For over 30 years (1963
- 1995), Wende and Harry Devlin delighted children with their
beloved Cranberry and Old
Witch series of tales, along with an assortment of other
books. Their first book, Old Black Witch, was published
among a swirl of controversy.
the early 1960's, some doctors and teachers believed that any
realism or negativity in children's books would cause irrepable
harm to young minds. Harry referred to this time period as "the
era of angel fluff". Old Black Witch, along with
the other books created by the Devlins, tackled real life problems
and solved them in the end.
of the books contained more than just a happy ending at the end
of the book. Many featured recipes that pleased children and adults
alike. Click here to
view some of the delicious recipes that appear on the back of