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Tillerman Pretties


A couple of years ago, Atheneum Books put out these new editions of Cynthia Voigt's incomparable Tillerman Cycle and I swooned. I've never been over the moon for the past covers of these books, and my own set is a somewhat mismatched (but much beread and beloved) collection of mass market paperbacks. But this time—oh, this time they got it right. Something about these simple, slightly dreamy illustrations perfectly fits these stories of one family's struggle to survive and stay together. I require them.

As I never tire of talking about this series, have you read them? Which is your favorite? I waffle (don't I always?) between Dicey's Song, A Solitary Blue, and Seventeen Against the Dealer. Yeah. Yeah.

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  1. Sigh. I know. I mean, JEFF.

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  2. I've read them all, and when Rainbow Rowell mentioned Dicey Tillerman in Eleanor & Park, I'm pretty sure I fist-pumped. They're all so wonderful, I'll always be especially fond of Dicey's Song, A Solitary Blue, and Seventeen Against the Dealer-- can you believe how much the siblings grew up?? <3

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  3. Wasn't that the most awesome moment ever!? I still smile when I think of Eleanor thinking of Dicey. :)


    Those are my three faves as well. I thought it was such a fitting conclusion to the series.

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  4. Solitary Blue. That book just KILLS.

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  5. Yes. It is the definition of quietly beautiful.

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