Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Amelia Bedilia Turns 50

Calling all Amelia Bedilia fans!! Amelia Bedilia is celebrating a big milestone... The big 5-0!

On the ABC News website, I came across an article titled The Country's Most Famous House Maid Turns 50 by Susanna Kim. Ms. Kim writes the following in her article:

Possibly the most successful house maid in the world, the children's book character Amelia Bedelia, turns 50 today, with a new line of books to mark the milestone. 

The late author Peggy Parish wrote the first Amelia Bedelia book in 1963, eventually writing a dozen picture stories that chronicled the house maid's penchant for literal interpretation, such as sketching curtains on paper when asked to "draw the drapes." 

Today Greenwillow Books, the book series' publisher, which is a division of Harper Collins, is releasing a 50th anniversary edition of Amelia Bedelia with drawings by the original illustrator Fritz Siebel and a behind-the-scenes look at how the series evolved.

Click on the above link to read the full story and learn more exciting details regarding Amelia Bedilia.

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