Small Steps

Author: Peg Kehret
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
ISBN: 0807574600
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In a riveting story of courage and hope, Peg Kehret writes about months spent in a hospital when she was twelve, first struggling to survive a severe case of polio, then slowly learning to walk again.

Small Steps The Year I Got Polio

Author: Peg Kehret
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480461075
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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.

Don T Tell Anyone

Author: Peg Kehret
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101661682
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Trying to save some feral cats living in a field about to be bulldozed, Megan receives an offer of help from an odd man. Feeling his offer isn't quite right; Megan then witnesses a car accident and receives disturbing notes. Not knowing who to trust, Megan relies on her wits to save the cats—and herself. “Each part of the tale ties neatly together in this exciting book that children won't want to put down.” —School Library Journal “An absorbing and suspenseful novel with a strong female main character.” —Kirkus Reviews

Five Pages A Day

Author: Pet Kehret
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
ISBN: 080758651X
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Peg Kehret, who told of her childhood battle with polio in Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio, now shares the story of her writing career. It began at the age of ten when she wrote and sold the Dog Newspaper. The paper was supposed to feature the tales of local dogs, but mostly it was about her own dog, B.J. After four issues, it folded. But Peg learned a valuable lesson: If she wanted people to read what she wrote, she had to write something interesting. Peg went on to write radio commercials, prize-winning contest entries, magazine articles, plays, and adult nonfiction books before she discovered her true voice as a writer in books for young people.

Five Pages A Day

Author: Peg Kehret
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480471275
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Peg Kehret, who told of her childhood battle with polio in Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio, now shares the story of her writing career. It began at the age of ten when she wrote and sold the Dog Newspaper. The paper was supposed to feature the tales of local dogs, but mostly it was about her own dog, B.J. After four issues, it folded. But Peg learned a valuable lesson: If she wanted people to read what she wrote, she had to write something interesting. Peg went on to write radio commercials, prize-winning contest entries, magazine articles, plays, and adult nonfiction books before she discovered her true voice as a writer in books for young people.

Trapped

Author: Peg Kehret
Publisher: Dutton Childrens Books
ISBN: 9780525477280
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When his owner, Alex, finds an illegal animal trap in the woods, Pete the cat faces grave danger as he tries to help his human friends find the culprit who set the trap.

Abduction

Author: Peg Kehret
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101661666
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Matt is missing. Bonnie's brother left his classroom to use thebathroom —and disappeared. A police dog traces his scent to the curb, where he apparently got into a vehicle. But why would Matt go anywhere with a stranger? Overwhelmed with fear, Bonnie discovers that her dog is gone, too. Was Pookie used as a lure for Matt? Bonnie makes one big mistake in her attempt to find her brother. In a chilling climax on a Washington State ferry, Bonnie and Matt must outsmart their abductor or pay with their lives.

The Stranger Next Door

Author: Peg Kehret
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101661771
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If there’s a mystery to be solved, Pete’s your man. Er, your cat. Pete’s a cat, specifically, Alex’s cat. And since Alex and his family moved into a new housing development, Pete is Alex’s only friend. Things start looking up for Alex when Rocky moves in next door. But Rocky isn’t very friendly, and Alex starts to suspect he’s hiding something. And when the neighborhood is terrorized by a rash of fires and vandalism, Pete knows that he’s got to investigate.

Danger At The Fair

Author: Peg Kehret
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101661674
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Ellen and Corey Streater from Terror at the Zoo and Horror at the Haunted House continue their adventures at a county fair. While chasing a pickpocket, Corey and Ellen wander into the River of Fear ride where they soon discover they are the ones being pursued. “The tension mounts deliciously as readers follow Ellen and Corey through their day.” —School Library Journal “A contemporary kid's nightmare/heroic dream-come-true that won't stay on the shelf for long.” —Booklist

The Last Children S Plague

Author: Richard J. Altenbaugh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137527854
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Poliomyelitis, better known as polio, thoroughly stumped the medical science community. Polio's impact remained highly visible and sometimes lingered, exacting a priceless physical toll on its young victims and their families as well as transforming their social worlds. This social history of infantile paralysis is plugged into the rich and dynamic developments of the United States during the first half of the twentieth century. Children became epidemic refugees because of anachronistic public health policies and practices. They entered the emerging, clinical world of the hospital, rupturing physical and emotional connections with their parents and siblings. As they underwent rehabilitation, they created ward cultures. They returned home to occasionally find hostile environments and always discover changed relationships due to their disabilities. The changing concept of the child, from an economic asset to an emotional commitment, medical advances, and improved sanitation policies led to significant improvements in child health and welfare. This study, relying on published autobiographies, memoirs, and oral histories, captures the impact of this disease on children's personal lives, encompassing public-health policies, hospitalization, philanthropic and organizational responses, physical therapy, family life, and schooling. It captures the anger, frustration, and terror not only among children but parents, neighbors, and medical professionals alike.