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Million-Dollar Duck, Crume, Vic
41 Crume, Vic Million-Dollar Duck
New York, NY Scholastic, Inc. 1971 27th Edition; First Printing Trade Paperback Fine 


Slight shelf wear.

"Charley! Charley!' Professor Albert Dooley groans. "Where are you? Which are you?"
If Dooley doesn't find Charley, he'll be in real trouble. Charley is one duck in a million, and, what's more, a million-dollar duck!
Based on the Walt Disney movie, screenplay by Roswell Rogers, and the story "Mr. Webfoot Waddle" by Ted Key.
Illustrated with photos from the movie.
Est level: 3rd - 6th grades.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall
000962 
Price: 3.95 USD

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The Mysterious Shrinking House, Curry, Jane Louise
42 Curry, Jane Louise The Mysterious Shrinking House
New York, NY Scholastic, Inc. 1973 First Thus Trade Paperback Good+ 
Illustrated by Robinson, Charles

Covers show some creasing, chipping, a few scuffs. Top right corner of cover is chipped and some pages creased slightly at that corner.

"Mindy found the miniature house hidden in the attic of the old barn. It was so perfect it looked like a real house -- that had somehow shrunk. But she never guessed its terrible secret -- or that she herself would be trapped inside!"
Original title: Mindy's Mysterious Miniature. Pen & ink illustrations.
Est level: 4th - 8th grades.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall
000965 
Price: 3.75 USD

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The Story of Robinson Crusoe Adapted Under supervision of Josette Frank, Defoe, Daniel
43 Defoe, Daniel The Story of Robinson Crusoe Adapted Under supervision of Josette Frank
New York, NY Random House 1952 First Thus Pictorial Cover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Barnum, Jay Hyde

Spine slightly shelf-cocked and shaken, corners bumped, some shelf wear, boards somewhat soiled and darkened. Owner's name inside front cover, H stamped twice on ffep. Pages in very good condition.

This children's classic is adapted for the slightly younger reader by Josette Frank. Black and white and color illustrations by Jay Hyde Barnum.
Est level: 3rd - 6th grades.; 9 ¾" - 11" Tall
001497 
Price: 8.95 USD

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Tunnel Through Time, Del Rey, Lester
44 Del Rey, Lester Tunnel Through Time
New York Scholastic, Inc. 1966 Trade Paperback Good 
Illustrated by Frenck, Hal

Covers show some creasing, chipping, corners bumped. Front FEP and title page missing, but text appears to be complete. Some pages show creasing, esp. at corners.

Both young people and adults will enjoy this book by science fiction great Lester Del Rey.
"Has the experiment failed? Why hasn't doc Tom returned through the time tunnel? 'He's hours overdue,' says Bob grimly. 'Where is he?'
'Back 80 million years in time,' says Dr. Miller. 'Back in the age of the dinosaurs.'
What has gone wrong? Is it too late to save Pete's father? There is only one way to find out. Pete and Bob must go through the time tunnel."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
000982 
Price: 3.40 USD

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The Banner Campfire Girls:  Flying Around the Globe/At Holly House, DeVries, Julianne
45 DeVries, Julianne The Banner Campfire Girls: Flying Around the Globe/At Holly House
Cleveland, Ohio The World Syndicate Publishing Co. 1933 Reprint Edition Cloth Good+ with no dust jacket 


Spine sunned, corners bumped, spine ends a little frayed, three spots on green boards. Text is yellowed, but clean and unmarked.

A two-books-in-one reprint edition featuring the adventures of the Campfire Girls. In Flying Around the Globe (116 pp.) Mrs. Evans' Wa-Wan-da Camp Fire girls are off on another adventure as they are chosen by the National Camp Fire Girls Organization to be its representative on a round the world flight to establish contact and create good will with other Camp Fire groups around the globe.
In At Holly House (120 pp.) the Wa-Wan-da Camp Fire girls have an adventure in their own home town after the town gives them a meeting house which they name Holly House.
Age Level: Grades 4-8; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
003845 
Price: 10.75 USD

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46 Dodge, Mary Mapes (edited by Ruth Ewing Hilpert) Hans Brinker or, the Silver Skates
Philadelphia The John C. Winston Company 1925 Cloth Good with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Burd, Clara M.

325 pp. Part of the Winston Clear-Type Popular Classics series. Blue cloth boards with dark blue lettering and picture of little Dutch boy skating with a windmill in the background. Edgewear, corners a little chipped, a little spotting. Charming glossy color frontispiece and three full-page glossy illustrations tipped in, also eight black and white full-page illustrations on plain paper. Small dampstain along bottom edge of text, PO name inside.

