Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself


Author: Judy Blume


BLUME, Judy. Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself. Scarsdale, NY: Bradbury Press [1977]. 8vo, [x] 298pp. Red cloth stamped in white. Red endpapers. Spine ends and lower corners a tad rubbed, light foxing along top edge of sheets, else a clean, bright copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (slight wear to spine ends, quarter-inch closed tear at base of front panel). Inscribed and dated the year of publication by the author, Judy Blume, “With love from Sally J. Herself!”

First edition. Set in 1947, just after World War II, this is the story of a ten year old girl spending the winter in Florida with her grandmother and ill brother. Her active imagination revolves around fantasies of film stars like Margaret O’Brien and Esther Williams as well as Old Mr. Zaodsky, a neighbor Sally thinks might be Adolf Hitler in disguise! One of the few books by Judy Blume set during her own childhood.