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The good neighbor : the life and work of Fred Rogers

Author: Maxwell King
Publisher: New York : Abrams Press, an imprint of ABRAMS, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Every weekday for decades, a kind man named Mister Rogers stepped through a door in his TV house, spoke directly into the camera while he changed from street clothes into a cardigan and sneakers, and sang, "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood." Offering unconditional love, this soft-spoken icon was a household name for tens of millions of children, as well as their parents who grew up with this friendly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Fred Rogers
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maxwell King
ISBN: 9781419727726 1419727729
OCLC Number: 1024140851
Description: 405 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: A beautiful day --
Freddy --
Breathing room --
College days --
Love and music --
Basic training --
The Children's Corner --
On-air ministry --
Dr. Margaret McFarland --
Toronto and the CBC --
The birth of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood --
The Pastore hearing --
Language and meaning --
Mister Rogers, boss and teacher --
Puppet world --
On hiatus --
He's back! --
Behind the scenes in the Neighborhood --
Fred Rogers, musician --
Mister Rogers's family values --
Fearless authenticity --
Swimming --
The legacy --
The end of the Neighborhood --
America's favorite neighbor --
Mister Rogers lives on --
Epilogue: A personal note on the importance of Fred Rogers.
Other Titles: Life and work of Fred Rogers
Responsibility: Maxwell King.


Drawing on original interviews, oral histories and archival documents, the author traces the iconic children's program host's personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work.  Read more...
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"Fred launched the ship that carried us all."--LeVar Burton "In King's [The Good Neighbor] ... the inimitable Mister Rogers becomes somehow even more enchanting. In addition to elegantly narrating Read more...

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