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April 17, 2024

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April 2024 

In the Northern Hemisphere, we are on the brink of spring, which means gardens and picnics! But don’t be fooled — this is no egg salad sandwich amid blooming tulips. Options abound in 555 Ways to Make a Sandwich including the Popcorn, Cannibal, and Automobile varieties. An Adventure recounts the true-life tale of a supernatural visit by two women to the Versailles gardens, an account which came under heavy scrutiny in its day — not only for those skeptical of their ghost sightings, but also of the women’s likely romantic relationship.

We also feature a recommendation from HathiTrust’s User Research and Digital Services Librarian, Ange Zaytsev, who has created an entire collection of magnificently illustrated books from celebrated 20th-century children’s book author, Walter Crane. And finally, we recognize National Poetry Month, created in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, with a poetry collection by Georgia Davis Brown, one of the few women of the Harlem Renaissance. 


Main Title

The Baby’s Opera, 190?
By Walter Crane (1845-1915), author and illustrator, with illustrations engraved and printed in colors by Edmund Evans (1826-1905).
Contributed by the University of Minnesota

Explore other Crane delights in The Baby’s Own Aesop  and the Art of Walter Crane HathiTrust collection


Additional Titles

The Heart of a Woman and Other Poems, 1918
By Georgia Douglas Johnson, 1886-1966
Contributed by Library of Congress 

Learn more about Georgia Douglas Johnson


The Up-to-Date Sandwich Book: 555 Ways to Make a Sandwich, 1927
By Eva Greene Fuller
Contributed by Cornell University

Need more picnic inspiration? Try 500 Tasty Sandwiches by Ruth Berolzheimer. (This was another reader submission!)


An Adventure, 1924
By C. A. E. Moberly, (Charlotte Anne Elizabeth), 1846-1937
Contributed by the University of Georgia

Read more on the ghostly escapades in the Public Domain Review and JSTOR.