"Hans and his sister Gretel want to win silver skates in a skating race, so that they can use the money for their poor father, Raff Brinker, who lost his job after a fall from a scaffolding."
Age Level: Grades 3-6; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
005852 
Price: 14.00 USD

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Paul Bunyan, Dolbier, Maurice
47 Dolbier, Maurice Paul Bunyan
New York Random House 1959 First Edition Cloth Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket 
Illustrated by Fisher, Leonard Everett

54 pp. #Y-9 in the Legacy Book series. Boards are green with dark green and gold lettering and a dark green and gold square medallion of a bird on the front board. Some dampstaining on boards, with minor edgewear. DJ intact but shows edgewear. A nice copy.

A lively collection of tall tales about Old Paul, from the birth of "The Baby That Shook the Earth" to the attempt by Paul and the Seven Axemen to fell the Tree of Evil. Engaging black and green ink drawing by Leonard Everett Fisher.
Age Level: Grades 3-6; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
005519 
Price: 13.50 USD

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The Lone Ranger, Dubois, Gaylord (based on the Famous Radio Adventure Series By Fran Striker)
48 Dubois, Gaylord (based on the Famous Radio Adventure Series By Fran Striker) The Lone Ranger
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1936 Early Reprint Cloth Good with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Laune, Paul

218 pp., beige cloth boards with red lettering. First book in "The Lone Ranger" series. Front board has silhouetted figure of a cowboy on a horse with a mountainous backdrop. The title page lists both Dubois and Fran Striker while the front board and spine lists Striker. Thus this would be either a second or a third printing, according to "Firsts Magazine." Boards and spine have a few worn places, exposing cloth texture, corners bumped, some edgewear. Webbing exposed between half-title page and tipped in glossy frontispiece. Text is clean and unmarked.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall
006419 
Price: 35.00 USD
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What Happened to Amy?, Edwards, Jane
49 Edwards, Jane What Happened to Amy?
New York, NY Scholastic, Inc. 1968 27th Edition; Fourth Printing Mass Market Paperback Good 
Illustrated by Freire, Julio (Cover)

Shelf-cocked, darkening, corners bumped, foxing, owner's name on front FEP, some general shelf wear.

"Joyce Farrell is thrilled at the chance to work for the famous Miss Penrose. But she can't help wondering . . . why did her former secretary leave so suddenly, without giving notice? Why did she leave her clothes behind? What do those strange markings in the library book mean? What happened to Amy?"
Est Level: 6th grade and above, Young adult.; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall
001245 
Price: 2.95 USD

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The Land of Wonders, Ellis, Edward S.
50 Ellis, Edward S. The Land of Wonders
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1899 Early Reprint Cloth Very Good- with no dust jacket 


261 pp., orange cloth boards with picture on front board in orange, green and black of a boy reading. Spine somewhat slanted, boards soiled, corners a little bumped, PO gift inscription inside dated 1911. Text is clean and unmarked.

A tale for boys, written in 1899 by the prolific Edward Ellis, which continues the adventures of young Jack Winch and his uncle, Senor Alfredo Alfiero, that began in "Through Jungle and Wilderness."
Age Level: Grades 4-8; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall
005802 
Price: 15.00 USD

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Wildwing, Erickson, Phoebe
51 Erickson, Phoebe Wildwing
New York, NY Harper & Brothers 1960 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Illustrated by Erickson, Phoebe

Boards attached upside down during binding. Corners bumped, minor edge wear, Spine faded. Back board has detached, webbing showing between fep and last page. Names on ffep and inside flap of jacket marked through with black marker. Jacket shows some edge wear/chipping/soiling, spine faded. Weekly Reader Children's Book Club edition.

The story of Wildwing, a wild colt rescued from the white men's cuel round-up by Bronze Feather, a young Arapahoe.
Pen & ink illustrations by the author.
Est level: 3rd - 6th grades; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
001773 
Price: 4.85 USD

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The Middle Moffat, Estes, Eleanor
52 Estes, Eleanor The Middle Moffat
New York Harcourt, Brace and Company 1942 Apparent First Edition Cloth Good with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Slobodkin, Louis

Minor edgewear. Ex-library with usual stamps. Pictorial cover. Pages are rippled because of apparent water damage.

The story of Jane, the middle Moffat, a sequel to Estes’ The Moffats. Pen and ink illustrations by Louis Slobodkin.
Age Level: Grades 4-8; Ex-Library; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
003128 
Price: 7.50 USD

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The Adventure Book of Shells (A Capital Young Adventure Book), Evans, Eva Knox
53 Evans, Eva Knox The Adventure Book of Shells (A Capital Young Adventure Book)
New York Capitol Publishing Company, Inc. 1957 27th Edition; Second Printing Soft Cover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Earle, Vana

93 pp, index. Some edgewear/bumping, pen mark on p. 17, otherwise clean and unmarked.

