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In the Beginning

By: Trent, Robbie

Price: $4.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Westminster Press: 1949

Seller ID: 000057

Condition: Very Good


Slight curve to this booklet. 48 pp. "In the Beginning" tells first the story of the Creation, and then of choices made by men and women as they tried to find God's way." from the back cover. Copiously illustrated, many in full color. Est Level: 3rd-4th grade.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Heidi's Children

By: Tritten, Charles

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1939

Edition: Not Stated

Seller ID: 002847

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Spine sunned, slightly slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear. A little browning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. A sequel to the beloved classic Heidi by Johanna Spyri's translator, Charles Tritten. The story of the grown-up Heidi and her children. Pen and ink illustrations by Pelagie Doane.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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Five Little Martins and the Martin House

By: Van Buren, Caroline

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Chicago, The Goldsmith Publishing Company: 1936

Seller ID: 002904

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


1" chip missing from top of spine, corners bumped/chipped, edgewear, small spot on front board, back board has scuff mark, PO's name on free endpaper. Text is yellowed and has small tears and tiny chips but is clean and unmarked. The further adventures of the five Little Martin children start with the honeymoon visit of their Uncle Bob and new Aunt Bettina in which the five little Martins try to stay clean for an hour, fail miserably, and have to be fished out o... View more info

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The Red Cross Girls with the Italian Army

By: Vandercook, Margaret

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, John C. Winston Company: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003789

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Red and black pictorial cover on somewhat soiled cloth tan boards, spine weak and slightly slanted with two 3/4" tears along edge and worn along lower half. Corners bumped and slightly chipped. PO's name on free endpaper. Black and white frontispiece. Text yellowing and cracking at pp. 17 and 64, but clean and unmarked. Fifth in this series of vintage children's books about the Red Cross Girls. Nona Davis and Sonya Valesky are off to serve as Red Cross nurses... View more info

Henry

By: Vreeken, Elizabeth

Price: $6.25

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, Follet Publishing Company: 1961

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 001103

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Reading copy. Boards stained and scuffed. Corners chipped, shelf-cocked. Pages show some staining, mostly at the edges, foxing. Pen doodlings on a couple pages. It was Judy's birthday and she got ten dimes from Aunt Ann -- enough to buy something she really wanted -- a little white mouse named Henry. Est Level: 1st - 2nd grades; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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The Gods of Mount Olympus

By: Warren, Robert Penn

Price: $13.25

Publisher: New York, NY, Legacy Books: 1959

Seller ID: 000972

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Ex-library in library binding. Slight shelf wear with a few scuffs, corners slightly chipped. School name is stamped inside front board and on front FEP, otherwise none of the usual library markings. The famous author Robert Penn Warren sets his pen to the task of telling school children the story of the Greek gods. Blue and black drawings. Nr. Y-1 in the Legacy children's books series. Est Level: 3rd - 8th grades.; Ex-Library; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Cherry Ames, Private Duty Nurse (7th in Cherry Ames series)

By: Wells, Helen

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1946

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 003715

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, starting to crack at pastedowns, edgewear, corners bumped/chipped, board scuffed & lightly soiled. Pictorial cover--no jacted as issued. Text is clean and unmarked. Seventh in the popular Cherry Ames series for girls. More troubles and triumphs as Cherry Ames enters the world of private duty nursing.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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The Uninvited Donkey

By: White, Anne H.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003802

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Some edgewear, corners bumped/chipped, green boards with red picture of donkey show some spots. Pastedowns are starting to yellow. Text is clean and unmarked. A funny story about the Linian family's summer at the beach which is turned upside down by the arrival of a donkey from Italy, Fra Diavolo. Expressive pen and ink drawings by Don Freeman throughout. Age Level: Grades 4-9; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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The Johnny Cake Mine

By: White, Dale

Price: $9.25

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002804

Condition: Good in Poor dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted/cracked at p. 64, some bumping/shelfwear, some small light spots on boards. Front cover of DJ completely separated at spine and flap, large chips missing from back and spine. PO's name marked through on free end paper, gift inscrip. on dedication page. Text is bright, clean & unmarked. "Silver—a whole mountain of it! Following the trail of some runaway horses, Jim Norton had stumbled on a fortune. Or so he and 17-year-old Earl thoug... View more info

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The Trumpet of the Swan (Harper Trophy Bk.)

By: White, E. B.

