Kid's books of yesteryear
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12-11-2014, 09:54 AM
Kid's books of yesteryear
They don't make kid's books like they used to. Case in point: check out this gorgeously illustrated Japanese children's book from 1939. It depicts the story of the Monkey King. Some of the pages are worthy of framing.

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12-11-2014, 10:07 AM
RE: Kid's books of yesteryear
I always knew the Japanese were technologically more advanced.
I mean, Frame 2, they had monkeys shooting lasers from their eyes in 1939 for crying out loud...
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12-11-2014, 10:20 AM
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Asian art depicted phenomena of the human psyche centuries before western art. Asian art has always been sublime but the west has only been widely exposed to it for about 150 years. Asian art reminds the west... we still have much to learn.
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12-11-2014, 11:21 AM
RE: Kid's books of yesteryear
(12-11-2014 10:07 AM)LostLocke Wrote:  I always knew the Japanese were technologically more advanced.
I mean, Frame 2, they had monkeys shooting lasers from their eyes in 1939 for crying out loud...
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The original story was anonymously published in 1592. That part happens at the beginning of the book. The main character is a stone monkey born from a boulder. Light shoots from its mouth and eyes as he bows to the four directions. The light is so bright that it scares the heavenly hierarchy.

(12-11-2014 10:20 AM)kim Wrote:  Asian art depicted phenomena of the human psyche centuries before western art. Asian art has always been sublime but the west has only been widely exposed to it for about 150 years. Asian art reminds the west... we still have much to learn.
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Agreed.
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12-11-2014, 11:33 AM
RE: Kid's books of yesteryear
I have one question for you all.
You get the Bucky Prize in Children's Lliterature if you can answer it.

What was the "Password to Larkspur Lane" ?

Extra credit :
Who was George Fayne ?
Who was Ned Nickerson ?
Who was Mortimer Bartesque ?
(No fair looking them up).

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12-11-2014, 11:36 AM
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(12-11-2014 11:33 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  I have one question for you all.
You get the Bucky Prize in Children's Lliterature if you can answer it.

What was the "Password to Larkspur Lane" ?

Extra credit :
Who was George Fayne ?
Who was Ned Nickerson ?
Who was Mortimer Bartesque ?
(No fair looking them up).

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12-11-2014, 11:38 AM (This post was last modified: 12-11-2014 11:41 AM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: Kid's books of yesteryear
(12-11-2014 11:36 AM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  
(12-11-2014 11:33 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  I have one question for you all.
You get the Bucky Prize in Children's Lliterature if you can answer it.

What was the "Password to Larkspur Lane" ?

Extra credit :
Who was George Fayne ?
Who was Ned Nickerson ?
Who was Mortimer Bartesque ?
(No fair looking them up).

Singing horses

Damn you. How in hell did you know that ? You get the prize.

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12-11-2014, 11:40 AM
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(12-11-2014 11:38 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  
(12-11-2014 11:36 AM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  Singing horses

Damn you. How in hell did you know that ?

Wikipedia (sorry, I cheated). That Nancy Drew book was a little before my time.
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12-11-2014, 11:42 AM
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(12-11-2014 11:40 AM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  
(12-11-2014 11:38 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  Damn you. How in hell did you know that ?

Wikipedia (sorry, I cheated). That Nancy Drew book was a little before my time.

Me too, but that's what makes them so hilarious. They are *so* dated.
My grandma had a complete set.

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12-11-2014, 11:48 AM
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(12-11-2014 11:42 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  
(12-11-2014 11:40 AM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  Wikipedia (sorry, I cheated). That Nancy Drew book was a little before my time.

Me too, but that's what makes them so hilarious. They are *so* dated.
My grandma had a complete set.

Ha! I'm pretty sure the preschool I went to (in the 80s) had a very ragged set. They were almost dust.
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