Dimensions: 40 Pages, 8.27 × 11.02 × 0.39 in
Published: January 21, 2013
Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0062209698
ISBN - 13: 9780062209696
About the Book
"Amelia Bedelia" was first published in 1963. This special 50th anniversary edition of the very first book restores the original text, page design, jacket, and palette of the original volume. Full color.
From the Publisher
When Mrs. Rogers leaves Amelia Bedelia alone in the house on her
first day of work, anything can happen. And it does!
With a list of what is to be done before her, Amelia Bedelia
sets about her duties. And no one could possibly accuse her of not
following directions-for that is precisely what she does. But when
Amelia Bedelia draws the drapes or dresses a chicken, the results
are hilariously different than might be expected!
Peggy Parish knows what strikes children as side-splittingly
funny and Fritz Siebel has drawn Amelia Bedelia and her
literal-minded actions to perfection. A hearty welcome to Amelia
Bedelia-and long may she reign!
This commemorative fiftieth anniversary edition features the
jacket, artwork, and story from the original 1963 edition of Amelia
Bedelia. Also included are seven additional pages of archival
photographs, sketches, and anecdotes and recollections about the
inception and creation of America''s beloved literal-minded
housekeeper, Amelia Bedelia!
About the Author
Peggy Parish was born in Manning, South Carolina on July 14, 1927. She attended the University of South Carolina and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. While visiting her brother in Kentucky, Parish was persuaded to enter the teaching profession. After teaching creative dancing to young children, she moved to Oklahoma and taught third grade in the Panhandle, in addition to teaching dance and producing community shows. Parish's first book, My Golden Book of Manners, was published in 1961, followed by Let's Be Indians in 1962. A parent of one of the students, who was an editor of adult books, found out she was trying to break into the writing field and introduced her to an editor at Harper who helped improve her skills as a storyteller. This, of course, led to her biggest breakthrough, the creation of Amelia Bedelia in 1963. Parish eventually wrote 11 more Amelia Bedelia books as well as a number of mystery novels, and arts and crafts books. Among these other titles are Haunted House, Dinosaur Time, The Chimp That Went to School and Let's Celebrate: Holiday Decorations You Can Make. In addition to writing books, Parish did television pieces on preschool education and children's books, wrote book review columns and led a number of in-service training workshops for teachers. Parish died of an aneurysm on November 19, 1988. Her nephew, Herman Parish, continues to recreate new titles in the Amelia Bedelia series.
?Amelia Bedelia, the new maid, slightly suggests the famous Mary Poppins, but she makes her entry discreetly through the doorway, on her two feet, instead of blowing in on the wind. This is purely a ?silly? book, with no lesson to impart, but it will seem hilarious to young children.? (Saturday Review)