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A Bookstore is Gone, Long Live the Books! Part 5-Gene Autry and the Redwood Pirates

A local used bookstore recently closed after 25 years. They had a fantastic going-out-of-business sale. While part of me feels “guilty” for taking advantage of their sad circumstances, the rest (and logical) part of me knows that they needed to sell as many books as possible. Through these books, a bit of their entrepreneurial and intellectual spirit will live on. With that idea in mind, I’m doing a limited-run series where I’ll spotlight each of the volumes I “adopted” from this sweet little shop. Shine on, you bookish gems!

Today’s selection? Gene Autry and the Redwood Pirates.

Gene Autry and the Redwood Pirates

DETAILS:

  • TITLE: GENE AUTRY AND THE REDWOOD PIRATES
  • AUTHOR: BOB HAMILTON
  • ILLUSTRATOR: ERWIN L. HESS
  • YEAR PUBLISHED: 1946
  • WHITMAN PUBLISHING COMPANY
  • “AN ORIGINAL STORY FEATURING GENE AUTRY FAMOUS MOTION PICTURE STAR AS THE HERO”
  • AUTHORIZED EDITION

Gene and baddie

Dedication

WHY I BOUGHT IT:

Look. at. the. title. Who could resist this book? Not this gal! I collect “novels” based on 1960s television shows (Dr. Kildare, The Patty Duke Show, etc.); this is just another, earlier, iteration of that concept.

Thanks for reading! I hope you like the new series. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Counting Down to Halloween with Frank C. Papé Illustrations: #1-Falcon the Hunter

Strictly speaking, these Frank C. Papé illustrations for the Russian Story Book by Richard Wilson (1916) have nothing to do with Halloween, yet there is something about them that brings to mind the holiday. It’s a good enough excuse, right? This is the final post in the series. Enjoy!

#1-“Falcon the Hunter.”

Falcon the Hunter by Frank C. Papé

Falcon the Hunter by Frank C. Papé. Source: Wiki Commons. Public Domain.

Counting Down to Halloween with Frank C. Papé Illustrations: #2-Good Steed

Strictly speaking, these Frank C. Papé illustrations for the Russian Story Book by Richard Wilson (1916) have nothing to do with Halloween, yet there is something about them that brings to mind the holiday. It’s a good enough excuse, right? I’ll post a new image every few days, through the 31st.

#2-“She put her good steed to the walls, then leapt lightly over them.”

Good Steed by Frank C. Papé

Good Steed by Frank C. Papé. Source: Wiki Commons. Public Domain.

Counting Down to Halloween with Frank C. Papé Illustrations: #3-The Water Tsar

Strictly speaking, these Frank C. Papé illustrations for the Russian Story Book by Richard Wilson (1916) have nothing to do with Halloween, yet there is something about them that brings to mind the holiday. It’s a good enough excuse, right? I’ll post a new image every few days, through the 31st.

#3-“The Water Tsar dances.”

The Water Tsar by Frank C. Papé

The Water Tsar by Frank C. Papé. Source: Wiki Commons. Public Domain.