Blue - eBook
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Blue - eBook  -     By: Hostetter

Blue - eBook

Calkins Creek / 2014 / ePub

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When Ann Fay Honeycutt's father is sent off to war, this thirteen year old girls throws on a pair of overalls and is now the "man of the house". She is in charge of taking care of the large vegetable garden and watching out for her little sisters and brother. It's a lot of work for one girl but she is managing, that is until a polio epidemic hits close to home. As the challenges grow, Ann's resourcefulness and toughness grow as well.

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Title: Blue - eBook
By: Hostetter
Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Calkins Creek
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781629792682
ISBN-13: 9781629792682
Ages: 6-9
Stock No: WW104641EB

Publisher's Description

A Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Book

With her father on the frontlines of World War II, a young girl gains strength by joining her community’s battle against polio in this poignant middle grade novel based on the 1944 epidemic

Ann Fay Honeycutt accepts the role of "man of the house" when her father leaves because she wants to do her part for the war. She’s doing well with the extra responsibilities when a frightening polio epidemic strikes, crippling many local children.
 
Her town of Hickory, North Carolina responds by creating an emergency hospital in three days. Ann Fay reads each issue of the newspaper for the latest news of the epidemic. But soon she discovers for herself just how devastating polio can be. As her challenges grow, so does her resourcefulness. In the face of tragedy, Ann Fay discovers her ability to move forward. She experiences the healing qualities of friendship and explores the depths of her own faithfulness to those she loves—even to one she never expected to love at all.
 
Based on the "Miracle of Hickory" Hospital in Hickory, North Carolina, Blue is at once a fascinating history of the 1944 polio epidemic and an inspiring coming of age tale for young and adult readers.

Author Bio

Joyce Moyer Hostetter received a BA in early childhood education at Lenoir Rhyne College in Hickory, North Carolina. Since then, she has continued her studies on the graduate level in special education at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and art at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She lives in North Carolina.

Editorial Reviews

"The intriguing history of the illness and the powerful first-person voice will propel readers through to the novel's deeply satisfying conclusion." —Booklist

"Chock full of life, history and character development. . . . The subject of polio is a rare one in children's fiction, and these characters and their story are worth getting to know." —Kirkus Reviews

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