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Tuesday, March 12, 2013


I was leaving the public library yesterday--almost out the door--when this book jumped out at me from the shelves of used books for sale.  THIS was THE favorite book of my kids when we lived in Austin, TX, back in the day!!!!  I freaked out when I saw it!!!  It was oozing with the past goodness of times gone by--3 little white-headed kids, bi-weekly trips on the University of Texas shuttle bus downtown to the library, hunkering down in that cool castle to read in the children's section.  And this book was the star. Copyright 1978! We checked it out over and over and over and over.  It is completely wordless and tells the story of an expedition into the deepest of jungles to catch a glimpse of a very special ape.  You may not be able to read the subtitle--"Being the True Version of the Famous Saga of Adventure and Friendship Newly Discovered".   I'm reading 60 children's books outloud (I know.  I know.  You're saying, "ENOUGH already with the 60 stuff!"), so off to school this will go with me today.  In the meantime I'm basking in nostalgia...carrying Thomas up that hill to the library, packing everybody's backpack with books, eating pb&j on the way home, story hour...


Shelly said...

Awe! Good times, good times. Love that book and loved that castle library. One of my all time favorite memories of the beloved Texas.

Patti said...

What a fun book, and great memories. I'll have to go check it out. I love a good picture book.

beck said...

I am still a reader! Not a great leaver of comments, though! This post made me smile. We love going to the library and it has been so fun to see my kids light up with stories and books. I hope to stumble across a good memory in book form one day. I really admire you, Marilyn.

Favorite books

  • Me 'n Steve
  • Thundering Sneakers
  • James Herriott's vet books
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Travels with Charley
  • A Walk in the Woods
  • Peace Like a River
  • The Egg and I
  • Mary Poppins
  • Extremly Loud Incredibly Close
  • How Green Was my Valley