Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Summer reading...

Well here she is, my newest book:
summer reading for kids 
 


childrens books

It was originally a gift I had made for my daughter's ninth birthday almost four years ago now—I can't believe how time flies! I had never expected to publish this one, it was more of an ode to my daughter and juvenile fiction in general. 

As a kid I was a big reader, but I liked the sort of meandering books like Little House on the Prairie and the Melendy family series. I preferred older books about everyday things more than adventure stories and tales of the impossible. I did like those too, but somehow I'd always come back to my favorites reading A Little Princess more than nine times—once twice back to back—and all the Betsy, Tacy and Tib books.

The published version of Maribelle has all new illustrations and an a slightly expanded story-line, but for the most part it is the same book. This is the original version, somewhat crooked and bound with gently glued together felt:





Well it isn't quite summertime yet, but the days around here have sure been hot enough!

 
                                                   All my best!
                                                                Marica

7 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Good memories are precious and able to cheer us up.

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    1. Thanks you! Yes, memories are sweet, especially when kids grow so fast!

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  2. This book is what I would have read to my daughters growing up. I love it.

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  3. Congratulations on your new book! I have all the Marica Thompson titles, and must add this one to the shelf.

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