6 August 2010
Sometimes when I order miniatures from Miniseum.dk , I get a small gift too. This time is was a small pink miniature book, that brought me back to the time, when I was a little girl 8-10 years and read a LOT of books. The PUK-books were dedicated to girls, boys were not supposed to read them.
PUK was a very smart and brave girl who lived in a boarding school in the country side, because her mum had died, and her father had to work in Chile. She made good friendships (and an enemy too..but handled that very cleverly), and she even managed to solve some crimes, and save a couple of lives. She also did horseback riding and had a lot of fancy clothes bought all over the world. I often dreamt of being like her when times were rough ;-)
The danish illustrator Christel was famous for the covers of the books. Here are a couple of them found on Google.
She also made paperdolls of PUK (and later of more grown up ladies with curves and long legs), some of them you could find in the oatmeal boxes...
The first drawings here are from the 1950´ties, the last one from the 1980´ties, that might not be of Puk...