Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic

Author: Betty MacDonald

Publisher: Harper Collins


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 773

centerMrs. Piggle-Wiggle has a trick up her sleeve centerMrs. Piggle-Wiggle loves everyone, and everyone loves her right back. The children love her because she is lots of fun. Their parents love her because she can cure children of absolutely any bad habit. The treatment are unusual, but they work! Who better than a pig, for instance, to teach a piggy little boy table manners? And what better way to cure the rainy-day "waddle-I-do's" than hunt for a pirate treasure in Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's upside-down house?

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

Author: Betty MacDonald

Publisher: Harper Collins


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 509

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is back with a brand-new bundle of wonderfully magical cures for any bad habit—from watching too much TV, to picky eating, to fear of trying new things. And while Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is working her magic, the children are working some of their own, planning a boisterous birthday bash for everyone's favorite problem solver!

Looking for Betty MacDonald

The Egg, the Plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, and I

Author: Paula Becker

Publisher: University of Washington Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 496

Betty Bard MacDonald (1907–1958), the best-selling author of The Egg and I and the classic Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle children’s books, burst onto the literary scene shortly after the end of World War II. Readers embraced her memoir of her years as a young bride operating a chicken ranch on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, and The Egg and I sold its first million copies in less than a year. The public was drawn to MacDonald’s vivacity, her offbeat humor, and her irreverent take on life. In 1947, the book was made into a movie starring Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert, and spawned a series of films featuring MacDonald's Ma and Pa Kettle characters. MacDonald followed up the success of The Egg and I with the creation of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, a magical woman who cures children of their bad habits, and with three additional memoirs: The Plague and I (chronicling her time in a tuberculosis sanitarium just outside Seattle), Anybody Can Do Anything (recounting her madcap attempts to find work during the Great Depression), and Onions in the Stew (about her life raising two teenage daughters on Vashon Island). Author Paula Becker was granted full access to Betty MacDonald’s archives, including materials never before seen by any researcher. Looking for Betty MacDonald, a biography of this endearing Northwest storyteller, reveals the story behind the memoirs and the difference between the real Betty MacDonald and her literary persona. Watch the book trailer:

Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

Author: Betty MacDonald

Publisher: Harper Collins


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 301

The incomparable Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle loves children good or bad and never scolds but has positive cures for Answer-Backers, Never-Want-to-Go-to-Bedders, and other boys and girls with strange habits. ‘[Now] in paperback . . . for a new generation of children to enjoy.’ —San Francisco Examiner Chronicle.

Answer-backer Cure

Author: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle



Category: Children's films


View: 225

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle specializes in helping kids and their families out of predicaments. Here, she teaches Melissa, who has a nasty habit of answering back, a lesson, and children learn the value of responsibilities.

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's farm

Author: Betty MacDonald



Category: Behavior

Page: 128

View: 271

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle cured a child who could not tell the truth, another who neglected her pets, and a boy who broke everything in sight.

Children's Books and Their Creators

Author: Anita Silvey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Category: Reference

Page: 800

View: 585

Features autobiographical vignettes by popular children's authors and offers more than eight hundred short articles covering every aspect of children's books, their themes, and their creators

Children's Book Corner

A Read-aloud Resource with Tips, Techniques, and Plans for Teachers, Librarians, and Parents : Level Grades 3 and 4

Author: Judy Bradbury

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited


Category: Education

Page: 337

View: 800

Presents instructions for creating a read-aloud program for grades three and four.

Marjorie Main

The Life and Films of Hollywood’s “Ma Kettle”

Author: Michelle Vogel

Publisher: McFarland


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

View: 912

She was a slum mother, witty housekeeper, nosy neighbor, meddling maid, town gossip, and most memorably, Ma Kettle. Marjorie Main is best remembered for her portrayal of the farm mother of 15 children and wife of shiftless Pa Kettle. The characters were introduced in the 1945 film The Egg and I, and were such a hit that eight films followed. At an age when most actresses’ careers are waning, Main’s star was just beginning to rise. In real life, Main was as down to earth as characters she played. Her attire on the set and around her house were the same: a simple cotton house dress or jeans. She preferred riding the bus because she enjoyed interacting with regular people—the inspiration for her characters. This book chronicles Main’s childhood on an Indiana farm and the inspirations that led her to the stage. After a distinguished theater career and minor film roles, at age 50 she was offered a long-term contract with premier studio MGM. Details of her acting career and personal life covered here include her marriage to a scholarly widower 26 years her senior, and her work with actor Percy Kilbride, who was the antithesis of his character, the slothful Pa Kettle. A detailed filmography includes cast and credit lists and trivia about each of Main’s 85 films.