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Title:
When I grew up long ago : family living, going to school, games and parties, cures and deaths, a comet, a war, falling in love, and other things I remember : older people talk about the days when they were young
Author:
Schwartz, Alvin, 1927-1992.
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Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Lippincott, [1978]

©1978
Physical Description:
224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Brief statements from people whose childhoods were in the period 1890-1914 on such areas of their past lives as food, social life, music, holidays, and health present glimpses of life in the United States at that time.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780397317264
Format :
Book

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Alvin Schwartz was born April 25, 1927.Schwartz began his career as a journalist, but, after the publication of his bestselling book A Twister of Twists, a Tangler of Tongues, he devoted himself to becoming a collector and arranger of folk wisdom, rhyme, and silliness.

Schwartz is known for a body of work of more than two dozen books of folklore for young readers that explore everything from wordplay and humor to tales and legends of all kinds.

Schwatz is best known for the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series, which featured gruesome, nightmarish illustrations by Stephen Gammell. The series was America's most frequently challenged book (or book series) for library inclusion of 1990-1999.

Alvin Schwartz died in Princeton, New Jersey on March 14, 1992.

(Bowker Author Biography)