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Kehret, Peg

Morton Grove, Ill. : Albert Whitman & Co., 1998.
IL 3-6
ISBN 0807574570
Peg couldn't wait until the end of the school day. This was Homecoming day and the seventh grade float was sure to win first place. During chorus, Peg's leg kept twitching and she couldn't seem to get it to stop. On her way out of class, her leg gave out and she went down. Her books flew all over the place. When Peg went home for lunch, her mother said Peg felt hot and took her temperature. The doctor was called and Peg knew there was no use begging to go to Homecoming. As a matter of fact, all she could think about doing was sleeping. The doctor came again the next day. After examining her, he told her parents to get her to the hospital. At the hospital, they learned that she had polio. Peg had certainly heard of the illness but never knew anyone who had it. Days and nights began to blur together as Peg was transferred to another hospital. Within days, she was completely paralyzed. This is the story of the author's battle with polio. Before 1954, there was no immunization against polio. It was every parent's fear. Author Peg Kehret writes about her struggle with this devastating illness.
SUBJECTS:     Kehret, Peg
                        Authors, American
                        Poliomelitis -- Patients -- Rehabilitation


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