Saturday, February 5, 2011

Melissa of Dry Brook Hollow

A large number of collectors miss out whenever certain books are printed in small quantities.  For whatever reason, they are out of the loop and unaware until the window of opportunity has vanished.  This was what happened with the Linda Carlton reprints, and it always frustrates me.  For this reason, I always buy at least a few extras of reprints that interest me so that the print run is a little higher.  Even then, it is never enough for the future demand.

Judy Bolton author Margaret Sutton's daughter is printing the original manuscripts for the first two books of what would have been the Melissa of Dry Brook Hollow series.  The title character's name was changed to Judy Bolton, and the two books were later published as The Vanishing Shadow and The Haunted Attic.  Many changes were made to the two Melissa of Dry Brook Hollow books before they were published as Judy Bolton books.

Judy Bolton collectors have the opportunity to purchase the two original manuscripts which have been bound into one book.  The cost of the book is $25.00 including postage.  More information can be found on the Judy Bolton website.

You have until February 28, 2011 to place your order.  The book will be printed in a limited print run based on paid orders.  There will be no extra copies available.


Lauren said...

This is an old post but I was just wondering if you had ended up purchasing these books?

I got a copy and really enjoyed seeing the genesis of the Judy books (my personal favorites) and wondered if anyone else read them.

I had been looking forward to discussing them on the Judy Bolton yahoo group but for some reason, Margaret Sutton's daughter wanted us to finish discussing the last two books in the series before talking about these.

I have no idea why this was requested but now it's two months later and they haven't even gotten around to discussing The Secret of the Sandcastle so I guess the Melissa books aren't going to be coming up soon.

Jennifer said...

It does sound like it is going to be awhile before they end up discussing the books.

I did buy the Melissa book.

I am kind of reading a little bit of everything right now, so I'm going to make a note to myself to consider reading the Melissa books in the next week or so. I'm going to have a lot more free time starting next week since school will be out for summer. :) If I read the manuscripts, I will write about them here. We could do a discussion here, for anyone who is interested.

Lindsay said...

The Melissa books will be discussed during July by the Judy Bolton chat group. I look forward to hearing your comments!