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Doctor Dolittle Tales

By: Lofting, Hugh

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Scholastic, Inc.: 1968

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 000750

Condition: Good+


Covers show some creasing, chips, darkening. Some foxing. Owner's name on front FEP. Tales from the famous books about the doctor who talks with animals: "The Purple Bird of Paradise," "The Coronation of King Jong," and more. Pen and ink illustrations by the author. Made into a motion picture with Rex Harrison. Est Level: 3rd - 8th grades; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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Doctor Dolittle's Garden

By: Lofting, Hugh

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1927

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 002627

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Spine faded & slightly slanted, corners bumped, some edgewear, boards beginning to pull away from textblock and exposing webbing. Bookplate on free endpaper. 2 spots on back cover. A clean, unmarked copy. Children and adults alike have warmed to the charming adventures of Doctor Dolittle. This 1927 edition is replete with Hugh Lofting's whimsical black and white drawings. The front and back pastedown and free end papers have a striking moonscape featuring a green moon and stars, a trumpet-shaped flower, and a ladybug and her companions.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Dolls from Cheyenne

By: Martin, Patricia Miles

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, NY, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001492

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Ex-library with the usual marks and accoutrements. Corners bumped, moderate shelf wear, esp. along spine. Some darkening/soiling to boards and spine. One page has two 1" tears that have been neatly taped, along with a creased bottom right corner. Text is bright and clean on pinkish paper. "Victoria's room was high in the old house, and when the sun shone through the red glass of its windowpanes, the room seemed almost like a magic room. It was in her cupola room that Victoria made her wish, to learn to ride a horse. And it was here that she and her cousin Alexander rode with the ... View more info

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Earth Times Two

By: Reynolds, Pamela

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.: 1970

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 000975

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Minor shelf wear, corners bumped. Slight darkening. Doodling in the margins of numerous pages, but text is clean. Ever wondered if you had a doppelganger twin somewhere? When Jeremy's orphaned cousin Helene comes to stay, the strange events begin. Weekly Reader Children's Book Club. Est Level: 4th grade and up; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 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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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

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Feasts and Frolics: Special Stories for Special Days

By: Fenner, Phyllis R.

Price: $5.75

Publisher: New York, Alfred A Knopf: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002908

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


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"... 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 of the river. Age Level: Grades 3-7; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall 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 to get all the facts about its new tenant promptly. At Ghost Gables she met pretty Glenna Brockman, who had plans to turn th... 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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Ghosts Who Went to School

By: Spearing, Judith

Price: $3.45

Publisher: New York, Scholastic, Inc.: 1975

Edition: 27th Edition; Tenth Printing

Seller ID: 000930

Condition: Good


Spine and covers creased, scuffed. Chipping, shelf wear, esp. at bottom of spine. Darkening, foxing. Bottom 1 1/2" of pages are faintly stained. #TX 965 "One day, Mrs. Hartley gets a new pupil. From the moment Wilbur the ghost floats through the door, things begin to happen. Wilbur doesn't mean to make trouble, but suddenly books rise in the air, pencils write by themselves, and mysterious voices answer the teacher. Wilbur can't understand why anyone's upset. He just loves going to school. P.S. Wilbur is very good in arithmetic, but he needs help in spelling." Bla... View more info

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Girl Trouble

By: Summers, James L.

Price: $3.75

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 1963

Edition: 27th Edition; Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 002186

Condition: Good+


Corners bumped, minor edge wear, a little rubbing/darkening, chipping at base of spine, a couple pages dog-eared, owner's name inside cover, slight yellowing. A fairly tight, attractive copy. "How does it happen that a 'nice guy'-a boy from a good family, good grades, fair success with girls gets himself in a hopeless jam? With girls. With the law! With turkeys!" Est Level: Young Adult.; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall View more info

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Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the Great North Woods (Overland Riders series #4)

By: Flowers, Jessie Graham, A. M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Akron, Ohio, Saalfield Publishing Company: 1921

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 006450

Condition: 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... View more info

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Growing Day By Day (Health-Happiness-Success series)

By: Irwin, Leslie W.; Tuttle, Waid W.; De Kelver, Caroline

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Chicago, Lyons and Carnahan: 1958

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Seller ID: 003797

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Corners very slightly bumped. Pictorial boards with no jacket, apparently as issued. A bright, tight, attractive copy which does not appear ever to have been subjected to the tender mercies of an actual second grader. A second grade reading primer in the "Health-Happiness-Success" series. Major sections are "A Visit to the Zoo," "Making a Zoo," and "A Day with Don and Jane." To the vocabulary appearing in the first grade book, Awake and Away, are added 180 new words. Age Level: Grade 2; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

Hans Brinker or, the Silver Skates

By: Dodge, Mary Mapes (edited by Ruth Ewing Hilpert)

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The John C. Winston Company: 1925

Seller ID: 005852

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


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 Brink... View more info

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Heidi

By: Spyri, Johanna

Price: $3.95

Publisher: Kenosha, Wisconsin, Samuel Lowe Company: 1959

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 000949

Condition: Good+


Covers show some creasing, some shelf wear/corners bumped. Pen doodlings on back cover, inside front cover, and on title page. Foxing. This classic tale was specially abridged and retold for young readers by Erva and Lloyd Merow. Pen and ink drawings. Est level: 2nd - 4th grades.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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Heidi

By: Spyri, Johanna

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1963

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 001101

ISBN: 0448054639

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Minor shelf wear, corners bumped. Slightly shelf-cocked. Top edge shows some darkening. Small dampstain at top inside front cover and on front FEP. Children and adults too will be charmed by this classic tale of Heidi of the Alps. Pen & ink illustrations. Translated by Helen B. Dole. Est Level: 3rd - 8th grades.; 6¾" - 7¾" 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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Help! I'm a Prisoner in the Library

By: Clifford, Eth

Price: $3.65

Publisher: New York, NY, Scholastic, Inc.: 1979

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 000966

ISBN: 0590315919

Condition: Fair


Covers show some creasing, darkening. There is a 2" x 1 1/2" spot at the upper left of the front cover where the cover art is torn off. Foxing, some pages creased at upper right corner. Jo-Beth and Mary Rose are in a pickle. They're locked in the Children's Library for the night and can't get out and a snowstorm has the power out. Then the moaning starts!" Est level: 3rd - 7th grades.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall 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