Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: In the summer of 1952, Betsy and her friends worry about contracting polio, a mysterious disease for which Betsy's mother and other researchers are creating a vaccine. By the author of Child Star: When Talkies Came to Hollywood.
From Kirkus Reviews: 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 every wild speculation about how it might be spread--even that it may be carried by Communists. At the height of 1952's epidemic, Leticia is stricken despite her mother's precautions, but is gamely fighting for recovery at the close. Though cold war fears are skillfully worked into the polio story, a number of ends are left hanging: after Betsy and Leticia flood the newly poured foundation of a neighbor's bomb shelter to make a swimming pool (public pools are closed), there are never any repercussions; nor do we learn whether a brief, mysterious illness of Betsy's is actually a mild case of polio. And though fear of contagion is a major theme, Weaver omits any information on how polio is transmitted, or its symptoms and progression. Neither fictionally nor instructionally up to the ``Once Upon America'' series' usual standard. Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7-10) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Title: Close to Home (Once Upon America)
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Publication Date: 1993
Book Condition: Fair
Edition: Library Binding.
Book Description Viking Juvenile, 1993. Condition: Good. Library Binding. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP16415934
Book Description Viking Juvenile, 1993. Condition: Very Good. Library Binding. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP76769950
Book Description Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0670845116I5N10
Book Description Viking Juvenile. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2793888948
Book Description Viking Juvenile, 1993. Condition: Very Good. Library Binding. Ships from the UK. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP97106249
Book Description Viking Juvenile, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0670845116
Book Description Viking, N . Y., 1973. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Arrington, Aileen (illustrator). 1st. X-Library with normal flaws.The hard cover and the jacket has light shelf wear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Back. Seller Inventory # CC 10818
Book Description Viking Juvenile, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020670845116
Book Description Viking Juvenile, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110670845116
Book Description Viking Juvenile. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 0670845116 Like New Condition. Seller Inventory # LN7.1974907