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The Resource Small Steps

Small Steps

Label
Small Steps
Title
Small Steps
Statement of responsibility
written by Peg Kehret
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 firsthand. Almost a half-century later, this lovely book refocuses attention on what matters most: health, love of family, friends, determination, generosity, and compassion." —Kirkus ReviewsPeg Kehret has always loved to write. As a child she wanted to be a writer or a veterinarian. Now she includes animals in most of her books and, when she isn't writing, she helps animal rescue groups. Peg's books have won more than fifty state young reader awards
Summary
The author describes her battle against polio and her efforts to overcome its debilitating effects
Storyline
Tone
Award
  • Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction, 1996.
  • Young Hoosier Book Award, Intermediate Books, 2001.
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 1997
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 1997
Biography type
autobiography
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164338
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 362.1968350092
  • 920
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
juvenile
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the year I got polio
Label
Small Steps
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a6fea048-16e7-4924-b828-7c502b648e93
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781480461079
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Small Steps
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a6fea048-16e7-4924-b828-7c502b648e93
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781480461079
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Pasadena Public Library - Central LibraryBorrow it
      1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive, Pasadena, TX, 77506, US
      29.6929282 -95.1969043
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