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Elizabeth Segel
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My Dream Job--at Age Fourteen!
As I mentioned earlier, when my sisters and I were little,
my mother took us to the library weekly. 
When I grew older, I passed the small but handsome library on my way
home from school.  One day, much to my
surprise, as I was checking out a book, the libr...
My Dream Job--at Age Fourteen!
My Dream Job--at Age Fourteen!
duckdreamsbook.blogspot.com
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More Reading with Dad
Thinking of the Old Mother West Wind stories, I'm still shak ing my head in wonder at how prolific Burgess was, having written 112,000 (!) syndicated stories, delivered a popular radio show for ten years, and become a leader in the movement to protect wildl...
More Reading with Dad
More Reading with Dad
duckdreamsbook.blogspot.com
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Stories My Father Read to Us at Bedtieeme
My dad had a desk job--was a merchandise manager for Dennison in Framingham, Massachusetts, a paper-products company.  Every night he pulled into the driveway at the same time, and my mother always had dinner ready.  After dinner, he'd either wash the dishe...
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Books of My Childhood
My blog is headed "A Blog about  the Books of Elizabeth Segel."  That  refers to more than my three  published books.   "The Books of Elizabeth Segel" refers as well to books I read or listened to in early childhood, the ones that made me a lover of books. ...
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Losing a Contest While Learning So Much
I entered the Sydney Taylor Manuscript Competition in 2010, having read that submissions should have appealing Jewish content and be a work of fiction for children 8 to 11 years.  The writer should have no published work of fiction, as this was designed as ...
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More about our writing group and its members
Our critique group is led by Sally Alexander, author of a remarkable book: She Touched the World: Laura Bridgman, Deaf-Blind Pioneer.   Sally lost her sight in her twenties but doesn't let that hold her back, even though her hearing is now also a problem.  ...
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Twenty-five years plus...how could it be?
More than twenty-five years passed from Uncle Abe's letters recalling his boyhood escapades to the publication of Duck Dreams: City Boy to Farmer Boy.   How could that be? Part of it is that I had to learn to write for children.  I had published numerous ar...
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A Duck Dreams Party.... Last Sunday afternoon my son Ken and daughter-in-law Sara were kind enough to throw a party celebrating the publication of my book.  They invited their friends--very special people--and a few friends of mine, particularly those who h...
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With a lot of help from my friends....
When the Little Red Hen didn't get help from her friends, she said: "Then I'll do it myself"--and she did! I've been more fortunate.  As luck would have it, two remarkably talented people have signed on to work with me on my book: Duck Dreams, City Boy to F...
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I've been thinking about the feedback from children on one draft or another of "my farm story," as I've called it.  Some time ago I had the story copied and spiral-bound.  Then I gave it out to grandchildren and the great-nieces and nephews.  The feedback w...
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