Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Treasury

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Treasury Betty MacDonald Hilary Knight
  • Title: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Treasury
  • Author: Betty MacDonald Hilary Knight
  • ISBN: 9780060248123
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Treasury Betty MacDonald Hilary Knight Mrs Piggle Wiggle Treasury Children love Mrs Piggle Wiggle for her upside down house her delicious cookies and her ability to understand how they feel Here in one volume is Mrs Piggle Wiggle Hello Mrs Piggle Wiggle and Mrs P
    Children love Mrs Piggle Wiggle for her upside down house, her delicious cookies, and her ability to understand how they feel Here in one volume is Mrs Piggle Wiggle Hello, Mrs Piggle Wiggle and Mrs Piggle Wiggle s Magic BW illus Ages 8 12
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    About Betty MacDonald Hilary Knight


    1. The first book written by Betty MacDonald, The Egg and I, rocketed to the top of the national bestseller list in 1945 Translations followed in than 30 languages, along with a series of popular movies In the wake of World War II, the hilarious accounts of MacDonald s adventures as a backwoods farmer s wife in Chimacum Valley were a breath of fresh air for readers around the world On the negative side, her book spawned a perception of Washington as a land of eccentric country bumpkins like Ma and Pa Kettle.Anne Elizabeth Campbell Bard, called Betsy in childhood and later known world wide as Betty MacDonald, was born in Boulder, Colorado, to Darsie and Elsie Sydney Bard on March 26, 1908 Her father, a mining engineer, moved the family frequently before settling in Seattle Betty attended the St Nicholas School on Capitol Hill, then Lincoln High School In 1924 she graduated from Roosevelt High School.On July 9, 1927, Betty Bard married Robert E Heskett and moved with him to the farm in the tiny community of Center in the Chimacum Valley near Port Townsend that lacked both plumbing and electricity Betty later regaled family and friends with stories of her struggles during this time, eventually transforming them into the book that would make her famous.After four years, Betty left Robert Hesket, taking their two daughters, Anne and Joan, with her She returned to the family home in Seattle and worked at various jobs, keeping her sense of humor and her journal even when tuberculosis forced her to spend a year at Firland Sanatorium in what is now the city of Shoreline.On April 29, 1942, she married Donald C MacDonald 1910 1975 and moved with him and her daughters to a beach home on Vashon Island Built as a summer home, it was cold and damp and in need of improvements Anne and Joan enrolled in school while Don and Betty commuted to Seattle for work every day Betty later described her daily scramble from home to the ferry dock in book Onions In The Stew It was always seven o clock and my ferry left at seven twenty and I should have left at six fifty and now I would have to run the last quarter of a mile I wore loafers and woolen socks over my silk stockings, carried my office shoes along with my lunch, purse, current book and grocery list in a large green felt bag The county trail connecting our beach with the rest of the world begins at a cluster of mailboxes down by the dock, meanders along the steep southwest face of the island about fifty feet above the shore, and ends at our house if it was dark when I left the house and it usually was I ran the rest of the way to the ferry This boisterous early morning activity also started my blood circulating, churning, really, and by the time I got to the office I was not only bileless, I was boiling hot p 57 Their fortune changed with a call from MacDonald s sister, Mary Bard Jensen 1904 1970 At a cocktail party, Mary ran into a friend who was a publishing company scout and told him that Betty was writing a book which she was not Betty whipped up the proposal for The Egg and I to save her sister embarrassment The scout requested a full manuscript, which was rejected by one publishing house With the assistance of the New York literary agency Brandt Brandt, the book was serialized in the Atlantic Monthly and then published by J.B Lippincott She dedicated the book To my sister Mary, who has always believed that I can do anything she puts her mind to.


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    1. First of all I am still trying to figure out why they skipped book three in the series since it really doesn t make any sense to me Instead all of the books should have been included or they could have done a series treasury to also make sure all the books were still being used instead of leaving one out as it is very inconvenient Anyway this is one of those why did I re read it again as an adult type of books Although the reading was still pleasurable I did pick up on a few things that I hadn t [...]

