Close to Home: A Story of the Polio Epidemic

Front Cover
Puffin Books, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 55 pages
0 Reviews
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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

CLOSE TO HOME: A Story of the Polio Epidemic

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Fifth-grader Betsy, whose mother works in Jonas Salk's research lab, has an on-again, off-again friendship with fascinating, mischievous Leticia, whose mother is so fearful of polio that she believes ... Read full review

Contents

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

2 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1997)

Aileen Arrington lives in South Carolina.

Bibliographic information