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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.
- 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
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.
Check it out on my sister site, Epic of World Saga! (Pssst…it features Harry Houdini!)
Happy, happy New Year 2017!
Happy Christmas to those who celebrate the day!
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.”
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.”