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Johnny Tremain : Illustrated American Classics (Yearling Newbery Ser.)

By: Forbes, Esther Hoskins

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, Dell Yearling: 1987

Edition: 27th Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 005234

ISBN: 0440442508

Condition: Good


Spine, covers a little creased, minor edge wear, some rubbing. A good reading copy. "A story filled with danger and excitement, Johnny Tremain tells of the turbulent, passionate times in Boston just before the Revolutionary War. Johnny, a young apprentice silversmith, is caught up in a dramatic involvement with James Otis, John Hancock, and John and Samuel Adams in the exciting currents and undercurrents that were to lead to the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Lexington -- and finally, a touching resolution of Johnny's personal life. Johnny tremain is historical fiction at its ... View more info

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Mother Goose (A Little Golden Book)

By: Fraser, Phyllis

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1944

Edition: Second Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 005547

Condition: Good


#4 in the original Little Golden Book series. Other Little Golden Books listed on rear cover #'s 1-20. Faded blue spine missing a 1 1/2" piece at bottom, some edgewear and bumping, front hinge weak with small tear at top and scored at bottom for about 1". This is the 24 page wartime edition (reduced from 42). Text is starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked and color pictures are still vivid. A charming vintage copy. A classic collection of Mother Goose nursery rhymes including "Hey, Diddle, Diddle," "Little Tommy Tucker," "Wee Willie Winkie" and other... View more info

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The Weirdstone of Brisingamen: A Tale of Alderley

By: Garner, Alan

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Henry Z. Walck, Inc.: 1963

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 003360

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Boards show some shelfwear/bumping, ex-library with a few stamps. Text is clean and unmarked. "Goblins, witches, and warlocks are after the magic stone which Susan wears on her bracelet in this exciting story." Age Level: Grades 4-9; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Robin Hood

By: Gilbert, Henry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Akron, Ohio, Saalfield Publishing Company:

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 005498

Condition: Good in Good+ dust jacket


Published by Saalfield "Every Child's Library #3031". No publication date is given, but it appears to be the original 1913 Saalfield edition. 252 pp., blue boards with black lettering. Spine slightly slanted with minor edgewear/bumping, PO name inside. DJ has a little edgewear/chipping, with 1" tears at bottom of spine and flap. Text is yellowed, but clean and unmarked. Black and white illustrations by Frances Brundage throughout text. "With the fair Maid Marion at his side, Robin Hood waged war against the rich and proud lords who were the enemies of poor and humble ... View more info

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Little Toot

By: Gramatky, Hardie

Price: $22.95

Publisher: Kingswood, The World's Work: 1967

Seller ID: 005513

Condition: Good in Good+ dust jacket


Spine slanted, edgewear/bumping. DJ clipped at bottom of front flap, a few small chips at top and bottom of spine and flaps. Text is clean and unmarked. A charming copy. "Yes, Little Toot is a tugboat. His father, Big Toot, is the biggest and fastest tug on the river. And Grandfather Toot is a real old salt, too old now to do much work, but full of tall tales about when he did. You'd think that with such a family, Little Toot would have his work cut our for him. But not at all. Little Toot just wanted to play." How a fun-loving tug meets the test and shows the stuff of her... View more info

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Little Toot

By: Gramatky, Hardie

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1939

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 005586

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Corners bumped; edgewear and rubbing; front board starting to separate from spine at bottom; gift inscription on title page dated 1984; light spots on a very few pages. "Yes, Little Toot is a tugboat. His father, Big Toot, is the biggest and fastest tug on the river. And Grandfather Toot is a real old salt, too old now to do much work, but full of tall tales about when he did. You'd think that with such a family, Little Toot would have his work cut our for him. But not at all. Little Toot just wanted to play." How a fun-loving tug meets the test and shows the stuff of heroe... View more info

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Jexium Island

By: Grattan, Madeleine

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1957

Seller ID: 002070

Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


Spine slanted, a couple creases to front board, corners bumped, minor edge wear. Name written on ffep and marked through, gift inscr. on dedication page. Jacket shows some edge wear/chipping. 1x2" chip at bottom of front cover where author's last name was, chipping at top and bottom of spine, 2" tear running diagonally down back cover from top of spine, and 1 1/2" tear to front cover from bottom of spine. Some darkening but text is clean and unmarked. Life changes when Serge's foster sister Angele disappears. Determined to find her, he makes his way from France to Jexium Islan... View more info

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Adam of the Road

By: Gray, Elizabeth J.

