Dr. Kate: Angel on Snowshoes

“Always enter a sickroom with a prayer on your lips.”

Kate Pelham was supposed to grow up to be a proper young lady in Boston, not serve as the only doctor in the wilderness of northern Wisconsin in the early 20th century. But despite her father’s wishes, she was determined to be doctor. However, after medical school, her husband’s health brought them to northern Wisconsin. Soon she knew every back road and cabin as she served as the only doctor in the area. But what she dreamed of more than anything for her patients was a hospital. And that’s when the kids of the community got involved. They set out to collect a million pennies—$10,000—to help Dr. Kate build a hospital. What they didn’t know was that their local efforts would set off a worldwide campaign. 


ISBN-13: 978-0870204210  (Written as Rebecca Hogue Wojahn)

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Honors and Awards

A Read On Wisconsin Book Club pick

Finalist in the Juvenile Non-fiction Category from ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Award

Finalist in the Children’s Non-Fiction Category from National Indie Excellence Awards

Finalist in the Children’s Non-Fiction Category from USA National Best Book Awards

Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, Best Book Series - Nonfiction, Silver Medal Winner