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Rhapsody in Orange and Brown: 15 Favorite Classic YA Covers

A few weeks back there was a something of a kerfuffle over Penguin’s 50th Anniversary cover of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I was a holder of the minority opinion that the new cover was kind of  great… at least … Continue reading

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James Budd #1: The Mystery of the Madman at Cornwall Crag By Dale Carlson

Background: The only reason why I even know about this short-lived series is because in the mid-1980s it was advertised in the back of Golden’s Trixie Belden paperbacks (presumably because both series involve a sidekick named Honey): Meet cool, dashing, … Continue reading

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Christopher Cool TEEN Agent #1: X Marks The Spy By Jack Lancer

“Cool. Christopher Cool. TEEN Agent.” “I’m not calling you that.” Following a request for more “Boy Books” after a long run of girl-books, I dug up this Stratemeyer Syndicate/Grosset & Dunlap series from the mid-1960s. And, oh boy, I did … Continue reading

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