"The dramatic story of shells. . . their uses, differences, where, when and how to find them, starting a collection, shell picture dictionary, jewelry making, everything for the young collector."
Age Level: Grades 3-8; 9 ¾" - 11" Tall
003800 
Price: 5.25 USD

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Feasts and Frolics:  Special Stories for Special Days, Fenner, Phyllis R.
54 Fenner, Phyllis R. Feasts and Frolics: Special Stories for Special Days
New York Alfred A Knopf 1949 First Edition Cloth Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Illustrated by Durney, Helen R.

Some edgewear especially at corners & ends of spine, one corner bumped. DJ price clipped, some edgewear, enclosed in protective cover, chipping along top edge, bottom edge has a few small chips. "Candles at Midnight" story has underlining & margin notes. Otherwise a bright, attractive copy.

A short story collection by various authors, each about a different special day or holiday, e.g. "The Tinker and the Ghost" by Ralph S. Boggs and Mary Gould Davis about Halloween, "The Peterkins Celebrate the Fourth of July" by Lucretia Hale, and "The General Did Wrong" by Jeanette Eaton about Washington’s Birthday. Charming black and white illustrations by Helen R. Durney.
Age Level: Grades 3 and up.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
002908 
Price: 5.75 USD

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The X Bar X Boys at Nugget Camp, Ferris, James Cody
55 Ferris, James Cody The X Bar X Boys at Nugget Camp
New York Grosset & Dunlap Reprint Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 


#6 in the X Bar X Boys series. 216 pp., red boards with black lettering and silhouette of cowboy on a bucking horse on front board. No publication date listed, but the red boards mark this book as after 1932. Front and back pastedowns have green and ivory drawing of cowboys rounding up cattle. Corners bumped. Vintage DJ a little yellowed with 2 small tears, one 2 1/2" tear, and small chips at top and bottom of spine. Text clean and unmarked. A very nice copy.

" When the boys find an old miner who had been shot and left for dead, they bring him to the ranch for some tender loving care. When the old man is able to speak, he announces that he was robbed of about $20,000 in gold; at about the same time, news arrives of a major gold strike at nearby Nugget Camp. The ensuing gold rush causes many of the ranch hands to leave the X Bar X and other ranches for the site. The boys decide to join the rush and try to strike it rich while they look for the old miner's assailants and attempt to recover his nuggets.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
005510 
Price: 22.50 USD

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The X Bar X Boys at the Round-Up, Ferris, James Cody
56 Ferris, James Cody The X Bar X Boys at the Round-Up
New York Grosset & Dunlap Reprint Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 


#5 in the X Bar X Boys series. 212 pp., red boards with black lettering and silhouette of cowboy on a bucking horse on front board. No publication date listed, but the red boards mark this book as after 1932. Front and back pastedowns have green and ivory drawing of cowboys rounding up cattle. Corners slightly bumped. Vintage DJ a little yellowed with 3 small tears and small chips at top and bottom of spine. Text clean and unmarked. A very nice copy.

"A pompous easterner, acting on behalf of a conglomerate, makes an outrageously high offer for some of Bardwell Manley's prime cattle. Although noting that the man knows next-to-nothing about cattle, Mr. Manley nevertheless agrees to sell. It is curious, however, that the buyer insists on an unusual forfeiture section in the contract, and that the cattle be rounded up and delivered to a little-known and scarcely-used railway depot. A humorous incident involving a fortune-teller, several truly gratifying family scenes, and the action-packed conclusion make this a well-crafted book."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
005509 
Price: 24.00 USD

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The X Bar X Boys on the Ranch, Ferris, James Cody
57 Ferris, James Cody The X Bar X Boys on the Ranch
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1926 Early Reprint Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Tiegreen, Alan

#1 in the X Bar X Boys series. 216 pp., red boards with black lettering and silhouette of cowboy on a bucking horse on front board. No publication date listed, but the red boards mark this book as after 1932. Copyright page has five "X Bar X" books listed ending with "The X Bar X Boys at the Round-Up." Front and back pastedowns have green and ivory drawing of cowboys rounding up cattle. Spine slightly slanted and sunned, fade spot in top corner of front board, corners bumped. Webbing exposed at title page, small marks on p. 139, otherwise text is clean and unmarked.