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper Trophy: 1973

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 001095

ISBN: 0064400484

Condition: Good


Covers a bit creased. Minor shelf wear, corners bumped. There is a probable waterstain, as big as 2 1/2" tall, that extends across the top of the back cover and the last 30-40 pages. "Louis is a Trumpeter Swan who came into the world lacking a voice. When his father explained to him that he was different from other cygnets, Louis felt scared. His father, however, promised to help. Sam Beaver, a boy who loved all wild things, took Louis to school, where he lea... View more info

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The Twins' Summer Vacation

By: Whitehill, Dorothy

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1921

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 002988

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, sunned, corners bumped and chipped, some edge wear, primarily at top and bottom of spine, a little rubbing, owner's name inside cover. A nice copy. No publication date listed, but likely early 1930s as one of the advertisements in back lists 8 Nancy Drew titles. Fifth in the Page Twins series. The Twins are fifteen and on summer vacation at Janet's home (inherited from her late grandmother) in New York State as well as a month long visit to M... View more info

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Joy and Pam

By: Whitehill, Dorothy

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Racine, WI, Whitman Publishing: 1927

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 003606

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


Whitman reprint No. 2358. Slight spine slant, corners bumped, minor edge wear, chipping, a little soiling to boards and edges, dampstain to rear pastedown and leading edge of last few pages. Browning but text and illustrations are clean and unmarked. Jacket has moderate edge wear and chipping, brown staining on and inside flaps, spine a little sunned. Second book in the girls' adventure series from the 1920s featuring Joy Payton and Pam Hotchkiss. In Joy and Gypsy J... View more info

The First Four Years (Little House Series)

By: Wilder, Laura Ingalls

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper & Row: 1971

Edition: 27th Edition; Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 000970

ISBN: 006440031X

Condition: Very Good+


Covers slightly creased, slight shelf wear. "Laura and Manly Wilder begin married life on their small prairie homestead with high hopes. The beautiful prairie world seems like a paradise; there are wildflowers in spring, wild geese in autumn, pony rides, and warm times together. But each year brings unforeseen disasters as well -- storms destroy the crops; there is sickness, fire, and always unpaid debts. The first four years often prove heartbreaking for the Wil... View more info

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Tom's Town (Winston Social Studies Series)

By: Willcockson, Mary

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, John C. Winston Company: 1952

Seller ID: 000393

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Has a slight curve to this book, owner's name inside front cover. Slight darkening to the edges, otherwise clean and tight. Est. Level: 2nd-3rd grades. Johnny, Nancy, and Tom share life in a small town with their new neighbors Joe and Betty. Illustrations, mostly color, show many of the people and goings-on in this town. This is listed as being part of the Winston Social Studies Series, along with two other books "Nancy's World" and "Other Places... View more info

The Junior Classics: Volume Six: Stories About Boys and Girls

By: Williams, Mabel & Dalphin, Marcia (editors)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: P. F. Collier & Son: 1957

Edition: 27th Edition; Fifty-Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 005607

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


391 pp. Orange boards with black lettering. Spine weak with webbing exposed at hinges, spine ends a little frayed, last two pages detached. Two small spots on end. Two-tone illustrations. Twenty short stories by various authors including Rachel Field, E.V. Lucas, Eliza Orne White, Louisa M. Alcott, Nargery Bianco, Helen Lomen, Marjorie Flack, Dikken Zwilgmeyer, Jacob Abbott, Violet M. Irwin, Lucretia P. Hale, Kate Douglas Wiggin, Mark Twain, Thomas Bailey Aldrich... View more info

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Ghost Gables

By: Wirt, Mildred A.

Price: $88.50

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, World Publishing Company: 1939

Seller ID: 001644

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Corners bumped, Minor edge wear, esp. to top/bottom of spine. Spine starting to separate from pages. There is a small stain (1/2" x 1/4") at top of front board. Minor foxing but a clean, tight, attractive copy. Jacket shows some edge wear/chipping/darkening. A chunk is missing from top of spine (about 3 x 1/2") and bottom of spine (1x1"). "When Lois McDonald learned that the mysterious old house, known as Ghost Gables, was to be occupied, she had ... View more info

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Courageous Wings

By: Wirt, Mildred A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Books, Inc: 1940

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 003413

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Some edgewear, corners bumped/chipped, boards slightly soiled, edges darkened, ex-library w/ 2 stamps. Spot on p 192, otherwise a clean, unmarked copy.; Ex-Library; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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the Swiss Family Robinson

By: Wyss, Johann

Price: $7.25

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, World Publishing Company: 1947

Seller ID: 001098

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Boards scuffed, darkened. Spine shows some lightening, plus chipping at top and bottom. Corners chipped a bit, with small threads sticking out. Pages somewhat foxed, with a few stains. 'Survivor' can't hold a candle to this classic tale of the family shipwrecked on a desert island. Black and white illustrations. Est Level: 5th grades and above; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info