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In rural North Carolina in 1951, despite parental reassurances, a typhoid shot hurt. It hurt even more when the children saw who would be administering the shot: Miss Winnie, a large, dictatorial nurse who had been "especially built by the nursing school so she would never blow away in a hard wind". In this hilarious epic tale, our young hero learns three valuable lessons: avoiding pain only heightens it, a mother's wrath can hurt worse than a shot, and growing up sometimes involves choosing the lesser of two evils.

In "Tonsils," young Davis comes face-to-face with a creature known as a "nurse-nun" when he has to get his tonsils removed. This humorous account of a tonsillectomy performed on Good Friday in a Catholic hospital pops with Davis' usual firecracker wit and humor.

For Adults and Young Adults

©1990, 1996 Donald Davis, Storyteller, Inc. (P)1997 August House Publishers, Inc.

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"A master of timing, Davis measures some sentences drop by drop, pouring others out like water from a pitcher." (Smithsonian Magazine)

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Donald Davis is always a super entertainer.

Story and delivery always of the highest quality! The whole family loves each and every one of them!

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