Price: $2.45

Publisher: New York, Viking Seafarer: 1973

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 006965

ISBN: 0670050806

Condition: Fair


Reading copy. Spine a bit creased, corners bumped, minor edge wear, scuffing to front cover. Spine cracked through at page 103 with the preceeding 20 pages tenuously attached, but all pages present. Owner's names inside cover. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. A Newbery Award winner. "Eleven-year-old Adam loved to travel through the open roads of 13th century England with his father, a wandering minstrel, and his red spaniel, Nick. But when his father suddenly disappears and Nick is stolen, Adam finds himself alone searching these same roads filled ... View more info

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Adam of the Road (Puffin Newbery Library)

By: Gray, Elizabeth J.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, Puffin Books: 1987

Edition: 27th Edition; Twenty-Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 008187

ISBN: 014032464X

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, a little scuffing, text clean and unmarked. An attractive copy. A Newbery Award Book. "Eleven-year-old Adam loved to travel through the open roads of 13th century England with his father, a wandering minstrel, and his red spaniel, Nick. But when his father suddenly disappears and Nick is stolen, Adam finds himself alone searching these same roads filled with rich merchants, pilgrims with cockleshells upon their hats, farming folk driving pigs to the fair, minstrels and priests, saints and thieves -- and somewhere in the crowd his father and his dog. " Black... View more info

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Favorite Fairy Tales Told in Scotland

By: Haviland, Virginia

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown & Co: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007082

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Blue cloth with black lettering, black illustration on front board showing Assipattle and flock of geese, 92 pp, b/w and color illustrations throughout. Spine slightly faded with a little soiling, corners bumped, minor edge wear primarily along top edge. Jacket in new Brodart, spine sunned, some edge wear with a little chipping at corners, 2" tear from top of spine diagonally onto front panel, 1" nearly closed tear at top edge near front flap. 2.95 price in top corner of front flap, bottom corner of that flap is clipped. A nice copy. Six Scottish fairy tales retold from stories pub... View more info

Outdoor Stories for Indoor Folk

By: Heighway, Jane Van Alstine

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1917

Seller ID: 005835

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


102 pp., light blue cloth boards with glossy color paste-on illustration on front board and glossy black and white illustrations inside. Some foxing, but text is basically light and clean. No edition stated, and no colophon is printed on the copyright page, so we are unable to positively identify this as a first edition. Bobbs-Merrill did not always identify firsts in this time period. Five charming children's stories including "Mother Robin's Story," What the Lilies Said to Jane," from the Bible "The Story of Ruth," from mythology the story of Pandora in "The Myst... View more info

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Shirley Temple and the Screaming Specter (An Original Story Featuring Shirley Temple Famous Motion Picture Star as the Heroine)

By: Heisenfelt, Kathryn

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Racine, WI, Whitman Publishing: 1946

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Seller ID: 006425

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


247 pp., dark green boards with orange type. Pastedowns depict black and white drawing of girl on porch of Leech Lake Resort. Frontispiece and other full page illustrations are black and white drawings on plain paper. Corners are somewhat bumped, pages are lightly tanned, but overall a very nice copy. Shirley Temple finds adventure at Leech Lake Resort. Age Level: Grades 4-8; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Out for Fun (Round the World Library No. 41)

By: Hemyng, Bracebridge

Price: $17.95

Publisher: New York, Street & Smith: 1926

Seller ID: 005129

Condition: Good


Pictorial wraps, 216 pp. plus ads. Spine somewhat creased and slightly slanted, minor edge wear, a little rubbing, owner's name on title page. 2 pp in front and 8 pp at back that have lists of this & other Street & Smith series, including the Western Library (Ted Strong), [Frank] Merriwell Series, Sports Stories, [Horatio] Alger Series, and Adventure Library. A nice copy. This is No. 41 in the Round the World Library and was likely published in mid 1926, previously published as No. 141 in Street & Ssmith's Bound to Win Library. "Every reader, young and old, has heard of Jack Harka... View more info

