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Happy Man Day 2014!

Is this thing on? Is it really Man Day, 2014, already? If you’ve somehow made it this far in life without learning about Man Day, you can get caught up here, here, here, and here. This particular Man Day, we’re preparing for a move downtown, and we’re making some tough decisions. You see, we’ll have less [...]

Happy 50th Birthday, Amelia Bedelia!

On this day in 1963–September 25–the very first Amelia Bedelia book was published! It’s been 50 wonderful, hilarious years with our beloved literal-minded housekeeper! Today, we take a look back in time with some of our favorite treasures from the Amelia Bedelia archives!                     Blog this! [...]

Win a copy of the Amelia Bedelia 50th Anniversary Edition!

The 50th anniversary edition of Amelia Bedelia is pretty special, if we do say so ourselves. It features the original text, artwork, and jacket of the original 1963 edition. PLUS, it has seven additional pages of archival photographs, sketches, and anecdotes and recollections about the inception and creation of America’s beloved literal-minded housekeeper! And we’re giving [...]

Amelia Bedelia—an American icon is born!

One of the best parts about preparing for a big anniversary—such as Amelia Bedelia’s 50th—is that sometimes you get lucky, and sometimes you uncover something extraordinary. We were fortunate enough to find the original dummy for Amelia Bedelia, courtesy of Gretchen Siebel, Fritz Siebel’s widow, and a storage unit. Since Amelia Bedelia was published in [...]

Hooray for our own Golden Girl!

It’s 2013 and it’s the 50th anniversary of Amelia Bedelia, first published by Harper (and edited by Susan Hirschman, in a neat twist of fate) in 1963. We have all manner of Amelia Bedelia celebrations, commemorations, sponge cakes, and publications planned for the coming year, and we hope you will all join us! To start [...]