From the Tower Window of My Book House
. The Book House for Children . Chicago
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PZ5.M616My 1925 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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There are no fables in this fifth of six volumes of The Book House. This copy differs from others in the series in that it does not have a copyright of 1920. Its only copyright is 1921. This volume does contain Anderson's The Emperor's New Clothes (75). The illustration on 79 shows the emperor prancing in procession in public with underwear on; should not the story be taken to be more radical than that? In lieu of a comment on fables, I repeat three observations from earlier volumes in the set. First, it is curious that this set of books is inscribed by Joan Helene Aleck of Omaha, NE, in 1936. Somehow they ended up in the possession of Clare Leeper in Baton Rouge, and then came back to Omaha. Secondly, it seems that all the volumes in the series have exactly 448 pages. Thirdly, I wish I had a dollar for every person who has emailed me asking where to obtain a particular cherished volume from this series!