Wikipedia in English None. No library descriptions found. Book description. Haiku summary. Add to Your books. Add to wishlist. Quick Links Amazon. Amazon Kindle 0 editions. Audible 0 editions. CD Audiobook 0 editions. Project Gutenberg 0 editions. Google Books — Loading Local Book Search. Swap 7 want. Rating Average: 3. Is this you? Become a LibraryThing Author. We were delighted to get to know Helen and her family through our online correspondence, and she, in turn, was happy to hear that the books are enjoying a revival. Faith recently visited her mother and the two of them collaborated to answer our questions.
They had said that they thought maybe Doubleday would have a good job for her. She went to Doubleday and they asked her to do some samples for them. Then they hired her. How long did it typically take to do one drawing? Were there usually revisions? At first, she presented sketches first for every illustration.
Our Stores. Garden City: Doubleday. It was too dark, too twisted, too much, too, too, too. Octavo, hardcover, VG in red boards; no dj. My Orders. This book is printed on demand. Yes, Helen illustrated all of the original covers for the series, and all of the interior artwork.
The publisher made suggestions, and then she did the final pen and ink drawings. Eventually she would just do the final drawings without presenting sketches first. She had to turn out the drawings quite fast. In the first few years, she completed about three books a year, and only had about one month from start to finish for each book.
Her husband, Bill Hamilton, helped with some of the drawings, especially when she needed to draw cars or bicycles. In , Helen was pregnant with her first child me! The characters in your illustrations resemble the Svenson children quite well. Was that intentional?
Did you meet the family, or work from photographs? Are there elements of your own children in the illustrations? Helen did not meet the Svenson children until later, so the drawings were not modeled after them.
They were modeled on neighborhood children, or children of friends. As an aside, I always thought that the Hollister children were modeled after our family. Holly had braids and was a tomboy, like my sister Kate, and Ricky looked a lot like my brother Andy. However, these characters were developed and drawn before we were born.
The drawings for the text of the books were done with pen and ink, and for the 2-color illustrations, she did an overlay for the second color. All of the cover illustrations were done in watercolor. Did you illustrate the covers as well as the interior artwork? Yes, Helen illustrated all of the original covers for the series, and all of the interior artwork.
Did you travel to any of the destinations featured in the books? As a family, we did travel to some of the places, like Santa Fe, New Mexico.
On our trip to the west, we met people who knew of the Happy Hollisters, and were excited to meet the illustrator for the series. Did you have a favorite Happy Hollisters book? One that was more fun to illustrate than the others? In general, she liked the illustrations better in the later books, because she feels that she got better with more experience. The Haunted House Mystery was one of her favorites.
We had a treehouse in the woods behind our house that looked a lot like the treehouse on the cover of that book. Yes, Helen did a lot of other illustrations. Both Helen and Bill did a lot of illustrations for textbooks and magazines. With our gratitude for bringing the Happy Hollisters to life for millions of children, we wish you a very, very happy birthday, Mrs. This book was 33, the final volume before the series was discontinued. It also had the smallest print run of all the books in the series and only 6, copies were sold.
By comparison, more than , copies of the first volume were sold through retail outlets, i. Accordingly, fewer people have read this book than others in the series, and the hardcover books have become increasingly difficult to find. Ricky and Holly reached the curb to see a pickup truck pulling a boat trailer. On it was a long airplane fuselage, and inside the truck were the two wings. Several neighborhood children skipped behind as the load turned into the driveway.
Pete, the oldest, was twelve, and Pam, ten, was next in line. They had gone on a bicycle errand for their mother. Little Sue was the youngest. The four-year-old had been inside playing with her dolls but at that moment she flung open the front screen door to scamper out as fast as her chubby legs would carry her. As she reached the truck, down stepped Mr. Hollister, tall, broad-shouldered and grinning like a boy.
He was followed by Indy Roades, who helped him in the Trading Post. This was a hardware, toy and sports shop in downtown Shoreham. Now he was going to assemble it on his property.
Sue leaped up into his arms. Following her was Mrs.
Hollister, a pert and pretty woman. Pete was a sturdy boy with blond hair and clear blue eyes. Pam had fluffy golden hair, which blew about in the breeze as she skidded to a halt and stepped off her bicycle. Smiling, they joined the excited youngsters watching the men pull the fuselage onto the lawn beside the garage. Then Pete and his friend Dave helped to carry the wings and lay them down on either side of the fuselage.
But instead of a smile, he wore a frown.
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Joey sniffed and walked around the plane, looking at it from every angle. Before Joey could think of any more mean things to say, the mailman came along the sidewalk, waving a fistful of letters toward the Hollisters. Pam raced over to get them. With the other children looking on, she pulled out a piece of heavy paper. On it were small dots arranged in an odd pattern. Hollister told her children that this was Braille, the kind of writing used by blind people.
She and Gramp Hollister lived there in retirement. Hollister said. Joey Brill edged up, and before anyone could stop him, he grabbed the Braille letter. Give it back! Ricky raced after him. Then Pete, Pam and Dave hurried to the street, but by the time they looked up and down, Joey was nowhere to be seen.