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The Bobbsey Twins at School (The Bobbsey Twins Series#4)

By: Hope, Laura Lee

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: Early Reprint

Seller ID: 005833

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


216 pp., green cloth boards with paste-on illustration by Thelma Gooch. This copy was published between 1927 and 1931 (c. 1913) utilizing Grosset & Dunlap Format #5 as described by James D. Keeline (green cloth cover stock with a coarse weave, blank endpapers, frontispiece plus 3 internals tipped in on glossy stock). Boards show rubbing and edgewear, with corners chipped and webbing exposed at spine bottom. A few pages have smudges, but text is basically light and clean. The Bobbsey twins are coming home on the train from their summer vacation when they are stopped by a circus train wrec... View more info

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The Bobbsey Twins at the Circus (The Bobbsey Twins Series)

By: Hope, Laura Lee

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1932

Seller ID: 004719

Condition: Good+


250 pp., frontispiece. Green boards with picture of two Bobbsey twins and their dog. Spine slightly slanted, some edgewear/bumping, PO name inside. Text is clean and unmarked. When an accident brings the circus to town unexpectedly, Freddie and Flossie Bobbsey have an idea. They have taken in a very clever stray dog "Waggo" who does amazing tricks - good enough to be in a circus. Maybe they'll sell him to the circus and make a lot of money!; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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The Bobbsey Twins of Lakeport (Bobbsey Twins Series #1)

By: Hope, Laura Lee; Axelrad, Nancy S.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1998

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 004820

ISBN: 0448090716

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


109 pp. Pictorial cover with no jacket as issued. A reprint edition of the first book in the always popular Bobbsey Twins series as revised and abridged by Nancy Axelrad. Black and white illustrations by Pepe Gonzalez. A bright, tight, attractive copy. "Curiosity sent Nan down the hall and into the small passage that led to the kitchen. As she opened the door, she saw a trapdoor in front of the huge fireplace slowly closing! 'Bert!' Nan screamed." Age Level: Grades 2-6; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Bobbsey Twins or Merry Days Indoors and Out (Bobbsey Twins Series Book #1)

By: Hope, Laura Lee (Edward Stratemeyer)

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1945

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 005562

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


214 pp, green boards with black lettering and on front board a drawing of the four twins enclosed in a circle. This is the only Bobbsey Twins book actually written by Edward Stratemeyer himself. The text is the expanded text which dates from 1928, The publication date of this copy is 1945 as determined by the publication date of the last Bobbsey Twins book to be listed on the front flap. Pages are tanned, Table of Contents present but detached, some pages trimmed shorter than others, a few pages have tears. DJ shows chipping along edges and spine. DJ is enclosed in protective mylar wrap. ... 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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The Chronicles of Narnia {7 Vol. Set) : 1) the Magician's Nephew; 2) the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; 3) the Horse and His Boy; 4) the Voyage of the Dawn Treader; 6) the Silver Chair; 7) the Last Battle

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 1994

Seller ID: 8609

ISBN: 0590254758

Condition: Very Good


Corners are bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing. All seven volume in gently read condition. ; A very nice seven-volume trade paperback set of this beloved children's fantasy classic. The books were originally issued between 1950 and 1956. The titles in this edition are renumbered according to C. S. Lewis' original order. Cover illustrations by Chris van Allsburg, internal illustrations by Pauline Baynes. ; 7 ¾" X 9 ¾"; The Magician's Nephew (Book 1) : "When Digory and Polly try to return the wicked witch Jadis to her own world, the magic gets mixed up and they all la... View more info

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The Chronicles of Narnia {7 Vol. Set) : 1) the Magician's Nephew; 2) the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; 3) the Horse and His Boy; 4) the Voyage of the Dawn Treader; 6) the Silver Chair; 7) the Last Battle

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $24.50

Publisher: New York, Harper Trophy: 2002

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 8778

ISBN: 0064471101

Condition: Very Good


Corners are bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. Volumes 1 and 2 (only) have a slight spine slant and creasing. ; A nice seven-volume mass market paperback set of this beloved children's fantasy classic. The books were originally issued between 1950 and 1956. The titles in this edition are renumbered according to C. S. Lewis' original order. Cover illustrations by Cliff Nielson, internal illustrations by Pauline Baynes. ; Nania; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall; The Magician's Nephew (Book 1) : "When Digory and Polly try to return the wicked witch Jadis to her own world, the magic g... View more info

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The Cricket in Times Square : All about Animals (Chester Cricket Ser.)

By: Selden, George

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing: 1970

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 000810

ISBN: 0440415632

Condition: Good+


Covers somewhat creased, some ordinary shelf wear. Some pages bent out at corners. A Newbery Award Honor Book and a Dell Yearling book. "After Chester, a cricket, arrives in the Times Square subway station via a picnic basket from his native Connecticut, he takes up residence in the Bellinis' newsstand. There, the tiny creature is lucky enough to find three good friends: a little boy named Mario whose parents run the unsuccessful newsstand, a fast-talking Broadway mouse named Tucker and his pal, Harry the Cat. Throughout their escapades and their ups and downs in New York City, to... View more info

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The Easter Story

By: McKnight, Felix R.

