Ginger’s Adventures, 1942 Series 401
This was the 3rd of the Animal Rhyming stories of series of 401. The 401 series is significant in the Ladybird story because these books were the first ones published in the format that was to become the classic Ladybird format: small size, with text on the left and a full-page illustration on the right. After the early 1940s, all the books in this series were written in jaunty rhyme by Walter Perring and were illustrated by Angusine Macgregor. The effect of this rhyme was to lodge in the memory of the young child. Ask anyone who enjoyed this book as a child and the chances are they can still quote parts of the rhyme decades later.
This copy has matt boards – they style used from the mid-1960s until around 1970. This copy has had a hard life and the boards are tired and well-worn – fair condition only. There’s a crease in the front cover and a bigger crease in the back cover. Lots of knocks and scuffs and scrapes. Inside, the pages are well-turned and spotted with foxing but otherwise clean. As a copy, it would be good for a trip to memory-lane but isn’t one to adorn the shelves of a collector. It dates to the 1960s.
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