[LMB] Vorkosiverse YA and children's books

Royce Day Royce_Day at choicehotels.com
Fri, 08 Feb 2002 09:17:20 -0500

D Echelbarger wrote:

> I said:
> > >  The (many) series I'm referring to tended to have
> > > protagonists in their early-teens... 12-
> > > 15, or thereabouts.
> Andrew mentioned:
> > I have 2 books from "Boy Scouts of the Eagle Patrol", "Tom Swift and
> his
> > Electric Gun" and "The Radio Boys First Wireless", with all the ads
> in
> > the back for similar books.
> Yeah! The "Boy Scouts..." and "Radio Boys..." stories are the
> guy-types.  IIRC, there was a series called "The Liberty Girls..." or
> some such that I picked up at one point (wonder when and *why* I gave
> it away?) among many similar titles.
> I really should start collecting series like this. You see 'em in
> antique stores around here all the time....
> But to drag this back on topic, I envision the Koudelka Girls series
> going something like this:
> The Koudelka Girls
> The Koudelka Girls at Bonsanklar Beach
> The Koudelka Girls Visit the Imperial Residence
> The Koudelka Girls at Judo Camp
> The Koudelka Girls and the Secret of Vorkosigan House
> The Koudelka Girls and the Lost Pony
> The Koudelka Girls and the Guerrilla Caverns
> etc... getting steadily less 'nice safe girl story' and more 'real
> adventure story' as the series goes on.  Anybody want to add a title?
> :)

The Koudelka Girls and the Great Butterbug Hunt
The Koudelka Girls at Dendarii Gorge
The Koudelka Girls Visit Graf Station
The Koudelka Girls Visit Komaar
The Koudelka Girls Visit Chaos Colony
-Royce in MD

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