Arthur, for the Very First Time

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Harper & Row, 1980 - Juvenile Fiction - 117 pages
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Arthur spends a summer with his unconventional aunt and uncle and begins to look at life, his family, and himself differently.

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User Review  - Amber the Human - Goodreads

MacLachlan has this odd way of writing where she throws you into a story immediately and let's you splutter and splash and eventually figure out what's going on. I'm not sure if I like it or not, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andrea - Goodreads

I first read this book for a children's literature class many years ago. I liked it then, but when I read it to my son last month, I enjoyed it even more. The book is funny and sad and thoughtful all ... Read full review


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Author Patricia MacLachlan was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming on March 3, 1938. She received a B.A. from the University of Connecticut in 1962 and taught English at a junior high school until 1979. She began writing picture books and novels at the age of thirty-five. She won the Golden Kite Award for Arthur, for the Very First Time and the 1986 Newbery Medal for Sarah, Plain and Tall. Her other well-known books include The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt, Skylark, Journey, Baby, and Three Names. She currently lives in Williamsburg, Massachusetts with her husband.

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