Read ✓ Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle By Betty MacDonald –

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Everyone Loves Mrs Piggle WiggleMrs Piggle Wiggle Lives In An Upside Down House And Smells Like Cookies She Was Even Married To A Pirate Once Most Of All, She Knows Everything About Children She Can Cure Them Of Any Ailment Patsy Hates Baths Hubert Never Puts Anything Away Allen Eats V E R Y Slowly Mrs Piggle Wiggle Has A Treatment For All Of ThemThe Incomparable Mrs Piggle Wiggle Loves Children Good Or Bad And Never Scolds But Has Positive Cures For Answer Backers, Never Want To Go To Bedders, And Other Boys And Girls With Strange Habits Now In Paperback For A New Generation Of Children To Enjoy San Francisco Examiner Chronicle

About the Author: Betty MacDonald

MacDonald was born Anne Elizabeth Campbell Bard in Boulder, Colorado Her official birth date is given as March 26, 1908, although federal census returns seem to indicate 1907 Her family moved to the north slope of Seattle s Capitol Hill neighborhood in 1918, moving to the Laurelhurst neighborhood a year later and finally settling in the Roosevelt neighborhood in 1922, where she graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1924 MacDonald married Robert Eugene Heskett 1895 1951 at age 20 in July 1927 they lived on a chicken farm in the Olympic Peninsula s Chimacum Valley, near Center and a few miles south of Port Townsend She left Heskett in 1931 and returned to Seattle, where she worked at a variety of jobs to support their daughters Anne and Joan after the divorce the ex spouses had virtually no contact She spent nine months at Firland Sanatorium near Seattle in 1937 1938 for treatment of tuberculosis On April 24, 1942 she married Donald C MacDonald 1910 1975 and moved to Vashon Island, where she wrote most of her books The MacDonalds moved to California s Carmel Valley in 1956 MacDonald rose to fame when her first book, The Egg and I, was published in 1945 It was a bestseller and was translated into 20 languages Based on her life on the Chimacum Valley chicken farm, the books introduced the characters Ma and Pa Kettle, who also were featured in the movie version of The Egg and I The characters become so popular a series of ninefilms were made featuring them In the film of The Egg and I, made in 1947, MacDonald was played by Claudette Colbert Her husband simply called Bob in the book was called Bob MacDonald in the film, as studio executives were keen not to raise the matter of MacDonald s divorce in the public consciousness He was played by Fred MacMurray Although the book was a critical and popular success at publication, in the 1970s it was criticized for its stereotypical treatment of Native Americans It had also been claimed that it spawned a perception of Washington as a land of eccentric country bumpkins like Ma and Pa Kettle MacDonald s defenders point out that in the context of the 1940s such stereotyping was faracceptable MacDonald faced two lawsuits by members of a family who claimed she had based the Kettles on them, and by a man who claimed he was the model for the Indian character Crowbar One lawsuit was settled out of court, while the second went to trial in February 1951 The plaintiffs did not prevail, although the judge indicated he felt they had shown that some of the claims of defamation had merit.MacDonald also published three other semi autobiographical books Anybody Can Do Anything, recounting her life in the Depression trying to find work The Plague and I, describing her nine month stay at the Firlands tuberculosis sanitarium and Onions in the Stew, about her life on Vashon Island with her second husband and daughters during the war years 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 citation needed MacDonald died in Seattle of uterine cancer on February 7, 1958

10 thoughts on “Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

  1. says:

    Banned books Are you there God, its me, MargaretHuckleberry FinnHeather has two MommiesWhy are people wasting their time on those well meaning books when Mrs Piggle Wiggle is still out there on shelves, unchallenged, messing with peop

  2. says:

    Dear Mrs Piggle Wiggle So clever, so kind And what a fascinating look these book give you at life in the Donna Reed Era All the mothers are at home making pot roasts and gingerbread for their children, and the fathers work in an office and sm

  3. says:

    Having been disappointed by Betty MacDonald s The Egg and I, I returned to the book I first read 50 years ago, the one that made me adore MacDonald Mrs Piggle Wiggle The tales involving the tiny, eccentric widow with her upside down house, dog Wag, c

  4. says:

    Literally everyone should read this book.IT IS SO CUTE AND HILARIOUS My mom read this to me countless times growing up and each time I reread I fall in love with the whimsical magic and hilarity all over again.

  5. says:

    Wow I forgot all about these books Mrs Piggle Wiggle was an eccentric lady that parents turned to when they became frustrated with their children s misbehavior Her techniques were pretty predictable Let the child do what they want until their behavior back fired, th

  6. says:

    Delightful as ever Read it aloud to the kids 8 and 4 , they both loved it As a kid I thought this book was hilarious, as an adult I found that I kept pausing and looking meaningfully at my children, to see if they were paying attention to what happens to little boys and gir

  7. says:

    review of April 2010 I never encountered Mrs Piggle Wiggle as a child, but I know that many people who did really adore this series Coming to it as an adult, I feel like I ve missed out on some kind of special magic that it must have, because while I liked it well enough, it s hard

  8. says:

    Even better than I remember them I love all the kids utterly ridiculous names The kid digs them too Hopefully we can correct her with the Won t Pick Up Her Toys Cure.

  9. says:

    I remember reading this when I was little A little cliche and silly but it was kind of amusing.

  10. says:

    My second read aloud with my preschooler I m not sure if I read this as a kid or not, but I thought it was not only fun to read not to mention hilarious , but it also had some pretty valid points in it Basically, Mrs Piggle Wiggle is the neighborhood s resident expert in how to cure children of various ba

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