Turkey Pox

Turkey Pox

Sharon White Williams

Anderson, Laurie Halse TURKEY POX. II. by Dorothy Donohue. ISBN 0-8075-8127-5. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman, 1996. Unp. $14.95. Young children enjoy stories about other children who share their problems, concerns and pleasures. Thanksgiving is Charity Chatfield’s favorite day and her Nana’s roasted turkey is her favorite food. This Thanksgiving, however, the Chatfields are startled to discover that Charity has the chicken pox. This unwelcome surprise motivates her family to change their plans. The events are chronicled with humor, leading to a satisfying ending in which it is revealed how chicken pox becomes “turkey pox.” Ages 5-8. Reviewed by Sharon White Williams, Hampton University, Hampton, VA

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