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There's more information about both books and tv show at this site. Though not my "Stumper" this has helped me with a childhood memory. I grew up in southern England in the '60s, and have a distinct memory of Sarah and Hoppity being a puppet show on local TV. I actually recall being a bit upset that Sarah was always getting into trouble for things Hoppity had instigated. Anyway, now I live in Scotland, no one else remembers the show, and I had started to think I had dreamt it, so thank you for confirming that the memory may be correct.
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Thank you for solving this one for me! It has intruded on my thoughts for years and I couldn't figure out how to find the title. I was able to find 2 other elusive books from my childhood Magic Elizabeth and Candle in her Room simply by searching the solved stumpers. But all I knew for sure with this one was the short leg and painted plate -- not a lot to go on.
The story seems to be a lot different than what I thought I recalled. I'm sure that over the years I have mixed up a number of favorite books, making it even harder to track them down. As a child, I may even have dreamt about the stories, thereby distorting my recollection even more. Thanks to the posted solution I found a website that summarizes all of the books. I have a definite answer for one of the stumpers!! I still have the copy that my Mom gave me as a little girl. Although it didn't help me keep my room clean! She gave it to me because she liked finding books with a Sarah as the main character.
Otfried Preussler, Satanic Mill. This very special book is by the popular German author Otfried Preussler, beautifully translated by Anthea Bell. Otto Preussler, Satanic Mill , ?. Poster remembered title OK. Fairly sure I have the author's name spelt correctly - no longer have a copy to check!
Story as I remember it spot on, though. Would suggest The Satanic Mill , by Otfried Preussler , translated by Anthea Bell, published Macmillan , pages "In seventeenth century Germany, a boy named Krabat desperately wants to escape from a school for Black Magic where he is held captive by demonic forces. Krabat must learn enough magic to escape. The miller has made a deal with the devil, and each year one of the apprentices has to be sacrificed by the miller to keep his side of the deal.
Some of Krabat's friends end up dead. Krabat, however, finds salvation through his love, a singer from the nearby village. She is able to rescue him from certain death and put an end to Satan's reign, even when the miller casts an evil spell, because her love for Krabat is stronger than witchcraft. He is expected to perform several difficult tasks i.
Finally he defeats the evil sorcerer when the sorcerer becomes a raven. Thanks for your help! I haven't read it and I couldn't find much info. Might be worth a look. I have since remembered that the book had a windmill in it Usually the boy or girl most commonly a girl is helped by animals that he or she helped earlier in the story. I'd guess that the boy was acting as a servant rather than an apprentice - that's the usual arrangement. Otfried Preussler, The Satanic Mill. Suddenly, after all these years, the title came to me!
It is The Satanic Mill. I checked it out at the library and it was the right book. I enjoyed it again! Later - I had a look at our library's copy, and it doesn't seem to have the impossible tasks in it, just a lot of shape-changing and the trial is recognising the transformed loved one. The miller or the Mill at Book has been driving me crazy, read it once when I was a freshman in high school - so that would be in the early s.
Book was about a sorcerer who had a mill at the edge of a village. He would take in orphan boys as apprentice. At the end of each year, one of his apprentice must die before a new one could take his place. Book is about an orphan boy who becomes an apprentice. At some time in the book he tries to escape, turning himself into various animals, each time the miller who was following him, turned himself into something stronger.
Abelard-Schuman, London st ed. Set against the colorful background of 17th-Century Germany, the story of Krabat's captive apprenticeship and ultimate victory over the master is an unusual, tension-packed thriller that readers of all ages will find difficult to put down. Author's sixth release, this title received the German State Children's prize for Quite a "dark" book and themes, for a children's story.
Set in Southern Germany during the thirty years war. Murray Tinkelman, jacket illustrator. Translated by Anthea Bell. Otfried Preussler, The Satanic Mill , See Solved Mysteries Page. What is happening at the mill in the fens? Drawn by powers beyond his control, fourteen-year-old Krabat finds himself apprenticed to the dark mill and begins work with the Miller's eleven other journeymen. But strange things continue to happen at the mill.
