e-Book The Garden Of The Plynck (1920) download

e-Book The Garden Of The Plynck (1920) download

by Karle Wilson Baker

ISBN: 1104390256
ISBN13: 978-1104390259
Language: English
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (April 27, 2009)
Pages: 124
Category: Humanities
Subategory: Other

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The Plynck drew a sobbing breath of relief. Poor little thing!" said the Echo of the Plynck.

The Plynck drew a sobbing breath of relief. Don't cry, dear-standstill," she said, finding time at last to feel sorry for Sara. We'llsoon have it out now, when Schlorge gets here. Sara stood as still as she could, for the tickling. What is it?" sheventured to ask, tremulously. It's a Zizz, dear," said the Plynck, soothingly. Oh, yes," said Sara, though she didn't quite understand. Will itever be able to fly again?"

Just then Avrillia came out of the door. Avrillia could not beungraceful or abrupt, but she was evidently in a hurry. Her motionswere rather like that of a wisp of white sea-fog that is blown aheadof a rising wind.

Just then Avrillia came out of the door. Saranoticed that she fastened it with a hook and eye exactly like the oneson Mother's prettiest waist-only this one was more valuable, being ofgold. Well, it's quite a long walk down to the landing," said Pirlaps,leading the way, "and we don't want to miss the boat. So they started off in the direction Sara had never gone before,following a path that presently began to wind down among the cliffs,giving them a blue view of the sea.

Chapter I. The Dimplesmithy

Chapter I. The Dimplesmithy. Sara was extremely anxious to please the Plynck, because she thoughther so pensive and pretty; but, try as she would, she couldn't thinkwhat she had forgotten to do. "Does a little girl wear her dimples in The House?" asked the Plynck,still more gently. Oh, of course not!" said Sara, taking them off hastily.

It was some time before Sara could disengage her attention (it hadbecome entangled in the rope on one of the smaller children's sleds)to examine the extraordinary scene near at hand. For, on the lawn atone side of Avrillia's house, opposite the rose-garden, where Pirlapsusually sat painting under the fog-bushes, a large table had beenplaced; and around it were assembled a group of the ng persons Sara had ever seen.

Many Sturgeon readers will have heard of Karle Wilson Baker and her children’s book The Garden of the Plynck . Published in 1920 by Yale University Press, I heard recently that there may less 1000 copies in existence.

Many Sturgeon readers will have heard of Karle Wilson Baker and her children’s book The Garden of the Plynck, although I suspect fewer will have read it. Sturgeon’s introduction to the 1972 collection The Worlds of Theodore Sturgeon called From Plynck to Planck (and originally published in Worlds of IF Science Fiction January 1962, Volume 11, Number 6) lists some the books which my characters have found influential, and my character as well -chief among these was The Garden of the Plynck.

Karle Wilson Baker (née Wilson; 1878–1960) was an American poet and author, born in Little Rock, Ark. to Kate Florence Montgomery Wilson and William Thomas Murphey Wilson. Educated at the University of Chicago, she studied under poet William Vaughn Moody and novelist Robert Herrick, and later went on to write her own poems and novels. Under the pseudonym of "Charlotte Wilson," she was co-author of Women and Prisons (1912), published in London by the Fabian Society.

Baker, Karle Wilson, 1878-1960. Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Illustrated double . p. You can read The Garden of the Plynck by Baker, Karle Wilson, 1878-1960 in our library for absolutely free. Read various fiction books with us in our e-reader. New Haven and New York city, Yale university press. Book from the collections of. Harvard University.

Karle Wilson Baker (1878-1960) was an American poet and author f. .Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Her works include, Blue Smoke, poems (1919), The Garden of the Plynck (1920), and The Burning Bush (1920). Start by marking The Garden of the Plynck as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The Garden of the Plynck is a fantasy children s tale. Sara has a series of adventures when she has learned to "go inside her head and shut the doors. She visits the Garden Karle Wilson Baker (1878-1960) was an American poet and author from Little Rock, Arkansas.

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What a wonderful surprise to find that The Garden of the Plynck has been reprinted! I am glad that someone finally recognized what a treasure this book is. It seems this magical book is practically unknown, and if my mother's account is correct, I may know part of the reason. When my mother was young, her mother (my grandmother) used to bring in a little extra cash by reviewing children's books. She was sent a copy of the Garden of the Plynck, and gave it a very unflattering review, saying it had too many big words for children. (Perhaps she was afraid that children would be misled or confused by the leading character's creative interpretations of the long words.)

