"We Were Five:" the Dionne Quintuplets' Story From Birth Through Girlhood to Womanhood

We Were Five the Dionne Quintuplets Story From Birth Through Girlhood to Womanhood None

  • Title: "We Were Five:" the Dionne Quintuplets' Story From Birth Through Girlhood to Womanhood
  • Author: James Brough
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 256
  • Format: hardcover
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    • "We Were Five:" the Dionne Quintuplets' Story From Birth Through Girlhood to Womanhood By James Brough
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      Published :2019-05-26T12:14:15+00:00

    2 thoughts on “"We Were Five:" the Dionne Quintuplets' Story From Birth Through Girlhood to Womanhood

    1. James Brough Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the "We Were Five:" the Dionne Quintuplets' Story From Birth Through Girlhood to Womanhood book, this is one of the most wanted James Brough author readers around the world.

    2. How could such a unique story be told from any better viewpoint than their own? I call it required reading for anyone interested in their story, if you're able to find a copy to read. I personally have hung on to the used copy I found back in 1985. I hope someday someone writes another comprehensive biography of the Dionnes, especially as this book leaves off in 1964. There was more to their story than was written of then, as well as the tumultuous lives they lived afterwards.

    3. For some reason I previously thought the Dionne quintuplets were born to some minor royalty in Argentina However, they were born to Canadian dirt poor farmers. Their lavish nursery and extensive staff had been provided by the government as they were made wards of the state after their desperate father gave serious consideration to exhibiting them for profit. Oddly enough, the government themselves came up with ways to exhibit and profit from the quintuplets existence, putting the money garnered [...]

    4. one of the books i was inspired to read after reading out of the dust. (theres a quick mentions of the quints birth). hard to believe the life these girls had, how their mother was able to keep having babies, and how much better their life truly should have been.

    5. I remember the Dionne Quintuplets from my childhood. Although the initial excitement had died down, I remember occasional pictures of them as they were growing up, and I remember when Emilie died. But over the years they seemed to fade out of existence.Of course, once in a while their story surfaces - especially in antique shops where Dionne Quintuplet memorabilia still sells - photos, coloring books, paper dolls, etc. And then recently I read Louise Penny's "How the Light Gets In" which feature [...]

    6. This book was all right. I was interested in the story, having read a short news story earlier. I have to say the book itself didn't really grab my attention, though, and I skimmed large parts of it.

    7. Was ok. The story of the Dionne Quintuplets is intriguing, however I could not "get into" this book. Made it through to the end, but not with much enthusiasm.

    8. Very well-written, engaging, and thorough--and what better way to read about the Dionne quintuplets than through their own eyes? I had to get this book through an inter-library loan because it's very hard to come by. (As is any book on the quintuplets, and that in itself is fascinating--that something in the news for decades is forgotten now.) I looked this book up after reading an essay by Maurice Sendak in which he recalled how important the Dionnes were to people during the depression, like f [...]

    9. This book was very enlightening and sad in many respects. I wasn't old enough to remember when the quints were very popular. I saw a movie short on TV recently showing the hundreds of thousands of visitors that came to watch them play in the backyard when they were babies. Stunning. my husband and I stumbled onto this book at a flea market shortly after that so i was intrigued to learn more. a funny passage was the description of their mom explaining the birds and the bees "she sat herself in a [...]

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