What's the Name of That Book??? discussion

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message 1: by Cindy (last edited Jan 23, 2008 06:19AM) (new)

Cindy (cookiejarprincess) This is a longshot I know but this is driving me crazy. I read this book in the early 80's but it was an older book when I read it. My grandpa bought it for me at a yard sale.

It was hardback and had a yellow cover. My copy didn't had a dust jacket but I don't know if it ever did. It was small, more the size of paperback I think, and it was about a girl that had a stick that she pretended was a wand. I want to say her name was Wanda but I can't really remember it. I think the title was printed on the cover in gold.

I have torn my attic apart looking for this book and it's not there. Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks ~


message 2: by Cindy (new)

Cindy (cookiejarprincess) Just bumping this up hoping someone will know what it is. I also remembered that all of the pictures were black and white. Thanks ~


message 3: by Cindy (new)

Cindy (cookiejarprincess) Bumping this up again in the hopes that maybe someone new to the group will recognize it.


Krista the Krazy Kataloguer (kristathekrazykataloguer) | 104 comments Cindy, was this a picture book or a novel?


message 5: by Kate (last edited Mar 31, 2008 06:59AM) (new)

Kate (katiebobus) | 200 comments I have a juvenile fiction book called The Persuading Stick. It's by British author John Rowe Townsend and the back is yellow (the front is blue with yellow writing and a picture of a little blonde girl holding up a wand). The protagonist is a young girl named Sarah who finds a strange stick that seems to have the power to persuade people to do what she wants. Her older brother is suicidally depressed and she tries to save him.

It has no picture inside, though :(


message 6: by Cindy (new)

Cindy (cookiejarprincess) Wow, I had forgotten that I had even asked about this book. It definitely wasn't a novel but it wasn't what I would classify as a picture book either. It was definitely a book for little kids, like I said I read it in the very early 80's but my grandpa bought it at a yard sale so it was probably published in the late 60's or early 70's. The pictures were all black and white drawings. I remember she dragged the stick along a picket fence and there may have been a frog...


message 7: by Luann (new)

Luann (azbookgal) | 34 comments Yellow book with a fence and a frog makes me think of Tuck Everlasting - published in 1975. But surely that's not it....


message 8: by Cindy (new)

Cindy (cookiejarprincess) Nope, that's definitely not it. I guess I'm giving up on this one. Maybe one day I'll clean out my parent's attic and find it.


message 9: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 35868 comments Mod
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