Arthur, for the Very First Time

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Harper & Row, Jan 1, 1980 - Aunts - 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  - Rosie Preciado - Goodreads

Arthur Rasby is an observer. Everything he hears or learns goes into his journal. When his mother is expecting a baby, Arthur`s parents send him to stay with his aunt and uncle. Here he meets Pauline ... 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. In 2013 she made The New York Times Best Seller List with her title Snowflakes Fall.

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