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Children's book cover

As Cait's thread about children's book was so enthusiastically received, I thought I'd put up a picture of a cover of a children's book from my own collection once a week or so and see if it brought back any memories.

Did you ever read this one?

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First published 1938.

Garnet, aged nine and a half, finds a silver thimble in the river and has an interesting summer.

I must have read this first when I was about the same age as Garnet. From it I learned what 'bangs' were (a fringe) and other American words. My favourite bit was the story the old lady tells Garnet and Citronella about the indians coming into the house to warm by the fire when she was a little girl.... and leaving moccasins as a gift.

Posted at 28th Apr 2008 - 02:00PM   Posted by Faith   Children's book cover Comments: 4

Westerwitch's Avatar No not one I have read . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 28th Apr 2008 at 02:22PM

Milla's Avatar YES!! And I have it here, but can't do a photo. Mine's a paperback with a drawing by Shirley Hughes of a little girl in dungarees but a white top, and sitting with the pig on her knee. I also have The 4-Storey Mistake and Then There Were 5. Both the latter 2 have strange drawings done by me on the inside front cover and examples of my signature which I practised for ages.

Posted by: Milla on 28th Apr 2008 at 02:31PM

Cait's Avatar Thanks Faith, I've not seen that.
I wonder if she is related to Anne Enright?

Posted by: Cait on 28th Apr 2008 at 06:25PM

Camilla's Avatar Thank you Faith, I have not read that one.


Posted by: Camilla on 28th Apr 2008 at 09:39PM

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