Amelia Bedelia Helps Out

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Avon Books, Jan 1, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 63 pages
31 Reviews
Amelia Bedelia and her little niece Effie Lou have come to help Miss Emma take care of her house and garden. And you can just imagine how messed up things get when Amelie Bedelia starts telling her niece what needs to be done!!

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Review: Amelia Bedelia Helps Out (Amelia Bedelia #8)

User Review  - Cheyenne Gribbins - Goodreads

Amelia Bedelia is off to Miss Emma's house to help with some housekeeping. Amelia is a people pleaser, and does exactly as she is told. She must stake the beans, weed the garden, and make a tea cake ... Read full review

Review: Amelia Bedelia Helps Out (Amelia Bedelia #8)

User Review  - Rosa Cline - Goodreads

Amelia Bedelia is a one of a kind lady that likes to help clean up houses and do whatever she can to lend a hand. BUT her way of thinking and other peoples way of thinking doesn't always come out the ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

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.

Lynn Sweat has illustrated many Amelia Bedelia books, including Go West, Amelia Bedelia! He and his wife live in Connecticut.

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