Mostly I am angry with this antique shop because it takes up valuable retail space that could either be a tea shop or a BOOKSTORE. Or a teashop AND a bookstore. Or bookstore that sells tea. Or it could be a Sanrio Hello Kitty retail outlet. Anything but this junkheap trash receptacle of a store.
But..............the antique store had this book. Sitting right there in the window front. And I was walking past the store the other day with Mr. Andrew, and I walked by and saw the book, and was like, whoa interesting looking cover on a book! Who and what are you?
I told Andrew I was going to come back later (the shop wasn't opened yet when we walked by), and I did.
Guess what! Are you guessing? The book is called 'Maxa's Children' and it was written by Johanna Spyri! Do you know who that is? She wrote 'Heidi'! You know, Swiss Alps Heidi!
I had no idea that the author of 'Heidi' wrote anything other than 'Heidi', so firmly entrenched in my ignorance was I. Well, apparently Spyri wrote about 27 books, and this is one of them.
I flipped through the book, and saw references to kids roaming around some castle, a mention of ghosts, and some crochety old man. That's all I know about it. It's for older kids, around 9-11, I'd say, but the book was in very good condition, and $15, so I went for it.
It's totally out of print, and I have no idea where to find another copy like the one I have, but Amazon has several reasonably priced used copies.
(Wait!!! Yes I do, after I typed that last sentence, I found a copy like mine on Ebay!)
So that's just something neat I found in this junk heap of an antique store. I still wish it was a tea shop though.