I think the colors are wonderful. The images on and in the books would never pass for today.. not for children's book.. although, I think video games are more violent (from what I hear).
The inside cover... yea, it looks scary.. never took a close look at it until today, when I did some editing.. There is a story related to this pic that will follow..
As you can see each volume is divided into groups of stories with a common theme. For instances,
Volume 7 The Animal Book, has
Black Beauty, Gulliver the Great, Lassie Come Home, etc.
Volume 1 Fairy Tales and Fables
The Story of the Three Little Pigs, The Old Woman and Her Pig and so on. Many of the stories in this volume were written by the authors William and Jacob Grimm. Each subsection in this volume are stories from different countries.. Grimm's stories are Tales from Germany. In addition, there are Tales from England, Norway, France, Czechoslovakia, Russia, India. Finally there are Fables From Aesop. So wonderful!
This edition was copyright is 1958.
Here are some pics of the other set I found, Greatest Short Stories.
Sorry the titles turned out so blurry.. but I think you can see some of them.
The front of the book.
There is not one picture in this set..
I had to add this book to show you, Robin Hood. I love the colors and the illustrations on the book cover.
The inside cover.
Remember I told you a story unfolded from these books? My four year old granddaughter has had a recurrent nightmares for the last four day. She describes her dreams vividly. "A blob thing is bouncing on the stairs, it has no eyes, nose or mouth". Our family has racked our brains to come up with the source of her nightmares..Was it one of her medicines she was taking, was it a commercial, or left over anxiety from her recent hospitalization? Then suddenly today while going through the pics.. there it was! THE BLOB.
See it chasing the little girl? Yes, Sophie had loved looking through these books five days ago for the first time. She loves books and enjoyed looking at my newest in the bookcase. Mistery solved.. so here is the question, will I be able to keep the books in the bookcase now? Looking at the pics thru a child's eyes is a lot different than an adult. We'll see.
I wanted to also show you what came in the mail yesterday..
Isn't that the sweetest note pad and hankie? I love that verse. I think it came at the most appropriate time for me.
A a tablecloth in the perfect color. The prettiest vintage cake stand!
It was like Christmas.. I was so excited opening the box. As I tore the box open, Hubby ask, "what have you bought now"? Nothing, my sweet friend Sherry at Blue Ridge Altered Art sent it. I won a great giveaway she had... lucky me! Thank you so much Sherry.
Thanks so much for stopping by.. I have really enjoyed getting to know each of you, the best part of blogging is getting to know each of you and looking at your wonderful ideas and photos on your blogs. Your support has been wonderful, thank you all.