Mazo de la Roche’s Whiteoak Heritage (1940)


How comforting it must have been, with WWII well underway, for Mazo de la Roche to bring home her characters safely, from the front of WWI. The Whiteoak men return and bring with them a fellow serviceman, who takes a position in their household and, just like that, wartime is

Mazo de la Roche’s Whiteoak Heritage (1940)2017-10-19T14:56:41-05:00

The Early Betsy Tacy Books (1940-1)


Maud Hart Lovelace's Betsy Tacy (1940) Illus. Lois Lenski Harper Collins, 1968 I first met Betsy, Tacy and Tib when I was nine or ten, but I didn't know them as well as I might have. I kept re-reading the third and fourth volumes of the series and never filled

The Early Betsy Tacy Books (1940-1)2014-03-09T19:32:54-05:00

Monica Dickens’ Mariana (1940)


Monica Dickens' Mariana Penguin, 1961 (1940); Persephone Books, 1999 Persephone No. 2 Monica Dickens is an author I thought of as a children's author first; I read her World's End books and Follyfoot stories as a girl, repeatedly. Not as compulsively as I read and re-read other stories, and I

Monica Dickens’ Mariana (1940)2020-05-21T16:16:18-05:00
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