Shabby Sunday: Cabbage Moon by Jan Wahl & Adrienne Adams – 1965 #ShabbySunday #ChildrensBooks #VintageBooks

Shabby Sunday

I have a bunch of old vintage books and one of my plans when I first started blogging was to do a post every now and then sharing one of my cherished vintage books. Then I thought there might be other book bloggers out there that have some vintage books, heirlooms, or maybe some old books from childhood that they might want to share. I decided to start a meme titled ‘Shabby Sunday’ for those who would like to participate and share some of their old vintage books. Do you have some shabby books you’d like to share? If so, please feel free to participate as anyone can join. Feel free to use my meme image if you’d like to. If you decide to do this meme, please consider linking back to me so that I can see the book you’re sharing.

Last week I shared:

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

This week’s shabby share is:

Cabbage Moon

by Jan Wahl

Illustrated by Adrienne Adams


Cabbage Moon is a favorite book from my childhood. The book was written in 1965 by Jan Wahl.


Our copy is a first edition hardcover, illustrated by Adrienne Adams.


The story is about a princess named Adelgitha and her little dog Jennie. Jennie and the princess both know that the moon is a cabbage. They’re entranced by it and gaze up at the sky every night.


A creepy thief named Lorenzo Squink has plans to steal the cabbage moon for his next meal.


He may be successful at first, but there’s no way Princess Adelgitha or Jennie are going to stand for it.


This book is strange, but the illustrations still captivate me and my five-year-old seems to love it just the same. Within the story you have a beautiful princess who walks around on stilts with her courageous little dog Jennie. How can you not fall in love with Jennie? When the miser steals the moon, Jennie isn’t even afraid and scrambles to take it back.


Everything unfolds within the dark of night, through nature, with beautiful gardens and trees all around them. There are little discoveries in the illustrations as you read along too.


This fairy tale may seem simple and even absurd, but sometimes it’s fun for kids to just imagine and make their own assumptions.  We think it’s beautiful and a magical book worth keeping.

Find this book on Goodreads and Amazon:

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1965)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8991730515
  • ISBN-13: 978-8991730519

Other blogs who have participated in Shabby Sunday:

Nicky@ An Introverted Bookworm

Claire@ Brizzle Lass Books

Author Didi Oviatt

Sassy Brit@ Alternative-Read

Brittany @ PerfectlyTolerable

Shari @

Jennifer @

Lisa @ Way Too Fantasy

*Please stop by their blogs to check out all of their beautiful shabby shares!*

Thanks for checking out Shabby Sunday! Have you read this book? Do you have any shabby books to share? Feel free to share your thoughts below.

♥️ Mischenko

33 thoughts on “Shabby Sunday: Cabbage Moon by Jan Wahl & Adrienne Adams – 1965 #ShabbySunday #ChildrensBooks #VintageBooks

  1. starjustin

    I think a lot of children’s books are written to provoke their imagination. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the world could exist with that very same imagination! Sweet post Jen! 👫

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  4. I just stumbled on this by googling Cabbage Moon. I’m in love with the illustrations! I had the book as a child and it was a favourite. It took me away somewhere and I would study the pictures for hours. I thought Jennie and the princess might make a nice tattoo and that’s why I was googling it. Thanks for introducing it to a new generation.


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