Thursday, June 6, 2013

Little Boy Brown Reissued, WOOT!

I received a catalog in the mail this week from the always awesome Enchanted Lion Books. Upon casually flipping through the pages, I was delighted to come across Little Boy Brown, a lost beauty I've long championed here on VKBMKLs. This is one of my top five favorite vintage children's books EVER. Quirky, strange and savagely sentimental. All my fave components to a good book.

Looks like they will be reissuing it just in time for Christmas, November 2013, and I couldn't be more thrilled. It's good to have the children on my holiday list already crossed off. Getting a head start!

 It also happens to be the last week of school here in Texas.

 Third grade, here we come! 


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Silvia said...

I couldn't wait. I snatched a former library this morning as soon as I read it.

In any case, I like the old books a lot and I will not have to wait.

Strange things, but yesterday I also bought another Christmas book. I never knew that there was a charming Scholastic edition of Holly and Ivy from 1958, illustrated by Adrienne Adams. I only knew the Barbara Cooney, and what bothers me about that book, it's the odd shape and size. I do not like much those over-sized non cozy picture books. I cannot have that intimacy with that type of book.

Scott Constable said...

Wow. I was thrilled to see that they are re releasing this. What a great book. Although, I was not thrilled with the size. I guess we can not have it all, right?

Janna said...

Hi, I hope you don't mind me posting this here. I am a long-time fan of your blog. I just created a children's lit blog of my own if you or your followers would like to take a look. I am sharing somewhat obscure books from my childhood that my parents still have in the attic. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi, can i ask you something? You seem to know a lot about children books and illustrations. The thing is, I’m looking for children books with “scary” animal illustrations like the big bad wolf (or a fox) eating pigs (or seven kids or Red Riding hood or birds in Chicken Little) or being pictured with a fat stomach. Could be any other animal as well. I need it for my research. Any sort of help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.


Elvira said...

Great story and great illustrations. Story sounds very interesting, can't wait to read it on.

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