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The Story of George Washington Carver

By: Moore, Eva

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Scholastic, Inc.: 1971

Edition: 27th Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 001096

Condition: Fair


Spine/covers somewhat creased, scuffed. Shelf wear, corners bumped, foxing. There is a 3/4" tear on the front cover about 2" from the top of the spine. It goes through the first 35 or so pages. "When he was seven years old, George had a secret garden in the woods. It was his plant hospital where he took care of sick and dying plants. He knew so much about plants that everyone called him The Plant Doctor. The Plant Doctor grew up to be the famous scie... View more info

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The Spirit of Jem

By: Newby, P. H.

Price: $4.75

Publisher: New York, NY, Dell Publishing: 1972

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 000969

ISBN: 0440081912

Condition: Good+


Cover/spine a bit creased, somewhat scuffed. Pencil tracings and a small stain on front cover. Shelf wear, foxing. Bookstore stamp and numbers written on front FEP. "When three people lose their memories at the same time -- a boy, an elderly man, and a cocksure young man called Jem -- one begins to suspect more than coincidence. It is suddenly the land of nowhere and Jem, who seems to remember the most, convinces Roger and Bowler Hat that their loss of memory is ... View more info

Rilla of the Lighthouse

By: North, Grace May

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Akron, Ohio, The Saalfield Publishing Company: 1926

Seller ID: 004650

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


310 pp., frontispiece. Orange boards have a few spots. Spine slanted/sunned, minor edgewear, corners somewhat bumped with tiny chips. Text is darkened, but clean and unmarked. We believe this was the first of a three-book series by Grace May North which also included "Nan of the Gypsies" and "Meg of Mystery Mountain." An innocent young girl, in a sheltered life with her beloved grandfather the lighthouse keeper since birth, begins to encounter the wo... View more info

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Bed-Knob and Broomstick

By: Norton, Mary

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Scholastic, Inc.: 1972

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 000747

Condition: Good


Front cover has several chips and a 1" tear on the upper edge. Covers/spines somewhat creased. Some foxing -- pages in good condition. Delight again in this children's fantasy adventure classic that became a Disney movie. "The bed-knob glows red . . . Then with a sickening lurch, the big bed zooms dizzily into the sky. Carey, Charles, and Paul hang on tight. Far, far below their dangling feet lie fields, woods, city streets, and finally the ocean . . .&#... View more info

People I'd Like to Keep

By: O'Neill, Mary

Price: $6.75

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000973

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Ex-library with library binding and usual stamps and markings. Covers show a little shelf wear, some chipping at the corners and scuffing. A couple pages dogeared. There is a poem scrawled on the FEP, starting "God Bless mothers every where" Short stories, in rhyme, of all sorts of interesting people, from Paddy, the Railroad-Crossing Watchman to Pico Zimballi, the Shoe-Repair Man. Mostly black and white with some color illustrations. Est level: 2nd... View more info

Bob, Son of Battle

By: Ollivant, Alfred

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Astor Place, New York, Doubleday & McClure Company: 1901

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 005836

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Spine slanted, olive green boards with gold lettering and scene on front board depicting mountains and sheep grazing. Gold along top edge. Edges worn and corners a little chipped. Black and white glossy frontispiece and glossy illustrations throughout text. Webbing exposed at front pastedown, cracked at p 174, dampstain along top edge, but otherwise text is light and clean. Set in the Daleland, this is the story of Bob, son of Battle, the last of the Gray Dogs of ... View more info

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Teen-Age Football Stories

By: Owen, Frank (Editor)

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1948

Seller ID: 006139

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


252 pp., orange boards with brown lettering. Spine very slightly slanted, very minor edgewear. DJ in protective Brodart plastic wrap. DJ has slight edgewear along bottom and a closed 1 1/2" tear, two very small chips in flap. A very well preserved, attractive copy. A vintage collection published in 1948 of selected football stories targeted towards teenagers by H.C. McFadden, B.J. Chute, John Gartner, Russell Gordon Carter, Bob Eddy, William F. Strube, H.W. S... View more info

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Teen-Age Football Stories

By: Owen, Frank (Editor)

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1948

Seller ID: 006140

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


252 pp., orange boards with brown lettering. Spine very slightly slanted and a little soiled, very minor edgewear, PO name inside. DJ in protective Brodart plastic wrap. DJ has shallow chipping at spine and flap ends, and edgewear including a few small tears. Text is clean and unmarked. A vintage collection published in 1948 of selected football stories targeted towards teenagers by H.C. McFadden, B.J. Chute, John Gartner, Russell Gordon Carter, Bob Eddy, William... View more info

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Exploring New Fields (The Child Development Readers Series)

By: Parker, Beryl; Harris, Julia M.