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The Mystery of Glengary Castle (Robin Kane Series #3)

By: Hill, Eileen

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Racine, WI, Whitman Publishing: 1966

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Seller ID: 006148

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


190 pp., pictorial cover with no jacket, apparently as issued. Edgewear, one corner chipped, PO name inside. Full-page black, blue and white illustrations throughout text. Text is starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. Robin and her friends take on the ghostly mystery of the local "castle." Age Level: Grades 3-7; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Bread and Jam for Frances

By: Hoban, Russell

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 1977

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 003028

ISBN: 0590478435

Condition: Good+


Covers slightly soiled, crease on back. A nice, unmarked copy. Frances' parents have a problem. Whatever Mother serves, Frances wishes it was bread and jam and proclaims accordingly in rhyme. So one day Mother serves her just what she wants-bread and jam for every meal! Soon Frances is not quite as thrilled as she expected to be. A charming book of reverse childhood psychology which children will appreciate on one level and every parent who ever had a stubborn child to contend with will appreciate on quite a different level. Cute color illustrations by Lillian Hoban add so much t... View more info

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The Mole Family's Christmas

By: Hoban, Russell

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Parents' Magazine Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8828

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Pictorial cover, unpaginated. Corners bent, a little edge wear and rubbing. Apparent first edition but no dust jacket. A nice copy. ; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; "This Christmas tale is about a family of hard-working moles who live underground and know nothing of Christmas. One day, Delver, the son, hears about it from a mouse, and wonders if this fat man in a red suit will bring him his dearest wish - a telescope so that he can see the stars. Being very nearsighted he has never seen them. He decides to write to the man in red, risk being caught by the old owl, and make a chimney for ... View more info

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Julius

By: Hoff, Syd

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper & Row: 1959

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Seller ID: 001191

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Some shelf wear, corners bumped, some darkening to front cover/spine. Slightly shelf-cocked. A few pages have small discoloration spots. "Davy went to Africa. His father was going to catch an animal for the circus. But when Davy brought his friend Julius the gorilla home for lunch, they all got more than they bargained for." An 'I Can Read' book with color illustrations by the author. Est level: 1st - 2nd grades and Read aloud.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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The First Book of Snakes (Revised Edition)

By: Hoke, John

Price: $5.50

Publisher: New York, Franklin Watts, Inc.: 1956

Edition: Revised Edition; Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 004473

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Corners bumped, minor edgewear. Text is clean and unmarked. A kid's book about snakes. Age Level: Grades 3-6; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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The Story of a Nodding Donkey (Makebelieve Stories)

By: Hope, Laura Lee

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1921

Seller ID: 000478

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Covers/spine show some shelf wear and chipping and darkening. Book has mostly pulled away from the spine, but is still attached. Some foxing and a few pages dog-eared. Est Level: 3rd-6th grades. This is one of a series entitled Make-Believe Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. "The Nodding Donkey dated his birth from the day he received the beautiful coat of varnish in the workshop of Santa Claus at the North Pole. Before that he was just some pieces of wood, glued together. His head was not glued on, however, but was fastened in such a manner that with the least motion the Donk... View more info

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The Mystery of the Laughing Dinosaur (The Bobbsey Twins Ser., No. 8)

By: Hope, Laura Lee

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Pocket Books: 1987

Seller ID: 000744

ISBN: 0671435876

Condition: Good+


Covers somewhat creased, several small (1/4 inch) tears at edges, some foxing but pages in good condition. Owner's nameplate inside front cover. "When the Bobbsey Twins set off to visit a famous museum in Washington, D.C., they find themselves on the trail of an intriguing mystery that begins with a laughing dinosaur!" Children will love this detective classic. Est Level: 2nd - 6th grades; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info