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1928 Candy Land, Published by the McLoughlin Brothers with Illustrations and Text by Hildegard Lupprian

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    Posted 4 years ago

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    Oh, I just LOVE this book, a 1928 edition of Candy Land! No one did books like the McLoughlin Brothers and Hildegard Lupprian. The illustrations as well as the text are just unparalleled when it comes to a children's book. One of my favorite passages in the text:

    She knew all the birds, animals, insects and flowers very well, real personally you know. They told her all their troubles and she told them all hers for one has to have somebody to tell one's troubles to, you see. It is quite necessary.

    ~Laura

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Looks like an adorable story, that's a very lovely quote
    2. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the love, Jenni! It is a sweet, sweet book. No pun intended. ;)
      Thank you for the love, Manikin!
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      I love this Laura!! This is right up my alley of collecting. I must say, I've always heard of the board game Candy Land, but never knew a book existed by the same name.
    4. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much for the love, Roy, buckethead, Woman34, SpiritBear, and Scott. Scott, did you know I looked up the history of Candy Land (the board game), and it was invented in the 1940s by Eleanor Abbott, who had polio and wanted to create a pastime for those recovering from the disease? I wonder if she was influenced by this book, perhaps?
    5. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Thank you for the love, T, fortapache, Ken, and Anna!
    6. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Thank you for the love, Phil!

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