Going to School, 1959 (matt)


Going to School, series 563, is, for me, one of the more nostalgic and evocative of all Ladybird books.  It was written by child-education expert Margaret Gagg and beautifully illustrated by Harry Wingfield.   It takes the reader through the assumed day of a 5-year-old 1960s child from arriving at school to leaving at the end of the day.  Now I was born in the 1960s and what is most appealing about this is the way Wingfield’s depicts domestic scenes with a perfect blend of accuracy and fantasy – yes, all the details of the book could be from my earliest memories and yet … everything is so shiny and perfect and happy.  The teachers all look calm and friendly, the children’s clothes are spotless and everyone smiles.

In common with all the books in seried 563, Going to school was originally issued with a dustwrapper.

This copy:

This matt copy is in very good condition.  There are a couple of knocks head and foot of spine but no more than the expected wear – and nice clean pages – the odd creased corner.  This copy dates to the early-1970s and has the original price of 15p on the back.

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Weight 0.11 kg