Close to Home: A Story of the Polio Epidemic

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Penguin Group Australia, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 55 pages
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In the summer of 1952, Betsy sees her vacation fun overshadowed by the spreading polio epidemic, while her mother and other scientists work frantically to develop a vaccine for the crippling disease.

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Review: Close to Home: A Story of the Polio Epidemic

User Review  - Miss Amanda - Goodreads

A quick read (53 pages), tells the story of the polio outbreak in 1952 through the eyes of fifth grader Betsy. Through the course of the story, Betsy observes how adults like Leticia's mom try to ... Read full review

Review: Close to Home: A Story of the Polio Epidemic

User Review  - Lindsay - Goodreads

an interesting take on polio in 1952 from the view of a child. i remember reading this as a child and even as an adult it provides a quick look at how people felt about the threat of polio. Read full review

Contents

Summer Plans
1
A New Best Friend
9
A Great Idea
17
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Aileen Arrington lives in South Carolina.

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