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This is Annie Pat's story, but Eddie is in it too. When Annie Pat (short for Anna Patricia) announces that she is going to be an actress in a summer theater by the sea, Eddie is skeptical. In fact, he shows no interest in her vacation plans at all. But when he is invited to the seashore with Annie Pat and her family he is delighted. Surprisingly enough, the Children's Theater has a special attraction for Eddie, because he likes to print tickets and paint scenery. Annie Pat gives up on acting as a career but becomes interested in painting for a while. Lacking any real paints, she uses jams, in three flavors, and tooth paste, in three colors. But not until the children set up a museum, known as the "you-see-'em," does Annie Pat really come into her own. Both children have a wonderful summer, and thousands of others will have a wonderful time reading this book. In it Miss Haywood, with ease and grace, exhibits once more her extraordinary gift of invention, which seems to flow forth like the sparkling water from a clear spring.
From the bookjacket: This ingenious book is about a very special holiday: Balloon Day that is celebrated at Blue Bell School each May. The pupils release balloons with a tag asking the finder to send a message back to the owner. The school is real, the holiday takes place, but the adventures of the seven balloons Carolyn Haywood relates here are the product of her imagination. Lynette and her first-grade classmates let their balloons float away with a maximum of excitement and a minimum of efficiency. Six are soon heard from. They end up in an odd assortment of places: a circus, a children's hospital, a tree house, a sailboat, a clothesline, and a dog show. Lynette, however, does not get a letter, and she is bitterly disappointed. Then, in the most surprising adventure of all, Lynette discovers her own balloon, and it turns out to be the only one ever to come back to school. Each of the eight chapters is a story in itself. Together they make a book that offers an astonishing variety of mood and incident.
Carolyn Haywood's stories about her irrepressible character Betsy have never been out of print, and now, thanks to dynamic new covers, the Betsy books will find their way onto the bookshelves of modern young readers--and into the hearts of a whole new generation. Third grade begins with disappointment--Betsy's beloved teacher, Miss Grey, won't be teachng anymore. But the new year is packed with fun and surprises, including one great piece of news that Betsy declares is about "the wonderfullest thing that ever happened."
Betsy, Billy, and their friends enjoy and learn from the many activities in the second grade.
[From the back of the book:] "Mr. Kilpatrick, the big, warmhearted policeman, had seen Betsy and her friends safely across the school crossing ever since the first grade. Every morning the children looked forward eagerly to his cheery greetings in his soft Irish brogue. When the news spread that Mr. Kilpatrick was going to be transferred, they were heartbroken. To add insult to injury, his replacement was to be a lady policeman! Before long the Kilpatrick Club, formed in his honor, was busy squabbling over the selection of his going-away present. Another of their projects was welcoming, and befriending, the policeman's six nieces and nephews from Ireland. Then, suddenly, the day of Mr. Kilpatrick's departure arrived. What happens next makes a gala conclusion to a happy story. These pages abound with touches of Irish charm, an easygoing humor, and an outright hilarity that will quickly endear the new book to the many Carolyn Haywood readers. Never has her gift for creating real children and her love for them been more apparent in text and drawings." You will find many more fun books about Betsy and her classmates in the Bookshare collection including: Eddie the Dog Holder, Eddie and Louella, Eddie and His Big Deals, Eddie's Pay Dirt, Eddie and Gardenia and Eddie and the Fire Engine.]
