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.
“If it were a quite alive garden, how wonderful it would be…”
Cybils Shortlists and a Reading Challenge
Midweek reading notes
Will You Be at ALA This Weekend?