7 Sep 2011

THE PEBBLES GO TO TOWN.

The 65th book read in the 100+ Reading Challenge.
THE PEBBLES GO TO TOWN by Michael Cooper.

I'm soooooo excited.

Some time ago I seem to remember mentioning the first book I ever bought ....... The Pebbles Go To Town by Michael Cooper.

Aah, happy days ..... purchased through a school reading scheme, every week we'd pay into a savings club (10p I seem to remember) and then once every 3, perhaps 4, months a van would pull up into the school yard and we'd get to pick a book(s).

Anyhow, for years now I've had a longing to find this book but all of our searches proved fruitless until .........

last week when a small parcel arrived. YESSSSSSS Husband dearest had managed to track down a copy, what a star he is.

No longer available in print, this was a good second-hand copy, and was just as I remembered it - a cover with what looked like two jacket potatoes wedged between a car and a lorry, all about two scared pebbles, Peter and Penny, who on a dark and stormy night .......

"Their bucket houses were washed away and they lost all their things.
The Pebbles climbed up the beach and hid under some pieces of wood."

Such happy memories, this was a joy to read, a real trip down memory lane, thank you Hd.

12 comments:

Sanand said...

Liked this post...title sounds nice to....Pebbles go to town, something warm about the title itself that is endearing..hope all's great at your end

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

YaY! I love books that take you back. The hubs is a WIN!

Trac~ said...

Aww... how sweet of hubs to do such a nice thing like that for you! What a very nice surprise! :)

Erratic Thoughts said...

That was so sweet of hubby dearest...I liked the sound of this book...Excerpt is amazing :)

anilkurup said...

I love the title. Reminds me of my English Radiant Reader in the primary school, wherein there was this story of the cheese rolling down to town. Memory not quite clear.
I love the fantasy- the pebbles climb and hide!!

Kelly said...

How exciting!! Good for him for finding it for you. :D

GMR said...

Aww, so glad he found it for you! I know what you mean, finding a first love book is like welcoming back an old friend. Enjoy it! ^_^

Suko said...

Lovely, heart-warming post! It's good to be back to blogging. :)

Jenners said...

Best gift EVER!!! How wonderful to get a slice of your childhood back. I managed to track down a copy of one of my favorite childhood books that is out of print not too long ago and it was so amazing to revisit it. Better yet, the Little One loved it as much as I did. Come to think of it, I should write a post about it.

naida said...

awwww...so nice of hubby to track that book down for you. Enjoy it :)

Su said...

Wow! Great hubby! There's nothing like your first book. :)

www.michaelcooper.co.uk said...

Glad you liked it- Michael Cooper.