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Title:
Mommies at work
Author:
Merriam, Eve, 1916-1992.
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Publication Information:
New York : Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, [1989]

©1989
Physical Description:
26 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (all color) ; 22 cm
Summary:
Examines many different jobs performed by working mothers, including counting money in banks and building bridges.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780671643867
Format :
Book

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Examines many different jobs performed by working mothers, including counting money in banks and building bridges.


Author Notes

Eve Merriam (July 19, 1916 - April 11, 1992) was an American poet and writer. Her first book was entitled, Family Circle. She was born as Eva Moskovitz in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduating with an A.B. from the Cornell University in 1937, Merriam moved to New York to pursue graduate studies at Columbia University. Her book, The Inner City Mother Goose, was described as one of the most banned books of the time. It inspired a 1971 Broadway musical called Inner City and a 1982 musical production called Street Dreams. Merriam won an Obie Award from the Village Voice in 1976 for her play, The Club. In 1981 she won the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children.

Merriam died on April 11, 1992, in Manhattan, NY from liver cancer.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

This revised, re-illustrated version of a 1955 book presents lots of interesting pictures showing a multitude of mothers in both conventional jobs (teacher, bank teller) and less conventional ones (assembly line worker, air traffic controller). The opening and closing pages feature women in nurturing roles: ``All mommies loving the best of all to be your very own mommy, and coming home to YOU!'' Notwithstanding the exhaustive repetition of the word ``mommies,'' this genial paean to working motherhood should interest preschoolers with its soothing tone. Fernandes's mothers (and their children) are all given distinct personalities and traits: multiethnic, multitalented, plain or pretty or overweight, all are cheerful, committed workers. Daddies at Work is a companion title. Ages 2-5. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved