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This bi-monthly magazine (The Storybook Home Journal) shows how to live richly without being rich, and how to create and maintain a more delightful setting for life at home. Each 24-page, ad-free issue is printed in full color. Lavishly illustrated articles feature ideas about decorating, gardening, recipes, music, projects, art, and more. Now in its 14th year of publication. All new subscriptions start with the current issue. Printed in the USA.

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Vol. 15 - Dec 2014 - Nov 2015
No. 6 - What Katy Did at School (pre-order: Oct 2015)
featured author - Susan Coolidge
No. 5 - A Tale of Two Cities (pre-order: Aug 2015)
featured author - Charles Dickens
No. 4 - The Jungle Book (pre-order: Jun 2015)
featured author - Rudyard Kipling
No. 3 - Grasmere Journals (pre-order: Apr 2015)
featured author - Dorothy Wordsworth
No. 2 - Death Comes for the Archbishop (pre-order: Feb 2015)
featured author - Willa Cather
No. 1 - The Treasure Seekers Christmas (pre-order: Dec 2014)
featured author - Edith Nesbit
Vol. 14 - Dec 2013 - Nov 2014
No. 6 - The Moonstone (pre-order: Oct 2014)
featured author - Wilkie Collins
No. 5 - A Fairytale Summer (pre-order: Aug 2014)
featured author - Charles Perrault
No. 4 - Penelope Travels Abroad
featured author - Kate Douglas Wiggin
No. 3 - The Enchanted April
featured author - Elizabeth von Arnim
No. 2 - Northanger Abbey
featured author - Jane Austen
No. 1 - A Visit From St. Nicholas
featured author - Clement Clarke Moore
Vol. 13 - Dec 2012 - Nov 2013
No. 6 - Little Dorrit
featured author - Charles Dickens
No. 5 - Mark Twain's Mississippi Summer
featured author - Mark Twain
No. 4 - Sense and Sensibility
featured author - Jane Austen
No. 3 - Doctor Thorne & Framley Parsonage
featured author - Anthony Trollope
No. 2 - The Painted Garden
featured author - Noel Streatfield
No. 1 - A Beatrix Potter Christmas
featured author - Beatrix Potter
Vol. 12 - Dec 2011 - Nov 2012
No. 6 - Betsy's Wedding
featured author - Maud Hart Lovelace
No. 5 - Summer with Kate Douglas Wiggin
featured author - Kate Douglas Wiggin
No. 4 - Our Mutual Friend
featured author - Charles Dickens
No. 3 - Mansfield Park
featured author - Jane Austen
No. 2 - Rachel Ray
featured author - Anthony Trollope
No. 1 - Heidi's Christmas
featured author - Johanna Spyri
Vol. 11 - Dec 2010 - Nov 2011
No. 6 - Anne at School
featured author - Lucy Maud Montgomery
No. 5 - Just David
featured author - Eleanor H. Porter
No. 4 - A Sawrey Summer with Beatrix Potter
featured author - Beatrix Potter
No. 3 - Greyfriars Bobby
featured author - Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson
No. 2 - Betsy and the Great World
featured author - Maud Hart Lovelace
No. 1 - The Complete Dickens Christmas
featured author - Charles Dickens
Vol. 10 - Dec 2009 - Nov 2010
No. 6 - Austen in Autumn
featured author - Jane Austen
No. 5 - Captains Courageous
featured author - Rudyard Kipling
No. 4 - Deephaven
featured author - Sarah Orne Jewett
No. 3 - The House of the Seven Gables
featured author - Nathaniel Hawthorne
No. 2 - Mama’s Bank Account
featured author - Kathryn Forbes
No. 1 - What Katy Did At Christmas
featured author - Susan Coolidge
Vol. 9 - Dec 2008 - Nov 2009
No. 6 - Little Witch
featured author - Anna Elizabeth Bennett
No. 5 - Emil and the Detectives
featured author - Erich Kaestner
No. 4 - Carney's House Party
featured author - Maud Hart Lovelace
No. 3 - A Kenneth Grahame Springtime
featured author - Kenneth Grahame
No. 2 - Bleak House
featured author - Charles Dickens
No. 1 - A Lucy Maud Montgomery Christmas
featured author - Lucy Maud Montgomery
Vol. 8 - Dec 2007 - Nov 2008
No. 6 - Patty Went to College
featured author - Jean Webster
No. 5 - Emma
featured author - Jane Austen
No. 4 - A Stevenson Summer
featured author - Robert Louis Stevenson
No. 3 - An Edith Nesbit Springtime
featured author - Edith Nesbit
No. 2 - Jane Eyre
featured author - Charlotte Brontë
No. 1 - A Quillcote Christmas
featured author - Kate Douglas Wiggin
Vol. 7 - Dec 2006 - Nov 2007
No. 6 - Little House in the Big Woods
featured author - Laura Ingalls Wilder
No. 5 - Swallows and Amazons
featured author - Arthur Ransome
No. 4 - A Limberlost Summer
featured author - Gene Stratton-Porter
No. 3 - Pollyanna
featured author - Eleanor H. Porter
No. 2 - A Little Princess
featured author - Frances Hodgson Burnett
No. 1 - An Alcott Christmas
featured author - Louisa May Alcott
Vol. 6 - Dec 2005 - Nov 2006
No. 6 - The Count of Monte Cristo
featured author - Alexandre Dumas
No. 5 - Clover and In the High Valley
featured author - Susan Coolidge
No. 4 - Understood Betsy
featured author - Dorothy Canfield Fisher
No. 3 - Little Lord Fauntleroy
featured author - Frances Hodgson Burnett
No. 2 - Persuasion
featured author - Jane Austen
No. 1 - Old Christmas
featured author - Washington Irving
Vol. 5 - Dec 2004 - Nov 2005
No. 6 - Wives and Daughters
featured author - Elizabeth Gaskell
No. 5 - The Story of King Arthur and His Knights
featured author - Howard Pyle
No. 4 - The Boxcar Children
featured author - Gertrude Chandler Warner
No. 3 - Silas Marner
featured author - George Eliot
No. 2 - What Katy Did Next
featured author - Susan Coolidge
No. 1 - A Betsy-Tacy Christmas
featured author - Maud Hart Lovelace
Vol. 4 - Dec 2003 - Nov 2004
No. 6 - The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi)
featured author - Alessandro Manzoni
No. 5 - Banner in the Sky
featured author - James Ramsey Ullman
No. 4 - Emily of Deep Valley
featured author - Maud Hart Lovelace
No. 3 - The Country Of the Pointed Firs
featured author - Sarah Orne Jewett
No. 2 - Ballet Shoes
featured author - Noel Streatfeild
No. 1 - Hans Brinker
featured author - Mary Mapes Dodge
Vol. 3 - Dec 2002 - Nov 2003
No. 6 - Sherlock Holmes
featured author - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
No. 5 - Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm
featured author - Kate Douglas Wiggins
No. 4 - The Last Chronicle Of Barset
featured author - Anthony Trollope
No. 3 - The Secret Garden
featured author - Frances Hodgson Burnett
No. 2 - Pride and Prejudice
featured author - Jane Austen
No. 1 - The Wind in the Willows
featured author - Kenneth Grahame
Vol. 2 - Dec 2001 - Nov 2002
No. 6 - Daddy-Long-Legs
featured author - Jean Webster
No. 5 - Heidi
featured author - Johanna Spyri
No. 4 - Tom Sawyer
featured author - Mark Twain
No. 3 - The Railway Children
featured author - E. Nesbit
No. 2 - Shakespeare
featured author - William Shakespeare
No. 1 - Fairytale Christmas
featured author - J.R.R. Tolkien
Vol. 1 - Dec 2000 - Nov 2001
No. 6 - Heaven to Betsy
featured author - Maud Hart Lovelace
No. 5 - Anne's House of Dreams
featured author - Lucy Maud Montgomery
No. 4 - Treasure Island
featured author - Robert Louis Stevenson
No. 3 - A Girl of the Limberlost
featured author - Gene Stratton-Porter
No. 2 - Mother Carey's Chickens
featured author - Kate Douglass Wiggin
No. 1 - Little Women
featured author - Louisa May Alcott



