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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "If we are lucky, our minds are furnished with the words and stories that spring from the English earth the winds that wuthered around the Secret Garden, Ratty's riverbank, the magic isle of Avalon, Pook's Hill, and the Swallows and Amazons' Wildcat Island. To journey back with Joan Bodger as a guide is a rare treat she winkles out wonderful literary connections at every turn. You'd have to be made of stone not to feel the old enchantment stirring again. Bodger's prose is tart with humour and warm with intelligence and the whole venture is sparked with the fresh wonderment of seeing the ancient story-places through her children's eyes." Michele Landsberg "For anyone who loves Britain or English literature, especially children's literature.it was one of the greatest pleasures of the publishing season." Horn Book "A feast for any lover of English children's books." Christian Herald "One of the most satisfying rambles we have taken in years." Mademoiselle. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Over forty years ago, Joan Bodger, her husband, and two children went to Britain on a very special family quest. They were seeking the world that they knew and loved through childrenâ s books.

In Winnie-the-Pooh Country, Mrs. Milne showed them the way to â that enchanted place on the top of the Forest [where] a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.â In Edinburgh they stood outside Robert Louis Stevensonâ s childhood home, tilting their heads to talk to a lamplighter who was doing his job. In the Lake District they visited Jemima Puddle-Duckâ s farm, and Joan sought out crusty Arthur Ransome to talk to him about Swallows and Amazons. They spent several days â messing about in boatsâ on the River Thames, looking for Toad Hall and other places described by Kenneth Grahame in The Wind in the Willows. Mud and flood kept them from attaining the slopes of Pookâ s Hill (on Rudyard Kiplingâ s farm), but they scaled the heights of Tintagel. As in all good fairy tales, there were unanswered questions. Did they really find Camelot? Robin Hood, as always, remains elusive.

One thing is certain. Joan Bodger brings alive again the magic of the stories we love to remember. She persuades us that, like Emily Dickinson, even if we â have never seen a moor,â we can imagine â how the heather looks.â

First published in 1965 by Viking in New York, How the Heather Looks has become a prized favorite among knowledgeable lovers of childrenâ s literature. Precious, well-thumbed copies have been lent out with caution and reluctance, while new admirers have gone searching in vain for copies to buy second-hand. This handsome reprint, with a new Afterword by Joan Bodger, makes a unique and delightful classic available once more.

From the Back Cover: “If we are lucky, our minds are furnished with the words and stories that spring from the English earth – the winds that wuthered around the Secret Garden, Ratty’s riverbank, the magic isle of Avalon, Pook’s Hill, and the Swallows and Amazons’ Wildcat Island. To journey back with Joan Bodger as a guide is a rare treat – she winkles out wonderful literary connections at every turn. You’d have to be made of stone not to feel the old enchantment stirring again. Bodger’s prose is tart with humour and warm with intelligence – and the whole venture is sparked with the fresh wonderment of seeing the ancient story-places through her children’s eyes.”
–Michele Landsberg

“For anyone who loves Britain or English literature, especially children’s literature...it was one of the greatest pleasures of the publishing season.”
Horn Book

“A feast for any lover of English children’s books.”
Christian Herald

“One of the most satisfying rambles we have taken in years.”
Mademoiselle

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