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ISBN:
0688122795
Author:
Patricia Beatty
Language:
English
Publisher:
Beech Tree Books (April 1, 1993)
Pages:
259 pages
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Exceptional is the book that evokes genuine laughter from the entire family

Exceptional is the book that evokes genuine laughter from the entire family. If you're on the hunt for an authentic, humorous, and touching family read-aloud, look no further than The Nickel-Plated Beauty. Not once, not twice, but at least four times my mom read this book to my brothers and me.

The Nickel-Plated Beauty book. And then there's Aunt Rose, who's a terror, and Un Now this - this is a book about living out west, and it's funny and warm.

The nickel-plated beauty. by. Beatty, Patricia, 1922-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. New York : Morrow Junior Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Internet Archive Books. Gutierres on August 18, 2011. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

John and Patricia Beatty were married American writers, an academic historian and a children's librarian. They wrote several books together until John Beatty's death in 1975, after which Patricia Beatty continued to write until her death in 1991. John Louis Beatty was born on January 24, 1922 in Portland, Oregon and later became a history professor.

ISBN 10: 0688122795 ISBN 13: 9780688122799. Publisher: Beech Tree Books, 1993.

Patricia Beatty (solo). The Nickel-Plated Beauty (1964). The Beatty Award "honors the author of a distinguished book for children or young adults that best promotes an awareness of California and its people". Eight Mules from Monterey (1966). The queen's own grove (1966). Patricia Beatty contributed towards the initial funding of the award, which was named after her and her husband

The nickel-plated beauty Close. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. 1964) A novel by Patricia Beatty. Exceptional is the book that evokes genuine laughter from the entire family. If you're on the hunt for an authentic, humorous, and touching family read-aloud, look no further than The Nickel-Plated Beauty

The Nickel-Plated Beauty. Not once, not twice, but at least four times my mom read this book to us.

In the Washington Territory of 1886, the seven resourceful Kimball children devote themselves to earning enough money to buy their mother a new stove.
  • Na
This novel for children appeals to those young at heart, especially those of us fortunate enough to live in the Pacific Northwest where it is set. My granddaughter is very interested in the history of the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington. This book was recommended by a retired teacher/author we know and we were so delighted to be able to find a copy as we'd been told it was out of print.
  • Akta
The story is fresh, with enough detail and so well written. I recommend this book since I enjoyed it so much.
  • Zeueli
Loved this book as a child, love it as an adult. Wish I could continue reading about the family!
  • Jack
Wonderful story and well-written. I enjoyed reading it tremendously.
  • Samugul
I received my ipad promptly. I had read the book many years ago when I was a teenager and wanted to read it again because of the message about kids working hard with integrity, honesty and love to purchase a stove for their mother for Christmas.

A good book with a good message all of us can learn from.
  • Rrinel
For a gift, have no idea whether the girl liked it or not, no thank you note.
  • Ydely
Exceptional is the book that evokes genuine laughter from the entire family. If you're on the hunt for an authentic, humorous, and touching family read-aloud, look no further than The Nickel-Plated Beauty. Not once, not twice, but at least four times my mom read this book to my brothers and me.

Set in Washington State in 1886, it tells the story of the Kimbal kids, who order their mother a new, shiny, nickel-plated cookstove for Christmas, keep it a secret, and spend their summer and fall working hard to try to pay for it. The story is well-written and heartwarming, but I think the number one draw for our family was how true-to-life the siblings and their relationships with one another were. They fought hard, worked hard, played hard. They were so normal and hilarious and predictable. They argued over stupid things. But when they needed to, they pulled together with an unbreakable will to succeed. Through thick and thin we followed this motley crew on their adventures and mishaps. We grew to love each character, and with the rereads came favorite chapters and scenes.
Patricia Beatty grew up around the ocean, as her
father was a U.S. Coast Guard commander. The love of the
sea and of small town folk is apparent in her well-researched novels.
The interplay between the environment and everyday
life is one of the main themes of The Nickel Plated Beauty. Imagine a bye-gone
era when families had to scrape by the best they could, and community was one
of the most important resources in one's life. This wonderful book has a bit
of a slow start as it details how the children set out to save $25 to buy
their family a new cookstove. The action in the book picks up toward the middle
as we witness the citizens of Ocean Park braving a fierce storm to save
sailors who might otherwise have perished in a shipwreck. As I read this
chapter to my third grade class, I was overcome by thankfulness for the men
and women of the U.S. Coast Guard who quite possibly influenced Patricia
Beatty's moving portrayal of shipwrecked sailors. The realism in this book
is quite amazing...whether it be of digging razor clams on the beach,
picking wild berries, or rescuing nearly drowned sailors. The forces of nature
can sometimes be a powerful teacher. The Kimball children learned a lot
as they banded together to replace their salt-air rusted old stove
with a Nickel Plated Beauty -- the most beautiful stove in the catalog.