Saturday, November 26, 2016
CRESTWOOD HOUSE: 'TARANTULA'
A kind of cult following has built up around the Mankato, Minnesota publisher, Crestwood House. This "Movie Monster" series of around 15 titles was published from the 1970s through the 1980s. They were touchstones to the 2nd Generation of Monster Kids, and are fondly remembered. Access was easy as many of the titles were found in the children's books section of the local public library.
Earlier editions are known as the "Orange Series", when all the titles had orange front and back covers. The edition shown here, is one of the purple covers, which were later editions to the series.