I Have Sought Thee, Sung Thee, Dreamed Thee, Desbarollda
I'm a sucker for the rerelease of out-of-print books. You should have seen me the other day when I discovered that Amy Schwartz's Bea and Mr. Jones was recently reprinted. I deafened two small children for life via my vocal chords alone. If you haven't used this book in a readaloud, now's the time.
Anyway, I like to keep an ear out for additional republications, whatever they may be. As a regular reader of Neil Gaiman's blog, I was intrigued by a recent post in which he recounted his childhood love of the author Noel Langley who wrote The Land of Green Ginger (as well as the script for The Wizard of Oz). Well a British publisher took Neil's post so much to heart that he sought out other Langley books, read them cover to cover, and republished one called Desbarollda the Dancing Mouse. It was originally illustrated by Edward Ardizzone, which they did not change (thank heavens) and you can even view some of the pages on Amazon.
Gosh, I'd love that kinda sway. But I already have my Out-of-Print Crimes Against Humanity list on the sidebar here. Not much more I can do, aside from mentioning in every other post how cool Adelaide Holl's Minnikin, Midgie, & Moppet was. Now there's a book worth taking a second gander at. *hint hint hint*