Penelope Farmer

Nat Case ncase at
Fri Mar 5 12:13:41 EST 2004


How peculiar. I found under 20 copies total and none at all of Summer 
Birds yesterday. Maybe I mistyped or something.

Good! I was worried she had been Mysteriously Made Obscure, and it 
seemed unlikely...

I'm not surprised about revisions to Charlotte Sometimes. It was 
quite early for her and she still lists it as one of her favorites. 
Or were the changes Americanizations? I recall a lot of Britishisms, 
which confused me when I first read it age 9.


>>On a whim I went to look up Penelope Farmer's books. I was trying 
>>to remeber which ones went in which order. I was very surprised to 
>>find almost nothing in ABEbooks or NY Public Library, and to find 
>>all the SF bibliographical references totally wrong. Has she been 
>>dropped off the radar? Summer Birds was one of my favorite books in 
>>early middle school, and I still go back to Charlotte Sometimes on 
>>a regular basis.
>There was a recent post on the ABE BookSleuth Forum about Charlotte 
>Sometimes - apparently there are at least two different versions, 
>possibly more.  Somebody's certainly interested enough to be 
>discussing this.  Did you mean you found few copies of her books for 
>sale on ABE?  There seem to be tons there now.
>Hallie.  ( Displacement Activities R Us)

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