Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Not All Stuff is Bad Stuff
Right. What was I saying about stuff? Here's a lovely stack of books that my mother left off for me today. She actually had some of these slated for the library sale until I snagged them.
I love books for making subtle or not so subtle decorating statements around the house.
This little one I put in my window arrangement for the sweet graphics of children fishing. I don't remember ever reading it.
This book I remember loving. L.o.v.i.n.g. My mother and grandmother loved it before me.
Let's see if we can discover why...
Ahhh, yes! Great pictures and
great text. I've never read a better-written truncated summary of King Henry VIII since.
Catch me in four years when I may be offering some of these fun graphics. Blast that 100 year rule! (Edited to Add: Math... the bane of my existence.)
So do you have a favorite childhood book that was your mother's and her mother's?
Edited to Add: Kristi at Thoughts from Thicket House graciously provided *this online site* for the book. Who knew? You can see the wonderful illustrations in much better detail. While the authors are different, it appears to be the same pictures and the same stories (on further review...not quite, but very close). I'm not sure what that mystery is about. My book is written by Charles Morris. This site says it was written by E. Nesbit. Please note that illustrations may be copied from that site. Yay!