Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 1 pages, 3.54 × 3.54 × 0.1 in
Published: January 1, 1999
Publisher: Citadel Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0818402539
ISBN - 13: 9780818402531
From the Publisher
This bestselling classic explains the facts of life to young children in an age-appropriate and straightforward manner, accompanied by lively illustrations.
From the Jacket
Dr. Spock says: "I give this book top marks for humanness
and honesty. Some parents will find that its humorousness helps
them over the embarrassment. Others may be offended."
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
Peter Mayle and Arthur Robins are
also the bestselling team responsible for What's Happening to
Me? a guide to puberty.
Peter Mayle is also the author of the national
bestsellers A Year in Provence, Toujours Provence, and
A Dog's Life.
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