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Parish, Peggy.
New York : HarperCollins, 1992
IL K-3, RL 2.5
ISBN 0060201878
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My name is Amelia Bedelia. Yes, Iím aware that my name rhymes. Recently, I have been hired as a maid for the Rogers family. I am so excited to start. My first day, the Rogers family left me a list of chores to do while they are away. Iím beginning to wonder if I should have ever accepted this job. They are strange people. They asked me to dust the living room. So, I sprinkled dust in the living room. I thought it looked nicer before, but hey, that was on the list of chores. They also wanted me to put out the lights. I donít know why you would want your light bulbs outside, but thatís what the list of chores said, so I hung them on the clothesline outside. Another strange request; draw the drapes when the sun comes in. Once the sun came through the windows, I drew the drapes on a piece of paper. I donít know what good that will do? I did make them a pie while I finished my chores. When the Rogers family arrived home, they were not happy at all. I did everything the list said, but they werenít satisfied. Like I said, they are a strange family. They did enjoy my pie, though! I wonder what theyíll ask me to do next time?  (Emily Hamstra,, college student)
SUBJECTS:     Amelia-Bedelia (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
                        Humorous stories.
                        Readers (Elementary)

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