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A Dark, Dark Tale: 06/27/10
Sean chose A Dark, Dark Tale by Ruth Brown for Harriet when we were at the library. It was first published when my brother was three but I don't remember reading the book back then. It feels like a modern picture book so I have to admit to being surprised at its age.
A Dark, Dark Tale builds on a suspense, starting in the forest and following a black cat as he creeps through the forest and into an apparently abandoned old manor. Somewhere in the heart of this house is a dark, dark secret.
Up until the end, Harriet loved the book. The artwork is gorgeous and it's a good mix of a ghost story and a cat story. The ending though was a let down. After all that suspense there isn't a ghost or a monster or anything remotely scary.
Comment #1: Tuesday, June, 29, 2010 at 07:45:25
This one brings back memories. My son (now 21) loved this book so much, we read it over and over and over. I really like Ruth Brown's art as well.
Comment #2: Friday, July 2, 2010 at 10:32:47
Thank you for sharing your memories.