Time passes at an unnatural pace, and the journeymen have superhuman powers, and can turn themselves into ravens and other creatures. Trapped by an evil power which makes escape impossible, Krabat is forced to submit to the Master of the Mill as he tries to unravel the mill's secrets. The Curse of the Darkling Mill is an eerie tale of sorcery and nightmares, which will keep you guessing right to the end. One of my favorites! I read this book the late 70's or early 80's. It's about a boy maybe an orphan? In exchange for learning magic they're under the control of the wizard. I think they're crows at night and boys during the day.
At the end, inspired by a girl he falls in love with, the boy manages to escape the wizard and I think loses his ability to use magic when he escapes. I've searched everywhere online and in libraries, and can't find it. I did some research on The Satanic Mill and I'm positive this is the book -- thank you! Somehow, while at Central Park, she ends up traveling back in time to an ancient, tribal civilization. She spents almost a year there trying to find a way home.
She brought with her a key, a safety pin, and a knife and these items end up playing a key role in ruining the civilization. It was an incredible book that I used to read in the s. It had a lot of feminist and naturalist elements to it. I would really like to find it again!
I'm almost positve that the title was a date, starting with the name of a month September? Mazer, Norma Fox, Saturday, the twelfth of October, , copyright. After spending almost a year with cave people from an earlier time, a young girl is transported back to the present greatly changed, both by her experience and by the fact that no one believes her.
This was the only book my mother ever censored when I was a kid! Now I want to find it and read it again. This is defintely it. This is definitely it. They pool their allowances so that they can each have an adventure on a Saturday. The kids solve a mystery in each book but that's not the main point.
The oldest boy plays the piano. The girl also takes off her nail polish with her treasured bottle of perfume in one book. I found lots of titles called A Tangled Web , including one by L. Some details, such as Mona getting a permanent and Rush playing the piano, are right, and the maid's name was Cuffy, which is pretty close.
The mystery title in the series was Spiderweb for Two: Could be the Melendy books by Elizabeth Enright. F is definitely not L. Montgomery's a Tangled Web. Elizabeth Enright, Melendy family series. Took me a few minutes to put your clues together, but this is definitely it. The children are Mona, Rush, Randy, and Oliver. They are not mystery books but Spiderweb for Two is about a year-long treasure hunt that the rest of the family puts on for Randy and Oliver. Elizabeth Enright, The Saturdays. The housekeeper is Cuffy, the eldest son, Rush, plays the piano, Mona gets her hair permed and nails painted and removes the polish with perfume.
A Tangled Web by Montgomery is about a will and all the members of the family who wish to inherit a certain vase. This sounds like the Melendy family. In The Saturdays, Mona uses her Saturday to get a perm and manicure. In Spiderweb for Two Randy and Oliver get clues to a year long treasure hunt when the older kids are away at school. Rush plays the piano. Their housekeeper's name is Cuffy. Don't think that this is an L. Not the right type, and her list of works doesn't seem to have a series of this type. Mona is the one who gets nail polish off with perfume! Cuffy is the housekeeper.
Enright, Elizabeth, Spiderweb for Two: Might these be Enright's books about the Melendy family? Although the children are not detectives, per se, Spiderweb for Two does feature a mystery with the two youngest children, Randy and Oliver. Rush the oldest boy plays the piano. In the first book, The Saturdays , Mona indulges in a scandalous beauty treatment including haircut although I don't think "Brillo Queen" featured and manicure, and she ends up removing her nail polish with strong perfume.
I hope these turn out to be the right books -- they should be great treat to re-discover! I never "lost" Enright's children's books among my favorites , but I've just discovered her adult fiction short stories with very great pleasure, and would highly recommend them, especially to fans of her writing for children. Four children live in a Victorian house - it has a cupola - I believe there was an illustration of it, might have been on the cover. I think the children live there on their own.
Each weekend, one of them is "allowed" to leave the house and have an adventure. They weren't in prison! I think they might have been so poor, there was some "sensible" reason for this situation. It was charmingly told each adventure was engaging. The Melendy children pool their allowance so each one of them, on their Saturday, can plan some special all day outing. The children are not poor but I believe the war is on and they are still rationing.
Their home, with cupola, is described at great length in The Four Story Mistake. You're combining two of the Melendy family books. In The Saturdays , the family is living in New York City and the children pool their allowances so that they can take turns going to the art gallery, the opera and so on. In The Four Story Mistake , they move to a house in the country that has a cupola. This sounds like a combination of both these stories - in The Saturdays , the kids take turns having adventures, and in The Four Story Mistake , they've moved out to the country and the house has a cupola.
