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Wishing for a snow day Gift inscription by Author.

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Wishing for a snow day: Growing up in Minnesota by Peg Meier. With gift inscription by author on fly leaf. Published by Minnesota Historical Society Press.2010. Paperback in very good condition.

Beloved pets. Holiday rituals. Schoolyard antics. Teenage perspectives on a world at war. Childhood is a mixed bag of challenges and joys wherever one grows up. In Minnesota, youthful memories may be arranged seasonally: making snow angels in January, swatting mosquitoes in July. They may be tinged with a nostalgic glow or imprinted by lessons hard won. In this new collection, Peg Meier explores the themes of childhood -- the bitter and the sweet. Thanks to Minnesotans who took the time to write, whether as children in the moment or as adults looking back, Meier unearthed a wealth of material on the subject, ranging from diary entries to reminiscences to newspaper columns, along with plenty of photographs. Coco Irvine, a child of St Paul's Summit Avenue, writes of romance during her teen years. A YMCA coach recounts his efforts to help rowdy boys choose basketball over petty crime. Parents through the ages consider conflicting advice for raising their children. Humorous touches and reality checks are offered in equal doses, and the result is a fascinating spectrum of experiences, as Minnesotans do what everyone must: grow up.

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Signed by author
Author(s):
Meier P
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
25x19x2cm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0873516400
ISBN-13:
9780873516402
Number of pages:
255
Publisher:
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Title:
Wishing for a snow day

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Wishing for a snow day: Growing up in Minnesota by Peg Meier. With gift inscription by author on fly leaf. Published by Minnesota Historical Society Press.2010. Paperback in very good condition.

Beloved pets. Holiday rituals. Schoolyard antics. Teenage perspectives on a world at war. Childhood is a mixed bag of challenges and joys wherever one grows up. In Minnesota, youthful memories may be arranged seasonally: making snow angels in January, swatting mosquitoes in July. They may be tinged with a nostalgic glow or imprinted by lessons hard won. In this new collection, Peg Meier explores the themes of childhood -- the bitter and the sweet. Thanks to Minnesotans who took the time to write, whether as children in the moment or as adults looking back, Meier unearthed a wealth of material on the subject, ranging from diary entries to reminiscences to newspaper columns, along with plenty of photographs. Coco Irvine, a child of St Paul's Summit Avenue, writes of romance during her teen years. A YMCA coach recounts his efforts to help rowdy boys choose basketball over petty crime. Parents through the ages consider conflicting advice for raising their children. Humorous touches and reality checks are offered in equal doses, and the result is a fascinating spectrum of experiences, as Minnesotans do what everyone must: grow up.

Added value:
Signed by author
Author(s):
Meier P
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
25x19x2cm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0873516400
ISBN-13:
9780873516402
Number of pages:
255
Publisher:
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Title:
Wishing for a snow day

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