Tuesday, July 05, 2011
A LION IN THE MEADOW
Perhaps it is just as well I will be away from New Zealand next Wednesday, 13 July, as Bethunes at Webb's are having one of their periodic auctions of rare books and related material. I was captivated by the cover of the sale catalogue, (email them if you'd like one - email@example.com), which is shown above. It is of course the cover of the School Journal Part One Number Three, 1965 in which Margaret Mahy's famous story, A Lion in the Meadow, was first published.. Price estimate in $200.
Other NZ children's books in the auction include titles by James K. Baxter, Alistair Campbell, Lesley Cameron Powell (Turi. The story of s Little Maori Boy), and Ans Westra while overseas authors include J.M. Barrie, Fank L Baum, Enid Blyton, Kenneth Grahame, C.S. Lewis, A.A. Milne and Alison Uttley.