Gigi, the Story of a Merry-Go-Round Horse
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Gigi, the Story of a Merry-Go-Round Horse

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This children's classic, first published in 1943, relates the travels and adventures of a carousel horse. Gigi is the favorite horse of the children who ride the carousel in the Prater in old Vienna. When WWI breaks out, the carousel is dismantled and Gigi finds himself on his way to a small merry-go-round in Paris. Further adventures take him to London and eventually to A...more
Hardcover, 118 pages
Published September 1943 by Houghton Mifflin Company (first published 1943)
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This is my daughter's favorite book.

It's about the wonder in children's eyes, and what we lose as we (alas!) grow up. I always wanted to grow up. My girls knew childhood was a good deal, and didn't want to grow up, at least not quickly.

Quite poignant.
Circa 1943. My grandmother use to read this to me as a kid. Partly because it is about a carousel horse and partly because it is about WWII. Ie, when WWII breaks out, Gigi dismantled from the carousel and bummed out over the invading nazis..
A book I remember reading and loving as a child.
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Elizabeth Foster, daughter of Maximilian Foster (a writer/playwright) and Elizabeth Dickson, born 1905, was an U.S. writer and editor.
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