Amelia Bedelia Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

Amelia Bedelia Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

by Peggy Parish, Fritz Siebel
     
 

Amelia Bedelia was first published in 1963. This special fiftieth anniversary edition of the very first book restores the original text, page design, jacket, and palette of the original volume. What else is the same? Well, the dressed chicken, dusted furniture, and that delicious lemon meringue pie, among other things. An additional eight pages of behind-the-scenes

Overview

Amelia Bedelia was first published in 1963. This special fiftieth anniversary edition of the very first book restores the original text, page design, jacket, and palette of the original volume. What else is the same? Well, the dressed chicken, dusted furniture, and that delicious lemon meringue pie, among other things. An additional eight pages of behind-the-scenes sketches, photographs, and information about the beginnings of this iconic character, the author, the artist, and Amelia Bedelia's exploits throughout the years is included.

"No child can resist Amelia [Bedelia] and her literal trips through the minefield of the English language—and no adult can fail to notice that she's usually right when she's wrong."—The New York Times Book Review

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Editorial Reviews

Saturday Review
“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.”
The Horn Book
“The younger children for whom this nonsense makes a good read-aloud, and those older who will find it easy to read, will giggle through its series of jokes.”
Children's Literature - Emily Griffin
Readers were first introduced to the wonderfully quirky, and literal minded, maid Amelia Bedelia in 1963. Today, fifty years later, this new anniversary edition brings back the original cover art, illustrations, and text from the first edition by Peggy Parish and Fritz Siebel. Amelia Bedelia stories have been entertaining children and adults in a variety of forms—many written by Herman Parish, Peggy's nephew—since its first publication. Many will fondly remember this first story, and its distinct green, black, and white art, but this "vintage" edition will be brand new to many young readers. Mrs. Rogers can't be home for her new maid, Amelia Bedelia's first day of work, but she is sure her written list will be self-explanatory. As Amelia Bedelia tries to accomplish the tasks, trouble ensues! From changing towels (with scissors) to dressing the chicken with clothes, Amelia Bedelia just doesn't quite understand Mrs. Rogers' instructions. These funny situations will have everyone laughing out loud. Seven pages of historical notes, including images and documents, are included in the back, as is a timeline of Amelia Bedelia's many looks over the years. Reviewer: Emily Griffin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062209696
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/29/2013
Series:
Amelia Bedelia Series
Edition description:
Anniversar
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
156,510
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Peggy Parish was born and grew up in Manning, South Carolina. Before moving to New York City, she taught school in the Panhandle country and in coal-mining areas. Her first job in New York City was with the Girl Scouts, and she now teaches the third grade at the Dalton School in Manhattan. Miss Parish is the author of several other books for children, including the popular Let's Be Indians.

Fritz Siebel was born in Vienna and now lives in New York City with his family. He is well known for his pictures in Cat and Dog; David and the Giant; and Tell Me Some More . . . , all Harper I Can Read Books. Among the other books he has illustrated are A Fly Went By and Who Took the Farmer's Hat?

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