One of my favorite artists -Jessie Wilcox Smith
I miss being read to. I know there are books on tape, but it isn’t the same as sitting at the breakfast room table listening to my Mother read. My father often brought me books from the children’s book section at Marshall Field’s on State Street in Chicago. He had a special friendship with the man who ran the Rare and Fine Book section buying special editions for his considerable collection. The gift of books, of reading, and eventually my own writing of two novels, began in the breakfast room listening to my mother.
Marcella Playing the Piano for Raggedy Ann and the Fairies
I loved playing with dolls so the Raggedy Ann and Andy series, created by Johnny Gruelle (1880-1938), were favorite books of mine. (In turn I have read them to my grandchildren.) Johnny Gruelle has been popular from his first book (1918) about a world of lovable dolls. Green Tiger Press says,”This is because of his genius at picturing toys who are, at one and the same time, appealing and yet living beings with feelings, aspirations and original thoughts. He was, additionally, a superb artist whose balanced and beautifully colored pictures continue to please us.” Hope you will leave a note in the REPLY below of a book that was read to you that you still love.