Help Me Make My Mom Cry Happy Tears
November 15, 2010 3:01 PM Subscribe
Looking for an old children's book from the 1940's, about some kids who buy magic star-shaped cookies that, when thrown into the sky, provide a stairway to another world. Ring any bells?
posted by np312 to Writing & Language (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My mom told me about this book from her childhood that she loved, and I thought it might be nice to try and track down an old copy for her for the holidays.
The only details I know other than what's listed above, is that the baker who baked the cookies was some sort of witch or warlock, and that buying the star-shaped cookies was something the little kids did every day as a treat. Throwing them out the window made them stick in the night sky, and triggered some sort of other-worldly entrance.
I might be getting details wrong since I'm getting this second-hand, but if anyone thinks this sounds familiar please chime in. My mom was born in 1947 so the children's book would have had to been published no later than 1956.