Here is good news for Miss Haywood's thousands of readers. Betsy, their favorite character is back again! She brings with her, of course, her little sister Star, her schoolmate Billy, and her best friend Ellen. Two new friends are a boy and girl whose parents belong to the wonderful world of the circus. How the whole class is taken to the big show in a magnificent circus truck driven by Lollipop, the clown, is one of the high spots of this delightful book. Other memorable occasions are the birthday party the class gives Mr. Kilpatrick, the "quiet night'" when Betsy's young guests succeed in keeping the entire household awake, and the day when Billy takes to school the Easter egg he has cherished not wisely but too long. Betsy's efforts to get her mother just the right present for Mother's Day are touching as well as funny. So is Betsy and Ellen's reconciliation after they have hurt each other's feelings. Here as always, warm understanding underlies Miss Haywood's lively sense of humor. No wonder the children love her stories! Betsy and her friends are always up to something. You'll find all of the books about Betsy, Eddie and more by Miss Haywood in the Bookshare collection. Look for Betsy and Mr. Kilpatrick, Betsy's Busy Summer, Betsy's Winter Winterhouse, Betsy and Her Little Star, Betsy's Christmas and more.\
School is out for the summer! Betsy and her friends can't wait to run ra climb trees. There are more good times ahead as Betsy and Billy prepare to sell a strange sort of lemonade and try to fry an egg on the sidewalk. The summerhouse in Betsy's big yard is everyone's favorite place to play until the neighbors build a swimming pool. Betsy and her friends quickly form a swimming club. But a sign on the gate says keep out Will their plans for a happy summer go down the drain? There are many more books about Betsy and her friends in the Bookshare collection by Carolyn Haywood. Look for: Betsy and the circus, Betsy and mr. kilpatrick, Betsy's winterhouse, Eddie the Dog Holder, Eddie and his big Deals, Eddie's Pay Dirt, Eddie and Gardenia, Ever Ready Eddie, Eddie and the Fire Engine and many more!
Betsy organizes a summer play school for six neighborhood children.
Betsy and her friends are sad that the summer house is closed up for the winter. It is cold outside and they don't have a place to call their own, that is until Betsy's father builds them a "winterhouse" in the basement. Adventures soon ensue with a puppet show with a scary visitor, to a cupcake and cake misadventure for New Years to a birthday tree for Star all her own. Bookshare has many more books about Betsy and her friends by Carolyn Haywood. Look for "B" is for Betsy, Betsy's Summerhouse, Betsy's Merry Christmas, Betsy and the Circus, Betsy and Mr. Kilpatrick, Eddie the Dog Holder, Eddie and his big Deals, Eddie's Pay Dirt, Eddie and Gardenia, Ever Ready Eddie, Eddie and the Fire Engine and many more!
The first grade taught by Mrs. Wilkins in this book is an exciting place. Mrs. Wilkins is a teacher who is game for any activity that her pupils suggest, and Carolyn Haywood is just the writer to make sure that she never remains unchallenged for long. Most of the escapades concern Christie's pet rabbit named Cupcake, but further complications abound. Christie first takes Cupcake to school when the rest of the class is bringing baked goods to sell on Cupcake Day. Despite the confusion, the white rabbit quickly becomes the unofficial mascot of the room. Other animals also enter Mrs. Wilkins's life. At various times she must cope with a Siamese cat on the rampage and a Belgian rabbit named Cinnamon Bun. The climax comes, however, when baby rabbits arrive during breakfast at which the first graders are entertaining their daddies. First grade today is made for the irrepressible children created by Carolyn Haywood. Warm and funny, her story of their year's doings captures the spirit of the modern school.
From the Book jacket: This merry tale about the childhood of Santa Claus has a timeless quality that will make it a favorite Christmas book for years to come. In it Carolyn Haywood combines her sense of fun with the charm of make-believe to produce a fantasy that embodies the Christmas spirit. The story begins when a little boy called Claus mysteriously appears in his godmother's house one Christmas morning. Everyone loves the jolly fellow, although he has a strange habit. Claus never enters a house through a door, but always tumbles down the chimney. Before long Claus shows a desire to share his toys with his friends, and soon he is in the present business. Today boys and girls look forward to his visit once a year by way of the chimney on Christmas eve. The lavish illustrations enrich this new classic with a wealth of detail. Children will want to pore over them endlessly as they hear once again how Santa Claus came to be. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Carolyn Haywood was born in Philadelphia and now lives in Chestnut Hill, a suburb of that city. A graduate of the Philadelphia Normal School, she also studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where she won the Cresson European Scholarship. Her first story, "B" Is for Betsy, was published in 1939. Since then she has written books almost every year and has become one of the most widely read American writers for younger children. ABOUT THE ARTISTS Victor Ambrus was born in Budapest, Hungary, and Glenys Ambrus in London, England. Both are graduates of the Royal College of Art, in London, and are noted illustrators. Mr. Ambrus won the 1965 Kate Greenaway Medal in England for his picture book The Three Poor Tailors, and he has illustrated many books for older children as well. Mr. and Mrs. Ambrus collect antiques, particularly of the Victorian period, and some of the items in their collection were used as models for the illustrations in this story. They and their teenage son live in LEt Hants. England.
