Marshfield Dreams by Ralph Fletcher
When I Was a Kid

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The colorful boyhood of a popular author comes to life in this personal account

Imagine learning from a nosy classmate that your mother is having yet another baby. To Ralph's classmates, news of one more Fletcher baby is just "scuttlebutt." But for Ralph, the oldest of nine, being part of a large family means more kids to join in the fun--from making tripods in the woods and "snicking" up the rug, to raising chicks and even discovering a meteor (well, maybe). It doesn't feel like there's life beyond Marshfield, Massachusetts. Then one day Dad's new job moves the family to Chicago, and there's so much Ralph has to leave behind. In this humorous and captivating memoir, Ralph Fletcher traces the roots of his storytelling.


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Ralph Fletcher is the author of many books, from picture books to young adult novels to books on writing. He lives with his family in Lee, New Hampshire.
Published September 1, 2005 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 183 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Fletcher joins a select group of children’s authors who open the pages to their childhood and the circumstances that led to their literary lives.

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