Is it possible you're remembering parts of two of the books about the Melendy family? In the second book, they move to the country and live in a Victorian house with a four-windowed cupola on the roof. In the first book, the children live in New York, and pool their money so that each child can have an adventure on successive Saturdays eventually they start having their 'adventures' as a group.
In the second book, they move to a house with a cupola. I'm looking for a book I read as a child about a family - there's at least a couple of daughters, a father and I don't know if I remember a mom or a grandmother. Each chapter of the book is a different "episode" in the life of the family She tries to hide her hands during the next meal with the family, but gets caught and becomes more upset when she thinks the polish won't come off.
That's all I remember, I apologize, but I'd really like to find this book. I would have been reading it around or so, but I'm not sure how old the book was at the time it seemed a bit antiquated in its reflection of family values, I recall! This is the first of the Melendy stories. When they can't afford a vacation outside NYC, the four kids pool their allowances and each does something exciting with all the week's money.
Mona gets her hair bobbed and accidentally a red manicure, and the hairdresser tells her a story about running away to the city. The other kids go to an opera, an art gallery, and the circus. Elizabeth Enright, The Saturdays , This is definitely the book. The girl with the nail polish is Mona, and she also has her hair cut that day.
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Its the first of the Melendy Quartet. The girls name was mona and it was her turn to used the combined weekly allowence of all the kids to do exactly what she wanted - she got a perm and a manicure - and got in big trouble!! In one chapter Mona, the eldest daughter, spends her Saturday money having her hair cut in a grown up style and inadvertently gets a manicure at the same time which causes almost more trouble than having her braids cut off Elizabeth Enright, The Saturdays , In this book, four siblings decide to pool their weekly allowances and take turns spending the money on a special Saturday outing.
On her Saturday, teen Mona Melendy takes a trip to a beauty salon where she gets a short and stylish haircut and a manicure with bright nail polish. Her father a widower disapproves and she later removes the nail polish with cologne or perfume.
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Followed by three sequels. Please see the "S" solved pages for more information. This is the one about the siblings who pool their allowances so each child can have a Saturday outing on their own. Almost definitely The Satrudays. I believe this is the book you're looking for. This sounds like The Saturdays , the first book in the series about the Melendy family.
In it, Mona, the oldest girl, gets her hair cut and her fingernails polished on one of her outings and gets in trouble for it. Enright, Elizabeth, The Saturdays. Solution for nail polish no-nos- Mona, the eldest daughter in the Melendy family, uses her Saturday to get her hair and nails done. Elizabeth Enright, the saturdays , The other three kids are Randy, Rush, and Oliver. Sounds like it might be this classic. Mona is the girl's name. N60 is The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright. Each of the Melendy children pool their allowance and take turns having a Saturday out alone.
Mona goes to the beauty shop, gets her hair cut, and a manicure. Cuffy, the housekeeper, removes the nail polish with perfume. This episode is from the first book about the Melendy Family. The four children pool their allowances so that they each have an adventure in NYC. Elizabeth Enright, The Saturdays, s. This sounds like one of the chapters from The Saturdays , where Mona Melendy spends the siblings Mona, Rush, Randy and Oliver pooled allowance to go to the city for a makeover.
Each chapter is one of the kids using the allowance money for something they really want. This sounds like The Saturdays to me I think she gets her hair cut too. The other kids are Rush, Randy and Oliver. There's a dad, but the mom died, and Cuffy is the housekeeper -- definitely a grandmotherly type. Kids live in a big house in the city and the whole top floor is a play room. They keep clay in the bathroom sink. The first of the Melendy family books. The top floor is The Office, which is the children's playroom, and they have clay in a sink, that needs to be moistened regularly.
That's one of Oliver's jobs I think it's Oliver's. Elizabeth Enright, The Saturdays , 60s, approximate. This really sounds like The Saturdays , one of the Melendy family books. In this book they all lived in the city, had a huge playroom, and kept clay in the sink, or maybe turtles. There are other Melendy books for after they move out to the country into a huge house, have a huge playroom, etc. Elizabeth Enright, The Saturdays , , copyright.
