Marshfield Dreams: 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.

Hardcover, 183 pages
Published on September 1, 2005 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
ISBN-10: 080507242X
ISBN-13: 9780805072426
2 Book Reviews
  • livviy
    livviyover 10 years55 stars
    I read this book over 10 times already i had to do a book report and i did it on this very book. i read almost every single book by Ralph Flether i hope hi brother immy was an author also because after seeing and reading it i was amased. i can not wait for his next book it is going to be awsome i hope so . i hope Ralph's brother that died is in heavn and will always be inmy heart never to be forgotten
    • teacher_1441
      Michelle Rohrerover 10 years
      Ralph Fletcher is a great author. He tells great stories, and we are learning how our ordinary stories in life can be fun stories.