Carney and Winona Are In the Building!
Okay, you know you get a lot of books when an entire box arrives—a box you’ve been waiting for with a thrill in your heart—and you miss it. Don’t ask me how it happened. It seems Carney, Winona, and Emily landed in the Bonny Glen days ago, and I wasn’t waiting at the station to greet them.
Well, here they are. Could they be any swoonier? No, they could not.
Maud Hart Lovelace’s “Deep Valley” companion novels: Emily of Deep Valley, with a new foreword by acclaimed author Mitali Perkins, and (in one volume) Carney’s House Party and Winona’s Pony Cart, with a foreword by me. Both books contain, in the back, photos and biographical information about Maud Hart Lovelace and (for the first time ever) illustrator Vera Neville by Betsy-Tacy experts Julie Schrader, Amy Dolnick, and Theresa Gibson. That’s Vera’s classic art you see on the covers.
Appearing on the shelves October 12th! As in: tomorrow!
Have you signed up for the Maud Hart Lovelace reading challenge yet?
Not sure on where Carney, Emily, and Winona fit into the Betsy-Tacy series? Here’s a walkthrough.
Mitali Perkins and I will be discussing Maud’s books with HarperPerennial’s Jennifer Hart on BlogTalkRadio, November 15th at 4pm.
I just got my email from Amazon that they’re on their way! Yaaaay!
On October 11, 2010 at 9:25 am
Book Club Girl says:
I wondered when I saw your tweet – we sent those out ages ago! Glad they finally arrived, aren’t they so pretty? On sale day tomorrow!!
On October 11, 2010 at 12:51 pm
EEEK! I am foaming at the mouth over here. Have been trying to reserve a piece of the monthly book budget for this purchase. Can’t wait to see these in person — and read them!
I went to sign up for the MHL Challenge, but you have to have signed up by October 10. Yesterday. Rats!
On October 11, 2010 at 4:19 pm
On October 12, 2010 at 7:14 am
Okay, I’m doing it! I’m ordering these books too!
My daughter and I have enjoyed reading the younger Betsy-Tacy books, so it’s only fair to let the fun continue. 🙂
On October 12, 2010 at 8:44 pm
Susan C. says:
Even though my job just ended and I am not unemployed I had to go out and buy these books. I am so happy they have been reissued. My library never carried these volumes(or Betsy and the Great World or Betsy and Joe!) so I just read Carney and Emily a few years ago and never Winona. It is weird how I will never forget the first Betsy book I read which was Betsy’s Wedding. A little backwards but I soon fell in love with these wonderful books. They have really helped me through some hard times. They are my go to books when things aren’t going great. Now I am so happy to also have these reissued books WITH Vera Neville’s illustrations on the front!
On October 15, 2010 at 3:11 pm