Archive for June 1st, 2007

Debra has a new favorite book

Friday, June 1st, 2007

When I was growing up, I enjoyed reading (several times!) the book Heidi by Johanna Spyri. Now daughter Debra has discovered that childhood classic for herself. In keeping with my recent nostalgia theme, I note that the copy of the book which Debra is reading is the same copy I read as a child, and was a birthday present to my mother on her 11th birthday from Aunt Edith, her mother’s older sister. This edition was published in 1932 by Garden City Publishing Co., Inc. The book is still in quite good shape for being 75 years old, and so handled by little ones!

Here is a copy of the lovely front cover:

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Here is the beautiful faceplate illustration, done by Maud and Miska Petersham:

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