Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Tall Book of Make-believe...

The pictures are by Garth Williams...so magical... so inspiring...!

Are you familiar with this amazing book? You can find it now and again online for rather large sums of money, I'm afraid!

I try to keep an eye out at garage sales...because you never know! My neighbor found one for 30cents and THAT was a bit of magic right there!

Our copy comes from our great Aunt Mar, (who owns a used bookstore by the way!) who searched and searched to get the one you see here for my husband (so she wouldn't have to give up her copy when we had kids!) Because, you see, you really can't have kids and not have this book...so, phew! We really do love our little Tall book, (though it looks it a bit)...but it is magical, magical...

So magical, in fact, that I thought to share it with you...(though my husband thought it better to hoard the magic) ...but I am a firm believer that magic shared, is magic grown! So here is some *magic* for you and yours!

see the little elves flying on the falling leaves?!

...love this page!

<-my absolute most favorite page!

May your New Year be filled to the brim with *magic*!

Happy New Year!!!


  1. I have this book, as well as The Giant Golden Book of Elves and Fairies. Both of these were favorites from childhood. My copies show that they were loved, but I bought a re-issue of the Elves and Fairies book to share with my kids when they were little. Garth Williams illustrations are exquisite.

  2. I love this book! Thanks for posting pictures. I'm on a hunt for a new one (I ruined my mom's when i was a kid : ( )It's such a great book.


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