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Legacy Gets Her Come-Uppigs and Other Malapropisms

For this blog, you need to remember how BeakSpeak's Mixed-Up Chuck uses words that sound like what he means to say. It's true that mostly very young children do this, like toddlers to five-years-old, but, if you go online, you will find that a number of Statesmen have been guilty of malapropisms, as well. The… Continue reading Legacy Gets Her Come-Uppigs and Other Malapropisms

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Alvin

I left St. Agnes Academy after three years because I could no longer survive on only a nine month's salary, and I hated competing with teens for summer jobs. So, I took a job at Alvin High School teaching English and coaching junior varsity volleyball and track and field. I knew a good deal about… Continue reading Alvin

BeakSpeak, A Fable & Language Workbook by retired teacher & author Peggy Marceaux
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Do you plan for more books in this series?

This little book has taught me that an awful lot is involved in writing, publishing, and marketing a book, and I haven’t even done the brunt of the work, or started the marketing process yet. Though my publisher is guiding me through all of this, and I am eternally grateful for that, I’m still exhausted;… Continue reading Do you plan for more books in this series?

BeakSpeak, A Fable & Language Workbook by retired teacher & author Peggy Marceaux
Interview Questions

Were there any students that you had that inspired a character?

No. Only my chickens inspired my characters, and, truly, most were pleasant, passive fowl. The only ones I would have trouble with were Barred Rocks (which I never kept in my flocks long), after which I patterned All-the-Same Jayne. Besides Jayne, I patterned Short-Cut Sean after an Aracauna, Harriet-the-hair lip. I called her that because… Continue reading Were there any students that you had that inspired a character?

BeakSpeak, A Fable & Language Workbook by retired teacher & author Peggy Marceaux
Interview Questions

What was my favorite childhood book and why?

I don’t remember anyone reading me children’s book when I was a young girl. I’m sure someone must have, but, in my home, my father was too busy earning a living and since I was the oldest of five, my mother was too busy tending to my sister, Gail, who was three years younger than… Continue reading What was my favorite childhood book and why?