In 1955 my mother bought a book, The Illustrated Treasury of Children's Literature. Every night a story was read to me from this collection. My mother could never read through The Little Match Girl without crying. Through this book I was introduced to great writers, poets and illustrators. I remember those days with great fondness.
Years later I had a little girl and asked my mother if we still had my favorite book. She explained it had water damage and was thrown away. I was so disappointed. I looked for the book in book stores, but it was out of print. Every chance I got I looked in the used book stores, but never found it. I searched the library with no success. Several years later while browsing a book store, I noticed this large book with a yellow cover. The Illustrated Treasury of Children's Literature had been reprinted after more than 30 years. I grabed the book and ran up to…
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