Marshfield Dreams

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Marshfield Dreams: When I Was a Kid
AuthorRalph Fletcher
PublisherHenry Holt and Company
Publication date
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.

References[change | change source]

  • O'Malley, Anne (October 1, 2005). "Marshfield Dreams: When I Was a Kid". Booklist. Vol. 102 (Issue 3): p51. ISSN 0006-7385. |page(s)= has extra text (help)
  • "MARSHFIELD DREAMS: When I Was a Kid". Kirkus Reviews. Vol. 73 (Issue 16): p913. August 15, 2005. ISSN 0042-6598. |page(s)= has extra text (help)
  • Follos, Alison (September 2005). "Marshfield Dreams: When I Was a Kid". School Library Journal. Vol. 51 (Issue 9): p222. ISSN 0362-8930. |page(s)= has extra text (help)
  • Coats, Karen (2006). "Marshfield Dreams: When I Was a Kid". Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (Issue 5): p229. ISSN 0008-9036. |page(s)= has extra text (help)

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