Friday, February 23, 2007

They're Baaaack!

Loganberry Books has a great long list of beloved old books that are back in print after a hiaitus. I was tickled to see that those deliciously creepy Edward Gorey books are available again.

And Enchantress from the Stars! One of my favorites! And a real genre-straddler of a novel: science fiction, myth, fairy tale, thought-provoking take on anthropology, and coming-of-age story, with a dash of romance thrown in. What's not to like?

April's Kittens made such a strong impression on me that almost 40 years later I still have vivid memories of the illustrations, and of the situation: April's family lives in such a small apartment that she still has to sleep in a crib, even though she is a big girl. So how can the family accommodate a litter of kittens?

There's more, more, much more. But could the "George and Martha" series ever have gone out of print? Really?!? Things are more dire than I'd even thought.


beancounter said...

What a nostalgia trip! I read all the Snipp, Snapp and Snurr books when I was 4 - 5. I *think* I can do without them now, but I'd sure like to collect all the Edward Gorey books.

Phantom Scribbler said...

Were the All of a Kind Family books really out of print? And I just bought My Father's Dragon from a Scholastic flyer a few months ago.