- Publisher: Rand McNally (1961)
- ASIN: B0047MAHMS
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,945,874 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Little Mailman of Bayberry Lane (Elf 8361 25c) Hardcover – 1961
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Hundreds of times I listened to my mother's sweet voice read this book. It was my favorite book of early childhood. The excitement of those days came back today when this wonderful book arrived in the mail. It was in excellent condition. I opened it with a feeling of awe and I remembered the pictures and words from those many, many years ago.
The animals teach "character." Mrs. Goose taught hard work and friendliness. She arose early to pick bayberries to make bayberry candles and to welcome the Little Mailman, a Chipmunk. Mrs. Duck also taught the importance of hard work and neatness and is seen sweeping the yellow leaves off her walk. She, too, was looking for the Mailman and expecting a letter from her sister. Mr. Turtle was expecting a tulip catalog and was waiting on the Mailman. He remarked, "What's the hurry...Anyhow!"...He teaches patience.
Every day Mrs. Pig hoped for a letter and waited by her mailbox but every morning the little Mailman passed her by. The Little Mailman was very thoughtful and devised a plan to involve all of the others on Bayberry Lane to show friendliness to Mrs. Pig.
This is a heartwarming book that I will never forget. The mid to late 1950s were a time of peace and innocence in my life. The characters in this book personify the essence of those times. It captures happy moments of my childhood as no other book. It was well worth the price to relive the memories. For the memories, the story line that teaches values, and the beautiful illustrations, this book deserves five stars!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was exactly what I wanted. It arrived on time and in good condition. I thank you so much.Published 3 months ago by c. thompson
I've thought about this book for years trying to find it at used bookstores, etc. What a surprise to find it on Amazon. Read morePublished 4 months ago by debbie culver
One of my favorite books from childhood. I had given up on finding it but here it is! I wish it would be reissued for all children to enjoy.Published 14 months ago by Linda Almes
I have the original little book that belonged to my sister. It was about .25 cents at the time. The book was handed down to me and I loved the story. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
My Grandparents gave this book to me for Christmas when I was 3 or 4 ('64 or '65). I always thought it was one of those books that only had 500 or so copies in circulation. Read morePublished on December 17, 2013 by JuliMarie
My grandmother would read this book to me while she was sick in bed dying with cancer. When I saw it for sale, I knew that I had to have it to read to my own children. Read morePublished on December 8, 2013 by Amanda Brown