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The Resource Looking for Betty MacDonald : the egg, the plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, and I, Paula Becker

Looking for Betty MacDonald : the egg, the plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, and I, Paula Becker

Label
Looking for Betty MacDonald : the egg, the plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, and I
Title
Looking for Betty MacDonald
Title remainder
the egg, the plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, and I
Statement of responsibility
Paula Becker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Betty Bard MacDonald (1907-1958), the best-selling author of The Egg and I and the classic Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle children's books, burst onto the literary scene shortly after the end of World War II. Readers embraced her memoir of her years as a young bride operating a chicken ranch on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, and The Egg and I sold its first million copies in less than a year. The public was drawn to MacDonald's vivacity, her offbeat humor, and her irreverent take on life. In 1947, the book was made into a movie starring Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert, and spawned a series of films featuring her Ma and Pa Kettle characters. MacDonald followed up the success of The Egg and I with the creation of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, a magical woman who cures children of their bad habits, and with three additional memoirs: The Plague and I (chronicling her time in a tuberculosis sanitarium just outside Seattle), Anybody Can Do Anything (recounting her madcap attempts to find work during the Great Depression), and Onions in the Stew (about her life raising two teenage daughters on Vashon Island). Paula Becker was granted full access to Betty MacDonald's archives, including materials never before seen by any researcher. Looking for Betty MacDonald, the first biography of this endearing Northwest storyteller, reveals the story behind the memoirs and the difference between the real Betty MacDonald and her literary persona."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Becker, Paula
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3525.A1946
LC item number
Z434 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • MacDonald, Betty Bard
  • MacDonald, Betty Bard
  • Authors, American
  • Children's literature
  • Authors, American
  • Children's literature
Label
Looking for Betty MacDonald : the egg, the plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, and I, Paula Becker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Note to readers -- Prologue: the house and I -- The richest hill on Earth -- Fate alters the plot -- Child bride -- Especially Betty -- Egged on -- Smelling like sugar cookies -- Betty in Hollywoodland -- Authing -- The name's Kettle -- Family matters -- Anybody can write books -- Goodbye, goodbye to everything -- Epilogue: Looking for Betty Macdonald -- The Bard/MacDonald family -- Betty's houses: place as witness -- Bardisms
Control code
ocn946461780
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 242 pages, 38 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780295999364
Lccn
2016007016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Looking for Betty MacDonald : the egg, the plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, and I, Paula Becker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Note to readers -- Prologue: the house and I -- The richest hill on Earth -- Fate alters the plot -- Child bride -- Especially Betty -- Egged on -- Smelling like sugar cookies -- Betty in Hollywoodland -- Authing -- The name's Kettle -- Family matters -- Anybody can write books -- Goodbye, goodbye to everything -- Epilogue: Looking for Betty Macdonald -- The Bard/MacDonald family -- Betty's houses: place as witness -- Bardisms
Control code
ocn946461780
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 242 pages, 38 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780295999364
Lccn
2016007016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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