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    2. Think Super Nanny meets Donna Reed with these classic children s stories Mrs Piggle Wiggle knows just what to do whenever naughty children suffer from horrible diseases such as tattletaleitis or slowpokeitis With names like Armand Armadillo, Ermintrude Bags, Paraphernalia Grotto, my kids started laughing immediately They would not however let me use funny voices but demanded that I read the stories normal Oh well Here is one of my favorite passages Well, said her daddy, your careless heedlessnes [...]

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    3. We are so crazy about this book I remember loving it as a kid, and as a mom I love it EVEN MORE I most especially love having Madeleine read it aloud to me while I drive.Madeleine s favorite stories are the Fighter Quarreleritis Cure probably because she doesn t have siblings to actually fight and quarrel with and the Answer Backer Cure We both love to turn down our mouths, squint our eyes, blink fiercely, and declare, I ll do it because I want to, but not because you tell me to or What am I, a [...]

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    4. Now that I have been recovering from surgery I ve been feeling a bit nostalgic so I took out some of my favorite childhood books I loved reading Mrs Piggle Wiggle as a child and I remember constantly checking her out from my school library, so much so that the check out card was filled front and back with only my name I thought her to be so kind and clever, and loving to all the neighborhood children I wanted to live in her neighborhood too just so I could experience her magic Even to this day I [...]

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    5. 3 stars if you don t mind reveling in really WHITE American culture from the 50s Read out loud to my 7 year old and he laughed quite a few times That s gotta count for something.

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    6. This book is a little kiddish, but it is silly and fun You can get it in the school library If you are not a big reader I would not suggest it because it is pretty long From Abby

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    7. The memory of these books suddenly came back to me a short while ago when I was trying to think of chapter books that my 7 year old son might enjoy I bought the series for him, and he has loved them Even better, his five year old sister has been begging me to read them with her we take turns reading aloud and they are a delight to share If you ve never read any of the Mrs Piggle Wiggle books, you definitely have to Much better if you can share them with a child, but I think most adults would get [...]

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    8. When I was a kid, my godparents used to send me books for birthdays and Christmas all the time They got me hooked on The Boxcar Children and the Mrs Piggle Wiggle series I m thirty now, and recently reread the Boxcar Children and was disappointed to see that they did not withstand the test of time I braced myself when I decided to reread some Mrs Piggle Wiggle, expecting to have the same experience, especially considering how dated these stories are.I was quite tickled to find that Mrs Piggle Wi [...]

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    9. The Mrs Piggle Wiggle books were my favorite books to read in elementary school I devoured them over and over again I loved the cleverness of her cures As an adult I find her cures totally predictable, but as I child Mrs Piggle Wiggle amazed me with her witty and clever cures As a mom, I read these books to my own children They are now reading them to theirs As a teacher, I choose one or two of her books as a read a loud for my third grade class each year They quickly become their favorites as w [...]

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    10. Pure childhood nostalgia for me Mom used to Mrs Piggle Wiggle to us when we were kids such great memories of laughing together and debating over which cures were our favorites Mrs Piggle Wiggle is the most popular lady in the neighborhood with the kids, because she loves them and they love her Consequently she has a reputation among the local parents as being the person you go to when your kids have developed irritating habits, like fighter quarreling, never want to go to beditis, slowpoke ness, [...]

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    11. My memory of these stories was better than the stories actually are This was a favorite of mine when I was a child so I loved when I found and bought it to read to my kids I read it several years ago to my older kiddo and we both enjoyed the silliness of it all I read it a couple years ago to my younger son While it was still fun and silly, I noticed much of the dated ideas and wording of things that time around Even my son pointed out that the other kids were bullying whichever child was being [...]

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    12. I like to re read these children s stories every few years They are so darn FUNNY The children and adults alike are very human in ways people don t usually talk about This volume includes all but Mrs Piggle Wiggle s Farm, which I have as its own book If you ve never read these as a child, and need a laugh, you are missing something special If you have read them, is it time for a re visit The illustrations are great, too.

