Dusty | Tales | Pre-1960

 

This is a great outlet for our collections!  What is different from other ‘off the shelf’ varieties is flexibility.  We aren’t beholden to a pre-2013 queue and can include novels we’ve been longing to read, even if we don’t already own them.  I have a ton of current novels that wait and bargains in bulk;  frequently acquiring vintage novels too.  Neither recently bought oldies, nor modern fit most themes.

I’m happy to have this one as a check-list for pretty much everything I read in our current year.  :)  I’m aiming all the way for ‘Grungy‘, folks:  20+ titles!

 ~Pixie Dust   0-5 books
~Dust Bunny  05-10 books
~Cobwebs    10-15 books
~Grungy      20+ books

 
The Foundling Fox”  Irina Korschunow  1982
Ghost Town Treasure”  Clyde Robert Bulla  1957
The Ghost Of Windy Hill”  Clyde Robert Bulla  1968
Night Of The Living Deed”  E.J. Copperman  2010
The Dragon Children”  Bryan Buchan  1975
Thunder On The Right”  Mary Stewart  1957
Uncertain Voyage”  Dorothy Gilman  1967
Mystery In The Pirate Oak”  Helen Fuller Orton 1949
Ginnie & The Mystery House”  Catherine Woolley  1957
The Case Of The Cat’s Meow”  Crosby Newell Bonsall  1965
The Salzburg Connection”  Helen MacInnes  1968
Black Amber”  Phyllis A. Whitney  1964
Dark They Were & Golden-Eyed”   Ray Bradbury  1949
Hercules & Other Tales From Greek Myths”  Olivia E. Coolidge  1949
The Secret Of The Old Clock”  Mildred A. Wirt  1930
The Hidden Staircase”  Mildred A. Wirt  1930
The Mystery At Lilac Inn”  Mildred A. Wirt  1930
Death Dines Out”   Claudia Bishop  1997
The Secret Adversary”  Agatha Christie   1922
The Little Prince”  Antoine De St. Exupéry  1943

 ****  CHALLENGE CONQUERED!  ****

 

Telling Tales 2013

 Pixie    2 books
Bridge Troll  5 books
Princess    10 books
Prince Charming  15 books
Evil Queen    20 books
Dragon    30 books

 
This is a creative place to tell people about spin-offs of fairytales / mythology,  it can be the original tale, or work influenced by this subject matter.  I have some fiction in mind that utilizes famous people as protagonists.  Until I ascertain what I have time for, I say 5 books at level ‘Bridge Troll‘.

 
The Foundling Fox”  Irina Korschunow  1982
The Little Prince”  Antoine De St. Exupéry  1943
Stuart Little”  E.B. White  1945
Hercules & Other Tales From Greek Myths”  Olivia E. Coolidge  1949
Dark They Were & Golden-Eyed”   Ray Bradbury  1949
Red Fox And His Canoe”  Nathaniel Benchley  1964
Time For The White Egret”  Natalie Savage Carlson  1978
Dancing Feathers”  Christel Kleitsch  1985
A Time To Be Brave”  Christel Kleitsch  1985
Jacob Two-2 Meets The Hooded Fang”  Mordecai Richler  1975
Jacob Two-Two & The Dinosaur”  Mordecai Richler  1987
“Demons Are A Ghoul’s Best Friend”  Victoria Laurie  2008
Copper Sunrise”  Bryan Buchan  1972
The Snow Goose”  Paul Gallico  1940
The Haunting At Cliff House”  Karleen Bradford  1985
Charlotte’s Web”  Elwyn Brooks White  1952
Kilroy And The Gull”  Nathaniel Benchley  1977
Homicide In Hardcover”  Kate Carlisle  2009
If Books Could Kill”  Kate Carlisle  2009
Defending Angels”  Mary Stanton  2008
Angel’s Advocate”  Mary Stanton  2009
Avenging Angels”  Mary Stanton  2010
Irish Cures, Mystic Charms”  Lady Wilde  1991
Stories Of Ghosts, Witches”  Freya Littledale  1971
Casting Spells”  Barbara Bretton  2008
Laced With Magic”  Barbara Bretton  2009
Spun By Sorcery”  Barbara Bretton  2010
Spells And Stitches”  Barbara Bretton  2011
29) “Too Many Ghosts”  Paul Gallico  1959

 
****  CHALLENGE CONQUERED!  ****

 

 

Pre-1960 Children's 2013

 
I contacted the hostess to confirm stories don’t have to be famous.  ‘Classic’ = vintage.  If that’s what she means, I’m in.  I have a lot of old children’s stories worth showing people, that I will be glad to read.  Garage sales are invaluable!  She seeks 12, of at least 60 pages.

****  CHALLENGE CONQUERED!  ****

Ghost Town Treasure”  Clyde Robert Bulla  1957
Mystery In The Pirate Oak”  Helen Fuller Orton  1949
Hercules & Other Tales From Greek Myths”  Olivia E. Coolidge  1949
Ginnie & The Mystery House”  Catherine Woolley  1957
The Secret Of The Old Clock”  Mildred A. Wirt  1930
The Hidden Staircase”  Mildred A. Wirt  1930
The Mystery At Lilac Inn”  Mildred A. Wirt  1930
The Secret Of Shadow Ranch”  Mildred A. Wirt  1931
The Little Prince”  Antoine De St. Exupéry  1943
Stuart Little”  Elwyn Brooks White  1945
Charlotte’s Web”  Elwyn Brooks White  1952
The Snow Goose”  Paul Gallico  1940

I reviewed 12 old children’s books at Amazon Canada and am finished this theme!  I look forward to ‘Kimberly’ and anyone enjoying this post.  Le fin.

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3 Responses to Dusty | Tales | Pre-1960

  1. I’m so sorry I’m just getting to your comment! You asked on my blog “Is going with the monthly themes necessary or if we hit our levels, are we in the competition either way? :)” And the answer is The monthly theme is just to give you motivation to pick books off of your shelf. It’s not required or anything. You are considered in the challenge if you sign up and you have all year to read your books. I like to do challenges and theme reads to keep it fun. Good luck!

    • Thank you Jessica and hi! I’m digging hard into reading from the start so I’m glad I’m on course. Hope you like my broad titles. But participation with others is part of the fun. You can count on me to join in as much as possible, with admiration for your effort and creativity! :)

  2. Hi! You’ve won a copy of THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER from The Hiding Spot (from the January Feminist Reads Challenge Giveaway)! Shoot me an email with your mailing address and I’ll get that in the mail to you asap! thehidingspotATliveDOTcom. Check the blog for a new giveaway and place to link February reviews as well! :)

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