagnosis. Peg was looking forward to being in the Homecoming parade that afternoon.

I am able to: Describe the plot of a narrative I Identify character traits of major characters in a narrative 1 With help, I have partial success at score . content and score . content Small Steps: The Year I got Polio By: Peg Kehret Polio: What it is? Poliomyelitis or Infantile Paralysis, A viral, infectious disease that usually affects children, Highly contagious, it spreads easily through human contact, Initial symptoms are fever, fatigue, headache, vomiting, stiffness in the neck and pain in the limbs, Polio attacks the central nervous system of the body.

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.
  • Excellent book! My 9 year old daughter (starting 4th grade) was dubious about the book at first, but after the first page was in love. She now claims it is her favorite book. It was a very interesting and engaging read, recounting the feelings and experience of contracting and recovering from polio. I enjoyed the photographs that were added so that my daughter could visualize things that were otherwise foreign to her (ie: an iron lung). Excellently written, full of humanity, and entertaining as well.

  • I read this to my 10 year old son because I wanted him to understand the importance of those irritating shots at the doctor. He LOVED it. Every day he asked me to read more to him. It is not every book that gets him that excited, and since this does not contain dragons or robots, I didn't expect such enthusiasm. He was extremely concerned early on that she would die of polio, and I had to give him the spoiler that it's an autobiography, therefore we know she lives - after all, she wrote the book. He was very relieved, and wanted to see pictures to prove it. That was his level of involvement with this book.

    Ultimately, this book is very accessible for people of any age, but especially kids. The language is simple but paints clear pictures of how Peg felt. She writes about the sadness of losing a favorite stuffed animal and the incredible joy of being able to drink a chocolate milkshake after being refused it for days. These simple things make it easy to relate to Peg and the other kids she writes about, even if we can't relate to her experience with polio.

    As a parent, I appreciate all the information included about the history of polio. I appreciate the lessons Peg learned and shares with us, including never giving up, the importance of family, and how small kindnesses can make a big difference. There are beautiful life lessons subtly woven into this book that can provide great topics of conversation.

    I recommend this book for any kid or family.

  • As a teacher, I always look for books that do a couple things:
    1 - expose my students to unique and interesting experiences
    2 - create an opportunity for students to learn new vocabulary
    3 - make my student clamor for more

    Small Steps satisfies all three requirements! It opens up an opportunity for these kids, who have never experienced the fear of contracting polio, to see what it was like to be suddenly stricken with polio, and also what it was like to recover from it.

    It also has very robust vocabulary, and plenty of similes, metaphors, and era-appropriate references that make us stop and talk about it. "Who was the Lone Ranger anyway?" "What in the world is an Iron Lung?"

    Finally, Small Steps has completely captivated my students. They cheered when Peg was able to move her arms; they giggled when Peg developed a crush on her doctor; they laughed when Peg tried the Hula; they told their family members, "you have to read this book!"; they went to the library and checked out other books written by Peg.

    Small Steps is a great way to open up some great dialogue with your student or child. Kids in the 9-14 age range will enjoy this book.

  • For an adult, this is a quick read. It took me about 3 hours, and kept me glued to the page from the very first paragraph.
    Mrs. Kehret brings the experience vividly to life, and left me teary-eyed in places at the suffering she endured. While not shying from the truth, she also wrote in a way that would be accessible and not horrifying for children to read. It is certainly educational, and highlights the blessing that the vaccine is.
    Highly recommended.

  • This is a wonderful book written about the authors real life experience when she contracted polio. It is one of the Oregon Battle of the Book selections for 2017 and is written in a style appealing to elementary students and well as adults. The story is about Peg's determination and recovery. She writes from the heart and you can fell her emotions all the way through the book. This have been one of the favorites this year for both the children and the adults participating in O.B.O.B. This would be a great selection for classroom readings as well.

  • I'd read this book in 4th grade, and I suddenly got the desire to read it again. I finished it in one night, ignoring all other duties until I had read the last words. The book is geared towards a younger audience, I assume, since the word choices are more simplistic and basic.

    You feel a personal connection to the main character, hanging on every word that she says. You get upset when she does, and celebrate every small accomplishment that she achieves.

    Overall, a wonderful book for every age group, that leaves filled with happy tears.

  • I remember reading this in my 3rd grade class and now I'm 22 and wanted to buy it to read to my kids. It's written from the perspective of a 12 year old and it's a story about her own personal battle with polio. It includes some history about the disease. It's a chapter book but pretty short. I finished it in a day. It came in very good condition. No bends or tears.

  • My granddaughter in fourth grade asked me to get her a copy for home because her class was reading it. She wanted to read ahead. This was her request. As a retired educator and a proud Nana, I jumped at the request and ordered it. She thanked me and told me they finished the book approximately two weeks ago. Her teacher asked her to donate it to her classroom set for future uses. She readily agreed. Of course she waited to tell me afterwards, but that's ok because it was for a worthy cause and the price was quite alright with me. I'm glad Amazon had the book because I couldn't locate it anywhere near me. Thanks so much!