Looking for a young adult romance series, published circa 1950-1965. Young women find love in various times and places: the Netherlands, roundheads and cavaliers in England, and more. Very innocent. I remember the phrase "throw the handkerchief" as a proposal.
I used to read it to my kids, maybe 10 years ago. It’s a story of a boy who shrinks himself down to go into his own ear and see how memories work. He meets lots of different characters as if he is in a factory. Ultimately after all the process, all his thoughts and memories are dumped in a giant pile in his head. Finally he finds (remembers) what his mom told him when he finds a red letter in the pile. It was beautifully illustrated and really funny. I think the boys name was Max last name seemed to be Mc-something, McGinty? Please tell me someone can assist! Thank you in advance!!
The book I am trying to find is called: “NEW SYSTEM”. The main character’s name is PAGE (not sure of spelling)
It was published in the 1930’s or early 40’s – it’s WWII, or before America enters the war- but nothing is mentioned of the war at all so it might be before it starts in Europe.
It’s a girl’s coming of age story, pre-WWII. She gets a newfangled “perm”. She is an artist. Her brother gets engaged, and she helps her family put on a bridal shower.
She has a sharkskin bathing suit. She just graduated from high school and is deciding on college. She is trying to get organized and has a journal, and is writing about her “New System” of organizing her life.
No idea who the author is. Picture on the book jacket is a girl’s face with 1930’s -40’s hair style.
I had this book when I was about 12- loved it.
There is a white cat, and a man drinks coffee or tea, leaves for work and forgets his umbrella. Minimalist art style (e. g. cat only has whiskers, man has no facial detail). Published before 1996.
I am trying to find a book that I think is by Charlotte Zolotow. It’s about a young girl looking out of her window at a rain storm. The water rushes down the gutters and down the street and the child is watching and listening to the sounds.
Looking for a fantasy series where gnomes, elves, humans and dwarves must band together. The fantasy series has gnomes who raise an ancient evil. A wizard is trying to become king. Humans, elves, dwarves & gnomes band together. A young gnome woman finds a dog that she thinks is a wolf, so she names it Wolf. The wizards have some magic plant that makes people work harder. Elves and dwarves are set to invade the gnome tunnels.
I am very sure the book I am searching for is called BLUE MONDAY. It’s about a group of adults that took a certain drug in their student days that was beginning to affect them years later and turning them into killers. The cover is a photo of a bald headed man with a maniacal laugh and a big knife in his hand. It was published and released in the the 1970s.
I believe this was a book that had a few different stories, but there is one in particular I am remembering vividly. The characters were anthropomorphic animals I THINK. The story I remember clearly is a little vampire/Dracula with a toothache. He has one of those handkerchiefs tied around his head and his fangs are very big. He doesn't want to go to dentist but eventually he knows he has to. So he does and sees its not a big deal! PLEASE Help! I feel like I'm making this up but I remember the illustrations so clearly!
Purchased between 1994-1998 in Ohio (maybe school book fair?). It is a small, paperback, children’s picture book. A young raccoon is at a park (maybe with his mom) and there are leftovers from a picnic. He tries to get an olive out of a jar, but it results in a “monkey trap” situation. I think people start coming his way and he realizes he must let go of the olive to get free. He lets go of the olive and scurries away to safety.
- Young adult fiction
- Part of a series
- Dark retelling of classic fairy tales
- Checked out from my local library between 1999-2008
- Around the same time I read “Just Ella” by Margaret Peterson Haddix, and this would have been around the same time period and genre. This could even be written by her as well.