Definitely this first in the 4-book Melendy family series which are still in print. Their upstairs playroom has clay in the sink, a piano, masks and other wonderful stuff. Every Saturday, each child takes a turn going somewhere different in the city with their pooled allowance money.
The first of the Melendy books-definitely the one. This is the first of the books about the Melendy Family. This can be none other than this well-loved classic. You will find lots of other details on the solved pages. Enright, Elizabeth, The Melendy Family. Sounds like a detail from the Melendy Family series. There were four children children, Mona, Rush, Randy, and Oliver, who lived in Manhattan with their widowed father. They did have a large playroom on the top floor of a tall, thin brownstone, one which did include the bathtub full of clay, and also a large upright piano, a trapeze, and several pictures on the ceiling formed by leaks.
The children themselves had several adventures exploring the city. Later books dealt with their lives after they moved to the country. Could this be The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright? Printed originally in , it's a timeless story, and has been reprinted many times including an edition that came out in the 70s If it's the one, in addition to the full-floor play room, you might remember that the four siblings 2 boys, 2 girls each took turns having a "Saturday" adventure with their combined allowance Eldest girl went to the theatre, youngest boy to the circus, etc.
Part of the Melendy family books, before they move to the country. The Office is what they call their playroom. Thank you all so much for solving the mystery. Henry Holt, , , New hardback with new cover illustration by Tricia Tusa. Henry Holt, , , 20th hardback printing.
Ex-library edition with only stamp being on top edges, very small water damage to top corner of pages. PA Pot Named Pete. Thanks for the info.
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I'll have to ask my friend if these sound familiar to her. I have spoken to my friend about this book and she has provided further information. The pot is definitely called Peep, not Pete. It wasn't a magic pot, it was simply one that was divided into three sections where you could cook three different things unheard of at the time. The father of the family was a travelling salesman who sold the pots and the family all had Norwegian sounding names.
The book had a cloth cover. Father is an inventor and his whistling saucepan, Peep, makes the trip lucrative, exciting and funny. The story is told by eleven year old Lars. Thank you thank you! I just looooove this website Coward-McCann, Sounds right. Where I remember the book being shelved in the school library could well have been the M's, and the publication date is feasible. I'd like to have a copy of this one as well.
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Sounds like Sawdust In His Shoes, the story of a teenage circus equestrian who is placed in an orphanage, but runs away and is taken in by a farm family. He trains one of the plow horses, develops an new act, and eventually rejoins the circus. The boy's father, a lion tamer, gets killed, and he has to go to an orphanage, from which he runs away. The boy is a solo equestrien and finds the perfect horse for him on the farm. He ends up back in the circus as a headliner.
I vaguely remember reading something similar back in the early 80s. I think the title was " Sawdust in his Shoes ", and I thought the author was Edward Fenton , but I couldn't locate it online, so probably not. Maybe this will help jar someone else's memory though.. Well, it's not common, but I did find one: Decorative board with picture of four children sitting on a wall.
Spine a little bit cracked. James Hurst, The Scarlet Ibis. I was absolutely haunted by this story It apparently made an impression on my uncle as well so the story must be at least from the 60s , who ended up naming his company after it. This is the story. Its been a staple of high school literature books since at least the s. The brother's name is Doodle. The short story, one of my persnonal favorites, was in the 9th grade literature book used at Beaumont Junior High, Lexington, KY.
The date - school year. Been a while since I read it, but I'm pretty sure this is it. The young brother's name is Doodle. James Hurst, The Scarlet Ibis , Oh, thank you everyone for finding the title of this short story. I read it when I was in 8th or 9th grade and I remember reading it over and over because I was so moved and saddened by the story. This is now one of my favorite websites. Keep up the great work! Dang, I just solved it myself!
Think I'll try to get it on interlibrary loan, just to see if it's as powerful as I remember. I remember that my sixth grade self was really shaken by the raw portrayal of the guilt felt over the death as I remember itperhaps it was just a severe injury of a younger sibling. When a hearse goes by is a line from an Emily Dickinson poem. Along with a lot of other people, I can definitely help you with this. Schwartz did a series of Scary Stories books.
