Oh, my. I didn't examine the book very closely. It was on a request list (what we call a router) so I was getting it for a patron from another library branch. When I opened the cover, there seemed to be pockets, like in a folder, and I thought the letters were in the pockets--at least that's what it looked like. I started to pull one out, but it didn't "give" easily so I stopped. I've requested the book, so I can help you, perhaps. I'm not sure what you're feeling on the cover. In the upper lefthand corner (based oon the picture on amazon) is something that looks like a caldecott-type medal, but it says "Suspiciously linked to Book the Thirteenth. In the center is a silhouette of a pretty woman's head--undoubtedly Beatrice. Our library system has a lot "In process," as well as some that are already being circulated, but there do seem do be some available. Cindy --- "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > The cover is really neat, and the photographs on the > pages feel glued on. > There is a cut out on one of the pages, looks like > an I and a snake type of > shape. Rethink that, actually feels like the L and > S from the front cover. > There is a circular medal on the front cover, don't > know aht it says but > feels like one of those on honor books. > > Cindy, I am thinking that the library I requested > this thing from kept the > letters. > > The folder, I am assuming is in the very back is > completely laminated over, > or else was removed, as I can't figure out a way to > open it, and I don't see > any letters anywhere, smile loose. Though the way > it feels perhaps that is > what the back cover is supposed to feel like. > > The binding is masking tape! Smile, just like if it > was a home journal, > smile. This is a very tactile book. I pulled up on > the pages, and they are > litterally attached to to the cover by the masking > tape, as if it was really > a home made book, no stitching at all, smile. There > is even wrinkles in the > pictures on some of the pages, and it does feel like > someone taped some of > the pictures down. I just can't imagine what the > publisher had to go > through to publish this thing in mass quantities it > just boggles the mind. > And the photographs feel so real too, with a glossy > waxy feel that computer > printed picturs have. > > There is also a folded card attached to one of the > pages, and one page, is > actually three pages that fold out. yep this is > going to be a challenge. > > So that may be something i hope your library kept in > theres and you can dd. > > The photographs feel so real, and even some of them > are torn like someone > ripped them, and taped down, smile. There is the > cut outs of the letters > and a strap to "hold" the book together. > > This is going to be interesting. It may be a > complete disaster smile, but > we shall give it a try, smile. > > And I know Bookshare will be the only one to have it > smile! > > > Shelley L. Rhodes B.S. Ed, CTVI > and Judson, guiding golden > juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx > Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc. > Graduate Alumni Association Board > www.guidedogs.com > > Dog ownership is like a rainbow. > Puppies are the joy at one end. > Old dogs are the treasure at the other. > Carolyn Alexander > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Grandma Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 11:26 PM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: The Beattrice letters > > > DOn't you love the cover? And the arrangement of the > book? I didn't take any of the papers out of the > pockets. Are they easy to take out and scan? I hope > so. > > For those of you who haven't seen/felt it, the cover > is three-dimensional--rather thick and like wood, > with > the letters in the title cut out and the white page > showing through. > > It may be a challenge, but I think you're equal to > it, > Shelley. smile. > > Cindy > > --- "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx> > wrote: > > > Hi lemony Snicket fans, > > > > I picked up today the Beattrice letters. > > > > Cindy it looks like this is going to be a fun and > > challenging book and it > > peaked the interest of my librarians, smile. > > > > I also requested and they are in transit > > > > Banner Forward! to improve the one in the > > collection. > > > > And a knitting book on charting color, here is > > hoping it scans well > > > > Mosaic Knitting. > > > > So will attack Beattrice tomorrow. > > > > Shelley L. Rhodes B.S. 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