This book was published between 1980 and 1985 and has beautiful illustrations.The girl visits her grandma or aunt and looks in her attic at a phonograph and old stuff. She chases a frog through the rain and puddles with a neighbor boy she befriends. Also, I think she goes sledding or ice skating, and then takes a warm bath. So I guess she’s staying with her grandma for a long time – maybe a year. You see her experiences through the seasons.
I am looking for a Children’s book from the late 80’s/early 90’s about a duck learning about clouds. I think it may have had a duck in rain bots/jacket on the cover. It went through all of the different cloud types and the weather associated with each.
I’m looking for a fantasy book I read in the 80’s or 90’s. I believe the author was a woman. The story was about a man that is pulled into a fantasy world by a broken down cripple, to impersonate a guy that disappeared. There’s a stone that’s embedded into his skin, with memories. He has to convince an old wizard, and a beautiful woman. He also has to confront a bad guy. In the end, it’s revealed that the broken down guy is the missing guy, and that he was corrupted and broken by the evil guy.
The book I am looking for I believe was written in the late 70’s early 80’s. It had purple hard cover and I think it was about a witch on a hill? The images were mostly black silhouettes.
I read this book sometime in the 80-84 time frame, possibly slightly earlier and no later than 1985.
I only recall that a boy was living in a village and he was training at various occupations – mining chalk (?) possibly from some chalk downs, studying astronomy and such things.
He at some point runs away or gets away and falls into some sort of underground crypt where he encounters the remains of some warrior lying there with a green stone axe on its chest.
He takes the axe….and that’s the last I remember.
Novel about hillbilly-type farm family talked into turning farm into guest farm. Grandpa has apparent narcolepsy and ends up passes out anywhere and everywhere. A visiting couple finds watching cows being butchered erotic. I remember describing wallpaper of old magazines and newspapers because so poor. Read around late 1980s to mid 1990s?
Pre 1970, fairly large format, color illustrated (vintage style) children’s book of fairy tales/nursery rhymes contains a story with an old woman baking a cake for a young male. Cake has prominent tubular peaks covering the surface. I think the illustration was on a left-hand page.
A young adult novel with an early-teen female protagonist. Some sort of a murder, perhaps an elderly neighbor. I vaguely recall a police sketch of the killer (a man with glasses). The killer turns out to be a member of the family (or close acquaintance), and I vaguely recall lots of people milling around during the final scene while the young girl frantically tries to identify the killer from amongst the guests (like lots of people visiting for a festivity, possibly even the wake). She finally identifies him and ends up scaling a crab in the apple tree to get away before he is finally stopped. It’s possible she witnessed the murder from this same tree.
This book starts off with the facts that all the superheroes are dead but Peter Pan is alive and so is the unknown hero of the book. I think the book was out in the 70’s or 80’s. It was a comedy. Is there any idea the name of it?