A children’s novel, written by Walter Pease in the 1940s-1950s, about a San Francisco mansion with a collection of rare books. I believe there are two children involved, and they try to save the books from the earthquake and fire.
I’m searching for a children’s book from the 1940’s or 50’s. I thought it was a Little Golden Book but I don’t think it is now. It was my mother’s favorite. It had a story about a woman taking care of children and I believe she took him into a candy store and there were stars on the ceiling. She broke off 1 of her fingers and turned it into a piece of candy for them to suck on. It’s very bizarre; I remember her reading it to me and she just loved it and I would like to know what this the title of it was so I can find it for her. She used to read me “Little orphan Annie came to our house to stay…” put a candle underneath her face and do this voice. It was wonderful and slightly creepy all at once. She owned a bookstore when I was little so I’ve been reading since I was 3; no TV or video games allowed, but as many books as we pleased, most of them children’s books over 100 years old. Lamb on Wheels; The Adventures of Frog and Toad; everything Mark Twain – I loved his short stories, especially the one with the devil. I was a slightly creepy child. I’m 48 and mom is 71. If you need any more details I’ll try and think of anything I can. Thank you!
It's a children's book, kind of big, maybe 8"x10", old, probably from the 60's or earlier. Hardcover. There is a lion on the front, I think the cover was pinkish. Multiple stories, one involving a lion that gave his hair to birds and lost it all, so they brought him leaves. I think another was about monkeys. I've been searching for years. Halp! 😀
The book was hardcover, dark blue, large (10″ x 7″) about 1″ thick. The characters in the story: Fritz, a workman who has restored a venerable steam locomotive, a boy who takes the locomotive on a trip across the United States.
The locomotive cannot stop, but can slow down for a variety of adventures, such as traveling through the New York subway, and rescuing people from a forest fire (perhaps inspired by the fire at Pestigo, WI). Upon return, Fritz announces that the “bearings are burned out,” and the final picture shows the locomotive’s diamond stack off to one side, and a deer’s skull and antlers on the wall.
This book was in my Grandmother’s home in Berkeley, California. I would have paded through it when I was six in 1949. I was overseas in the Army when she died. The house, and all the books, were sold.
Published in the 1940's about a girl who longs to fly away with the wild geese. . . and, finally, does. Small, beautifully illustrated children's book.
I’m looking for a book from my childhood (1940s) that had many little lessons of various kinds, for instance, one page was about “G,” who liked going fishing, swimming, etc., and felt left out when someone went “fishin’” or “swimmin.”
I had a wonderful children’s book (maybe from the 40’s??)
Hard cover, lighter green embossed cover. Larger dimensions than a regular book.
It was not very thick (maybe an inch or two??)
It was filled with fables, short stories, poems and nursery rhymes
I remember It included “Pandora’s box”, a poem about “who loved mother best” and “the land of counterpane” among many others
I lost it many years ago.
I would do love to know what it was called do I might try to find it again...
Hello. I’m looking for a children’s/ young adult novel I found in a school library in 1977. I thought of it then as an “older book,” so I’m guessing the publication date to be between 1945 and 1965. It’s historical fiction that takes place during Scotland in the Jacobite period. The main character is a teen girl who sometimes has visions via the “second sight,” a gift that allows her to help save the prince at the end. It’s not a Sally Watson book.