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Book Find: Pinocchio, The Story of a Puppet by C. Collodi; Illustrated by Esther Friend

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I purchased an antique copy of Pinocchio, the children’s classic story that was later made into a classic Walt Disney film, at our local library today for $1.00.  I brought it home and started doing some research on the book.  Here are a few things that I found out about this particular book, and Pinocchio in general.

The book was published in 1940 by Rand McNally & Company out of Chicago, Illinois.  Coincidentally, this is the same year that the Walt Disney classic animated film was also released.  The book is one of a series of books that Rand McNally & Company released as part of the “Windermere Series” of children’s classics.  This series was published, and I am just guessing from similar books that I have read about today, from 1916 to 1940.  This would be one of the later books of that series.


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Brief Moment #40

I mentioned Pizza and a Book night in my last Brief Moment, but since we have had a few of these and I am starting to get a few books read, I thought it might be a good idea to get a Page set-up on Brief Moments of Happiness to list what I have read. This is mostly for my own amusement, but you may find something of interest there. I will try to post about each book I read, then link it up to The Reading List page.

I do read quite a bit from the Bible, too. I may record what I am reading there and give a list of verses. Once again, this is just to keep myself in line and to know what I have read.

Brief Moment #39

Pizza night!! Wednesday nights have become pizza and a book night at our house. Cassie and I both believe that the television is just about worthless and spend a lot of time reading. Elizabeth and Isabel go to their dad’s for the evening, which leaves momma and me to spend a nice enjoyable night relaxing with a book and pizza.