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    13. I bought this book for our children while we were away from them on a short trip I love Mrs Piggle Wiggle s cures for behavior problems so imaginative My daughter really took to the book and read and reread it many times I m sure it ll go off with her when she grows up and moves out, but she might have to fight me for it

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    14. Mrs.Piggle Wiggle Treasury is about a woman named Mrs Piggle Wiggle She cures little kids of loathsome diseases Some of this miraculous woman s cures are the The Radish Cure,and the Interrupters She lives in an upside down house, and her husband used to be a pirate I recommend this book to anybody that likes humorous fiction.

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    15. I hadn t re read this in years, so I was long overdue for another reading These stories are simply, in a word, adorable They manage to both teach life lessons while also being pure entertainment I m giving four stars rather than five only because MacDonald s disregard for commas left me in pain on occasion I know I tend to abuse my commas, but MacDonald severely underabuses them.

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    16. I love the stories here When I was in kindergarden, my teacher would read it to us It is nice to read something that you love as a little kid you would still love it grown up It is a magical tale of a kind, old women with tricks and spells to cure any child s bad habits Each chapter has a different habit, and a different cure I think it is a wonderful book.

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    17. My daughter really enjoys this series She s almost seven and has read this omnibus edition several times now We re currently on a re read at bedtime For older 9 13 kids if reading alone due to vocabulary and context difficulty they were written in the late 40 s , otherwise perfectly acceptable for younger kids in content Cute pen and ink illustrations throughout each book.

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    18. My favorite childhood characters are, were and always will be Encyclopedia Brown, Amelia Bedelia and Mrs Piggle Wiggle This book is the best collection of the Mrs Piggle Wiggle stories and even as an adult, I read the stories often You never know when you might need fun child rearing advice, right

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    19. I loved the Mrs Piggle Wiggle stories growing up and had the box set It got lost but I was so happy to find the treasury for my kids The stories are still great but I hate how they left out one of the books I hope they remake this treasury with all the books.

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    20. Delightful Magical Silly Fun Moral Mrs Piggle Wiggle is what you get if Pippi Longstocking grows up into Mary Poppins or Nurse Matilda The only problem I have is that I don t have any magic pills and powders to use with my own kids

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    21. I read and re read every Mrs Piggle Wiggle book in the library when I was a child, and couldn t resist picking this up even before I had children to share it with And the stories are still as rollicking fun, even for adults.

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    22. My 2nd grade teacher read these books to my class So when I had children these were the first books that I bought so that I could read them to my children I still love the stories as much as I did when I was a kid.

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    23. The longest book that she has read to date I love, love, love hearing the chuckles from the other room This is the fourth of our children to read Mrs PW and it always makes me laugh Somehow, I cannot hope that there really is a good cure for whining that I have yet to discover.

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    24. These stories are about silly ways to cure children of their bad habits I loved them as a kid and love reading them to my children There is a great vocabulary and some chapters are on the long side, but we can t wait to find out what Mrs Piggle Wiggle will do next.

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    25. I like Mrs Piggle Wiggle She is very nice and funny She cures bad habits and she understands children I wish to meet her someday To the author please write stories P.S I want to be a writer Typed by K8

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    26. I loved these when my 4th grade teacher read them to the class back in the 80s Now, I read them to students You may have to change the name Dick to Richard and explain what a davenport is, but the kids LOVE the stories and they only take about 15 minutes to read

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    27. So cute Funny stories for ALL ages I can t stop reading it leeor, maya would love this book Filled with a bunch of short stories, Mrs Piggle Wiggle solves problems of all sorts from not picking up toys, to slow eater cure, Mrs Piggle Wiggle is really fun

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    28. Very fun read aloud for my girls They loved hearing the names of the different cures and trying to figure out how they would work on the kids This edition actually had three books in one We just did the first book, but we re going to come back for the other two

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    29. Wonderful I laugh out loud each time I read the story, The Thought You Saiders Cure I am 47 years old and still look this up from time to time for a lovely return to innocent childhood Great for kids and adults alike They don t make them like this any.

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    30. I ve had so much fun sharing this book with my kids I just love reading it aloud, and the names of her kids and parents are so funny The voices are great Gotta love Mrs Piggle Wiggle She makes me want to be a better parent.

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