Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Robin Saves the Day!

I'm going literary again for Vintage Thingies Thursday. After you enjoy a small educational moment with me, zip on over to Colorado Lady to see what goodies Suzanne and the gals have going on this week.
Are you familiar with the Robin Kane mysteries by Eileen Hill? Only six were ever published, between 1966 and 1973. I own two of them, bought at yard sales when I was a kid. Robin is a spunky thirteen year old tomboy who lives in the San Francisco area. She has an older brother, Kevin, and a younger sister, Amy.The middle class family lives near the beach in a fashionable, mod house, from what I can tell by the illustrations. I really like this console in their hallway! Mike and Mindy, a brother and sister from a wealthy family, are good friends with Robin and Kevin. With Mike and Mindy's various connections, Robin and Kevin have many opportunities they would not have gotten on their own, such as being extras in a movie, and working on a ranch, where they solve their mysteries.Since monograms are so popular these days, I thought I'd show you Robin's from the inside cover of her books. I love how scroll-y it is!
I hope you enjoyed getting to know Robin, who is very much like Trixie Belden, who lives on the East Coast and who you will meet in a few weeks.
Now jump on the trolley with Robin and take off to Colorado Lady for everyone else's VTT!
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27 comments:

Janet, said...

I love old books. These look like they would be nice to read.

Kelly said...

Elizabeth - I have not been able to come around for a while and I want you to know how much I love your new look! It is great. You would think I know these books as they are set in my hometown, but I don't. They look great! ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Amy said...

I am loving the vintage look of those books, I haven't heard of those particular ones before but I bet I would enjoy reading them :-)

Jewelgirl said...

I also am not familiar with Robin
Kane but they would be fun to read.
We like reading the Chicken Soup
for Teens books at our house.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Great books to have, sounds like something you could let your kids read...something rare now adays.
Molly

CC said...

I would so enjoy reading these books..they look wonderful. Happt VTT..and have a great weekend.

Bea said...

Great books, Elizabeth. Am not familiar with Robin Kane.

Coloradolady said...

These are new to me, but I love the illustrations on the covers. Vintage books just have a great charm about them.

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Elizabeth,
I love your old books, they are so sweet and what a nice collection.
~Ann

Miri said...

Great books! Love the graphics-you can tell these are from the 60s.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

never heard of them..they're fabulous!!...and now i'm gonna have to try and find some aren't i lol :)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

I love old books too! but never see these book before.. thanks for sharing.. have a nice day!

Lynne said...

I've never heard of the Robin Kane books - I was a Nancy Drew girl through and through.

Smilingsal said...

I don't remember them, but then, that'd be after my time. Yes, I said after!

Susan said...

I did not know Robin Kane books but they look like ones I would have read.

foxxy said...

Cute books. I do like that monogram. Very fancy!

SueLovesCherries said...

Cool books, I'll have to check them out!

Raggedy Girl said...

During my birthing babies years when I never had time to read but they sound like something I would have time for now.

Have a Thankful Thursday
from the Raggedy Roberta Anne

ClassyChassy said...

Love old books, too! The graphics are the best!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I remember these! I think I had one or two that were given to me by my Godmother's daughter who was a few years older then I was. What a fun trip down memory lane.
Enjoy your day!

PC said...

Oh my goodness! I remember these! Thanks for the share! Paula in Idaho

Sarah said...

I am not familiar with the Robin Kane series. Guess I wasn't in the right place or time for them!!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What wonderful books...thanks for showing them to us...

Femin Susan said...

Woah !! what an immersing story....simply couldn't wait to know the end...
nice write

mannequin said...

I don't remember that series but they sure are groovy! I love those illustrations.

T Lee said...

Cool! Love the illustrations and your post! Thanks for stopping by. Very vintagy books!

Ginger said...

Trixie Beldon? I know her! I haven't thought about that name in years! Didn't she have blonde hair with a curl that looks like a long roll?