|Featured Book: Little Old|
Bear, by Hilda van Stockum
Little Old Bear, by Hilda van Stockum, is the featured book. It will be read out to any children stopping by the table by the author's son, John Tepper Marlin - or possibly daughter, Brigid Marlin, who illustrated one of Hilda van Stockum's books, King Oberon's Forest.
The Boissevain Books team has been involved in bringing a Harvard singing group, the Din & Tonics, to the Children's Fair at 4 pm.
I described the last one, a year ago, here. There were 2,500 children and their families visiting the fair.
I will be reading out Little Old Bear to anyone who will listen, in the book area under one of the tents. It takes me less than five minutes to read it out. Little Old Bear was written by my mother and I try to keep it in print by reading it out. It's a great story that appeals to young and old (the bear, after all, is old and is blind when you first meet him) and I never get tired of reading it out.
The book authors are arranged alphabetically, so the van Stockum table is likely to be close to the end of the line, by the cash register.