31 mei 2011

~Watty Piper

watty piper

The best known incarnation of the story
The Little Engine That Could was written
by "Watty Piper", a pen name of Arnold Munk,
who was the owner of the publishing firm Platt & Munk.
Arnold Munk was born in Hungary, and as a child,
moved with his family to the United States,
settling in Chicago. Later he moved to New York.
Platt & Munk offices were at 200 Fifth Avenue
till 1957 when Arnold Munk died.
Arnold Munk, used the name Watty Piper as
both an author of children's books and as the
editor of many of the books that
Platt & Munk published.
He personally hired Lois Lenski to illustrate
the book. This retelling of the tale The Pony Engine
appeared in 1930.
The first edition attributes Mabel C. Bragg as
the originating author. However, Mabel C. Bragg,
a school teacher in Boston, Massachusetts,
never claimed to have originated the story.
In 1954, Platt & Munk published another version
of The Little Engine That Could, with slightly
revised language and new, more colorful illustrations
by George and Doris Hauman
.Little Engine That Could

24 mei 2011


Copyright © Alexander Jansson
Plain Kate by *enigma-astralis

22 mei 2011

"I believe in pink.
I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner.
I believe in kissing, kissing a lot.
I believe in being strong when everything
seems to be going wrong.
I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.
I believe that tomorrow is another day
and I believe in miracles."
— Audrey Hepburn

21 mei 2011



Vintage Illustrations used as Wallpaper?



20 mei 2011

Where did all my comments
and my good cheers go?
Sorry People
I did not delate them…
for sure!

12 mei 2011

            Shiori Matsumoto    

Remember Anne Shirley:
Tomorrow is always Fresh...

this is a good cheer, isn’t it?

With many Thanks to Teresa, from Portugal
Illustration by Shiori Matsumoto

11 mei 2011

Many Thanks to all of you
for the prayers
and the sweets thoughts coming this way!
It makes me feel much better!

2 mei 2011

Although I had never talk about myself on this blog,
I would like to inform you this…

I will end this blog for a while
(I don’t know for how long)
for a few different reasons, such as

I am not feeling oké
the death of my ex is
taking me back to memory lane
and those memories are not good at all,

my health fails me,
day after day I feel worse.
and on top of that ..
my best friend dumps me for no reason!
and even won’t talk to me..

and even more shit seems
to happen to me,
all at this same time,
and frankly
All in all, is it
Just a little bit too much for me!

In the mean time
I am lucky to have Richard
who will help me to pick up the pieces
and take care of me!

So please remember me in your prayers?
Love XXX Anna

1 mei 2011

~Harold Knight

Harold Knight

by Harold Knight
(English 1874-1961)