2282Re: [mythsoc] Baynes' Narnia
- Sep 6, 2000In a message dated 09/05/2000 10:13:08 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< The most interesting repackaging is the series in seven paperbacks whose
covers reproduce Pauline's cover art for the old Puffin Books edition, which
was never sold in the U.S. >>
Oh dear, you mean there will be several choices available? I've never really
looked at what's been available here in the States, as illustrated books,
hardcovers usually, are so much more expensive than plain old secondhand
paperbacks. But now that I'm building libraries for children (my own and
those we exchange gifts with), I have the excuse to spend a little more.
Plus, I'm rather charmed by such books in my own collection as Dinotopia, and
The Illustrated Tarka the Otter. I've also seen a few books in the series
marketed as "The Whole Story," where they take a nice story like Mowgli's
Brothers or The Call of the Wild, and put encyclopedia-like information and
pictures in the margins. Could be a bit distracting, I suspect, but reminded
me cozily of my old Black Beauty, with its unfamiliar words explained in the
I hope the site doesn't take too long to load. I have little patience for
that sort of thing. I would imagine an illustrated copy of the Chronicles in
one volume would be rather large and awkward to carry about and read from.
The seven-volume set, does that just have nice color illustrations but not so
much inside? I am concerned now that a mere website will not be able to show
me enough about the choices available.
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