There is a children’s picture book that has the story of a family heirloom wedding dress that is passed on from one generation to the next and is eventually used to make a christening gown and a future generation turns the christening gown into a hanky.
The book I am looking for followed a young teenager/woman who gets a temporary job driving an older woman on a road trip around Ohio and/or Illinois. The older woman owns some shoe stores and she wants to stop by them before retiring, I believe. I recall the cover being black with rainbow cursive writing.
I don’t even remember how old I was when I read it. I’m thinking in the late 60’s or early 70’s. It was a paperback. A young boy nicknamed Metiek (I think) gets separated from his family during the Holocaust. I think, not completely sure, it was Warsaw Poland. He gets captured and thrown on a train to one of the concentration camps. He escapes the train and ends up back in Warsaw (?) on the streets and becomes very street wise. Later he is able to make it to New York City where some relatives are located, and ends up working in the garment district. He becomes successful, marries, she is an actress. They build a nice home, she goes on a vegetarian diet in order to get pregnant, is successful and they have several kids. They (wife and kids) die in a house fire. Metiek (don’t remember his real name) is alone. True Story, his biography. It had pictures in it.
This is a young adult (teen fiction) book that my wife is trying to find. It had a little girl and an old woman on the cover. The old woman had a French bull dog called Mr. Kunyatta (I am not sure of the spelling of that name).
The genre of the book was possibly a mystery.
I am looking for a children’s picture book I remember about a kid (can’t remember if male or female) who was so messy that all his stuff got up and left. I believe his toys left. His bed was tired of being unmade, so it walked out. I think eventually the whole house left. That’s about all I remember!
I’m delighted by this site and have a book that I’d enjoy seeing again. When I was in kindergarten in 1955, my favorite story was of a goose who decides to have a party for her friends. She cleans her house, and cooks and bakes up a storm. But no one shows up! Then she hears her friends chattering outside at the bus stop and learns that she forgot to invite them. They come in and enjoy her feast, so all ends well.
Obviously, this was a long time ago, so I don’t remember the name. Any one have a clue?