Friday, March 07, 2014

I'm re-reading The Secret Garden. It's a wonderful book. The one I'm reading is one of those Barnes & Noble collectible hardcover editions with a lilac cover. (They are only ten dollars and they have most of the classics.) The one I read as a child was a paperback Dell Yearling edition with a light green cover. The other book by the same author, A Little Princess, had a pink cover. The Barnes & Noble version does as well. I guess they figured that one has to have a pink cover.

Children's books stay with you in a way that adult books don't always. When I was coming back from dinner with D the other night, we passed a building that said Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. I was starstruck! That was where Dell Yearling was headquartered, and that was my favorite imprint as a child. It was like seeing a rock star or something. But better.

2 comments:

Rachel Federman said...

so true about children's books...I guess at the time you've read less so each one has more of an impact but it's more than that...they get imprinted somehow.

do you remember Indian in the Cupboard?

Bearette said...

Agreed...they stay in your memory :) I haven't read that one...