Sep 102018
 

Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph or two of a book that I’m reading or plan to read soon

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The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King

1.
Freddy

Nancy Mcfeely Rogers had come back to her parents’ house in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, forty miles southeast of Pittsburgh, just before Fred Rogers was born. She wanted to be sure that she would have as much help and support as possible for what might be a hard delivery. Nancy’s first baby was coming two and a half years after her marriage to James Hillis Rogers, a handsome, dark-haired young man who had finished his engineering studies at Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pittsburgh. Jim Rogers and his young bride, also dark-haired and attractive, made a striking couple in this small but growing industrial city in western Pennsylvania in the mid-1920’s.

  22 Responses to “First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros:
The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers
by Maxwell King”

  1. A really worthwhile book!

  2. I’ve been curious about this book. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This takes me back many decades. Mr. Rogers was a part of our schedule when my three were little people. We all loved him. The first paragraph didn’t blow me away, but I want to read this one anyway.

  4. I too have been curious about this book.

  5. I’m glad that Mr. Rogers has been getting acclaim these days. He was a big favorite at our house.

  6. My kids loved this show in the early 80s, me not so much. I know he was super popular and made an impact on the lives of many kids. My daughter, who is now in her 40s and I were just discussing him and the show.

    I hope you enjoy this one.

  7. This makes me nostalgic. Great choice. Hope it’s a good book.

  8. I’m British and have to sound silly when I say I’ve honestly not heard of him… But his book sounds very interesting, and from what I read in the comments, he is well loved. 🙂

  9. Such a wise and gentle man. The world is a better place for having had Fred Rogers in it.

  10. I learned so much from watching Mr. Roger’s. Maybe I will try to read this book when I take my review hiatus in December.

  11. Mr. Rogers was one of the few shows I watched when I was little and I loved it so much and the Mr. Roger’s approved Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood was one of the Tornado’s favorite shows for years so I’m both really excited and terrified for this book! I like the beginning.

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