Peg Kehret

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Peg Kehret (Margaret Ann Schulze, born November 11, 1936) is an American author, primarily writing for children between the ages of 11 and 15. Kehret was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin. After a normal childhood, she contracted polio at age 12 or 13 in 1949. Her infection, which occurred along with 42,033 other cases, involved each of the three types of polio damage: spinal, respiratory, and the least common kind, bulbar. The infection left her paralyzed her from the neck and down and also resulted in a nine-month hospital stay. The experience changed Kehret\'s life, as she describes in her memoir Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio. Most of Kehret\'s books are based on events and places in her life. For example, The Ghost\'s Grave; there used to be a small cemetery up the road where she lived as a child, with the same name on a grave stone as the one in the book. <br><br> In 1955, she married Carl Kehret; they moved to California and adopted two children, Bob and Anne. Before Kehret began writing children\'s books she wrote plays, radio commercials and magazine stories. In 1978, the Kehrets moved to Washington. Carl died on April 28, 2004. She has a great grandson and 4 grandkids. Kehret and her polio memoir won the 1998 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children\'s Book Award, annually determined by a vote of Vermont schoolchildren, and the 1999 Mark Twain Readers Award, a similar annual book award determined by a vote of Missouri schoolchildren in grades 4 to 6. The Missouri award recognized four of her books from 1999 to 2012<Br> Source: <A Href=\"Https://En.Wikipedia.Org/Wiki/Main_Page\" Target=\"_blank\" Rel=\"Me Nofollow\"> Https://En.Wikipedia.Org/Wiki/Main_Page</A>