*A Collection of Antiquarian Curios & Relics*
"My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff . . ."
IN A GLASS GRIMMLY (9780142425060) 7.99 by Adam Gidwitz
(Sung to the tune of Iron Butterfly's In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida)
In a glass grimmly, baby
(In the fairy tale I'm readin')
In a glass grimmly, honey
Don't you know that I'm believin' you
Oh, won't you come with me
And take my hand
Oh, won't you come with me
To this mystical land
Please take my hand . . .
[The third book in Adam Gidwitz's series, Grimm Conclusion (9780142427361) 7.99 is now available in paperback.]
1) WOOLY BULLY . . . I hope, like me, you were able to watch Ken Burns' latest confection, The Roosevelts (9780307700230) 60.00 on PBS this past week. It was outstanding. From Jon Meacham, author of Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher (9780385387491) 19.99 to H.W. Brands, author of The Man Who Saved the Union (9780307475152) 17.95, he featured a veritable galaxy of stars from American history who weighed in with their opinions on, arguably, two of the greatest Presidents of the 20th century, Teddy Roosevelt and FDR. Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of The Bully Pulpit (9781416547877) 22.00 appropriately made several appearances. And finally, our legendary man of letters, David McCullough, author of The Greater Journey (9781416571773) 20.00, of course, loomed over all of them. For any history buff, watching this series was comparable to viewing Bernini's sculpture, Ecstasy of Saint Teresa for the first time. 'My God, it's full of stars . . .'
2) LI'L RED RIDING HOOD . . . A year or so ago, I rhapsodized about Salina Yoon's Penguin and Pinecone (9780802728432) 14.99 [which, by the way, is now available as a board book (9780802737311) 7.99]. It was adorable and I have to admit that it did bring a tear to my eye. Now, just in time for autumn, the perky little Penguin and his younger brother Pumpkin are back in Penguin and Pumpkin (9780802737328) 14.99. Once again, Salina's illustrations are wonderful, and it's backed with a story of sibling love. There is no better title to share with your toddler so that they too may learn the joys of the fall season . . .
Odds & Sods
Our good friend Loren Long popped in last Friday to sign copies of his latest Otis book, Otis and the Scarecrow (9780399163968) 17.99. I was surprised to find that Loren has an excellent sense of humor. We laughed and laughed. This title is destined to become a fall classic. As per usual, our signed copies are on a first come, first served basis . . .
Speaking of lovable scamps, we also have signed copies of Seth Casteel's Underwater Puppies (9780316254892) 21.00. You may recall that his Underwater Dogs (9780316227704) 19.99 sold exceptionally well two years ago. We're down to a handful of books, so order yours before they're gone . . .