• The Maggie B

    The Maggie B (Hardback) By (author) Irene Haas

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    Title
    The Maggie B
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Irene Haas
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 32
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780001955257
    ISBN 10: 000195525X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Z99.9
    DC18: 823.91
    Illustrations note
    Col.ill.
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Distribution Services
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Distribution Services
    Publication date
    02 September 1976
    Review text
    It's impossible not to be beguiled when Margaret Barnstable's bedtime wish "for a ship/ Named after me" is rewarded by the snug and dreamy Maggie B., its deck covered with a lush tropical garden complete with toucan and its homey cabin furnished in warm shades of rose, orange and blue. Feminists - and those who simply harbor a more expansive notion of what constitutes a good time - will inevitably be disappointed that Margaret's adventure at sea consists almost entirely of cleaning and scrubbing ("with a joyful hustle-bustle"), teaching counting rhymes to her baby brother James, and preparing meals - cooking lobster stew, baking muffins, fixing peaches with cinnamon and honey. Yes, Margaret does weather a storm, but after a minute or two all is "safe and secure." The extended idyll might just become suffocating, but Haas' gently precise, sun-drenched watercolors are so full of movement and piquant detail that one happily bathes in the glow of fanciful contentment. (Kirkus Reviews)