The book was somewhat thin, but large 14 by 10? She's the One! Is that the book? I'll look around my parents' house for you if it is Eleanor Estes, The Witch Family.
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Do Amy and Clarissa sound familiar? The story goes that one of their mothers told them stories that always began ''One day, old witch'' and the girls would draw pictures that would come true. I read this one in the 70ss. I don't remember this particular story but there were many in there and I only read a few. I can't remember any of the exact stories, unfortunately. Concerning unsolved mystery A53, I ran across a children's story called The Snooks Family in a listserv to which I subscribe.
My photocopy says From Tales of Ebony by Harcourt Williams Putnam, London " I also read a version of this on the Storytelling list, so it may be one of those often re-told stories with many variations. I've taken the liberty of making some little changes of my own. He was born in and died in There are many films in which Harcourt Williams played minor roles. Preface reads in part 'This book originated in a series of little reading lessons prepared for the first grade pupils in the Santa Rosa California public schools The spirit of the book may be illustrated by referring to the roast turkey in the story of The Little Match Girl.
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The story was told as dear old Hans Christian Anderson gave it to the little German children fifty years ago Maybe you are looking for the Junior Classic, they are a set of 10 books, each with a different subject matter, the first one is Fairy and Wonder Tales. First Published in , and compiled by William Patten, there are many later editions as well. Hope this helps! Wynken, Blynken and Nod is by Eugene Field.
Neither Robinson or Parrish really did wispy pastels, though. It was illustrated by Garth Williams, and had many wonderful coloured illustrations. The stories included one about Georgie, a little ghost, and there were also lots of poems including the battle between the gingham dog and the calico cat. Does this ring any bells with the inquirer? Olive Beaupre Miller ed.
There are various printings, but the edition I grew up on is, indeed, bound in blue, and "wispy pastels" is a fine description of the illustrative style. It dates from the 30's or 40's. It is presented over four pages with very large elaborate pictures! I'd say the gorgeous illustrations would have tremendous appeal to a child and would certainly be vividly recalled long afterward.
While the cover color does not match your recollections, I thought it might be worth a look! Good Luck. Just a possibility -- A wonderful poetry book I just came upon with your poem in lovely soft colors, blue and yellow! Westminster, Good Luck! Watty Piper, The Bumper Book, , approximate. Someone has already suggested The Bumper Book which is my guess if it's an anthology.
I am 59 and loved the book. It also contained among others Christopher Robin, The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat, the days of the week and months with clever pictures, etc. Arthur Mee's Children's Encyclopedia , I remember reading Winken Blynken and Nod from a blue textured hardback. It was a collection of children's writings that came with the Arthur Mee's encyclopedia that was sold door to door for many years both in the USA and the British Empire.
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I was checking out where you may find this book and looked on this site loganberrybooks and discovered a list of anthologies. Well, here's the link I found with the children's poetry, including yours of "Wynken Blynken and Nod. A74 astral projection: this sounds something like Diane Duane's Young Wizards series, though I can't place the incident, and would say it isn't one of the first three books. I just finished re-reading the Young Wizards series and this doesn't appear to match any incident described within them.
It does sound vaguely reminiscent of the part in A Wrinkle in Time where Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Which take the children to a two-dimensional planet where they cannot breathe. Just guessing here - the synopsis says "Further adventures of four children who can travel to other worlds - this time to a distant planet where enemies are fought with imagination and will power. About twins who use astral projectiom. Christopher Fahy , Nightflyers or Night flyers or Nightfliers.
About teenage kids in high school, bullying and central character learns to astral project. A brilliant book that stayed with me for years.
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Includes pictures of antique dolls and toys and many other childhood artifacts and treasures with accompanying text. Setting about to fill it, she plucks and chooses objects of delight from each letter of the alphabet.
Bitten by the collector's bug, she embarks on an exciting adventure. This poster may be thinking of the animal books by Thornton W. All of them seem to be in print. The poster might check the Thornton Burgess books. Peter Rabbit and his many friends are followed in their daily lives and have many adventures while the reader learns about nature. They were published in the early 's and were in most school libraties in the 50's. Disney, Pedro. This could have been a book about "Pedro," the little airplane that takes over his father's mail route.
Originally a cartoon short in "Saludos Amigos" by Disney, I remember seeing the story in one of my Disney storybooks.
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This looks like a book about Jay Jay the Jet Plane. There are several - they are based on a cartoon series of the same name. It sounds like the plot of an MGM cartoon I saw, where an older propelled cargo plane is always being razzed by the younger, faster jets. What's worse is that his son is also a baby jet! In order to raise money for his family, Dad Prop-plane enters some sort of contest against the jets. He tries, nearly crashes, until Junior saves the day and his dad. Hope this helps. Fly-away at the Air Show. We had a colorful book in the mid or so that seems to fit the description of this searcher.
A anthology burned: the first story sounds like Mother Raspberry , by Maurice Careme , pictures by Marie Wabbes, published Crowell Not that it helps.