WHEN I GREW UP LONG AGO by Alvin--Ed. Schwartz

WHEN I GREW UP LONG AGO

By
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

No Tomfoolery or Whoppers here: Schwartz has interviewed 156 folks who grew up in the years 1890-1914 and has organized their memories into small chapters on foods, clothes, school, holiday celebrations, even kissing games. These are the people who remember when a bike was called a wheel, when Halley's comet hung in the sky for two weeks, and when plumbing moved indoors. The information is most accessible when the memories are graphic--melodrama plots linger for years, no survivors forgot the San Francisco earthquake--and readers will find out less about transportation than about favorite songs, home remedies, or first work experiences. But this has an easygoing rhythm and a certain page-turning appeal for those who appreciate old autograph-book rhymes or want to make an alder whistle.

Pub Date: Oct. 25th, 1978
Publisher: Lippincott