Marshfield Dreams

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Marshfield Dreams: When I Was a Kid
AuthorRalph Fletcher
PublisherHenry Holt and Company
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Media typePrint (Hardcover)

Marshfield Dreams: When I Was a Kid is a memoir written by the American writer and poet Ralph Fletcher, it covers his life from birth to age thirteen when his family moved from Marshfield, Massachusetts to Chicago.

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Each short chapter tells of an incident growing up in a large family on Acorn Street in Marshfield, Massachusetts. Ralph was the oldest of nine children. Some of the stories told were Ralph being informed of his mother's pregnancy by a nosy classmate. His mother's game called "snuck up the rug" where the whole family got down and pulled dirt from the carpets. Other stories include his father bringing home a pet chicken for each child and his great-grandmother who buried the kids' old teeth in the garden.

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