Thursday, December 20, 2012

Bobbsey Twins

I've been to just about every antique shop and used book store I can think of, looking for Nancy Drew and Cherry Ames and Vickie Barr -- and Judy Bolton, after reading a few of those from the library. She just might be my new favorite mystery heroine.
 
The one series I was absolutely not interested in collecting?  Of course that's the one I found sitting on a shelf at the Friends of the Library bookstore...
 

I don't have anything against the Bobbsey Twins, they just haven't captured my imagination (yet) like the other series have. And I've already downloded most of these for my Kindle...
 
But I couldn't not bring them home, not when they were a dollar each and buy-one-get-one-free.
 


According to this site on Bobbsey Twins formats, these editions date from about 1927, which gives them that cool "they're from when our house was new" vibe. Actually, the more I look at these, the more I want to curl up and read them, especially The Bobbsey Twins in a Great City. I want to find out what a trip to the big city would have been like in a storybook written in 1917.

This post is linked to Time Travel ThursdayTreasure Hunt Thursday,  and Vintage Thingie Thursday.

7 comments:

Denise :) said...

I adored The Bobbsey Twins -- they'll pull you in in no time!!! Enjoy your fabulous find! :)

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...
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Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

I don't remember the Bobsy Twins books, but my mother used that term often. Perhaps she read those books! My favorite books when I was young were the Betsey, Tacey and Tibb books. Do you know of those?

Sara said...

The Bobbsey Twins were okay. The Hardy Boys were good. Nancy Drew was the bomb! I just picked up the 1st book to reread...and begin the *original* series again. Waiting impatiently for Fat Quarter Shop to get the fat quarter bundle of the fabric!

Jevne said...

I didn't realize the Bobbsey Twin books were written in the 1920's. I read them as a kid in the late 40's and have always assumed that was when they were written. Nancy Drew was also a favorite.

Potpourri said...

I liked The Bobbsey Twins but I really loved Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys.
I am introducing my 6 year old granddaughter who is a wonderful reader to Nancy this Christmas. And perhaps when she turns 7 in June. Anne ao Green Gables

Jan said...

What a lucky find!

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