Marshfield Dreams: When I Was a Kid

Marshfield Dreams: When I Was a Kid

by Ralph Fletcher
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Overview

Marshfield Dreams: When I Was a Kid by Ralph Fletcher

The colorful boyhood of a popular author comes to life in this personal account

Imagine learning from a nosy classmate that your mother is having yet another baby. To Ralph's classmates, news of one more Fletcher baby is just "scuttlebutt." But for Ralph, the oldest of nine, being part of a large family means more kids to join in the fun—from making tripods in the woods and "snicking" up the rug to raising chicks and even discovering a meteor (well, maybe). It doesn't feel like there's life beyond Marshfield, Massachusetts. Then one day Dad's new job moves the family to Chicago, and there's so much Ralph has to leave behind. In this humorous and captivating memoir, Ralph Fletcher traces the roots of his storytelling.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805072426
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 09/01/2005
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.73(d)
Age Range: 10 - 15 Years

About the Author

Ralph Fletcher is the author of a wide range of books for young readers from picture books through novels. He also teaches workshops on poetry and writing. Mr. Fletcher lives with his family in Lee, New Hampshire.

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Marshfield Dreams: When I Was a Kid 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book out loud to my 4th grade students and had tons of laughs! Their favorite chapter was "Michele with one L". They made me read it over and over, even after we were finished. The book was great for teaching point of view, characterization, and text to self connections. We were learning something new about being a writer in every chapter. We felt like Ralph was one of our classmates and we were on the adventure with him in Marshfield, all the way from Texas! isThay asWay an wesomeAy ookBay!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really good book! Its really funny! :)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a delightful, easy read about the author's life when he was young. I will be using this for a common core unit on memoirs with my 4th graders. They will love the stories and be able to ask great questions about the past.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book its like a childhood book i wish they can make a chigao dreams i love this book. Most book are good but this one was great i cant wait to share more book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really a good book we read in school. Ralph came to talk a few years ago. Of course its not the year im in 6th grade!! Anyways, i absolutely love the book. And i have the same name as his sister oohh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 2 pages in to the book and I like it.I totolly recomend you buy this book if you are having truble getting it or not!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a awsone book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book he does a great job writing it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever ever ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hilarous
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The stories are charming and magical and evoke the array of emotions we experience in childhood. I loved the map of the neighborhood!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I grew up in Marshfield, MA during the 70's and had many of the same outdoor experiences that Ralph captured in his book (even though I am a girl and of a new generation- I could still relate). This is a quick and easy read that takes you on a wonderful journey of a happy childhood celebrating family, local history, and the natural landscape and residents of a small coastal town. Marshfield has become developed much since the 70's of my childhood but it was nice to be reminded of all the wonders and joy of growing up in a wooded wonderland (pre-sub-division craziness). I wish town planners would read this book! Overall, this story will leave you with a warm feeling and a smile on your face.