Tag Archives: 1961

Emily’s Runaway Imagination By Beverly Cleary

When Emily gets an idea, nothing can stop her! Today Beverly Cleary celebrates her 103rd (!!!) birthday, and in tribute we are again looking at one of her early works.  She is best known (do I really need to say … Continue reading

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Donna Parker In Hollywood (#5) By Marcia Martin

“So this is California!” Donna thought. Pools, studios, celebrities, blue skies! And, for a girl on her first trip west, more excitement, more fun than seemed possible. In our second installment of our 2016 Salute To Whitman Hardcovers, we again … Continue reading

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It Could Happen to Anyone By Margaret Maze Craig

To be a senior and to be going steady with Andy Decker was to have all of life’s finest at one and the same time… Uhhhhhhhh…. come on, fictional teenagers! I know that you truly believe platitudes such as “love is a … Continue reading

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Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie By Muriel Spark

(Click here for information on the 2014 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of women’s Literature. As all of the four selected titles have filmed adaptations, we will be looking at the movie versions as we go along. … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2014 Edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club

Full name: Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature Defined As Books Authored By, About or Widely Read By Women in the 20th Century, Oh Look I Made an FAQ This Year.  This year’s titles are… The … Continue reading

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Peggy Archer: Missionary Candidate By Bernard & Marjorie Palmer

Background: In addition to the ever-present amateur girl-sleuth,Girls’ Series Books of the early 20th century presented a surprisingly wide variety of vocations open to enterprising young women. In the days of The Perils of Pauline, girls seemed to be constantly flying … Continue reading

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