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I Am A Mouse

By: Coggins, Herbert

Price: $27.50

Publisher: London, Abelard-Schuman: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006665

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


117 pp. Reddish-brown cloth boards with red lettering. Author's second children's book. Corners a bit bumped, PO name inside. Text yellowing, but clean and unmarked. DJ in new Brodart protective plastic wrap. DJ is sunned, especially on spine and flap ends. Minor edgewear including a few very small tears. A nice copy. "Moose Mouse was born and brought up in a machine shop. He was convinced that, contrary to the common belief, human beings do reason after a fashion, and that by observing them at work he might even learn from them. Learn he did. And he applied his mechanical kn... View more info

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I Play at the Beach

By: Koch, Dorothy

Price: $75.00

Publisher: USA, Holiday House Inc.: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 000549

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Spine is shelf-cocked. Boards show some dampstains, chipping, shelf wear, spotting. Pages are clean and bright. Inscribed and signed by the author: "To Adeline - whose interest, friendship and encouragement have meant the world to me. Dorothy Koch" Describes a child's day at the beach, colorfully illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky. Est level: pre-K to 2nd grade.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; Signed by Author View more info

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In Our Church

By: Klein, Sara G.

Price: $5.75

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Westminster Press: 1950

Seller ID: 000055

Condition: Near Fine


Some normal bookshelf wear on the covers. 36 pp. One of a series of four "first" religious books for young children. The others are "His Name is Jesus", "The Little Seeds That Grew", and "I'm Growing". Copiously illustrated, many in full color. Est Level: 1st-2nd grade.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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In Storm and Sunshine

By: Buckley, Horace; White, Margaret; Adams, Alize; Silvernale, Leslie

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, American Book Company: 1938

Edition: Likely First Edition

Seller ID: 000395

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Covers, spine show scuffing, some staining, corners bumped. Spine is discolored, possibly mildew. Names inside front cover. Ex-library. Some discoloration inside covers (again possible mildew). Small waterstain to bottom right of 40 or so pages. Overall, though, the pages look pretty clean/bright. Est. Level: 1st grade storybook. An illustrated collection of stories with characters ranger from Polly the Parrot to George's little sister Teeny.; Ex-Library; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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

By: Forbes, Esther Hoskins

Price: $3.45

Publisher: New York, Dell Yearling: 1987

Edition: 27th Edition; Forty-Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 002528

ISBN: 0440442508

Condition: Very Good+


Book has slight curve in it near the spine. "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 best, portraying Revolutionary boston as... View more info

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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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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 Joe, Joy had run away at the age of six and lived with the gypsies for four years. This book opens with Joy's eleventh birthd... 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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Laddie: A True Blue Story

By: Stratton-Porter, Gene

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday Page & Company: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003791

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Blue boards with title in beige print offset by two flowers with flowers in bas relief below, a little soiling on boards and edges. Spine slanted & somewhat weak, cracking at pastedowns and pp. 136, 200, 360. Edgewear including 1/2" tear at bottom of spine, corners bumped/chipped. 602 pp. Three full-page color illustrations, several pages of blue line drawings on pastedown through first page of text. Text is clean and unmarked. When Laddie must stay to help Father, he sends Little Sister in his place to meet the Fairy Princess in the Big Woods. And thus begins the story of this cha... 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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Million-Dollar Duck

By: Crume, Vic

Price: $3.95

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

Edition: 27th Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 000962

Condition: 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 View more info

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More Fun with Our Friends

By: Robinson, Helen M.; Monroe, Marion; Artley, A. Sterl; Huck, Charlotte S.; Jenkins, William A.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Glenview, Ill., Scott, Foresman & Company: 1967

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 004343

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


192 pp, vocabulary list. Sturdy pictorial schoolbook binding, some edge wear primarily to corners, moderate soiling and darkening. Small school stamps inside front and back covers and on leading edge, otherwise no markings. Some darkening to top edge, pages are bright and clean, a few creased. A solid copy. A basic reader from the 1960s put out by the Curriculum Foundation Series which "broadens the familiar concept of friends to include animals of the real world and characters in fanciful tales." In the first unit, "School Friends," we encounter our old friends Dick and J... View more info

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Morena

By: Cohen, Peter Zachary

Price: $6.75

Publisher: New York, NY, Atheneum: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000536

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Boards show a little shelf wear/bumping. A little darkening/discoloration of top/front edges and in spots on some of the pages (text is fine, though). Jacket shows some chipping and darkening and some discolorations. Est Level: 4th - 8th grades. A survival story of a boy (and a horse) stranded in the winter wilderness around western Nebraska.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall 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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Mystery of the Piper's Ghost

By: MacDonald, Zillah K.

Price: $3.45

Publisher: New York, TAB Books, Inc.: 1957

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 004570

Condition: Good


Spine slanted, covers creased/scuffed, edgewear/bumping. First few pages have a tiny tear. Black and white illustrations by Charles Beck. Text is starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. "From the pool near an old mine emerged the Piper's Ghost, moaning dreadfully. Michael Cunningham, an orphaned boy, stared at the glowing creature with horns on its head, a bagpipe under its arm, and webbed feet. Who or what was this weird creature? What was it doing in the mine? The unmasking of the Piper's Ghost and a daring rescue from the blazing mine climax this story of suspense." ... View more info

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Nature Rambles: Winter (An Introduction to Country-Lore)

By: Medsgar, Oliver P.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick Warne & Co., Inc.: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005760

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


160 pp., 16 color plates, 15 half-tone plates, and 40 text illustrations, index. Beige cloth boards with black lettering and flower on front. Boards are slightly curved. DJ has spine sunned, 2" tear on front and minor chipping along edges. DJ in protective Brodart plastic wrap. A clean, attractive copy. "The author in a charming manner describes the fascinating common bird, flower and insect life found along the country roadside, in woods and hills and by river, pond and marsh. Because he is so alert himself he creates in his books an enthusiasm for nature which must surely pr... View more info

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Nellie and the Mayor's Hat

By: Baker, Charlotte

Price: $7.75

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann, Inc: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000111

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Covers show some shelf wear. Possibly the figures on the front cover have been colored -- I can't tell if it is that or printed that way. There is a small probably waterstain on the fore-edge of most pages. It doesn't extend past the edge on perhaps half the pages, plus a couple pages have small tears. I believe this is a first edition, but it is not explicitly stated. There is a copyright date but nothing to indicate a further printing. Est Level: 4th-6th; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info