Friday, August 27, 2010

Mini Scholastic Books

Time for Dirty Old Paperback Friday. Ha! Just kidding. But seriously, who doesn't remember these half-size Scholastic books from way back when. (Do they still make them?) Ahhhh, back-to-school memories. Check it out and happy Friday kids!

The Magic Fish
by Freya Littledale ~ pictures by Ed Arno, 1967



Kenny's Monkey
Susan Singer ~ pictures by Harvey Weiss, 1963



The Riddle Kingdom
by Rose Wyler ~ pictures by Sylvie Selig, 1967



Congo Book: An African Folktale
retold by Mollie Clarke ~ Pictures by Beatrice Darwin, 1968



Indian Two Feet and His Horse
by Margaret Kriskey ~ Ezra Jack Keats, 1964



...if you grew up with Abraham Lincoln
by Ann McGovern ~ pictures by Brinton Turkle, 1966



Kangaroo Stew
by Norman Bridwell, 1978


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6 comments:

Meghan said...

i loved the riddle kingdom. and we have the congo boy in the basement! thinking of you...xoxo

stephanie said...

I have "if you lived in colonial times" from the "if you" series. Didn't realize there were so many!

Jennifer Gregory Miller said...

Magic Fish is one of my favorites! I love that Ed Arno was an illustrator for New Yorker magazine.

Antmusic said...

I still laught at the Kangaroo Stew cover... Mmm, kangaroos are so tasty that even the kangaroo on the cover likes it!

Ariel S. Winter said...

Of course the mother of all of these half-sized Scholastics is Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell. (I like the inclusion of the non-Clifford Bridwell here.) At some point, Bridwell redrew all of those early Clifford books, cleaning up his line, and switching from two-color to four-color. I haven't been able to find any information on when that change happened and how many of the books appeared in the earlier rougher format. I have three of them and they're far superior to the Clifford we know today. Anyone have any information on how many appeared in this Scholastic format and when they were redrawn?

Heather in WA state said...

I have two of them on my daughter's bookshelf that were mine as a child. Loved them!

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