Prairie Tale

Author: Melissa Gilbert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439123608

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 7506


A fascinating, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting tale of self-discovery from the beloved actress who earned a permanent place in the hears of millions for her role in Little House on the Prarie when she was just a child. To fans of the hugely successful television series Little House on the Prairie, Melissa Gilbert grew up in a fantasy world with a larger-than-life father, friends and family she could count on, and plenty of animals to play with. Children across the country dreamed of the Ingalls’ idyllic life—and so did Melissa. With candor and humor, the cherished actress traces her complicated journey from buck-toothed Laura "Halfpint" Ingalls to Hollywood starlet, wife, and mother. She partied with the Brat Pack, dated heartthrobs like Rob Lowe and bad boys like Billy Idol, and began a self-destructive pattern of addiction and codependence. She eventually realized that her career on television had earned her popularity, admiration, and love from everyone but herself. Through hard work, tenacity, sobriety, and the blessings of a solid marriage, Melissa has accepted her many different identities and learned to laugh, cry, and forgive in new ways. Women everywhere may have idolized her charming life on Little House on the Prairie, but Melissa’s own unexpectedly honest, imperfect, and down-to-earth story is an inspiration.

Summary of Melissa Gilbert's Prairie Tale

Author: Milkyway Media

Publisher: Milkyway Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 87

View: 7262


Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Book Preview: #1 My mother was against me writing a book about myself. She had tried to talk me out of it, but now that the book was actually a thing, she had changed her mind. She gave me her blessing, but insisted that I burn the book after I was done with it. #2 I had always been Jewish, but when I asked my mother if I had ever had a conversion ceremony, she said she didn’t remember. I was not really Jewish, and it changed everything. #3 I am a twicemarried, nowsober former child actor and mother of four. I acquired those hyphenates by living the way I wanted or needed to, and I made my share of mistakes. I am now happy and fat, and I play drums, surf, and meditate. #4 I was not always at peace. I was not always content to let life happen. I had issues, and they eventually caught up with me. I got to a point in my life where I needed to address them, and I began by asking myself who I was and what I wanted out of life.

Summary of Melissa Gilbert's Prairie Tale

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669356906

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 58

View: 6816


Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 My mother was against me writing a book about myself. She had tried to talk me out of it, but now that the book was actually a thing, she had changed her mind. She gave me her blessing, but insisted that I burn the book after I was done with it. #2 I had always been Jewish, but when I asked my mother if I had ever had a conversion ceremony, she said she didn’t remember. I was not really Jewish, and it changed everything. #3 I am a twice-married, now-sober former child actor and mother of four. I acquired those hyphenates by living the way I wanted or needed to, and I made my share of mistakes. I am now happy and fat, and I play drums, surf, and meditate. #4 I was not always at peace. I was not always content to let life happen. I had issues, and they eventually caught up with me. I got to a point in my life where I needed to address them, and I began by asking myself who I was and what I wanted out of life.

Prairie Tales Volume One

Author: Marla Fair

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 136551966X

Category:

Page: N.A

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Oklahoma Prairie Tales

Author: Kelly Poland

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1514437910

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 102

View: 1037


From bouncing on a buckboard to a cow in a hotel, from outrunning a thunderstormon horses!to chasing a runaway mule, meanwhile hiding watermelons at a church social and surviving catastrophic floods . . . these are just a few of author Kelly Polands Oklahoma Prairie Tales: Mostly True Stories My Grandmother Told Me, a rollicking page-turner of a read for children of all ages and grown-ups alike!

Prairie-tales

Author: Meredith Black Banting

Publisher: Regina : Banting Publishers [1971]

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anecdotes

Page: 163

View: 7091


Folktales Retold

Author: Amie A. Doughty

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786480463

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 219

View: 3227


Folktales and fairy tales are living stories; as part of the oral tradition, they change and evolve as they are retold from generation to generation. In the last thirty years, however, revision has become an art form of its own, with tales intentionally revised to achieve humorous effect, send political messages, add different cultural or regional elements, try out new narrative voices, and more. These revisions take all forms, from short stories to novel-length narratives to poems, plays, musicals, films and advertisements. The resulting tales paint the tales from myriad perspectives, using the broad palette of human creativity. This study examines folktale revisions from many angles, drawing on examples primarily from revisions of Western European traditional tales, such as those of the Grimm Brothers and Charles Perrault. Also discussed are new folktales that combine traditional storylines with commentary on modern life. The conclusion considers how revisionists poke fun at and struggle to understand stories that sometimes made little sense to start with.

Pathways to Independence

Author: Jo Worthy,Karen Broaddus,Gay Ivey

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572306479

Category: Education

Page: 345

View: 6936


This comprehensive text presents a core of research-based approaches to engaging, effective literacy instruction in the middle grades. Methods and materials are described to foster reading skills, content mastery, and writing in different formats and for different purposes. The authors emphasize the need to tailor instruction to the needs, strengths, skill levels, and interests of diverse students. They offer recommendations for reading lists that incorporate critically acclaimed fiction and nonfiction, popular series books, and other student-friendly materials. Special features include case studies, examples of teaching and assessment activities, and commentary from middle-school teachers and students. Appendices contain reproducible forms and lists of recommended reading materials and resources.

Fairy Tale Sewing

Author: Heidi Boyd

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440239665

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 7358


Sew your way to happily ever after! Bring story time to life with this collection of imaginative projects. Drawing inspiration from classic fairy tales, author Heidi Boyd adds a modern twist to everything from huggable softies such as the magical Unicorn to interactive toys such as Snow White's Cottage Tote. Sleeping Beauty's Castle Quilt brings sweet dreams to any child's room, and the Rapunzel Pillow is perfect for cuddling and play. Readily available cottons, felts, yarns and embroidery floss plus clear instructions and detailed illustrations make sewing simple and straightforward so you can spend less time sewing and more time enjoying your favorite fairy tales.