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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.

Paperback, 208 pages
Published on September 4, 2012 by Square Fish
ISBN-10: 1250010241
ISBN-13: 9781250010247
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  • livviy
    livviyWednesday, February 8, 2012 at 5:54 pm55 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 RohrerTuesday, December 27, 2011 at 7:33 am
      Ralph Fletcher is a great author. He tells great stories, and we are learning how our ordinary stories in life can be fun stories.