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Acclaimed author Peg Kehret has written the true story of the year when she was twelve and stricken with polio. At first paralyzed and terrified, she fought her way to recovery, aided by doctors and therapists, a loving family, supportive roommates fighting their own battles with the disease, and plenty of grit and luck. With the humor and suspense that are her trademarks, Peg Kehret vividly recreates a year of heartbreak and triumph.

©1996 Peg Kehret (P)2013 AudioGO

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11 year old reviewer

What made the experience of listening to Small Steps the most enjoyable?

I liked it when Peg popped a wheelie with her wheelchair in the halls, even though the nurses and doctors said she shouldn't.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked how Peg's parents always visited her no matter how sick she was, and how they gave her a chocolate milkshake.

Have you listened to any of Susan Boyce’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not listened to any other of her books but if they are as good as this book I would like it.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Tommy in the iron lung who never gave up hope that he would one day be cured of polio was a touching part of the story.

Any additional comments?

This book is heart-felt and full to the brim with love, bravery and loyalty. Before this book, I didn't know that polio was such a horrible disease that affected children.

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Wonderful story for modern kids (and adults)

What made the experience of listening to Small Steps the most enjoyable?

This story gives the listener a step into the personal journey of a young person's struggle through isolation, disease and debilitation that could have been life long without good care and personal striving. I didn't expect my kids to like it because it is not a "fun" story - but they were captivated by excellent story telling. I believe we were all enriched to have our own struggles put into perspective and by having the opportunity to empathize with and cheer on this young lady as she made her way through polio. (My sons, 13 & 8, were not put off by it being a female character.)

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May we not be forgotten. A polio Survivor

This book brought back many memories, not all good. I'm 78 years old and now I am suffering mpps for the last 21 years. Also diabetes and the pain in back. Also my muscle strength is diminishing fast.

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Better than expected!

My wife recommended this book to me, but I didn't think it would be able to hold my interest. From beginning to end, I was fascinated by the bravery, compassion and courage of the author! Love love love it!

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AMAZING BOOK

This is by far my favorite book of all time! And I highly recommend this to anybody of all ages!!!!

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Best Thing Ever!!! 😍

I️ would recommend this book for ages 10 and up. I️ liked this book because it is the real life struggles and how this 12 year old girl, Peg, fought Polio.

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a fast read

it's a good book I plan to share with my students. something about hearing other people's life stories makes you appriciate that you didn't have to go through torture time.

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Great book

The book was a good combination of knowledge of polio and a sweet story of learning to deal with a sickness.

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very good book

very enjoyable read. I recommend this book and author.
can't wait to listen to more of her books

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  • G. B.
  • Buffalo Grove, IL, United States
  • 07-26-16

Awesome!

Amazing performance and book. Sends you on a journey full of life threatening situations and laughs.