Desperately Seeking Dorrie

June 10, 2011 @ 9:13 am | Filed under:

This morning, for no particular reason, I was hit with a wave of longing for Patricia Coombs’s Dorrie the Little Witch books. Man, I loved those books when I was little. I was sure we had a few here, but I can’t find them. How is that possible? Dorrie’s the classic well-meaning character who keeps getting into terrible scrapes; the fact that her muddles are magical ones ups the fun quotient enormously.

Hmm…we were going through the costume stash the other day and found a pair of long red-and-white-striped stockings (from a Pippi Longstocking outfit, maybe?). Maybe they reminded me of Dorrie, who beat Punky Brewster to the mismatched socks look by twenty years.

Rilla’s just the right age. Library trip ahoy.


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  1. Julianna Baggott says:

    LOVED these as a kid. was just talking to otis about them — he loves witches. MUST find. j

  2. Shauna says:

    I loved the Dorrie books! We would practically fight over them at the grade school library. I noticed them at our little town’s library a couple of months ago, along with a bunch of other out-of-print books from my childhood that our library hasn’t weeded out as bigger libraries have by now.

  3. Shauna says:

    I loved the Dorrie books! We would practically fight over them at the grade school library. I noticed them at our little town’s library a couple of months ago, along with a bunch of other out-of-print books from my childhood that our library hasn’t weeded out as bigger libraries have by now.

  4. mamacrow says:

    oh my gosh, I was taking them down of the shelf to read to Petal just the other day! I love Dorrie. The illustrations are just the best!

    Hope you find replacements soon 🙂

  5. Dori says:

    Oh! How could I have forgotten about the Dorrie books??? Especially given my name! I’m going to have to check our library! : )

  6. emily says:

    i loved the dorrie books!

  7. Leah says:

    I had never heard of these, and was just going through my Google Reader (that was a bit neglected this week) and saw this post. i am SO HAPPY you mentioned them – my daughter is a Dorrie and she will be so thrilled to get these. I ordered a couple from abebooks.com and we’ll go from there. Thanks for leading me to these!

  8. Melissa Wiley says:

    The library website tells me the first batch I ordered has just come in…cannot WAIT to share them with Rilla tomorrow!