Dimensions: 48 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.4 in
Published: September 15, 1999
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0818406089
ISBN - 13: 9780818406089
From the Publisher
For more than twenty years "Where Did I Come From?" has helped parents explain the facts of life to their curious children. Millions of children have enjoyed the humor and honesty in this book, while learning how babies are really made.
Now this classic has been adapted for African-American parents and children. This text is reader friendly and should appeal to a broad market.
About the Author
Peter Mayle was born in 1939 in England. He began his career in advertising as a copywriter and rose to the executive ranks, but left advertising in 1975. A prolific writer and journalist, Mayle became famous in 1990 with his best selling book "A Year in Provence," which chronicles his adventures buying and restoring an old farmhouse in the south of France. The novel was awarded the British Book Awards' Best Travel Book of the Year. Mayle published a successful sequel in 1991, "Toujours Provence." Mayle's descriptions of his adventures in France are exuberant and entertaining. He writes with affection and humor about his experiences with workmen and the lengthy, oft-delayed renovation of the farmhouse. He describes meals, wines, markets, scenery, and people in lavish detail. His books, in fact, have led to an increase in the popularity of the little village of Menerbes, and it has become a popular tourist site. Buying and renovating a house in Southern France has become almost a fad, one Mayle notes with some chagrin in "Toujours Provence." Mayle has written two more bestsellers, "Acquired Tastes: A Beginner's Guide to Serious Pleasure" (1992) and "Hotel Pastis" (1993) a novel set in Provence. Prior to writing about his home in France, Mayle had written a number works, many for young adults, on themes of sexuality, divorce, and birth control. He contributed to the London Sunday Times, the Financial Times, Gentleman's Quarterly, and Esquire, among others. His work has been tra
From Our Editors
are very curious by nature and many of the questions they ask make parents
uncomfortable. Now you can get some much-needed help with “Where Did I Come From?”: A Guide
for Children and Parents. Peter
Mayle writes openly about sex and birth, so that children will learn the
truth about the process of making babies. This text is adapted for
African-American parents and children, who are sure to love the openness and
humour throughout the text.