The Library

1. Works by Barbara Newhall Follett

(I still have several entries to add, as I transcribe them.)

 

At Liberty Shelter: Franconia Range, October 1926. A vivid report of twelve-year-old Barbara and her father’s backpacking trip into the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Published on Farksolia.

 

The House Without Windows and Eepersip’s Life There, 1927

The House Without Windows and Eepersip's Life There, Knopf, New York, 1927
The House Without Windows and Eepersip’s Life There, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1927
"The House Without Windows," Knopf, London, 1927
“The House Without Windows and Eepersip’s Life There”, Alfred A. Knopf, London, 1927
“He Huis Zonder Ramen”, Lebowski Publishers, Amsterdam, 1927
“The House Without Windows”, Avon Books, 1968
"The House Without Windows", Hamish Hamilton, 2019. Introduction and illustrations by Jackie Morris
“The House Without Windows”, Hamish Hamilton, 2019. Introduction and illustrations by Jackie Morris

 

The Voyage of the Norman D., Alfred A. Knopf, 1928

"The Voyage of the Norman D.", Knopf, 1928

"The Voyage of the Norman D.", Knopf, 1928
“The Voyage of the Norman D.”, Alfred A. Knopf, 1928.

 

I’ve Got to Go to Sea Again!, Young Wings, June 1932

"I've Got to Go to Sea Again!", Young Wings, June 1932
“I’ve Got to Go to Sea Again!”, Young Wings, June 1932

 

Rocks, 1933. Autobiographical story of Barbara’s dangerous rope climb through Katahdin’s Chimney and two walks along the Knife-Edge. Published on Farksolia in 2012 and included in Lost Island (plus three stories and an afterword (Farksolia, 2020).

 

In Defense of Butterflies, Horn Book Magazine, February 1933

"In Defense of Butterflies", Horn Book Magazine, February 1933
“In Defense of Butterflies”, Horn Book Magazine, February 1933. Republished on the Horn Book website.’

 

Lost Island, 1934. Published on Farksolia and in hardcover, paperback, and ebook. Available on AmazonBookshop.org

Lost Island (plus three stories and an afterword)
“Lost Island (plus three stories and an afterword)”, Farksolia, 2020. The three stories, all autobiographical, are “Rocks”, “Travels Without a Donkey”, and “Walking the Mallorcan Coast”. Afterword by Stefan Cooke. Available on Amazon and other online retailers in hardcover, paperback, and ebook.

 

Travels Without a Donkey, 1934. An account of Barbara and Nickerson Rogers’ walk+canoe trip through Maine in 1932. Published on Farksolia and included in Lost Island (plus three stories and an afterword) (Farksolia, 2020).

 

Mothballs in the Moon, 1934. Short story set in the Presidential Range of New Hampshire. Published on Farksolia.

 

2. Books and articles featuring Barbara

 

Magic Portholes by Helen Follett, Macmillan Company, 1932. Published simultaneously by the Junior Literary Guild, New York.

"Magic Portholes", Macmillan, 1932

"Magic Portholes" by Helen Follett, Macmillan, 1932
“Magic Portholes” by Helen Follett, Macmillan, 1932; published simultaneously by the Junior Literary Guild, New York.

 

Stars to Steer By by Helen Follett, Macmillan, 1934 (reprinted in 1942)

Stars to Steer By tiny dj

"Stars to Steer By" by Helen Follett, Macmillan, 1934 (reprinted 1942)
“Stars to Steer By” by Helen Follett, Macmillan, 1934 (reprinted 1942)

 

To a Daughter, One Year Lost by Wilson Follett (published anonymously), Atlantic magazine, May 1941

"To a Daughter, One Year Lost" by Wilson Follett (anonymous), Atlantic magazine, May 1941
“To a Daughter, One Year Lost” by Wilson Follett (anonymous), Atlantic magazine, May 1941. Published on Farksolia in 2012.

 

Barbara: The Unconscious Autobiography of a Child Genius by Harold Grier McCurdy in collaboration with Helen Follett, University of North Carolina Press, 1966

"Barbara: The Unconscious Autobiography of a Child Genius" by Harold G. McCurdy and Helen Follett, U. North Carolina Press, 1966
“Barbara: The Unconscious Autobiography of a Child Genius” by Harold G. McCurdy in collaboration with Helen Follett, U. North Carolina Press, 1966
"Barbara: The Unconscious Autobiography of a Child Genius" by Harold G. McCurdy and Helen Follett, Ballantine Books, 1971
“Barbara: The Unconscious Autobiography of a Child Genius” by Harold G. McCurdy and Helen Follett, Ballantine Books, 1971

 

Vanishing Act by Paul Collins, Lapham’s Quarterly, Winter 2011

"Vanishing Act" by Paul Collins, Lapham's Quarterly, Winter 2011
“Vanishing Act” by Paul Collins, Lapham’s Quarterly, Winter 2011. Also published on their website.

 

The Sensitivity of Precocious Child Writers: More Evidence of the Double-Edged Sword by Alan L. Edmunds & Gail Edmunds, Roeper Review 36(3), 2014, pp. 178-189. PDF of manuscript.

Barbara Newhall Follett: A Life in Letters, compiled and edited by Stefan Cooke, Farksolia, 2015. Available on Amazon and other online retailers.

"Barbara Newhall Follett: A Life in Letters", compiled and edited by Stefan Cooke, Farksolia, 2015
“Barbara Newhall Follett: A Life in Letters”, compiled and edited by Stefan Cooke, Farksolia, 2015

 

Off the Charts: The Hidden Lives and Lessons of American Child Prodigies by Ann Hulbert, Knopf, 2018

Off the Charts by Ann Hulbert, Knopf, 2018
Off the Charts by Ann Hulbert, Knopf, 2018

 

The Art of Vanishing: A Memoir of Wanderlust by Laura Smith, Viking, 2018

"The Art of Vanishing: A Memoir of Wanderlust" by Laura Smith, Viking, 2018
“The Art of Vanishing: A Memoir of Wanderlust” by Laura Smith, Viking, 2018

 

History of Gone by Lynn Schmeidler, Veliz Books, 2018

"History of Gone" by Lynn Schmeidler, Veliz Books, 2018
“History of Gone” by Lynn Schmeidler, Veliz Books, 2018. A collection of gorgeous poems.

 

Missing! Mysterious Cases of People Gone Missing through the Centuries by Brenda Z. Guiberson, Godwin Books, 2019

"Missing! Mysterious Cases of People Gone Missing through the Centuries" by Brenda Z. Guiberson, Godwin Books, 2019
“Missing! Mysterious Cases of People Gone Missing through the Centuries” by Brenda Z. Guiberson, Godwin Books, 2019

 

A Place of Vanishing: Barbara Newhall Follett and the Woman in the Woods by Daniel Mills, Los Angeles Review of Books, April 5, 2019. In fall 2020 Daniel published new information about Barbara’s connection to Campton, NH, on Reddit.

2 Replies to “The Library”

  1. I’m surprised a publisher hasn’t published Barbara’s unpublished books…I found her by accident…terrific writer…”Mozart of book writers”…

    I think the answer to her disappearance is obvious…MAGIC PORTAL to another dimension…she was to smart and beautiful for this world…

    I look forward to reading her books in there entirety…

  2. I found a copy of ‘Voyage of the Norman D’, at Dartmouth library. Her writing is astounding, including ‘Magic Portholes’, co-written with her mother, Helen. So sad she struggled so much. Most incredible female literary figure I know, aside from Helen Keller.

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