My grandmother would have done much better to have written her review AFTER she passed it down to her daughter, (my mother,) who loved big words, and absolutely fell in love with the story. She read it and reread it, and shared it with her friends, who did likewise. Perhaps as a result of the bad review, she never saw another copy of it, so she hung onto hers to share first with children and then with grandchildren.

The book demonstrates the valuable skill of "going inside your head to play," that is, amusing yourself with nothing more than your own imagination. So to whet your imagination, here is a snipit from one of my favorite scenes:

"Sara at first thought [the Plynck] had said, 'Run for your life,' and had indeed taken two-elevenths of a step; but when she realized that the Plynck had said, 'Sit down for your life,' she sat down precisely where she was, as if Jimmy had pulled the chair out from under her, on the very ice-cream brick her feet stood on. She realized that in a crisis like this obedience was the only safe thing."

My mother would be pleased to know that the book survived her mother's bad review and has at last been reprinted so other children can be charmed by it.

I used to read this when I was a child (it was published in 1920),and loved it so much that I saved it to read to my children, who have still saved my original copy. They read it to their children, who also delighted in it, and now I just sent a reprint copy from Amazon as a gift to a granddaughter, who loves rereading it, and knowing she now has a copy of her very own to keep. Three generations, all entranced by the same tale.

I simply didn't get it. I LOVE fantasy, I'm a huge fan of "going inside my head to play" as the main character does in this book. But it was so completely nonsensical that there was no point of reference for understanding. I tried to use my imagination to figure out what could be what, and who could be doing what, where, when, but ultimately it was not worth the effort.
This book *might* work for very young children, or as a picture book. It's certainly no Wonderland.
I appreciate it's historical significance though.

Thank you Jon. Actually Ted Sturgeon wrote another editorial about this book for "Worlds of Fantasy", Spring 1971, which he called "Search for the Plynck". Here are a couple of extracts:

"...I can probably never recall all the books which lit in me the special flame of fantasy, but one I do remember, vividly and with love. I owe that book a great deal in a great many coins. And I have lost it and want it back.

"It's called 'The Garden of the Plynck'. It was published in 1924 by the Yale University Press and it was written by one Karl(sic!) Baker (if memory serves) about whom I would like to know everything there is to know, because he(sic!) must have been--and, I do hope is--a truly lovely person. I mentioned this book in a column I did for IF back in '62 and I want to mention it again in the context of How To Get Started in Fantasy-or how to give someone else the lifelong gift of enchantment that you and I know so well.

"And I do want it back. I've wracked my brains and written letters and talked on the radio about this book, and no one can find me a copy. Maybe you can. Maybe you know someone who can. I grew up with it, had it read to me, read it myself over and over. When I was twelve and my family moved away, most of our children's books were given to a lady who used to work for us. When I was in my twenties I did one of those sentimental journey numbers, going back to the old school and the old neighborhoods. (Don't do that, by the way. It's seldom worth it. Everything's smaller and falling apart, or replaced by plastic, and full of strangers or, far worse, people you know who don't remember you.) However, there was one great blaze of glory: the daughter of that aforementioned lady still had some of the books, among them my beloved Plynck, which she gave to me.

"And about five years ago it disappeared again. It got borrowed or it fell into a wastepaper basket or something--who knows?--but I hold it as an article of faith that it has not permanently disappeared from my life. Some of my children have read it and love it as I do, but some have not, and that can't be tolerated..."

"...Now, I've got to find the Plynck again. I want it for myself, of course, and for the children, but I also want you to be able to go into the Garden. If anyone knows where a copy of the book might be, or has an idea of a place to go to look for it that I haven't thought of yet, please let me know. In return I promise to do everything in my power to get some publisher to reprint it, complete with its perfect illustrations, which are as right for this book as the ones in Alice and the Pooh books and 'The Wind in the Willows'.

"Please. This world of ours has developed a Plynck-sized vacuum which desperately needs to be filled, to make it a better place."

This would seem to confirm that he never knew/met Karle Wilson Baker (he not only get's her name wrong, he seems unaware she was a woman. Like you, Jon, I've been searching for this book for many years; if I ever find a copy* I'd seak permission from her estate to scan and re-publish it online as a tribute to both Karle and Ted!

(* Actually I have seen copies on ABE from time-to-time, but they've always been priced way too high)

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