Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch

Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage PatchThis Work Has Been Selected By Scholars As Being Culturally Important, And Is Part Of The Knowledge Base Of Civilization As We Know It This Work Was Reproduced From The Original Artifact, And Remains As True To The Original Work As Possible Therefore, You Will See The Original Copyright References, Library Stamps As Most Of These Works Have Been Housed In Our Most Important Libraries Around The World , And Other Notations In The Work This Work Is In The Public Domain In The United States Of America, And Possibly Other Nations Within The United States, You May Freely Copy And Distribute This Work, As No Entity Individual Or Corporate Has A Copyright On The Body Of The Work.As A Reproduction Of A Historical Artifact, This Work May Contain Missing Or Blurred Pages, Poor Pictures, Errant Marks, Etc Scholars Believe, And We Concur, That This Work Is Important Enough To Be Preserved, Reproduced, And Made Generally Available To The Public We Appreciate Your Support Of The Preservation Process, And Thank You For Being An Important Part Of Keeping This Knowledge Alive And Relevant. Mrs Wiggs life has been anything but easy Her husband died of alcohol, her farm burned to the ground and now she struggles in her everyday fight to pull agin a debt Her five children, Jimmy, Billy and the geographically named Asia, Australia and Europena, rely on her for encouragement and love in the harshest of circumstances and she does her best to give them what they need and so much Though the threat of poverty and illness lie constantly at her door, Mrs Wiggs keeps a sunny attitude that spreads its warmth over her little family and her neighbors Despite her lack of education, her miniscule means and the many sadnesses that plague her life, Mrs Wiggs is an example of contentment and generosity that shines out of her tiny community and has its effect even on the wealthier citizens of the nearby town Her plans to avoid disaster are often hilarious especially when she approaches the local doctor and asks to sell her body for research in case she ever dies, in order to provide for her children s wellbeing but all show the purity and humility that live in her heart.This sweet book reminded me of the short stories written by Louisa May Alcott How apt since the book I m waiting for is Marmee and Louisa Its char
Anyone who makes a habit of visiting the children s section of every intriguingly dusty and shabby used bookstore they can find has certainly come across this ubiquitous title For my sister and I, Mrs Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch has come to stand as a sort of shorthand for the kind of used bookstore that at first glance seems promising books with attractive old bindings but ultimately disappoints We have even imagined creating a kind of used bookstore bingo game, with the bingo cards listing the titles of the books one sees over and over again other books represented would probably include Heidi, The Story of a Bad Boy, and Under the Lilacs I recently bought some books on eBay that were offered as a lot, just because I wanted one of them it was The Friendship of Anne , and among that lot was, what else, Mrs Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch I decided to finally give in and read it I had a nagging feeling that maybe it was reprinted so much because it was, you know, good And actually, it kind of is I don t think it was originally meant for children it s mentioned in the opening paragraphs that Mr Wiggs went to his death by the alchohol route , and perhaps this gives the story a slightly livelier, saltier, flavor than most children s fare of the period The Cabbage Patch of the title, contrary to my expectations, is not some sort of bucolic farm, but a very poor area in a city where p
My sister read and re read this book when we were growing up I usually didn t care for her library choices, but the other day I saw this on Gutenberg and downloaded it to see what all her fuss was.What I found was a strange, episodic little tale that appeared to be going in one direction only to head in another Mrs Wiggs and her brood of childern are literally starving on the wrong side of the tracks there are no cabbages in the Cabbage Patch, just shanties of curiously enough German immigrants Their lives are saved by a Christmas basket delivered by a beautiful, wealthy young lady.Now you would think the story would go on to relate how said young lady takes a personal interest in the family and helps them out of extreme poverty You d be wrong Oh, she gives them a little money to help out, but then the story shifts to centre around her abortive ro mance with Mr Bob, her erstwhile fianc She gives him the mitten because h
I had a copy of this book before and somehow had gotten rid of it then I found another copy in our local used book store with a wonderful inscription, and Chris kindly bought it for me, knowing my weakness for old children s books featuring cabbages in their titles No, really If you haven t read Nobody Plays With a Cabbage by Meindert de Jong, you really should This
Another of my favorite childhood books that I somehow managed to preserve This story was old fashioned even in the sixties when I read it It s about a kindly lady with many children They are poor She believes in what the Bible teaches Her philosophy is simple ye
This is a magical little book I have not read many authors from Louisville that have written about my city so this is special This book makes you reassess life and to be happy for what you have This will be a book I revisit over and over I think I would like to find of Rice s work. This was one of the first books I checked out of the public library and continued to have my Mother read it to be about once every 2 months for several years I recently found a reprint and purchased for my library. The story of the Wiggs family was fun and enjoyable, but I have given it three stars because of the silly side love story that didn t have any thing to do with the main story and was an annoying distraction. I read this book aloud to my husband while in the car and absolutely fell in love A slightly rosy but honest look at poverty I don t know what I expected when I picked up this book, but I wasn t expecting what was delivered I think I expected something along the lines of Five Little Peppers and how they grew and in the cozy nature of the writing it is similar, but not in content view spoiler Mrs Wiggs husband was an alcoholic Was because he died from the condition, only she doesn t say so in so ma

[Epub] Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch By Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice – Rarefishingbooks.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 162 pages
  • Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
  • Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice
  • 12 June 2018
  • 9781296358617