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Polar Bears Past Bedtime (Magic Tree House #12) by Mary Pope Osborne
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There's a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer personal collection
Waterwise by Jeff Orff library book
Wee Gillis by Munro Leaf library book
Whoo-oo Is It? by Megan McDonald library book
Frog Goes to Dinner by Mercer Mayer library book
Ghost Town at Sundown (Magic Tree House #10) by Mary Pope Osborne library book
Harriet Beecher Stowe by Suzanne M. Coil library book
If You Can't Say Something Nice, Say it in Yiddish by Lita Epstein personal collection
Incubus, Succubus by Neil James Hudson review copy
Journey Around the World by Sarah Albee personal collection
King Ottokar's Scepre by Georges Remi Hergé library book
Mrs. Muffly's Monster by Sarah Dyer library book
Operation Starseed by JM Snyder personal collection
The X in Sex: How the X Chromosome Controls Our Lives by David Bainbridge
Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss personal collection
You Had Me at Halo by Amanda Ashby personal collection
Can Kittens Take a Catnap? by Clair Palfreman-Bunker personal collection
Halfway to Each Other by Susan Pohlman review copy
I'm Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears by Jag Bhalla library book
If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond library book
Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha-ha!by Barbara Park personal collection
Junie B., First Grader: Boo and I Mean It! by Barbara Park personal collection
Lions at Lunchtime (Magic Tree House #11) by Mary Pope Osborne library book
Madras on Rainy Days by Samina Ali library book
Max's Christmas Stocking by Rosemary Wells library book
Me, Myself and I by Jane Louise Curry library book
Paddington Bear and the Busy Bee Carnival by Michael Bond personal collection
Where Are Maisy's Friends? by Lucy Cousins library book
The Divorce Party by Laura Dave review copy
Sarah Whitcher's Story by Elizabeth Yates personal collection
What Happy Working Mothers Know by Cathy L. Greenberg review copy
The Witches of Worm by Zipha Keatley Snyder library book
Murder in the Magick Club by Byron A. Lorrier review copy
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Harriet Beecher Stowe (Link goes to Amazon)Harriet Beecher Stowe: 12/03/09

Say the name Harriet Beecher Stowe and what pops into mind? I bet you thought Uncle Tom's Cabin. Her serialized novel is credited with lighting the fire that became the Civil War but there was much more to her life and her career as a writer.

Suzanne M. Coil's biography (aimed at young adult readers), Harriet Beecher Stowe covers the writer's life from her birth in 1811, her childhood, her pre writing adult life, her writing career and her death in 1896. The book includes a nice selection of photographs of Stowe and her family and the landmarks of her life.

Harriet was the sixth of eleventh children. Her seven brothers took after their father and became ministers. Much of Harriet's early work revolved around the church and women's education (from working with her sister Catharine who ran a women's school).

Harriet began writing before she married. Writing both nonfiction and fiction (short stories). Later as she and her husband were struggling to pay bills and keep the family finances afloat she turned her love of writing into a career. Her career spanned 51 years.

Harriet's daughter Isabella founded the Women's Suffrage Association.

The biography is easy to read and informative. The book is well paced and doesn't dwell too long on any period of the writer's life. As it's aimed at younger readers, it doesn't go into too many details but does give enough of an overview for readers to learn about her life well beyond her most famous book.

I read this book for the Woman Unbound Challenge.

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