Magic gone awry strands Arthurian legend Morgan LeFay in the 21st century. She'll need the help of San Francisco trouble magnet Terra Anderson to find the missing source of Merlin's powers and foil Mordred's insidious plot.
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I spend my off hours, what few exist, prowling through thrift stores and library sales for vintage books. I post some here for those interested.
-RECENTLY DISCOVERED TREASURES-
SCI FI - just picked up several classics at the local library book sale, including:
1961, a Scholastic reprint of the 1942 Henry Holt Edition. It's just a fun read and a look at life in the '40's. Ghost Town Adventure, by Rutherford Montgomery. The dean Family- Dad, Tom, Betty and Chuck are on the road, hoping for greener pastures, when they're stranded in a mountain ghost town.
Madeleine L'Engle's A Wind in the Door, sequel to A Wrinkle in Time. It was way more mindbending than I remembered. Had to be tough to illustrate that cover!
What was your first grownup book? Mine was "Papillon" by Henri Charrière. It was eye-opening for a naive sixth-grader from the suburbs, to say the least. Thanks to my teacher, Ed Stewart for assigning it to me - dude, you changed my life -and how I read. This month, see if you can remember "that" book - track it down and re-read it!
The Lives and Times of Archy and Mehitabel What a beautiful and quirky book.
"The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet" by Eleanor Cameron. Written before we landed on the Moon, it's still a delightful read and the illustrations by Robert Henneberger are fantastic. Besides, I wrote to Ms. Cameron when I was a wee sprat... and she answered! Not only that... she answered in GREEN ink. So I have a fond place in my heart for this one.
Total score. "Ten Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed Years with POGO"
Walt Kelly. Yes.
The original "Pollyanna" by Eleanor H. Porter. The "Glad Book" is actually a very deep philosophical exploration into how we affect our own happiness. Don't let the current derogatory use of the term "Pollyanna" sway you. Plus- you can find it for FREE online. I do find the somber picture used on the cover to be a strange choice tho'-
Picked up a copy of "Artemis Fowl" to replace the one I wore out. Great modern series by Eoin Colfer. Quick read, you should check it out.
More to come, I should be writing. See ya!