Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Vintage Thingies Thursday: Miss Hickory

I'm joining Coloradolady's party today for Vintage Thingies Thursday.
Be sure to stop by and see some favorite vintage things posted by the participants.

I've always loved books and have saved some of my favorites from my childhood.
I received "Miss Hickory" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey for my birthday in 1947.
It won the Newbery Award in 1947 and is still in print and available from many
retailers.  I loved the illustrations by Ruth Gannett just as much as the stories of
Miss Hickory and her many adventures.










And the page that scared me silly then .... and pretty much does to this day!



Great memories of many hours escaping into Miss Hickory's world as I read this
book many times over.

22 comments:

  1. Candy~What a treasure that you have held onto all these years. I love the graphics and I have to agree with you, the squirrel holding the nuthead is a little scary!!
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  2. What a cute book but I had to giggle a bit at the squirrel holding her head! Very special that you still have those books:)

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  3. Candy, how wonderful of you to share this with us! Sensational little book!

    Nancy

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  4. What a great old book, and the illustrations are just amazing! And I can see why you were terrified of that page. That girl lost her head!
    Happy VTT!
    Carol

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  5. I love your book, especially the illustrations. Miss Hickory reminds me of folk art dolls.

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  6. I can remember the Poky Little Puppy from when I was a child.....given away my age here. Books were so simple, and pure back then. AS compared today, they have lost their innocence of the child like state!

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  7. What a great book! I don't believe I remember this one, but it is charming with the illustrations. Have a great VTT!

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  8. How wonderful to have these great old books!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  9. Lovely book with delightful illustrations. Love the Poky Little Puppy book too.

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  10. This is the first I've heard of Miss Hickory, but the other book showing, The Pokey Little Puppy was my absolute favorite. I've read it a hundred times to my kids and now my grand kids!

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  11. I do so remember The Pokey Little Puppy..my son still has a copy.. I always loved those little Golden story books. Happy VTT..

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  12. I found you through the Vintage Thingies Thursday! I have never heard of that book, but it looks so interesting! I love vintage books. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. How very special that you kept this book and the story that goes with it. Thanks for sharing, Vicky

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  14. After I saw a picture of Miss Hickory, I vaguely remember reading this book also. I'm glad you still have this great memory to hold onto.

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  15. I don't remember "Miss Hickory" from my childhood - - - but the "Poky Little Puppy" is a different story, it was ALWAYS one of my favorites.

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  16. I have a few books from my childhood including the Pokey Little Puppy. Of course most of my books are from the early 1960's but they are now 50 years old.....dang I feel old. Lovely graphics in your book.

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  17. I agree, it is a bit scary, but kids love to be scared. I have worked as a volunteer storyteller at the library and in schools and The Pokey Little Puppy is still popular. Great vintage books!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  18. I love the illustrations in this book! It is still in great condition. You are so fortunate to still have it. Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday

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  19. I never heard of this book but I did read the Pokey Little Puppy to my kids! I love the illustrations...I'll have to look for Miss Hickory!

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  20. Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for sharing Miss Hickory, I'd never heard of it before. Now I'll be on the hunt for a copy. :)

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  21. I don't think I have visited your blog before. I love the color in your tablescapes! Happy late VTT.

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  22. I'm so glad you all enjoyed meeting Miss Hickory. Even after all these years it is still a good read and presents life lessons to young and old.

    More old books to come in future posts, so stop by for a visit again soon.

    Candy

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