Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Vege-Men's Revenge: written by Bertha Upton / 1897

I don't own this lovely book, but I would love to some day.  You can read the full book with all the illustrations  here

 The story is about a little girl named Poppy who is sent by her mother to collect vegetables in her basket. The book is in three parts and in the first part Poppy meets Herr Carrot and Don Tomato who entice her with 'fair words' to come and see how they grow underground.


  1. The pictures are beautiful ..

  2. What a story! I would love to own this book as well as I find the illustrations magical!

    1. Aren't they dear! I love that it's available online though.