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Dr York Miss Winnie and the Typhoid Shot

Donald Davis

Narrator Donald Davis

Publisher: August House

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In rural North Carolina in 1951, despite parental reassurances, a typhoid shot hurt. It hurt even more when the children saw who would be administering the shot: Miss Winnie, a large, dictatorial nurse who had been "especially built by the nursing school so she would never blow away in a hard wind". In this hilarious epic tale, our young hero learns three valuable lessons: avoiding pain only heightens it, a mother's wrath can hurt worse than a shot, and growing up sometimes involves choosing the lesser of two evils.
In Tonsils, young Davis comes face-to-face with a creature known as a "nurse-nun" when he has to get his tonsils removed. This humorous account of a tonsillectomy performed on Good Friday in a Catholic hospital pops with Davis' usual firecracker wit and humor.

For Adults and Young Adults

©1990, 1996 Donald Davis, Storyteller, Inc.; (P)1997 August House Publishers, Inc.
Duration: about 1 hour (00:56:02)
Publishing date: 1999-01-01; Abridged; Copyright Year: 1999. Copyright Statment: —