FUN Books, Laura Ingalls Wilder
A special note regarding changes being made to the Little House series:
The publisher of the Little House on the Prairie series has decided to repackage the paperback editions in order to keep them “relevant to a new generation.” The revamped books will replace the beloved covers by Garth Williams with photographic covers, and remove the inside art. However, his art will remain in the colorized paperback edition, which is the edition we carry.
Unfortunately, the other Little House books that tell the stories of Laura’s family (Martha, Charlotte, Caroline and Rose) are also being changed. They will be abridged and, in some cases, more than 200 pages have been cut from the original edition. They will also have photographic covers. The unabridged editions, which are the ones we carry, will be allowed to go out of print by the publisher. Some already are.
Apparently, the changes are to counter the notion that the Little House books are old-fashioned historical books and today’s young readers will view the new editions as adventure books. Personally, we like the books just the way they are and find plenty of adventure in history!
The series can be ordered from FUN Books.
hat tip to The Thinking Mother
Further information from Here in the Bonny Glen, the blog of the author of the Charlotte and Martha books:
Are Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books being abridged?
No, only the Martha, Charlotte, Caroline, and Rose books are being abridged.
posted by Valerie