I believe it is the first one which contains the "worms" song, all the words, as well as notes on its origins. W57 The person is right about the Schwartz book as a source for the song. Schwartz also includes a good bibliography at the back, so the person can take a look at that too. I've had this book before. I believe it's called exactly that: No mistaking this one -- it's School in the Sky. It's been quite a while but I recall one of the students was a girl named Annie, and they had a cow in the plane with them! I remember being fascinated with the description of strapping in the cow for takeoff!
Dear Harriett, I am very happy I found your website! My search for a book was solved with the title " School in the Sky ". I can't figure out how to respond within the post so I am writing to you to say "thanks" to whoever solved it. I am very grateful. I made this request on behalf of someone I met at a dinner. We started talking about children's books and she mentioned one about children traveling the world in a glass-bottomed airplane.
She said she didn't know the title or author, but had searched everywhere for the book with the little information she had. I found your website later that night and now we have the answer. She will be thrilled. Thanks for helping people rediscover the books that shaped their worlds when they were young. Finding a book you once loved is like opening a door and stepping into the past for a while.
I have two young daughters and can't part with a single book of theirs, because I want that door to their early years to always be close by.
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Don't know whether this is the book you're looking for, but the author's name seemed close enough to Armstrong to be worth a shot. I remember the title now that I see it! Is this out of print, and if so can you find an inexpensive copy for me? This might be one of Elisabeth Ogilvie's books She's still writing, but most of her young readers stuff would be vintage 40's or so.
Maybe this will help! Masquerade At Sea House. Thanks for keeping this request in mind. Yes, you had sent the Ogilvie suggestion before and my mother says she has looked at Ogilvie's books and none of them is it. Someday, we'll find it! I wonder if this could be the book by Eleanor Mercein Kelly.
I don't know anything about her except that she won the O Henry award a couple of times for her short stories, and she was from Kentucky. She wrote from the 's through 's or so, and her stories were set all other the place. She did publish a book called Sea Change, in the early 30's, I think, but I've never read it. Thanks for the tip. My mom swears it's not this one, but I've put in an interlibrary loan request for a copy, just in case.
I can't find a used one anywhere. Results from a search on AG-Canada's database sorry, no plot descriptions: Kelly, Eleanor Mercein , Mrs. Worth, Kathryn , Sea change. I researched this one thoroughly and the only book with that name that hasn't been eliminated previously is this one. Flora Louisa Shaw also know as: This was a non-circulating book that I found in the library, so I had to skim the plot.
A young woman girl? She has no memory of her name, and so they call her Marina. The Trevelyans have a son named Norman that she ends up falling in love with. In the denouement, she is discovered to be the granddaughter of old friends of the family, with an old locket that she wore when found being the proof. Her father was the black sheep of the family and was in Australia, sending his daughter back to his parents by ship. I realize that not all of the details are not an exact fit, but it does have the name, the red cover, a publication date early enough to be possible, and an unconventional for the times romance.
I check back from time to time, to see if anyone has found my mother's Sea Change. Here is a more complete list of books that I have tried. It is not any of these: After checking dozens of books with this title, this turned out to be the one! I have it on interlibrary loan and would really like to get a copy for my mother. If anyone can find a less expensive copy, I'd be very grateful. Library of Congress description: My mystery was indeed solved! I loved this story and can now get it for my two year old son. Edmund Cooper, Seahorse in the Sky , , copyright. Could this be it?
They find that they can all understand one another despite speakign different languages, and later learn that 2 other groups of people, one from a mediaeval-level civilisation and another from a stone-age civilisation are also there. I dont recal it being a YA novel - I seem to recall that there is a certain amoubt of sex and violence. Varley, John, Millennium , , copyright. Aliens actually humans from Earths future kidnap airplane passengers and transport them to the future, where warfare and pollution have reduced the population to a mere handful.
These airline passengers are needed to re-populate the Earth. The twist is that all these passengers were about to die in a dreadful plane crash. The "snatch teams" from the future can look back in time, see these crashes, or sinking ships, or whatever, arrange for clones to be prepared to substitute for the living people, and then snatch away the otherwise-doomed passengers. Airplane abducted by aliens. Cooper's Seahorse in the Sky is indeed the one I was thinking of. Holling, Seabird ,