Carney and Winona Are In the Building!

October 11, 2010 @ 7:44 am | Filed under: ,

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.

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  1. Sara says:

    I just got my email from Amazon that they’re on their way! Yaaaay!

  2. 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!!

  3. Hannah says:

    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!

  4. tanita says:

    Yay, congratulations!

  5. alecat says:

    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. 🙂

  6. 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!