Identify an obscure children's book(s) from the sixties?
April 10, 2011 1:31 PM Subscribe
Obscure children's book(s) from the sixties? Warning: this is a very
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I have a very fond, yearning memory of a book (or possibly books) I read and adored as a child in sixties Britain. The bad news is I remember very little about these books beyond the sense of magic and wonder they engendered in my little mind. I think the books were British, but they may not have been. I have asked people about it/them for years and no one has a clue what I'm talking about. So this is, I fear, a tough one. Here is what I remember:
- The books were a mixture of colour pictures and text. The pictures were sort-of pastel, but a bit brighter than that.
- They were probably aimed at 5-8 year olds. The stories were magical and fantastical, somewhat in the manner of Rupert the Bear, but I am definitely not thinking of Rupert, even though I loved him and his Nutwood pals too.
- I think the stories featured anthropomorphised animals, but also fantasy creatures like fairies, wizards etc.
- The closest thing to a clear memory of a specific scenario I have is a castle or city... possibly in the sky... where much of the structure was made of sweets, chocolate, candy, possibly sticks of rock. The main protagonists somehow journeyed to this place and had adventures. Something like that.
Like I said, this is a long shot. I'm just asking this in the slim hope that some Brit of my age (or whoever) may have bells rung. Thanks...