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The Story Of Appleby Capple

3.21  ·  Rating Details  ·  14 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A new kind of alphabet-nonsense book, divided into twenty- six chapters.
184 pages
Published June 1950 by Harper Collins Children's Books
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Thomas Bell
May 02, 2016 Thomas Bell rated it it was ok
Shelves: newbery-honors
I think this would be better as a cartoon short than a book, provided they cleaned it up a little bit.

The book is basically about a kid who gets lost on one of his relative's 99th birthday. And the zoo animals are let out and all is chaos. There are over 100 characters, including the named animals, and the author tries to give personalities to all of them. It's just too much.

And the people in the book are all quite stupid, but ESPECIALLY the Native Americans. So yes, the book is definitely a rac
Kim B.
Mar 27, 2016 Kim B. rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Got too many brain cells?
Recommended to Kim by: ALA, because Newbery Honor book.
(Note from your reviewer: I usually avoid giving ratings to reviews of books I couldn't get through, but this thing is so genuinely bad and racially insensitive that I feel like I HAVE to warn people away from it.)

Ladies and gentlemen, there are a great number of old Newbery Honor books that have faded into obscurity. Some of them are actually pretty good, too! The Winged Girl of Knossos has a pretty big following among the five people who've read it, for one, and I rather enjoyed The Secret Riv
Apr 07, 2011 Heather rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2011, newbery
So I occasionally think that being too politically correct is ridiculous, but this book could use a whole lot of p.c.-ness and still not be p.c. The story's Native Americans have every possible stereotype as well as IQs in the double digits. Actually, everyone in the story has IQs in the double digits, so that's not super bad, I suppose.

A chapter book-length alphabet book is a novel (haha) idea, but unlike some alphabet books, this is not the sort I would want to reread. The illustrations are cl
Scott Williams
Jan 05, 2015 Mckinley rated it did not like it
Shelves: newbery, adventure, abc
Read one of her other books rather than this one. Odd.
Apr 15, 2012 Timothy rated it it was amazing
My high rating is more for the artwork than the text.
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Three-time Newbery Honor winner, Anne Parrish came from a distinguished and artistic Philadelphia family. Her younger brother was author Dillwyn Parrish. Parrish trained at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, although she later chose a career in literature. In 1923
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