POPULAR EDUCATOR (#47, Second Year, 1940) SO BIG - EDNA FERBER
THE POPULAR EDUCATOR
No. 47, Second Year, 1940.
764 Digests of the World's Great Books in 53 Weekly Issues. Published by the National Educational Alliance, Inc.
SO BIG - EDNA FERBER
A 1924 novel, by Edna Ferber, was inspired by the life of Antje Paarlberg in the Dutch community of South Holland, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. The story follows the life of a young woman, Selina Peake De Jong, who decides to be a school teacher in farming country. During her stay on the Pool family farm, she encourages the young Roelf Pool to follow his interests, which include art. She nicknames her child "So Big," from the common question and answer "How big is baby?" "So-o-o-o big!" It won the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1925. The 1932 film adaptation, featured an ensemble cast led by Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent and Bette Davis.
Nice condition with light cover wear & clean pages. Just over 8-1/4 x 5-1/2. About 90 pages. Illustrated. Classic Americana literary journal.