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Sort order. Apr 26, Sharon rated it liked it. He definitely has a message about folks moving into a facility for care. There are only three Naughtiest Girl books if you are counting the original novels; The Naughtiest Girl in the School , The Naughtiest Girl Again and The Naughtiest Girl is a Monitor, but with reprints of each there are still plenty of covers to look at. Despite only having three books there are two different illustrators.
Lovell has done his cover in a very similar style to Cable, and used the same uniform colours etc so it is not a jarring or obvious change. Unusually for an early, popular series, there are no new hardback editions. This series goes straight to paperback though later impressions of the first edition had a few alterations to the spine design and of course the s paperback publisher of choice is Armada.
In his headphones the agent was telling him about the sunshine and how good it felt on his face. Then we were married. For both Amelia Choquet and Armand Gamache, the time has come for a great reckoning. With my wife. He was slender and energetic, even now. They meet when Josie and Click run away from their unkind owner, and find Bun who has been left out by his family.
The s set come with the usual Armada look with the brightly coloured backgrounds and illustrations by Dorothy Brook. The s set also have bright backgrounds but a different look; both to the previous covers and to each other! They are by an uncredited artist. From to we saw a variety of publishers and styles. Merlin, Dean, Beaver and Red Fox all did their own covers, some more than once. His covers are always quite serious and his internal illustrations are often strange.
I mean why such dark cloudy skies? Why such dark green uniforms in a grey and green school yard?
Why so many black uniforms and details? Deans 70s hardbacks are not usually known for their realistic or toned-down covers. Their second set also from an uncredited artist is from and is very much darker both in colour and content. The first must depict Elizabeth before she kicks out at Robert though it lacks a sense of anger or suggestion of movement. I mean, would these really stand out on a shelf and attract readers?
Beaver also have a bright set and a more neutral one, though neither has a cover for the second book. The bright set is from , and reminds me a bit of Grange Hill for some reason. These covers were by Martin Aitchison. I have a nostalgic fondness for this as my first copy of the Naughtiest Girl was the Red Fox omnibus which reused the illustration from the first book here.
Elizabeth reminds me of someone but I cannot think who. I like her cheeky grin anyway. Older and more stylish, perhaps. She also reminds me of someone, an actress perhaps. There is also a sneaky Armada cover in amongst all those — in they released a new paperback of The Naughtiest Girl Again. From Hodder took over and have published four full sets of the three books, plus an extra one of the first. The set are quite nice in my opinion.
These are by Max Schindler. The first cover is also reused for the 70th anniversary edition, cropped, flipped, and with a big border.
Then in they went very modern with two school covers and one that looks like it belongs on a Nancy Drew book, drawn by Paul Davies. In they went even more modern and awful with covers by Teresa Murfin that make you suspect the children are not altogether human at this school. The middle one is how I see these sort of covers. One by Paul Davies and the other by Teresa Murfin. As usual, the best covers have to be the originals. Followed perhaps by the modern ones masquerading as old ones.
Everyone has a soft spot for their childhood covers, no matter how bad, though! Far below the waterfall resolved itself into a winding river that curved round the foot of the mountain. The children could not see where it went to. The tumbling water shone and sparkled as it fell, and here and there rainbows shimmered. Lucy-Ann thought she had never seen a lovelier sight. Josie is a doll, Click is a clockwork-mouse and Bun is a baby rabbit.
They meet when Josie and Click run away from their unkind owner, and find Bun who has been left out by his family. They decide to start a home together and move into an empty home inside a hollow tree. The books are all picture-strip style with four large illustrations per page with a short piece of text underneath. They then travel to Kirrin, meet their aunt and uncle, but not George right away. They are then introduced to Timmy who, as in the second book, is not a secret.
Mr Roland arrives to tutor them, and takes a dislike to Timmy. The Five explore Kirrin Farm and find a scrap of fabric with a map to a secret way on it. They hunt around Kirrin Farm, with no luck. They all oddly minus Timmy explore the secret way, followed by Mr Roland, and find themselves at Kirrin Farm under attack from one of the artists.
Everything is then tied up neatly, including one artist!
Well, of course there are a lot of songs, but more about them later. Being a stage-play and having a set amount of time and budget, there are of course a lot of changes. For example the children take the train alone to Kirrin, Kirrin Farm is an empty shell and there are no Mr and Mrs Sanders. The setting has been changed to the s for no obvious reason, and George is the same age as Julian instead of Dick.
Mr Roland still comes to tutor them, all of them, as apparently they had poor exam results.