I have been searching for a book(s) written during/after WW 2.
Main character: Kandy Cane/Kandy Kane
Boy friend: I believe was Peter
Author: I think started with an L(an). The books were in the middle of the stacks.
It was a series – followed a group of kids through young adult hood.
The book I am looking for is a series. I grew up in Australia and while I cannot be sure, I think the author was Australian (possibly even female). The story is about three children or young teenagers. They live in the future where the world is too hot by day for anyone to be active, so they now sleep by day and live by night. The children have to go beyond their village or camp for some reason and they end up crossing vast land in search of something. I believe there were three books in the series, although it may have been more. I remember thinking it was interesting that everyone lived by night, with the light of the fire. The elders were respected. It was almost as though humans had to resort to the way of life before modern civilization. I think they have found a lost city on their adventure.
I have been trying for a really long time to find this book series. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I’m searching for the title/author/copies of a multi-volume series about a Jewish family in the jewelry business in Eastern Europe – though I vaguely recall that the series might have started with a middle eastern trader – maybe. The series ended with WWII – I think. Maybe in Vienna? I feel like I read these in the 1980s – in paperback. So they were probably published earlier than that. I liked the series so much – but now I can’t remember anything more about them.
1950s (or earlier) Canadian series about a family.
My mother is looking for a series she read in the 50s but she doesn’t know whether it was published for her generation (born in the 40s) or the books were from her mother’s childhood. They seemed pretty contemporary however. She grew up in Canada and the books were all set in Canada.
The main characters were a boy and a girl, possibly twins. There may have been additional siblings. They moved a lot and each book took place in a new town, much like Little House. Their father may have worked for the government. Or possibly he just was sent many places and they regularly visited him.
One book took place in a logging camp with lumberjacks. In another, they moved to Montreal and dealt with the language barrier, being English-speaking. She particularly remembers them having trouble figuring out the French labels for hot and cold on bathroom sink faucets.
This story involved red and green apothecary jars in the window of a store, with different magical potions in each. Two or three inquisitive children who get involved with magic. I learned the word “widdershins” in reading this book. It may have been one of a series, possibly British. I read it/them in the early ’60s.
We’re trying to find a story in the 1950s series “Through Golden Windows” about a boy who can fly. My husband recollects a story about this in this series but we can’t find what volume.
1970s children’s sci-fi book series. It was about a small group of space explorers, one of which was a woman who had “supersight” and a small blob pet which communicated from a tiny ticker tape box on it.
1960s or 70s sci-fi children’s book series. It was about a space-faring duo patrolling the stars in a tiny two-man bubble-craft similar to the “Enterprise”, they encounter a ship called the “Pointspeed.”
I am looking for a boxed set of wonderfully illustrated fairy tales from the 1970s.
This was given to me in 1974 or 1975 by my grandparents.
The books were huge, maybe 11×14, and contained 3-4 stories in each. The set must have had at least 10-12 books. They were covered in a hard cloth-cardboard, thin, no more than a half-inch thick, and in pastel colors of blue, pink, yellow, orange.
There was a distinctive, oblong sun logo or emblem on each book but not sure if that was the publisher’s. They may have been from Reader’s Digest or Random House. I think they were mail order.
The stories I remember were Sleeping Beauty, Thumbelina (this was my favorite because of a sweet picture of Thumbelina nursing the Bird), The Brave Tin Soldier though there were many, many more. I think it was a mix of authors, not just one.
The last time I had the set was in 1992 in Ithaca, NY.