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Peggy Parish (1927–1988)

Autor(a) de Amelia Bedelia

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Peggy Parish

Amelia Bedelia (1963) 7,537 exemplares
Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia (1977) 3,392 exemplares
Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia (1962) 3,387 exemplares
Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping (1985) 2,717 exemplares
Come Back, Amelia Bedelia (1971) 2,408 exemplares
Amelia Bedelia Helps Out (1979) 2,241 exemplares
Thank You, Amelia Bedelia (1964) 2,168 exemplares
Merry Christmas, Amelia Bedelia (1986) 2,120 exemplares
Good Work, Amelia Bedelia (1976) 2,116 exemplares
Amelia Bedelia and the Baby (1981) 1,997 exemplares
Amelia Bedelia's Family Album (1750) 1,354 exemplares
Dinosaur Time (1974) 1,187 exemplares
The Amelia Bedelia Treasury (1998) 854 exemplares
Key to the Treasure (1966) 664 exemplares
The Adventures of Amelia Bedelia (1992) 517 exemplares
Scruffy (1988) 483 exemplares
Good hunting, Blue Sky (1988) 384 exemplares
Clues in the Woods (1968) 272 exemplares
My Little Golden Book of Manners (1962) 219 exemplares
The Haunted House (1971) 148 exemplares
Pirate Island Adventure (1975) 142 exemplares
Too Many Rabbits (1974) 141 exemplares
The Cats' Burglar (Avon Camelot) (1983) 114 exemplares
The Chimp That Went to School (1656) 107 exemplares
The Ghosts of Cougar Island (1986) 102 exemplares
The Mystery of Hermit Dan (1977) 96 exemplares
Ootah's Lucky Day (1970) 89 exemplares
Granny and the Desperadoes (1736) 75 exemplares
Mind Your Manners (1978) 57 exemplares
Collection of Storytime Favorites (2009) 49 exemplares
Granny and the Indians (1810) 48 exemplares
Be Ready at Eight (1979) 42 exemplares
Amelia Bedelia Audio Collection (2002) 27 exemplares
Let's Be Indians (1962) 18 exemplares
Willy is My Brother (1963) 17 exemplares
Littlest Raccoon (1961) 16 exemplares
Good Hunting Little Indian (1962) 15 exemplares
Costumes to Make (1970) 13 exemplares
I Can, Can You?: Level 4 (1980) 11 exemplares
A Beastly Circus (1969) 7 exemplares
Snapping Turtle's All Wrong Day (1970) 6 exemplares
Beginning Mobiles (1979) 4 exemplares
Little Indian (1964) 3 exemplares
Jumper goes to school (1969) 3 exemplares
Manners (A Little Golden Book) (1962) 2 exemplares
Lets Be Indians 2 exemplares
The Golden Calendar 1966 (1965) 2 exemplares
Hermit Dan 1 exemplar
Amelia Bedelia 4 1 exemplar
Mr. Adam's Mistake 1 exemplar

Associated Works


Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Parish, Margaret Cecile (birth name)
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Manning Cemetery, Manning, South Carolina, USA
Local de nascimento
Manning, South Carolina, USA
Local de falecimento
Manning, South Carolina, USA
Causa da morte
Locais de residência
Manning, South Carolina, USA
Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
University of South Carolina (BA|English)
Vanderbilt University
children's book author
children's book reviewer
dance instructor
Parish, Herman (nephew)
Authors Guild
Authors League of America
Delta Kappa Gamma
Dalton School
Carolina Today

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Margaret Cecile "Peggy" Parish was an American writer known best for the children's book series and fictional character Amelia Bedelia. Parish was born in Manning, South Carolina to a poor family, attended the University of South Carolina, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She worked as a teacher in Oklahoma, Kentucky, and in New York. She taught at the Dalton School in Manhattan for 15 years and published her first children's book while teaching third grade there. She authored over 30 books, which had sold 7 million copies at the time of her death.




Guess who's at bat? The lovable, hilarious Amelia Bedelia is back, filling in for a sick player on the Grizzlies baseball team. Watch out! Because nobody plays ball like Amelia Bedelia.
PlumfieldCH | 36 outras críticas | Mar 21, 2024 |
BooksInMirror | 15 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
Amelia Bedelia is a hilarious maid for the Rogers family, little do the Rogers know how literal she takes everything. When told to dress the turkey for dinner, Amelia creates an outfit to put on the turkey. A silly book that is guaranteed to create some laughs and a great way for students to learn about figurative language. Amelia can help teach kids about how hard some directions can be and how figurative language can be used for literary enjoyment. Great for many different figurative language such as idioms, figurative and literal language and even homophones at points throughout the book.… (mais)
kdahl2022 | 205 outras críticas | Feb 10, 2024 |
Reading level: grades 1-5
Awards: Society of Illustrators
tagravel | 205 outras críticas | Dec 9, 2023 |



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