Book Houses

I always think the cover of
A book is like a door.
Which opens into someone’s house
Where I’ve not been before.

A pirate or a fairy queen
May lift the latch for me;
I always wonder, when I knock,
What welcome there will be.

And when I find a house that’s dull
I do not often stay;
But when I find one full of friends,
I’m apt to spend the day.

I never know what sort of folks
Will be within, you see;
And that’s why reading always is
So interesting to me.

Annie Fellows Johnston (1863-1931)

Artist Eugene JAMES

Text & image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook https://www.facebook.com/Snowwolfswoodlandnook/

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