It’s an elementary school textbook in which a story is about a Nightmare. Probably from the 1950’s to 1963.
A picture book of clams at the beach wearing red and white striped stockings. Probably from the 1950’s to 1963.
The German Woodcutter – all I recall is that he went into the forest to cut wood. I have a vague memory of black silhouettes at the beginning of the book or each chapter. Probably from the 1950’s to 1963.
This book came into my hands in 1972, so it’s probably from 1960s (or possibly late 1950’s). The heroine is smart and has been accepted to university, but needs to make money over the summer. She agrees to take care of her fraternal-twin cousins (one of whom is named “Gaylord” and hates the name) as the family travels to the Continent. Definitely some beautiful descriptions of Lake Como. The beautiful elder sister of the cousins is meant to be getting engaged to some solid English prospect but has actually fallen in love with an “unsuitable” yet charming Italian. Our heroine ends up meeting the suitable prospect and sparks fly. His name is Timothy and/or he’s the heir to a tin mine (might have made up one of those because it sounds like the other). The ending is that they’re both going to the same university in the fall and presumably their romance will be continued/completed then. Oh and the twins come around in the end, too. I was most fascinated by the beginning, though, which is an account of her figuring out with her mum how to sew a respectable wardrobe for the summer with very little money.
I was born in 1963. Some time prior, probably 1960-63, my Mom read a book with a protagonist named Paige. She can’t remember the title or author and she thinks the protagonist may have been male. She named me Paige because of that book.
If you can find the book, I’d like to get a copy. My Mom read constantly, her entire life, so it was probably a book published in that time period.
Trying to find a picture book about that my mother read as a child in the 1960s. A lost baby duck called Patapon. Patapon’s family go to search and at the end of each picture page the mother duck says, “Patapon is lost and we’re lost too. ” Patapon is found after escaping from a corn field that machinery was harvesting.
When I was a child in the 80s, there was an old picture book at the public library. It had no text, but it took place in a kind of fairy tale castle on some other planet. If I remember correctly, each scene followed two children as they explored the castle. They may have been following a piece of yarn that eventually led them to where their mother sat knitting in one of the castle rooms or towers. There may have been a sort of robotic-looking cat playing with the yarn at some point. I remember the artwork as being full color paintings like you find with 1960s scifi book covers or movie posters.
I recall a book where the main character draws a map of her current location. I first thought it was Harriet the Spy but know think it may have been a different book. Perhaps the child was moved to a new environment…
I’m after a 1950/60 American children’s book of short stories. Hard cover with a bit of a religious bent. Featured Afro American people in some stories. All heavy on doing the right thing and hugely moralistic. One story was about a gardener potting up plants and another was about Johnny Appleseed spreading apple seeds across the USA.
Hope you can help. Thank you.
Hi, I’m searching for the name of a series of children’s books I read in the 1960s and 1970s. I don’t remember much about them except that all the characters were animals
and they had alliterated names. There was a firefly in the books. The coverwas very cute. These books gave me a lifelong love of reading. I was in grade 5 at the time, going to school in Hull, Quebec, Canada. The books were in English. Unfortunately that’s all I remember.