"The X Bar X boys ride into Eagles to meet their father, who is arriving by train after a week in "the city." They are bringing his horse, General. When they greet their father at the station, he introduces them to Nell and Ethel, whom he has met on the train and who are coming from New York to visit the neighboring 8 X 8 ranch. While they are talking, the boys' horses Flash and Star, along with General, are stolen. Gilly Froud, a former ranch hand on the X Bar X who had been fired for mistreating Flash, is suspected of the theft, along with a band of ne'er-do-wells he has gathered around him. When local ranches begin to lose cattle in large numbers, it is time for the X Bar X-ers to put an end to it."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall
006418 
Price: 9.95 USD

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The X Bar X Boys Riding for Life, Ferris, James Cody
58 Ferris, James Cody The X Bar X Boys Riding for Life
New York Grosset & Dunlap Reprint Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 


#10 in the X Bar X Boys series. 218 pp., red boards with black lettering and silhouette of cowboy on a bucking horse on front board. No publication date listed, but the red boards mark this book as after 1932. Front and back pastedowns have green and ivory drawing of cowboys rounding up cattle. Some edgewear/bumping. Vintage DJ a little yellowed with 1 3/4" at bottom of spine, 1" tear and edgewear/shallow chips Text clean and unmarked. A very nice copy.

"A new hand who has shown himself lazy and untrustworthy is given his walking papers by Bardwell Manley on the advice of the boys. After a particularly nasty and near-violent scene, he leaves, not without looting the Manleys of cash and jewelry in the middle of the night. The search for the culprit is hampered by a severe drought and scorching July weather, which also threatens about a thousand head of cattle. If this weren't enough, several range fires race across thousands of acres and threaten the ranch house and the lives of all those connected with it. The boys and several of the hands, caught in the conflagration, are forced to ride for their lives."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
005512 
Price: 22.50 USD

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An Old Fashioned Boy, Finley, Martha (aka Martha Farquharson)
59 Finley, Martha (aka Martha Farquharson) An Old Fashioned Boy
Chicago M. A. Donohue & Co. Reprint Edition Cloth Fair with no dust jacket 


Part of M. A. Donohue & Co."s "The Golden Days Series;" no publication date given. 346 pp., orange cloth boards with black lettering, pastedowns show silhouette of boy fishing with dog at his side, glossy color frontispiece tipped in of three boys fishing. Front board is spotted, spine sunned and frayed along top and back edge, corners bumped and chipped, webbing exposed between frontispiece and title page. Appears to be ex-library because it has a "Date Due" slip inside, although no other stamps; PO name inside. Text has 2" dampstain which intrudes into margin approx 1/2", but does not affect text; tiny wormhole, although worm is long gone. Small tape shadow on title page, 2" tear on p. 25.

From the Preface: "I do not offer Fred Landon to you, my young friends, as a perfect example; he has his faults, like the rest of us, and you may improve upon the model as much as you will. But if my little story shall amuse and instruct you, and while it does this, shall also convince you of the beauty of old-fashioned obedience to parents and other lawful authority, respect for superiors, and chivalrous conduct towards the weak and defenseless, and above all, shall stir up those of you to whom the trust will one day be committed - earnestly to watch over and defend the liberties of our beloved land, putting down every form of lawlessness and vice, and seeing to it that our laws are made and executed by good men, and true - it will have accomplished its mission."
Age Level: Grades 4-8; Ex-Library; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
006445 
Price: 13.95 USD

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Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the Great North Woods (Overland Riders series #4), Flowers, Jessie Graham, A. M.
60 Flowers, Jessie Graham, A. M. Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the Great North Woods (Overland Riders series #4)
Akron, Ohio Saalfield Publishing Company 1921 Reprint Edition Cloth Good with no dust jacket 


255 pp., beige cloth boards. Front board and spine have black lettering, front board has scene of one rider on a horse leading others. Frontispiece and internal full-page illustrations on plain paper stock. Boards have minor soiling, some scuffing and fraying along spine, edgewear and bumping. Starting to crack at back hinge. PO name inside, a few pages dogearred. Text is yellowed, but clean and unmarked.

The Grace Harlowe girls series was originally published by Altemus, then reissued by Saalfield Publishing Company. Flower wrote four series featuring the heroine Grace Harlowe. This is the fourth volume in the final set of 10. Having returned from France where they had served in various capacities during World War I, in the Overton College Unit, Grace Harlowe and her Overland Riders (Elfreda Briggs, Anne Nesbit, Nora Wingate, and Emma Dean) go looking for adventure in the Big North Woods of Minnesota.
Age Level: Grades 4-8; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall
006450 
Price: 10.00 USD

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