Freddy the Fell Engine

Here's another recently unearthed gem from my childhood library, Freddy the Fell Engine, published in 1966. Freddy is one of a group of colourful steam engines operating out of a town called Cross Creek. Despite his popularity with the passengers, poor Freddy is a bit of slowcoach, generating a lot of smoke and heat as... Continue Reading →

Miffy and me

Defacing books is a deplorable habit, though I'm sure I wasn't the first child to take a pencil to Dick Bruna's deceptively simple illustrations. Miffy the rabbit made her debut in print in the mid-1950s, but it was 1967 when I received a copy of Miffy in the snow. I know this because my mother... Continue Reading →

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