298M: A collection with “Many Moons”

Hello! The book I am thinking of could *possibly* be a school book, it was hard cover, and grey-blue in color. It had “Many Moons”, by James Thurber, the last story was by, I believe, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and there was a story about a toy maker making wooden animals for a farm set. The lights went out and he painted all the animals the ‘wrong’ colors and was very upset until someone told him they were even better that way.

I would love to find this collection of stories again!



4 thoughts on “298M: A collection with “Many Moons”

  1. The only anthology I find in WorldCat with both “Many Moons” and a Wilder story is this large anthology (the Wilder is not one of the last stories, however):

    Title: The World treasury of children’s literature :
    book three /
    Author(s): Fadiman, Clifton,; 1904-1999, ; selector,; commentator.
    Morrill, Leslie H., ; illustrator.
    Publication: Boston : Little, Brown and Company,
    Year: 1985, ©1985
    Description: 634 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
    Language: English
    Contents: As I was laying on the green; Little Willie; Willie the poisoner; Sister Nell; I raised a great hullabaloo; The donkey / Anonymous — Little house in the big woods / Laura Ingalls Wilder — AEIOU / Jonathan Swift — Bartek the doctor / Maia Wojciechowska — Opposites / Richard Wilbur — Laughing gas / P.L. Travers — Eat-it-all Elaine / Kaye Starbird — Many moons / James Thurber / [snipped]

    • Hello! Thank you! I’ve seen that one and I would think it’s it except I can’t find the story about the toymaker! Which is making me think I am getting multiple books confused into one. I will check out other editions of this Treasury then……thank you!

  2. I know the story about the toy maker. It’s called “The Talk of the Town” and it appeared in a grade school reader titled More Fun With Our Friends. It was published in 1962 by Scott, Foresman and Company. Hope this helps!

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