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Betty Bard MacDonald (1908–1958)

Author of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

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Betty Bard MacDonald was born on March 26, 1908 in Boulder Colorado. She is an author who specilaizes in humorous autobiographical tales such as in her book The Egg and I. This title brought her notority in 1945. It quickly became a bestseller. It was based on her life on the Chimacum Valley show more chicken farm. The book introduces the characters of Ma and Pa Kettle who were also featured in the film version. The characters were so popular that nine more film were made featuring them. MacDonald went on to publish three other semi- autobiographical books: Anybody Can Do Anything, The Plague and I and Onions in the Stew. She also wrote the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle series of children's books and another children's book, entitled Nancy and Plum. A posthumous collection of her writings, entitled Who Me?, was later released. Betty Bard MacDonald died in Seattle of uterine cancer on February 7, 1958. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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- Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
- Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
- Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic
 
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PlumfieldCH | 4 other reviews | May 9, 2024 |
The children are planning a birthday bash for Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, everyone's favorite problem solver.

Contents:
1. The Just-One-More-TV-Show Cure
2. The Won't-Brush-Teeth Cure
3. The Insult Cure
4. The Picky-Eater Cure
5. The Afraid-to-Try Cure
6. The Messy Stuff-and-Cram Cure
7. The Never-Finish Cure
8. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Birthday Party
 
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PlumfieldCH | 7 other reviews | May 9, 2024 |
This has a not dated well. The first few pages had some extraordinarily racist observations about First Nations Americans. Ugh.
 
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PrueGallagher | 40 other reviews | Mar 28, 2024 |
Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: Blue like tweed CONDITION: The book is without a dust jacket. SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) The book is about the humorous life on a wilderness chicken ranch. The book was made into a movie.The Egg and I is a humorous memoir by American author Betty MacDonald about her adventures and travels as a young wife on a chicken farm in the US state of Washington. The book is based on the author's experiences as a newlywed trying to acclimate to and operate a small chicken farm with her husband, Robert Heskett, from 1927 to 1931.… (more)
 
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