Price: $6.25

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004066

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


440 pp, glossary. An elementary school reader illustrated throughout accompanied with photographs.. Edgewear/bumping including some chipping, edges darkened. Former school textbook. Photos precede stories about animals (of many different species and locals), Children from the South Seas, and Scandinavia, information about fruit-especially apples, and how a wild river in the western US is tamed. Age Level - Grade 4; Ex-Library; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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The Midnight Beast

By: Parker, Richard

Price: $4.85

Publisher: New York, NY, Scholastic, Inc.: 1961

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 000983

Condition: Fine


Slight shelf wear, some darkening on back cover. "Something in the silent night wakens Barry . . . something outside the bedroom window. Softly he steals to the window -- and sees a huge shape just beyond the front gate! Slowly it moves toward him, its great eyes glowing in the night. . . " Original Title: Lion at Large. Pen & ink illustrations. Est level: 3rd - 6th grades.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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The Midnight Beast

By: Parker, Richard

Price: $3.45

Publisher: New York, Scholastic, Inc.: 1969

Seller ID: 004567

Condition: Very Good-


Original title: "Lion at Large." Slight shelf wear, 1/4" tear on back cover & last page, PO name blacked out. Text is yellowing, but clean and unmarked. Pen and ink illustrations. "Something in the silent night wakens Barry . . . something outside the bedroom window. Softly he steals to the window -- and sees a huge shape just beyond the front gate! Slowly it moves toward him, its great eyes glowing in the night. . . " Original Title: Lion at... View more info

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The Proud Eagles

By: Patchett, Mary

Price: $15.50

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, World Publishing Company: 1960

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 003489

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Spine slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear, owner's name on front end paper. Jacket shows edge wear and chipping, some rubbing and darkening, 2" tear at base of front cover along hinge. Text clean and unmarked. "Miss Patchett knows more about wedgetail eagles than most anybody else in the world. The first twenty years of her life were spent in the Australian bush, where she developed a passionate interest in the wildlife of her country. Using this know... View more info

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Using Our Language

By: Patton, David H.; Beery, Althea; Backus, Ollie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: St. Louis, Webster Publishing Company: 1953

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Seller ID: 004067

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


295 pp, index, many illustrations mostly in color. A examination copy from the Curriculum Library of the Board of Education of Milford, Connecticut. Corners somewhat bumped and ink doodle on back board, but otherwise in excellent shape. A bright, attractive copy. A language arts book for young readers featuring stories with questions that address reading comprehension, vocabulary development, sentence completion, word games, etc. Sections include: "Enjoying Ou... View more info

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Cinderella

By: Perrault, Charles

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A Knopf: 1988

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 001003

ISBN: 0394996038

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Owner's name/sticker on front FEP. Diane Goode sumptuously illustrates this classic fairy tale of a mistreated kitchen maid, her fairy godmother, and (of course) a prince charming. Est Level: 3rd - 6th grades; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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The Littles to the Rescue

By: Peterson, John

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Scholastic, Inc.: 1971

Edition: 27th Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 000697

Condition: Good


Cover somewhat creased, a little darkening, corners bumped. Some foxing. Waterstain on the lower right corner that extends through the whole book. Cute pencil drawings illustrate this charming tale of the further adventures of the Littles and the Biggs. Est Level: 3rd - 6th grades.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Boundary Riders

By: Phipson, Joan

Price: $4.65

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.: 1963

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 002717

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Some bumping, edgewear, boards somewhat scuffed, front board 's lower corner creased, free end paper chipped, price in corner, corner removed front back end paper, text somewhat yellowed. Front cover depicts children exploring a forest setting. A clean unmarked copy. A children's adventure/mystery set in central New South Wales, Australia. Black and white illustrations. Age Level: Grades 4-8; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Ghosts and Witches Aplenty

By: Raskin, Joseph and Edith

Price: $4.25

Publisher: New York, NY, Scholastic, Inc.: 1974

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 000992

Condition: Good


Spine/covers creased and scuffed. Some shelf wear/chipping. Owner's name inside front cover. "In the time of the American colonies, the nights were filled with spooky sounds. Clanks and moans! Screams and groans! Rocks flying through the air! Strange knockings at the door! Who-o-o-o is there? GHOSTS AND WITCHES APLENTY. Those were the good old days . . . or were they?" Est level: 3rd - 8th grades; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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The Yearling (50th Anniversay Edition)

By: Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Collier Books: 1988

Edition: 27th Edition; Seventeenth Printing

Seller ID: 003497

ISBN: 0020449313

Condition: Good+


Front cover creased along hinge and in upper right corner, corners bumped including a few pages, minor edge wear. A fairly tight, attractive copy. 50th Anniversay edition of the 1939 Pulitzer Prize winning novel. "With its excellent descriptions of Florida scrub landscapes, its skillful use of native vernacular, its tender relation between Jody and his pet fawn, 'The Yearling' is a simply written picturesque story of boyhood that stands a good chance, when adult... View more info

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The Yearling

By: Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scibner's Sons: 1938

Edition: Early Reprint

Seller ID: 007000

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Early reprint of the 1939 Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Title page is dated 1938, but no 'A' on copyright page and no printing history listed. Tan cloth with green lettering, 428 pp. A little edge wear and some light spotting to lower portion of boards. Some browning but text is clean and unmarked. Jacket in new Brodart with a little edge wear, a little chipping at top and base of spine and base of front flap, a few small tears along edges. Some darkening and soiling. Ov... View more info

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The Talbot Boys

By: Reed, Harrison & Mathilda

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Maplewood, NJ, C. S. Hammond & Company: 1961

Edition: Possible first Edition

Seller ID: 000391

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Jacket shows darkening on the spine, plus a coffee cup ring on the front cover. This seems likely to be a first edition -- only the copyright date is listed on the title page -- no evidence of other printings. Est. Level: Teenagers. Their summer fishing business leads teenagers Joe and Fred Talbot into a search for sunken treasure, an attempted murder and similar "routine adventures." But it's when they go to visit their cousins on Big Talbot Island that... View more info