Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Midsummer Magic

Another out of print treasure. How do these disappear?  We found a copy minus the dusk jacket. 

compiled by Ellin Greene 1977
illustrated by Barbara Cooney

A lovely collection of midsummer stories, folklore, and recipes mostly from northern countries (England, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden).  This has one of my very favorite fairy stories in it, "Diccon and Elfrida." I read it to Madeleine one night and by the end we were left crying in each other’s arms!  Barbara Cooney does the wonderful illustrations.

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