Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Susan's Helping Hand

The Children's Press edition of Susan's Helping Hand depicts my favourite scene from the Susan series, when Susan has to deal with the runaway lawnmower at Cousin Barbara's farm in Kent. Below we can see the the frontispiece of the story from the original Collins edition. However, the scene is a little more crowded than described in the book. In the story, when Bella falls, Susan calls Cousin Barbara and Aunt Lucy. However, Aunt Lucy here has become a teenager with black hair and Midge or Charlotte seems to have appeared from nowhere!