'The Magical Monarch of Mo'? DO YOU SEE IT?? Well, 1) it's by one of my great great great favs, L. Frank Baum, Mr. WIZARD OF OZ to you, and 2) I have never seen this book in person in any store or in any home ever in my whole life; I've only seen the book referenced in other L. Frank Baum books. After being on the lookout for 20 years, I wasn't even sure that book really existed.
Well not only does it really appear to be real, I bought it in a used bookstore, and it's in perfect condition, softcover, but that's fine. I can't believe I found it!
I hope it's good, but I don't even care, this one is total thrill of the chase for me, I've been wanting to have this one for SO LONG.
'Theater Shoes' by Noel Streatfeild, who also wrote 'Ballet Shoes', which someday I will be writing AN EPIC BLOG POST about, because it's my favoritest book EVER, but all the Shoes series books are good, and 'Theater Shoes' is a super fun one. FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD IN THIS WORLD, someday you and or your kids have to read the 'Shoes' books, all about English school-age children who grow up in the world of performing arts.
I also picked up 'Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride' by George Selden and illustrated by my FAVORITE illustrator, Garth Williams. It's one in a series of books that begin with 'A Cricket in Times Square' which is a great classic and great fun and I'm going to read that with Julia sometime in the next couple of months, and then trot this one out. I adored these books when I was in the 3rd grade, I think.
Still can't believe I found that Monarch of Mo book. I'm psyched, yo.