Tag Archives: 1965

Flips-ville/Squares-ville By Stan and Jan Berenstain

A Hilarious New Concept in Humor Last week (actually 3 weeks ago because WHAT IS TIME???) we looked at one of the oddball teen-oriented projects of the legendary Charles Schulz, who, despite his success in writing from a child’s point … Continue reading

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Camilla By Madeleine L’Engle

Her life is filled with confusion. Will it ever make sense? In the 5+ years of this blog’s existence, this has to rate as the most difficult and frustrating book I’ve had to write about. Not because it isn’t good … Continue reading

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Terror on the Mountain By Phillip Viereck

I’ve read a lot of Scholastic Book Services titles from the 50s and 60s over the course of this project. On the whole they rate an A for Acceptable: clear storytelling with a beginning, middle and end and a goal-driven … Continue reading

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Movie Madness and/or Mania: Billie (Don Weis, 1965)

A decade before Title IX went into effect, Patty Duke took a break from playing her own “Identical Cousin” on her eponymous TV, and attempted to launch a musical career in this oddball musical comedy about a high school sophomore … Continue reading

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