Vintage YA & Other Vintage Books -- Restart for 2016
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I will probably end up doing a lot of combining/ck as I go, if it ends up anything like the cookbook collection.
I also read The Bobbsey Twins On The Sun-Moon Cruise last weekend, for reasons. ;)
Has anyone ever lived in a place that had an ice carnival? I lived in North Dakota for 3 years, but didn't hear of any such thing there.
Grosset & Dunlap did use pulp paper on the Bobbsey Twins between 1942 and 1948 because of the restrictions on paper and other essential materials that were rationed and restricted during World War II.
One is The Bobbsey Twins on the Pony Trail (1944). In it, a group of gypsies are being cheated out of their land. A speculator claims he will remove their vision if they don't sell. He knows about the upcoming total eclipse in the area where the story was set. Mr. Bobbsey helps to prevent the injustice.
Another series book is in the Ted Scott series called Following the Sun Shadow (1932). Ted Scott is a Charles Lindbergh clone who flies the path of a total solar eclipse.
Likely there are other juvenile series books in which eclipses play a role.
The Bobbsey Twins and the Sun-Moon Cruise (1975) is an interesting example. The head of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, and her assistant, Nancy S. Axelrad, took a 1973 eclipse cruise off the coast of Dakar, Africa. On board were many important guest speakers to talk about the oceans and the heavens, including Isaac Asimov, Scott Carpenter, and Neil Armstrong. Harriet organized an impromptu reception for the speakers and I have some original snapshots and the guest register from it.
Harriet and Nancy expected to follow the kids programs around to gather material for a revised version of the Nancy Drew story, The Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk. However, before they could get to that, the publisher wanted a Bobbsey Twins volume so Sun-Moon Cruise became Nancy Axelrad's first writing for the Stratemeyer Syndicate, even though she had been with them since about 1965. My copy of this book has Nancy's signature as well as her rendition of the "Laura Lee Hope" signature. The Syndicate had official signature styles that the staff practiced to sign books and letters as occasion called for it.
I did know some of the story behind Sun-Moon Cruise but I was fairly disappointed by the eclipse scene - it was almost literally blink-and-you'll-miss it and didn't capture any of the experience of a total eclipse. (When we had just managed to spend three hours watching a much shorter eclipse!) The unnecessary scene with the "native village" was disappointing, too - I'd remembered the '70s era ones as being a little bit better on the racism; that almost felt like it was out of the '30s or '40s.
Do you know if Tom Swift ever met an eclipse? It seems like it would have been right in his wheelhouse but I can't think of any.
>3 melannen: I inherited a pile of Bobbsey Twins books from older cousins who inherited them from a previous generation, and have been adding to it ever since. They're most of what got me started on vintage kids' novels. We had a couple of the green-cover 1940s ones in that original set, and you can still find the pages where I had a lot of fun cutting shapes out of the soft, brittle paper with my fingernails as I read.
I've never seen an ice carnival! In my personal experience Winter Carnival is a thing that only happens in kids' series.
One Tom Swift Sr. book uses the word "eclipse" to mean "surpass."
Tom Swift and the Race to the Moon has a reference to ancient Chinese astronomers who had the ability to predict eclipses.
Tom Jr. did have a story involved a comet, Tom Swift and the Mystery Comet, and they consulted with a comet expert, Dr. Fred L. Whipple. I have a copy of Tom Swift and His Outpost in Space that the Stratemeyer Syndicate gave to Whipple as thanks that was signed by "Victor Appleton II."