Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Book score!

While on vacation this past week I found some great old children's books. I found a first edition copy of "The Crows of Pearblossom" written by Aldous Huxley and illustrated by Barbara Cooney. It's the only children's book he ever wrote and he wrote it for his niece. It's a good story and the illustrations are fantastic. I purchased it from Ken Sanders Rare Books in Salt Lake City. Also, I scored big time at one of the antique malls in Seattle when we came back into town- I found a treasure trove of Golden Books for only $1.50 each! Among them I found a first editions of "Manners" illustrated by Richard Scarry, "Country mouse and City Mouse" and oh yes, an original "Tootle" from 1945. Needless to say I'm inspired.

2 comments:

Brooke Boynton Hughes said...

Wow! What great finds! I hope you enjoyed your vacation :)

J*nny Hong said...

Thanks for sharing! I love Children's books as well...can't get enough of them! They make me dream! I hope to share my own published work one day as someone else's inspirational collection! Cheers!