Year: 2018

The Hundred and One Dalmatians (1956)

Like many stories more famous for the movie than the original book, this one’s not quite what you might think. The 1961 animated movie is actually quite faithful to the plot, though of course streamlined and cute-ified. (Briefly: A young dalmatian couple have a litter of fifteen puppies, and Cruella de Vil, an old school-mate… Read more The Hundred and One Dalmatians (1956)


Hello! I’m here to write about old kids’ books, especially the strange or forgotten ones. As both a mother and closet kids-book-reader, I’m always on the hunt, which has led me down some quite unexpected pathways. This blog is to share what I’ve found. (I’m also a professor, so I can access rare books. Some… Read more Welcome!