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How the Heather Looks: A Joyous Journey to the British Sources of Children's Books Joan Bodger Emblem Editions February 16, 2010 Over forty years ago, Joan Bodger, her husband, and two children went to Britain on a very special family quest. They were seeking the world that they knew and loved through childrens books. In Winnie-the-Pooh Country, Mrs. Milne showed them the way to that enchanted place on the top of the Forest [where] a little boy and his Bear will always be playing. In Edinburgh they stood outside Robert Louis Stevensons childhood home, tilting their heads to talk to a lamplighter who was doing his job. In the Lake District they visited Jemima Puddle-Ducks farm, and Joan sought out crusty Arthur Ransome to talk to him about Swallows and Amazons . They spent several days messing about in boats on the River Thames, looking for Toad Hall and other places described by Kenneth Grahame in The Wind in the Willows . Mud and flood kept them from attaining the slopes of Pooks Hill (on Rudyard Kiplings farm), but they scaled the heights of Tintagel. As in all good fairy tales, there were unanswered questions. Did they really find Camelot? Robin Hood, as always, remains elusive. One thing is certain. Joan Bodger brings alive again the magic of the stories we love to remember. She persuades us that, like Emily Dickinson, even if we have never seen a moor, we can imagine how the heather looks. First published in 1965 by Viking in New York, How the Heather Looks has become a prized favorite among knowledgeable lovers of childrens literature. Precious, well-thumbed copies have been lent out with caution and reluctance, while new admirers have gone searching in vain for copies to buy second-hand. This handsome reprint, with a new Afterword by Joan Bodger, makes a unique and delightful classic available once more. From the Hardcover edition. About Iceberg The Iceberg Reader revolutionizes the reading experience, making it easier than ever to browse, buy and enjoy books. Features - Attractive interface provides a natural reading experience with full pagination. - Table of Contents incorporates one click navigation. - Vertical and horizontal page orientation. - Adjust font size with a pinch, text reflows automatically. - Search the text within a book. - Create margin notes with user notation. About McClelland & Stewart Random House of Canada Limited is the Canadian division of Random House, Inc. Our Canadian publishing program is home to such best-selling & award-winning Canadian & international authors as Christie Blatchford, Senator Romeo Dallaire, Camilla Gibb, John Irving, Vincent Lam, Lori Lansens, Yann Martel, Audrey Niffeneger, David Adams Richards & Alexander McCall Smith. Random House, Inc. is the world's largest publisher of general interest hardcover, paperback & audio adult & children's fiction & nonfiction books, & is the book publishing division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the world's foremost media companies. About Scrollmotion ScrollMotion, creator of the Iceberg Reader, is a content technology company based in New York City. For more information, visit www.scrollmotion.com. Support If you have any technical problems please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org before you post a review.
What's new in this version:
- improved web store feature