Friday, March 6, 2015

Book cover: "Six Little Bunkers at Miller Ned's"

  • Title: Six Little Bunkers at Miller Ned's
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 246
  • Author: Laura Lee Hope (pseudonym)
  • Illustrator: Walter S. Rogers
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap, New York
  • Year: 1924
  • Notes: "Six Little Bunkers" was a 14-book series published by the Stratemeyer Syndicate between 1918 and 1930. ... The series was described thusly in this advertising copy from Grosset & Dunlap:
    "Delightful stories for little boys and girls which sprung into immediate popularity. To know the six little Bunkers is to take them at once to your heart, they are so intensely human, so full of fun. Each story has a little plot of its own -- one that can be easily followed -- and all are written in Miss Hope's most entertaining manner. Clean, wholesome volumes which ought to be on the bookshelf of every child in the land."
    ... All of the books in the series involved the six children being at someone's place. Other books had them at Aunt Jo's, Grandpa Ford's, Cowboy Jack's, Mammy June's, Indian John's, Happy Jim's and Lighthouse Nell's, for example. ... The children were named Mun Bun, Russ, Rose, Violet (Vi), Margy and Laddie. Vi and Laddie were twins. Rose was the oldest girl. Laddie liked to speak in riddles. Margy was a friend to stray cats. Mun Bun's full name was Munroe Ford Bunker.
  • Excerpt:
    "The six little Bunkers were also growing — growing fat and sturdy — and they were getting to be as tanned and brown as a russet shoe, so Daddy Bunker said. For they played out in the sunshine and fresh air all day long. That is, when the weather was good. When it rained they played in the house, the barn, or in the mill."

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful stories for your boy\girl. I really like them. Thank you for posting it.