Carol Kendall Message Board
Ron Brown posts on 12/7/2011 12:52:41 AM
I was just reading about Carol Kendall in Something about the author vol. 74. It is a well done and interesting article and I look forward to reading some of her books. An interesting life.
Mary Morman posts on 12/23/2010 6:39:54 PM
A very Merry Christmas to Siggy from Mary.
jonathan posts on 12/23/2010 8:08:26 AM
Hello Gillian, I first got hold of the minnipins in primary school at an early age I was attracted by the soldiers on the cover, however I was too young to really read the book so it went back to the school library. Several years later the school split into two schools to accomodate a new catholic school. The new catholic school cleared out lots of old stuff and had a sale. I was walking past and went in for a look through the old books and I immediatly found the very same minnipin book that I had reluctantly given back, I purchased the book for the large sum of twenty pence, approx 50cents. During my childhood and teenage years I must have read that book at least ten times, it has always been my favorite ever book. Thanks to the internet I have now sourced and purchased the Firelings and the Whisper of Glocken which at the ripe age of 36 have just now finished reading it. I love the minnipin novels and will when my daughter is old enough be reading them to her. Please would you pass on my thanks to your mother for creating something that has brought me so much joy over the years.
Gillian Kendall posts on 11/30/2010 3:48:18 PM
I believe Elizabeth Enright is the illustrator. Carol Kendall (my mother) is still living in Kansas, and I will forward your kind praise to her.
Andrea Greenwood posts on 11/30/2010 3:24:58 PM
Why is Elizabeth Enright's name sometimes listed with Carol Kendall's as author of the Minnipins? If anyone has information, I would love to understand this! It puzzles me. Thank you.
idk posts on 11/10/2010 9:45:58 AM
the gammage cup is the best book in the world. i was like omg!!!
David Lenander posts on 5/11/2010 1:47:52 PM
I don't know if Carol would be interested, but I recently read a book that reminds me strikingly of _The Firelings_. I'm not suggesting any sort of copyright infringement, just a sort of kindred story. It's _The Lost Conspiracy_ by Frances Hardinge. I have no idea if Ms. Hardinge read Carol's work, perhaps as a child, but if so this is emulation in its best sense. If the book appears on tape or CD, perhaps Carol would enjoy it. We remember her very fondly from our Mythcon 24 in Mpls, MN, and hope she is doing well.
Mary Morman posts on 4/29/2010 7:50:34 PM
For many years Carol ("Siggy") and I exchanged post cards from foreign countries every time we traveled. Please tell her that I, David Leander, and her many other friends in the Mythopoeic Society think of her often and would like to keep in touch.
Gillian Kendall posts on 3/24/2010 11:41:58 AM
My mother, Carol Kendall, is now 93 and doing fairly well. Unfortunately, she can no longer see, and so has been unable to answer letters for a long time (receiving them has become confusing). She treasured her correspondence, and I will convey to her your kind emails.
Debra K. posts on 3/23/2010 10:18:52 PM
When I was a child in elementary school (also in the '70s), Carol was a penpal to me as well! She came and visited my school and we presented her a poem that I had written about her book. I believe it was simply called "Muggles". She also sent me letters from wonderful exotic places, like Shanghai and other places in China.
What a wonderful, generous person to correspond with a young aspiring girl. I really treasured her letters and the impact she had upon me was immense! I hope she is doing well; please send her my heartfelt regards!
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