"This, beyond any doubt, is the best book Miss Haywood has ever written. It is an on-the-spot picture of an authentic Texas ranch. It begins with riotous fun, it growls into swift adventure, and it culminates in real depth of feeling." When Eddie Wilson's pet goat Gardenia ate a hole in the top of his father's new convertible, even Eddie, who loved her dearly, knew it was time for Gardenia to move on. Mr. Wilson decided to send her, personally conducted by Eddie, to Uncle Ed's ranch and to let Eddie stay there for a visit. As soon as Gardenia was put in the baggage car, she set up an unremittant "Ba-a-ah" until the baggage man released her from her crate on Eddie's assurance that she would lie down quietly and go to sleep. It was then that Gardenia really went into action. There was not a dull moment for anyone on the train or at the stations where it stopped. But, as the porter said, when Uncle Ed met the train at San Antonio and asked if Eddie had been any trouble to him, "Oh, no! No trouble at all,, just a little excitement." The excitement continued when Eddie and Gardenia took up residence on the ranch. Although Gardenia did not learn much from her experiences (being, after all, only a goat), Eddie did from his. He learned to be a good cowboy and, in so doing, developed self-reliance and dependability. Eddie, who always had plenty of personality, has character now as well. He still tickles the funny bone, but he also touches the heart." You can read more of Eddie's fun adventures in Little Eddie and Eddie and the Fire Engine. Both books and more books by this author are in the Bookshare collection.
Eddie Wilson was always bringing home stray animals. He seemed to draw lost dogs like a magnet. So Eddie's pets were always changing--all except Louella, the parrot from Texas. At first she had kept saying, "Texas is better!" but Eddie taught her to say, "Eddie is best!" Along with other parrot owners, Eddie was asked to lend his parrot to liven up the palm-tree decorations at a charity ball. Imagine Eddie's feelings when he got back a parrot that said "Old Sourpuss!" instead of "Eddie is best!" In the first place, it had not been at all easy to get Louella to the charity ball. Eddie had become the prisoner of a relentlessly revolving hotel front door, from which he had extricated himself and Louella only after the most harrowing experiences. He had also managed to acquire a dog, his fellow captive in the revolving door. The only prize offered to the reader who guesses what happens next is the delectable experience of reading this simply super book, as Eddie would say, which no one in the world but Miss Haywood could have written.
Eddie is a third grader who is determined to have the best birthday with the most presents, to snag a fireman's hat at a charity fish pond, to go to dancing class without having to dance, and help a classmate find her lost teeth. Ages 8-10, Pictures are described.]
Sidney plays the cello, and Rudy plays the drums, but what can Eddie play? He tells his Mom he only wants to play baseball, but then he discovers how much fun and how hard it is to learn to play a musical instrument. In the process he buys birdseed-filled candy, and learns to sing by taking lessons. Finally all of his hard work pays off on a television show where the orchestra plays. Eddie learns along the way how beautiful music and the world can be.
