I am looking for a children’s chapter book from the late 70s or early 80’s. It was about a girl who gets sent to stay with a strange lady. The girl thinks she is a witch, but it turns out some other lady is jealous of her and was placing spells on her. I remember a scary scene when the girl is forced to drive the car to save her but the evil woman is in the back seat…
Ya fiction series with a horse, rich girl has an accident and can't ride. Her rich grandmother buys her a brand new Datsun (car), so she's at least 16 or 17, set in the 70s or 80s, published during that period. I think she was nasty to a few girls and tries to make up for it after the accident. I think she may have been in a coma. Her boyfriend might have cheated as well. I think it had a yellow cover with the old style oval centre that contained the image. I think she had a rich sounding name, Courtney or something but I'm not 100% on that. The horse accident was bad and she desperately loved her horse but was too afraid to ride it. I read this series in the late 80s, early 90s, but my sister threw them out before I could finish them. I never forgave my sister, who dares throw out a book? The books were paperback, they had maybe 100 to 150 pages, so not very thick. From the content, I think they were targeted towards ages 16 and up. I think the girl went to college as well. Her grandmother was some type of business woman.
I had a very favorite book which was either from the 60’s or early 70’s. I was born in 1962, so I’m leaning towards the 60’s but I could be wrong.
I could have sworn the title was “It’s My Room”. I have no idea who the author was, illustrator etc. I might even be off on the title, but for some reason it sure rings a bell with me.
The book was about two sisters who shared a bedroom. They were best friends until they weren’t. Then they decided the only way to fix the problem was to split the room in two.
They did this right down the middle with tape or something like that. One sister got to have the window to look out to see what was going on outside. She thought she had the best deal, until the other sister left the room through the door…which the other sister would have to cross the line in order to leave the room. She stayed in the room but realized her mistake. Pretty soon, they become friends again and she could leave the room with her sister and all is well with the world.
I particularly loved this book because I grew up with many siblings and always shared a room and only dreamed of having my own room. (Probably why my Mom bought this for me.)
I hope you can locate this book/title for me. I would so appreciate it! I have tried on my own and have not come up with anything, however I remember it vividly.
I believe there was a YA book of ironic stories that I read between 1979-1983. Story I’m looking for: A teenage boy discovers a mermaid living in a pond at the bottom of a quarry. She never breaks the surface of the water, but looks beautiful underneath it. The quarry will soon be dynamited and caved in, so he decides to save her and move her to another pond. When he does capture her, with much difficulty, she is a hideous monster (the water had distorted her features) that nearly kills him. He lets her stay in the pond. The next day the quarry is dynamited and she is buried under the rubble. Have asked for years on every search site I could find. Please help! Thank you!
Young Adult book on library shelves in late ’60’s early ’70’s. Has an old-fashioned feel. Girl (first name starts with an M?) is slightly awkward, gets to date a boy she likes. She overhears girls mocking her for wearing too much face powder. Her yearbook quote was, “her voice was ever soft, gentle and low, an excellent thing in a woman”. Good ending.
Looking for a Young Adult book on library shelves in the late ’60’s or early ’70’s. Julie wants to go steady, but her mother (Cassandra) does not think that she is ready. Set in a part of the country where there is snow. Julie is a cheerleader. Somebody tightens the fit of the uniform sweater and gets in trouble. Julie wants to wear her mother’s star-shaped brooch. At the end, Julie gets to go steady and wears the brooch.
Hello, I’m looking for a children’s book, or possibly young adult book, about a male ghost. It is a chapter book. I was born in 1973, and I am guessing I read this book between the ages of 8 and 12. The main character was a girl, and a male ghost befriends her. I *think* this happens after she moves to a new area, and I feel like her family becomes concerned about her. This is all that I remember.
The book I’m seeking would have been published no later than the summer of 1981, which is when I read it. Most likely it was published in the mid- to late seventies. It was a large hardback anthology of horror stories for children. It contained a number of tales by Poe as well as an abridged and rewritten version of Stoker’s “Dracula,” which took up a big chunk of the entire volume. (The Poe stories may have been rewritten too; I don’t recall.) It was illustrated with black and white art throughout, and my memory tells me that the monochrome art was accented with at least one spot color: green or purple. It may even have been both green *and* purple. Anyone remember this book?
I purchased this book in the late 1970s or early 1980s. It was about a girl who started out very poor, but whose father somehow struck it rich (gold?). I don’t seem to remember a mother. The MC made friends with a girl who was from a proper family. Maybe they met at boarding school. The MC fell in love with the friend’s brother but it was always intimated that she might be too “new money” to be suitable for him. The MC also befriended a colorful actress named, Florie or Flossie. Her advice was to be flashy and I seem to remember the phrase “plenty of ooh la la”. But gradually the MC realized that the actress might be a bit gauche. One main struggle was the MC trying to seem well-bred and not like new, flashy money. I remember scenes of the MC being fitted for and purchasing new, elegant clothes.