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Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, #1) 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 Them.The 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

The first book written by Betty MacDonald,The Egg and I , rocketed to the top of the national bestseller list in 1945 Translations followed inthan 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 n The first book written by Betty MacDonald,The Egg and I , rocketed to the top of the national bestseller list in 1945 Translations followed inthan 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 inbook Onions In The StewIt 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



10 thoughts on “Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, #1)

  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:

    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, do


  3. 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.


  4. 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 f


  5. 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


  6. says:

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


  7. says:

    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 for me to see how it


  8. says:

    I just read this book for the second time the last time was in 3rd grade I re read it for a challenge that had a book from your childhood category And now I remember why I enjoyed Mrs Piggle Wiggle so much She doesn t have any children of her own, but the neighborhood children love her and


  9. says:

    As a parent, I have tried to steer my children toward some of the books I loved as a child, with indifferent success I chalked it up to the generation gap, among other things So I could hardly believe it a few years ago when my kids went mad, I mean bonkers, for Mrs Piggle Wiggle, a children s boo


  10. says:

    I remember adoring the Mrs Piggle Wiggle books when I was little, except for Mrs Piggle Wiggle s Farm because it didn t have any magical cures in it I was surprised to find that this first book in the series didn t include them either I didn t love it as much as I think I will love re reading the next cou


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