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The Maggie B Hardcover – September 1, 1975
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The plot of this story is summed up by the Library of Congress like so: "A little girl's wish to sail for a day on a boat named for her `with someone nice for company' comes true". Maggie's little brother is that "someone nice" and the two of them spend the day on their little boat living the sea life. The boat is fully equipped with an apple, peach and orange tree bearing fruit (and a beautiful toucan). There is an abundance of fresh eggs and milk to be had from various chickens and the goat. Maggie herself fishes and serves up sumptuous meals of lobster and peaches with cinnamon and honey for dessert. The day is simple and homey, the only real source of concern a thunderstorm that crashes and booms towards the end of the day. Even then, Maggie thoughtfully battens down the hatches and plays her fiddle to her brother, tucked snugly in his bed.
There are only a few books that convey "comfort" well. Tasha Tudor's books do to some degree, as does the occasional Steven Kellogg. But this book tops them all.Read more ›
I still love the story-not too scary and has a gentle, soothing ending which is perfect for bedtime. If you're not a picky person in book production, like me, it will still be one of your favorites.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Perfect! Still the beautifully illustrated book I know and love from my childhood! Have ordered this twice recently to give as a gift. It's a big hit every time!Published 10 days ago by bettina
This book does not get enough attention, and deserves all the accolades I can think of. I was spirited away by Maggie, and needless to say I wish I had a boat like that!Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
My favorite book from when I was a kid! This is a great adventure book for any kid and the illustrations are incredible. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amanda D. Jones
A young girl's dream ship includes animals and her baby brother as they sail into clever adventures. The color illustrations are alone worth owning the book.Published 8 months ago by Texas Book Lover
The pictures are rich and the story is classic. My 2.5 year-old son loves this book - just as I did as a child.Published 8 months ago by Andrea
I don't know what it is about this book. It just makes my soul happy...and gives me cravings for stew.Published 9 months ago by S.K. in O.R.
The Maggie B was a book I used to read to my son when he was little, 25 years ago. It was so memorable that to this day, it is one of maybe five children's books I treasure. Read morePublished 11 months ago by K. A. Hadley
One of my all-time favorite books. Wonderful watercolor pictures, and a sweet story.Published 12 months ago by Librarian