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Papa married a mormon

Papa married a mormon

Papa married a mormon

Fitzgerald was born in Price, Utah, to an Irish Catholic father and a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-affiliated Scandinavian mother. Thomas (1902-1988; the inspiration for the character known as the Great Brain) and William were his older brothers; Charles and Gerald were his younger brothers; and Isabelle was his older sister (known as “Belle”).
Fitzgerald’s first book, Papa Married a Mormon, was published in 1955. Other adult novels set in Utah during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries followed. Fitzgerald co-wrote two creative writing textbooks and had several stories written in magazines.
In the 1960s, he shifted his focus to children’s books, creating the wildly popular The Great Brain series, in which his characters are loosely based on people from his own family and culture, including himself. Tom, his brother, is the inspiration for The Great Brain. In the Great Brain sequence, Fitzgerald changed a lot of family info. He left out his oldest sister Isabelle and his younger brothers Charles and Gerald, renamed his older brother William Sweyn, and started a family tradition of giving sons the name Dennis as a middle name (his older brothers were William J. and Thomas N., not Sweyn D. and Tom D.) The Great Brain novels are set up like a series of short stories, in which Tom either defrauds people and then rationalizes it by saying it was to teach them a lesson, or solves a major community issue. The series consists of eight volumes (one of which was published posthumously). [two]

Fitzgerald was born in Price, Utah, to an Irish Catholic father and a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-affiliated Scandinavian mother. Thomas (1902-1988; the inspiration for the character known as the Great Brain) and William were his older brothers; Charles and Gerald were his younger brothers; and Isabelle was his older sister (known as “Belle”).
Fitzgerald’s first book, Papa Married a Mormon, was published in 1955. Other adult novels set in Utah during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries followed. Fitzgerald co-wrote two creative writing textbooks and had several stories written in magazines.
In the 1960s, he shifted his focus to children’s books, creating the wildly popular The Great Brain series, in which his characters are loosely based on people from his own family and culture, including himself. Tom, his brother, is the inspiration for The Great Brain. In the Great Brain sequence, Fitzgerald changed a lot of family info. He left out his oldest sister Isabelle and his younger brothers Charles and Gerald, renamed his older brother William Sweyn, and started a family tradition of giving sons the name Dennis as a middle name (his older brothers were William J. and Thomas N., not Sweyn D. and Tom D.) The Great Brain novels are set up like a series of short stories, in which Tom either defrauds people and then rationalizes it by saying it was to teach them a lesson, or solves a major community issue. The series consists of eight volumes (one of which was published posthumously). [two]

Dear ashley

Papa told Mamma he loved her the first time he saw her…had to abduct her in broad daylight and hide her in a water barrel to prevent her Mormon family from disapproving of the union. Papa adored Mamma; he married her four times…and the final service was read to him as he lay dying. The idea that “all religions are just windows of the same church” brought John Fitzgerald’s Catholic father and Mormon mother together in love.
This heartwarming tale of John’s adventurous family is packed with a cast of rollicking characters, including Evangelists, gamblers, gunmen, and Indians, and is based on memories of his early childhood. Papa Married a Mormon is the first in a series about John’s colorful family, and it fulfills a promise John made to his mother to show a true representation of the brave people in Mormon territory as he knew them.

W. H. Allen, London, 1956. Book. Very Nice. 1st Edition, hardcover. octavo crown (140 x 205mm). This is the first edition in the United Kingdom. Red cloth with gilt spine titling. Between pages 136 and 137, there is a portion of glossy-paper images. Just the spine is faded, and the boards and top edge are slightly soiling. western epics, 1972. First Printing As a result. Binding is unknown. Excellent. The dust jacket is missing, and the cover pages may have some writing on them. There are no notes on the pages. ThriftBooks.com: Spend less time reading and more time reading. The dust jacket has been removed. This is the first edition. As a result. Minor shelf and handling wear, but otherwise a clean, well-preserved copy with only minor signs of use. The boards are fading and… Continue reading
Hardcover, W.H. Allen, 1956. Excellent/Fair. The jacket is creased and chipped. foxing and marks on the pages. Clean, new, and presentable contents are maintained. The binding is in good condition. The first edition in the United Kingdom. [Sweden]. Our orders are delivered through tracked courier services.
January 1976, Western Epics Inc. The book is in hardcover. Cash/Good is a good combination. Hardboards with a textured finish and gold gilt lettering. Ground and edges are rubbed from general use. Corners are bumped and worn. Reader wear is visible on the pages. DJ has rubbing on the surface, edgewear, and a few edge tears. Pages that are free of dust. Binding is very tight. It’s possible that stock images won’t match the book exactly.