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Book Title: My Brother Louis Measures Worms: And Other Louis Stories|
Date of issue: April 12th 2005
ISBN 13: 9780060766726
The author of the book: Barbara Robinson
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 8.88 MB
Read full description of the books My Brother Louis Measures Worms: And Other Louis Stories:I honestly didn't know how to rate this book. It's very funny, and it's not easy to write funny. I'd probably give it 5 stars if I were rating it on its merits alone. But I'm also rating it as a book for children, which is what it's billed as -- it has a colorful kids' book cover and is typeset sort of like a Beverly Cleary book in a semi-large font. But at the risk of sounding like a prude, I have to note that it contains a few off-color words and an entire chapter on a neighbor woman who gets pregnant out of wedlock and makes all the kids in the town wonder where babies come from. I had to do some quick thinking to edit this book on the fly as I read it aloud to my six-year-old son. I got this one from the library because it was written by the same woman who wrote "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," which was quite suitable for my son, but I ended up being caught off guard. I'm planning to read more of her books because they're hilarious, but I'll preview them first before deciding to read any more to my son. This one was full of the kind of humor that results from people misjudging others' actions and failing to explain things to each other -- wonderful situational humor, plus sarcastic comments from the father that make it all the funnier.
Read information about the authorI grew up in a southern Ohio river town -- Portsmouth -- and that small town atmosphere has affected most of my writing.
My mother, widowed when I was three years old, taught school for forty-nine years in that same small town, and her major (indeed, only) extravagance was books. I grew up with, and quickly adopted, the notion that reading was the only way to fill up every scrap of loose time you could snatch.
I had the benefit, as well, of a wide variety of aunts and uncles and cousins, plus the extended family so common to small town life -- the neighbors, friends, teachers, bus drivers, mailmen, local heroes and local neâer-do-wells, and even a local blacksmith...great stuff to feed the imagination.
I began writing very early -- poems, plays, stories -- and just never quit. I attended local schools and then, being both book-struck and stage-struck, found a college -- Allegheny College -- where I could satisfy both passions.
I've been a short story writer, with some forty-fifty stories in McCall's, Ladies' Home Journal, Redbook, etc.; a playwright; an occasional poet, and finally and most happily, an author of children's books...happily, because there's no greater audience than boys and girls who read books and demand that those books be the most exciting, the most mysterious, the most touching, the funniest...the Best.
I live and write in a suburb of Philadelphia, and I have two daughters -- Carolyn, who is a nurse, and Marjorie, who is a sixth grade teacher and at home now with my grandchildren Tomas and Marcos, and all these people read books like crazy!
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