Mrs. Clohiggledy's Clutter

Children - General
74 Pages
Reviewed on 09/02/2016
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Author Biography

Geraldine Ryan-Lush is a triple-awarding-winning author of eleven books and numerous other works. Her Awards/Honours for her books include American Bookseller's Pick Of The Lists, Merit Magazine Studio Award, Alcuin Society Design Award, School Library Journal, N.Y. Review Pick and French language translation. She is also an accomplished poet, with a collection of poetry, "Once When I Wasn't Looking," on collection at major universities including New York University, University of South Carolina, University of Providence, Rhode Island, among others. Her books cross all genres from picture books to middle grade to young adult to adult, and are in schools and libraries worldwide. Mrs. Clohiggledy's Clutter is unique in that the illustrations are Geraldine's own cartooned photography, and the illustrations depicting Mrs. Clohiggledy are of the author herself! However, the book is by no means autobiographical! A major novel, "The Seashell's Lament , for adults, is being released by Black Rose Writing Press, U.S.A. on October 20th. Before becoming a full-time author, Geraldine was a classroom teacher, (B.A.)Ed. and print columnist. She was born and raised in St. Joseph's, S.M.B. Newfoundland and now resides in St. John's. Her mantra for her literary obsession in reading and writing states: "A Book A Day, A Great Way To Play!" Happy reading and writing!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite

Mrs. Clohiggledy was a stylish older woman who always wore vibrant colored clothing with earrings to match. She could be seen driving a Kia hybrid, but no one except her neighbors knew that she was a hoarder. In Mrs. Clohiggledy’s Clutter: The Story of a Hoarder, Geraldine Ryan-Lush takes you into the life of Mrs. Clohiggledy who has a passion for things - from Waterford crystal and Wedgwood to Imperial Glass Candlewick. Even though she was a hoarder, she always wanted more. Mrs. Clohiggledy’s Clutter provides a colorful illustration of how life's challenges and changes influenced Mrs. Clohiggledy’s clutter greatly. One day at an auction, she meets a man from Down Under and everything changes.

In reading Mrs. Clohiggledy’s Clutter, one finds that hoarding is no longer an unusual behavior pattern but instead a form of normalcy. The colorful photos provide a picturesque look into the story and offer an interesting appeal to the life of hoarding. The storyline was more acceptable because normally the life of a hoarder doesn't flow well. Hoarding has been said to affect the mental state, but in Mrs. Clohiggledy’s Clutter, Mrs. Clohiggledy fared well. If you are interested in a book that can give you a colorful glimpse into the world of a hoarder, you may enjoy Mrs. Clohiggledy’s Clutter: The Story of a Hoarder by Geraldine Ryan-Lush.