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80 Years Ago This Month - Sunny Stories 1937

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Re: 80 Years Ago This Month - Sunny Stories 1937

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 01 Nov 2017, 17:49

Rob Houghton wrote:I didn't realise that Sunny Stories magazines in those days often just contained one longer short story separated into chapters as this one is (five chapters) 8)

Tony produced twelve of the early Sunny Stories for Little Folks as booklets a little while back and most of them consisted of a long story divided into chapters. Very enjoyable and imaginative.
"Heyho for a starry night and a heathery bed!" - Jack, The Secret Island.

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Re: 80 Years Ago This Month - Sunny Stories 1937

Postby Rob Houghton » 01 Nov 2017, 18:25

Katharine wrote:
Rob Houghton wrote:Funny - I have always thought of EH Davie as being a man! :-D Maybe its a man/woman thing, lol! :lol:


No, because I always assumed they were a man - and I'm mostly definitely a female. :wink:


Bang goes that theory! :lol:

I've never come across that thin book, Tony, containing 'The Wizard Who Wasn't' - and I think I missed the Sunny Stories booklets you produced too. :-(
'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

(E. Blyton, Sunday Times, 1951)



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Re: 80 Years Ago This Month - Sunny Stories 1937

Postby John Pickup » 01 Nov 2017, 20:31

I love the poem by the nine year old Nadia Spindler. If she's still alive she will be coming up to 90 years old.
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Re: 80 Years Ago This Month - Sunny Stories 1937

Postby Tony Summerfield » 01 Nov 2017, 23:32

Rob Houghton wrote:I've never come across that thin book, Tony, containing 'The Wizard Who Wasn't' - and I think I missed the Sunny Stories booklets you produced too. :-(


If you click on this link you can see the first one and you can then go straight through with the arrow at the top. Four of them have one or two short stories, but the other eight are all one story.

http://www.enidblytonsociety.co.uk/book ... Adventures
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Re: 80 Years Ago This Month - Sunny Stories 1937

Postby Rob Houghton » 01 Nov 2017, 23:38

Thanks Tony - I've just bought a couple from the Society shop! :-D
'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

(E. Blyton, Sunday Times, 1951)



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Re: 80 Years Ago This Month - Sunny Stories 1937

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 01 Dec 2017, 09:06

http://www.enidblytonsociety.co.uk/maga ... ?magid=298

The December 1937 issues of Sunny Stories contain some lovely pieces as always. Thanks, Tony, for adding these gems to the Cave.

I found the riddles by Joan Woolford and Barry Bonner fun and cleverly constructed. I also enjoyed Enid Blyton's 'Christmas Tree' and 'Santa's Presents' Puzzle Competitions , though I'm rather too late to enter!

What an enchanting illustration by Grace Lodge for the poem 'Dinner for Ducks'. The uncredited illustrations of 'Mr. Mouse Goes Fishing!' are delightful too. Beautiful cover pictures, especially Margery Thorp's ('The Little Piggy-Boy') and Dorothy Wheeler's ('Santa Claus Makes a Mistake').

Of the poems, I think my favourite is 'The Silent Snow' - simple but evocative.
"Heyho for a starry night and a heathery bed!" - Jack, The Secret Island.

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Re: 80 Years Ago This Month - Sunny Stories 1937

Postby pete9012S » 01 Dec 2017, 09:42

Well I really enjoyed that and reading it went far too quickly and left me wanting more.
Suppose I'll have to wait for the next issue just like all the other boys and girls!

Many thanks for preparing it for us Tony - I really appreciate the chance to read these lovely magazines.
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Re: 80 Years Ago This Month - Sunny Stories 1937

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 01 Dec 2017, 10:19

I had a chuckle at the Can you guesses. :lol:

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Re: 80 Years Ago This Month - Sunny Stories 1937

Postby Kate Mary » 01 Dec 2017, 10:46

It's been such fun to read these pages from Sunny Stories all through the year, I hope (computer permitting) that they can continue into 2018 (or 1938 if you prefer). The illustrations for the poems and readers' contributions are delightful. My favourite poem is The Silent Snow too. Thank you for sharing Sunny Stories with us Tony.
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