• The Maggie B

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


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    The Maggie B
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Irene Haas
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 200 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    ISBN 13: 9780006616375
    ISBN 10: 0006616372

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Z99.9
    DC18: 823.91
    Illustrations note
    HarperCollins Distribution Services
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Distribution Services
    Publication date
    19 July 1979
    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)