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"She was scrubbing furiously at a line of grease spots which led from the stove towards the door to the dining-room. That was where Henry had held the platter tilted as he carried the steak in yesterday. And yet if she had warned him once about that, she had a thousand times!" -- Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Dorothy Canfield Fisher (February 17, 1879 — November 9, 1958) was an educational reformer, social activist, and best-selling American author in the early decades of the twentieth century. She was named by Eleanor Roosevelt as one of the ten most influential women in the United States. Dorothy Canfield brought the Montessori method of child-rearing to the United States, presided over the country's first adult education program, and shaped literary tastes by serving as a member of the Book-of-the-Month Club selection committee from 1925 to 1951.

Her best-known work today is probably Understood Betsy, a children's book about a little orphaned girl who is sent to live with her cousins in Vermont. Though the book can be read purely for pleasure, it also describes a schoolhouse which is run much in the style of the Montessori method, for which Canfield was one of the first and most vocal advocates. Dorothy Canfield wrote an adult novel, The Home-Maker (1924), which was reprinted by Persephone Books in 1999.

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Total Books: 174
The HomeMaker
2023 - The Homemaker (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781773239811
ISBN-10: 1773239813
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Understood Betsy
2020 - Understood Betsy [Chinese Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789570487367
ISBN-10: 9570487364
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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The Home Maker
2010 - The Home Maker (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781162641508
ISBN-10: 1162641509
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Roughhewn
2010 - Roughhewn (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781171737384
ISBN-10: 1171737386
Genre: History
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A Montessori Mother
2010 - A Montessori Mother [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781440051692
ISBN-10: 1440051690
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The SquirrelCage
2010 - The Squirrelcage (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781153778329
ISBN-10: 1153778327
Genres: History, Teen & Young Adult
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What Shall We Do Now Over Five Hundred Games and Pastimes a Book of Suggestions for Children's Games and Employments
The Montessori Manual in Which Dr Montessori's Teachings and Educational Occupations Are Arranged in Practical Exercises or Lessons for the
The Bent Twig
2010 - The Bent Twig (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142140571
ISBN-10: 1142140571
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Elementary Composition
2010 - Elementary Composition (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781142335793
ISBN-10: 1142335798
Genre: Reference
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The Brimming Cup
2010 - The Brimming Cup (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781143147623
ISBN-10: 1143147626
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Fellow Captains
2010 - Fellow Captains (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781141791620
ISBN-10: 1141791625
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SelfReliance A Practical and Informal Discussion of Methods of Teaching SelfReliance Initiative and Responsibility to Modern Children
Home Fires in France By Dorothy Canfield
2010 - Home Fires in France By Dorothy Canfield (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781141890712
ISBN-10: 1141890712
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A Fair World for All The Meaning of the Declaration of Human Rights
2010 - A Fair World for All the Meaning of the Declaration of Human Rights (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781152460560
ISBN-10: 1152460560
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The Real Motive
2009 - The Real Motive (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151222763
ISBN-10: 1151222763
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The Day of Glory
2009 - The Day of Glory (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151371904
ISBN-10: 1151371904
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Mothers and Children
2009 - Mothers and Children (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781150082382
ISBN-10: 1150082380
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Corneille and Racine in England a study of the English translations of the two Corneilles and Racine
Home Fires in France
2009 - Home Fires in France (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780217930659
ISBN-10: 0217930654
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Corneille and Racine in England
2009 - Corneille and Racine in England (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780217701839
ISBN-10: 0217701833
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1999 - Understood Betsy [Hardscrabble Books] (Paperback)
1996 - Seasoned Timber [Hardscrabble Books] (Paperback)
1991 - The Squirrel Cage [Classic Books on Cassettes Collection - UNABRIDGED] (Audio Cassette)
1964 - L5 Our Ind Constit [Landmark Books] (Hardcover)
Her Son's Wife [Virago Modern Classics] (Paperback)
Four Square [Short Story Index Reprint Ser.] (Hardcover)