Come Back, Amelia Bedelia

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Harper & Row, 1978 - Audiocassettes - 64 pages
17 Reviews
For use in schools and libraries only. A literal-minded housekeeper causes a ruckus in the household when she attempts to make sense of some instructions.

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User Review  - lriver5 - LibraryThing

Great book that can show young readers to listen and follow directions. It is also a easy reader that can help the young reader practice. Illustrated beautifully. Amelia loses her job because she does ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sluper1 - LibraryThing

This book can help early reader strengthen their reading skills. The story includes a lot of humor and detailed illustrations.Amelia does everything she is told by every employer, however, she does ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
10
Section 3
34
Section 4
38
Section 5
48
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About the author (1978)

Peggy Parish was born in Manning, South Carolina on July 14, 1927. She attended the University of South Carolina and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. While visiting her brother in Kentucky, Parish was persuaded to enter the teaching profession. After teaching creative dancing to young children, she moved to Oklahoma and taught third grade in the Panhandle, in addition to teaching dance and producing community shows. Parish's first book, My Golden Book of Manners, was published in 1961, followed by Let's Be Indians in 1962. A parent of one of the students, who was an editor of adult books, found out she was trying to break into the writing field and introduced her to an editor at Harper who helped improve her skills as a storyteller. This, of course, led to her biggest breakthrough, the creation of Amelia Bedelia in 1963. Parish eventually wrote 11 more Amelia Bedelia books as well as a number of mystery novels, and arts and crafts books. Among these other titles are Haunted House, Dinosaur Time, The Chimp That Went to School and Let's Celebrate: Holiday Decorations You Can Make. In addition to writing books, Parish did television pieces on preschool education and children's books, wrote book review columns and led a number of in-service training workshops for teachers. Parish died of an aneurysm on November 19, 1988. Her nephew, Herman Parish, continues to recreate new titles in the Amelia Bedelia series.

Wallace Tripp studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He has illustrated more than fifty children's books. Mr. Tripp and his wife run a greeting card company in Peterborough, New Hampshire. They have three children, two dogs, and two cats.

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