MORNING AT HIGHNOONS FARM


First Published (1950)* by Collins

Collins Children's Annual 1950. (Click to enlarge)
Collins Childrens' Annual 1950
cover by Gilbert Dunlop
illustrated by Dorothea Warren Newton

An article about a day in the author's life on the farm.

It is illustrated by Monica Edwards' sister.

First edition: It can be found in the Collins Children's Annual, illustrated opposite, pp 101-112 with 5 b/w illustrations by the author's sister.
[* my copy is inscribed 'Xmas 1950' hence the dating above, bearing in mind that the Edwards had moved to the farm in 1947 and the first book to use the farm setting was published in 1950]

[Info: The first story in this annual is Serena and the Crow's Nest by Claire Moore.]

Reprinted in The Collins Bumper Story Book (1953?)
This is an undated 10x8 inches hardback with dustwrapper which repeats the printed cover. The cover picture is also repeated on the back board.
It has two colour plates, one as a frontispiece and another in the centre of the book.
There are stories by Kathleen Fidler, Jane Shaw and Violet Needham among others, the last of these being a reprint of the same story in the annual above.

The article appears identical to the first printing, with all the illustrations, though on cheaper paper.
My copy his inscribed 1953

[Info: The first story in this annual is The Siege by Violet Needham.]

Annual cover. Click to enlarge
Bumper Story Book boards
artist unknown


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Text copyright John Allsup
updated June 2003
Last updated Dec 2017