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!


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

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

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

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