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Jenny the Jeep Book by Jack Townend on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

I’ve never heard of this book.  Jack Townend wrote a variety of children’s stories.

“FOR SALE IS A VERY RARE HOMEFRONT CHILDS BOOK FROM THE WW2 ERA.

IT IS ENTITLED; ‘JENNY THE JEEP’ BY JACK TOWNEND PUBLISHED BY FABER & FABER, LONDON.

THE BOOK HAS THICK CARD COVERS WHICH ARE VERY COLOURFUL.

THERE ARE BLACK AND WHITE AND COLOURED ILLUSTRATIONS INSIDE WHICH ARE REALY BEAUTIFUL AND VERY EVOCATIVE OF THE TIME. THE BOOK MEASURES APPROX JUST UNDER 8 3/3 INS WIDE BY APPROX JUST OVER 5 INS TALL.

THE STORY CENTRES AROUND A JEEP CALLED JENNY WHO WAS MADE IN THE COLOUR PINK INSTEAD OF GREEN AND ALL THE OTHER JEEPS DIDN’T LIKE HER! THEN ONE DAY ALL THE JEEPS SET OF FOR ITALY AND ALL THE GREEN JEEPS TRIED TO STOP JENNY FROM GETTING ON THE SHIP BUT SHE MADE IT. JENNY MANAGES TO PULL A TREE TRUNK OUT OF THE WAY FOR THE SOLDIERS AND IS HAILED AS THE ‘QUEEN OF THE JEEPS’ AND IS ALLOWED TO GO IN FIRST POSITION! AFTER THE WAR THE JEEPS ARE TO BE SOLD AND JENNY IS CHOSEN BY AN ITALIAN MAN TO BE AN ICE CREAM CART, WHICH SHE IS VERY HAPPY ABOUT!

THIS IS A LOVELY STORY AND WOULD CERTAINLY HAVE ENTERTAINED CHILDREN DURING THE DARK DAYS OF WW2.”

1. View all the information on eBay

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2. Another Jenny the Jeep book is available on Amazon for $101.

3. Here is a Jenny the Jeep book at Abebooks for $108

 

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