When Anna Patricia Wallace showed Eddie Wilson the oil painting she had done of her Aunt Mabel's dog, Eddie was only mildly enthusiastic. Art wasn't really his forte. However, as soon as Annie Pat disclosed that her aunt had paid her fifty cents for the painting, Eddie had an idea. "Annie Pat!" he cried. "How would you like to go into business? I'll ask people if they want their dog painted by you, and then I'll hold the dog so it won't wiggle while you're painting." That was how Eddie's career as a dog holder began, and a lively undertaking it soon became. The local dogcatcher and a few uncooperative sitters complicated matters. And when Boodles turned up with a booming business of his own, Eddie thought all hope of earning enough to buy a puppy was lost. The unfailing humor that is Miss Haywood's trademark waves gaily from every page of this new book - one that her multitude of readers, as well as those who haven't yet made Eddie Wilson's acquaintance, will welcome eagerly.You'll never get bored with Eddie and his friends which include children, adults, and all kinds of animals. Here are more books about Eddie you can find in the Bookshare collection. Little Eddie, Eddie and the Fire Engine, Eddie and Gardenia, Eddie's Green Thumb, Annie Pat and Eddie, Eddie and Louella, Eddie Makes Music, Eddie and his Big Deals, and Eddie's Pay Dirt.
A visit to the circus inspires Boodles to experiment with clown makeup and to try to teach his dog Poochie to do tricks.
From the Book Jacket: When Eddie Wilson's teacher announced that the whole class was going to carry out a Green Thumb Project and plant gardens, Eddie was immediately enthusiastic. Starting merrily off on the wrong foot, he joined forces with the notoriously confusing Anna Patricia Wallace and formed a seed business -only to find that Anna Patricia intended the profit for the school library, not for themselves. Then, before Eddie could even plant his garden, he found a nest of baby rabbits there; "It'll be just like a cafeteria for those rabbits," his brothers teased him. "They'll probably sell your lettuce to their friends." But Eddie insisted on raising the rabbits, along with his vegetables, and in Boodles' garden Eddie and Anna Patricia raised something even more peculiar, which they intended to present to Boodles for his birthday. Carolyn Haywood's tireless young characters attack the problems of gardening with cheerful confidence, and with positive results. Fresh vegetables, fresh humor, and fresh air illuminate the pages of this thoroughly entertaining new book, which marks a twenty- fifth anniversary for the ever humorous Miss Haywood.
Eddie finds a list of special days to celebrate, and adventures escalate from there.
From the Book Jacket: Another round of adventures is sparked when Carolyn Haywood's popular character, Eddie Wilson, wangles a part- time job at a pet shop. An animal lover, Eddie has been limited to caring for a mere three dogs at home. Now he is in his element, surrounded by puppies, kittens, fish, snakes, and lots of boxes of worms out back. The owner of the shop is a testy but kind-hearted man improbably named Mr. Cornball. Eddie immediately sets about making himself indispensable to him. He rescues a kitten from a threeyear-old catnapper and intercepts a more serious shoplifter. Off duty he still has time for the animal problems of his friends, as when Gloria's cat is poisoned. The greatest crisis comes, however, when fire breaks out at the shop. Eddie is on hand to help once again and in the process manages to enlarge the Wilson menagerie further. Eddie's trials and triumphs, recounted with the author's distinctive humor, are just the experiences that beginning readers everywhere will recognize and identify with.
When Eddie Wilson came back from Texas, he was greeted with considerable fanfare by his classmates. He had brought with him a fascinating assortment of valuable property (junk to his parents) which set off a whole new train of uproarious events. Among his hand baggage was a parrot called Louella, a box labeled Snakes, and another marked Pay Dirt. Louella succeeded in stampeding the crowd in the station, the snakes stopped traffic on the way home, and the pay dirt created the most excitement of all, for it eventually turned out to be just what Eddie called it. Eddie knew how to cope with his usual treasures, but something possessing actual value presented a peculiar difficulty. There were soul searchings ahead for Eddie, whose wise father let him wrestle with his own problem. His solution provides the climax of a story so inimitably funny and yet so truly touching that only Carolyn Haywood could have written it. You will find many more funny books about Eddie and his friends in the Bookshare collection. Some of them are: Little Eddie, Eddie the Dog Holder, Ever-Ready Eddie, Eddie and the fire Engine, Eddie and Gardenia, Eddie and Louella, and Eddie's Green Thumb. Search for Carolyn Haywood's name to find books about the other kids in Eddie's neighborhood including Betsy, Annie Pat, the twins and Penny.
Eddie's dismay at the family's move is relieved by his pleasure in a new friend, a valuable property they share, and a happy school situation.
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