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Our library did a dirty thing this year--they started getting rid of some of my favorite books! Okay, one that I know of: Mother Earth and Her Children.  With that knowledge, I've started to compulsively check out books that I don't want them to get rid of.  I'll hoard all the Elsa Beskow books and a few others, just to help them know that they are loved so they don't sneak out on a cart to be sold off for a dime.

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree

I've also started to buy some books that I really don't want to live without using Thrift Books.  I've gotten numerous books there (like Mother Earth and Her Children) and have been pleased.  I have a book squirreled away for each of the children for Christmas. Now, this is a buyer-beware sort of site--it's important to know that the books you're wanting are in your chosen language and chosen condition.  That said, I was delighted to see that they had The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree.

Braille book

While I walked in the other room to tell Mike about it, someone snatched up the copy I had in my cart that was in "good" condition.  I found another that was listed as "acceptable."  Seeing how I loved this book, I went for it.  It arrived yesterday and I was a bit perplexed to find a book that was not in its binding, but in a thick plastic cover.  Looking inside, I understood.  It's a braille book!  My thoughts immediately turned to Ginger and Larry, as Larry used to transcribe Braille.


I'm betting this is a one of a kind (or few of a kind) sort of book and it is a treasure, for certain.  You can see more images from this story here.


( 1 tree — Plant a Forest )
Nov. 16th, 2014 01:11 pm (UTC)
oh this looks like a wonderful book! we love Barbara Cooney. And the Braille--wow! i just discovered Thrift Books too...happy :)

peace keep you.
( 1 tree — Plant a Forest )

A Blessed Wilderness

It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

~Adolph Murie, biologist, on Denali


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