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82nd issue of The Storybook Home Journal now available

The Penelope Travels Abroadissue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:

Gardening - Beautiful As Italy
Hearth - The Three Lovliest Models
Kitchen - Tea In The Bay Window
Music Box - Such Stirring Melodies
Storybook Decorating - On The Canvas Of Your Heart
Workshops - Cunning Fingered Elves
The Writer's Garret - Pack Your Bags for a Beaver

Penelope Travels Abroad is the 82nd issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »


The White Pavilion, part 29

Pack Your Bags for a Beaver

Seymore finds the journal from his 1761 balloon voyage across Scotland and tells Merrinand that he intends to share the diary as part of their correspondence because the places we inhabit, frequent, or perhaps visit only once . . . . are the neighborhood of mind and character where we really live, which, of course, shapes everything we do. And so, because that excursion to Scotland with Leornian has been one of those places in which I have lived ever since—one of the places that has exerted a profound influence upon our life at The White Pavilion—I thought I might share with you not only the daybook and journal I kept of the voyage, but some commentary as well... Read more »


81st issue now available

The Enchanted Aprilissue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:

Gardening - Wisteria And Sunshine
Hearth - If She Doesn't Paint
Kitchen - An Excellent Cook
Storybook Decorating - Next Door To Heaven
Workshops - A Net Over Her Bed
The Writer's Garret - Being My Own Whiskers

The Enchanted April is the 81st issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »


From an Enchanted April on to May

By Nancy YoungPhotographs by Elspeth Young
Yet again, our May Day flower phantom caught us napping and surprised us with a delightful little bouquet--this year a bouquet of Gerber daisies. Thank you whoever you are!
The first of May bouquet (along with a long line of ads) reminds me that Mother's Day is closer at hand than I'd like to believe--especially since The Enchanted April issue has only been in circulation for a couple of weeks. Currently we're traveling with Kate Douglas Wiggin as our guide through Penelope's multiple tours, tales, and experiences... Read more »


The White Pavilion, part 28

Being My Own Whiskers

Among the hardships imposed by Seymore's expulsion from The College are the sudden need for income and a place to live. Just as he had done eight years earlier, Seymore canvassed the Capitol as a freelancer in search of work, but to no avail. He and Bryhta also discover that the cost of moving--never mind paying for a place to live--will eat up the little bit remaining from the loan that paid for Seymore's first year at The College. It was at this gloomy juncture, writes Seymore, that Leornian showed up on our doorstep in the fair prospect of a cloudless morning early in April of 1765... Read more »