A longtime resident of Washington State, Betty MacDonald (1908-1958) authored four humorous, autobiographical bestsellers and several children's books, including the popular Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books.
a very good read even though it was written so long ago, comparatively. I have read her other books and will buy them soon just to revisit some unforced humour. ThanksPublished 15 days ago by helen tregear
I enjoy stories relating to "pioneering" lives. This one was a good read for me. It was humorous, also illustrates the harshness of moving into the Olympic Mountains,... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Lynne M. Whited
My very first encounter with this book was when I was at home from school with the flu, many many years ago. My Grandmother sat and read the book to me. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Seamist
Nobody would write a book like this today. The racism is breathtaking and what MacDonald described later as "composite" people are in turn hilarious and tragic. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rae
Okay, before I go into the rest of the book, I'll address one aspect of it that people complain about-- that MacDonald was a "racist" because she expressed scathing disdain... Read morePublished 3 months ago by SFReader
There’s a scene in this book where some hens fly up into the apple trees and won’t come down. Frantic about the fate of these domestic homebody birds, the author eventually gives... Read morePublished 3 months ago by B. Wolinsky
I'm so conflicted about this book. Love, LOVE the writing: Betty's descriptions and imagery were sometimes so utterly charming that I stopped and read them over again. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Heather M.
Arrived faster than anticipated. It was in very good condition for a used book. Purchased for a friend and she loved the read.Published 4 months ago by N. L. Tisdale
I loved this book! Well written and funny. Plus I live by Egg and I Road. Who knew chickens could be so funny?Published 4 months ago by R R RAMONE