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Amelia Bedelia

Amelia Bedelia

Series: Amelia Bedelia
by Peggy Parish Illustrated by Barbara Siebel Thomas, Fritz Siebel

Ever since Amelia Bedelia made her debut almost thirty years ago, young readers have been laughing out loud at the antics of this literal-minded but charming housekeeper who never fails to confound the Rogers family. After all, who knows better than Amelia Bedelia what "dust the furniture" and "dress a chicken" really mean!

Peggy Parish's simple and hilarious story is a classic that children will enjoy again and again, Expressive illustrations of the well-intentioned and warm-hearted Amelia's comical mishaps complement the light and humorous tone.

Ages
5, 6, 7
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
2.5
Lexile Measure
120L
DRA
20
Guided Reading
L
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Book Type
Beginning Reader Book
Number of Pages
64
Genre
Classics, Comedy and Humor

About the Author and Illustrators

Peggy Parish The author of nearly 50 books for children, Margaret Cecile "Peggy" Parish is best known for her 11-book series for young readers about Amelia Bedelia, the preposterously literal housekeeper for the Rogers family.
Barbara Siebel Thomas
Fritz Siebel Fritz Siebel is an illustrator.

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