Phoebe's Revolt

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Apr 1, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages

"Phoebe Euphemia Brandon Brown hated the bows, frills, ruffles, sashes, and curls that were the fashion in 1904...The story of Phoebe's one-woman revolution and its outcome is sure to strike a spark in other little girls with minds of their own."--Booklist


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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Re-read as I picked up a copy at the library sale. Just as delightful as I remember. A strong-willed girl and loving parents can find a compromise! Clear & detailed line drawings are perfect. The rhyme makes it feel 'old-fashioned.' I believe it's based on a true story. Read full review

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User Review  - conuly - LibraryThing

And if you think a child can't understand concepts like passive resistance you've clearly never been a child nor had a child! Phoebe, eight years old in 1904, is fed up ribbons, ruffles, sashes, curls ... Read full review


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Artist and writer Natalie Babbitt (1932–2016) is the award-winning author of the modern classic Tuck Everlasting and many other brilliantly original books for young people. As the mother of three small children, she began her career in 1966 by illustrating The Forty-Ninth Magician, written by her husband, Samuel Babbitt. She soon tried her own hand at writing, publishing two picture books in verse. Her first novel, TheSearch for Delicious, was published in 1969 and established her reputation for creating magical tales with profound meaning. Kneeknock Rise earned Babbitt a Newbery Honor in 1971, and she went on to write—and often illustrate—many more picture books, story collections,and novels. She also illustrated the five volumes in the Small Poems series by Valerie Worth. In 2002, Tuck Everlasting was adapted into a major motion picture, and in 2016 a musical version premiered on Broadway. Born and raised in Ohio, Natalie Babbitt lived her adult life in the Northeast.

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