Wonderful! I especially love the way it goes off at a tangent to "pancakes and jam". Beautiful colours and a sweet story idea.Thanks as ever for continuing to bring the beautiful rarities of the distant past to us!
Interesting to see that Siri Andrews was Beverly Cleary's favorite teacher at library school. (I'm going to assume it's the same Siri Andrews because anything else just seems like too great a coincidence.)
Fascinating, it certainly must be the same Siri Andrews.
Was also translated into German as "Little Karl's Journey in the Soap-bubble". A shot of the cover is here: http://www.antiquariat-libelle.ch/aktuell/kinderbilderbuecher.htm -- the bookseller attributes it to "Lindberg, M[arie]", I don't know if that is of any use in trying to find out more about the author -- every place else I have seen agrees that her name was Maja.
The cursive handwriting on the cover threw me off at first -- I wouldn't have guessed "Maja" before looking it up. Now it seems clear. It's strange that the German edition leaves the author off the cover completely.
Delightful! Thanks for sharing this.
Unusual mix of artforms, blank space, and, well, lots of other stuff. Pretty, inventive, and slightly disturbing. It has it all.
This is completely wonderful! What a gem.