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Henry Holt and Company, Inc.: 1953

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 000695

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Book is in excellent condition, except that there are two chunks out of the spine: one is about 3/4" long, the other about 1/2". Both close to the top of the spine. Jacket shows some shelf wear and chipping and also has the same defects on the spine. Some darkening. Pages appear clean and bright. Included with this book is an Easter program from 1955 for Christ Church, Oyster Bay. Rev. John N. Warren, Rector and Mr. Paul J. Sifler, Organist. "This is a retelling, with simple reverence, of the immortal story of Easter Week -- the story of Christ from Palm Sunday to the Resu... View more info

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The Emerald City of Oz (Oz Book # 6)

By: Baum, L. Frank

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications: 1988

Seller ID: 006891

ISBN: 0486256812

Condition: Very Good


296 pp, 105 b/w illustrations. An unabridged reprint of the original, with all b/w illustrations. 'A number of the preliminary pages have been redistributed. Nothing is omitted.' Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear. Interior is clean and bright. A nice copy of this children's classic. "For the first time in move than 80 years, the most spectacularly illustrated of all the Oz books is available again with the metallic 'emerald' green ink that illuminated the color plates of the original edition." Sixth book in Baum's beloved Oz series: "Here is ... 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

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 Wilders. But they have each other, and their little daughter Rose, and a fierce determination to succeed." All "Lit... 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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The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia Book 3)

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $4.44

Publisher: New York, Collier Books: 1975

Edition: Fourteenth Printing

Seller ID: 8782

Condition: Good+


Corners bumped, light reading crease, a little edge wear and a couple creases to front cover. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. ; Pictures are adapted from the illustrations by Pauline Baynes. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 217 pages; "How a talking horse and a boy prince saved Narnia from invasion." "Their shared adventures take them to the city of Tashbaan in disguise (Bree is disguised as a pack horse), where Shasta is mistaken for a truant prince, and on an endless ride by burning day and silvery night over the desert to Narnia, where Shas... View more info

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The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia Book 3) Full-Color Collector's Edition

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $6.95

Publisher: New York, Harper Trophy: 2000

Edition: Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 8634

ISBN: 0064409406

Condition: Very Good


Spine slightly creased, corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing. An attractive copy of this delightful children's classic. ; Wraparound cover is the dust jacket art created by Pauline Baynes for the hardcover editions, with her interior illustrations that she colorized around 1990. Two page map of the desert to Narnia. This special collector's edition features stiff wraps and thick, premium paper inside. ; 7 ¾" X 9 ¾"; 224 pages; "How a talking horse and a boy prince saved Narnia from invasion." "Their shared adventures take them to the city of Tash... View more info

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The House at Pooh Corner

By: Milne, A. A.

Price: $3.85

Publisher: New York, NY, Dell Yearling: 1981

Edition: 27th Edition; Twenty-Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 000991

ISBN: 0440737958

Condition: Fine


Slight shelf wear. Children and adults of all ages will love these charming tales of Winnie the Pooh and his friends Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Owl, Piglet, Kanga and Baby Roo. The classic pen & ink illustrations by Ernest Shepard we've all grown up loving. Est Level: 2nd - 6th grades and preschool read aloud.; 5¾" - 6¾" 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 thought at first. But they soon learned the truth of Uncle Henry’s words: ‘Silver is work. . . a long way and a million blis... 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, Booth Tarkington, Richard Harding Davis, Lincoln Steffens, Kathryn Forbes, and Carl Glick.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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The Land of Oz

By: Baum, L. Frank

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co.:

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 005338

Condition: Good


A facsimile reproduction (in trade paperback by Rand McNally - date not stated) of the book first published in 1904 including the original John R. Neill illustrations. "Being an account of the further adventures of the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman and also the strange experiences of the Highly Magnified Woggle-Bug, Jack Pumpkinhead, the Animated Saw-Horse and the Gump; the story being A Sequel to The Wizard of Oz." Pictorial cover, cloth over paper wraps. Corners bumped, a little edge wear, a little soiling to back cover and edges. Upper edge of the first few pages is a bit wav... View more info

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The Land of Wonders

By: Ellis, Edward S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1899

Edition: Early Reprint

Seller ID: 005802

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


261 pp., orange cloth boards with picture on front board in orange, green and black of a boy reading. Spine somewhat slanted, boards soiled, corners a little bumped, PO gift inscription inside dated 1911. Text is clean and unmarked. A tale for boys, written in 1899 by the prolific Edward Ellis, which continues the adventures of young Jack Winch and his uncle, Senor Alfredo Alfiero, that began in "Through Jungle and Wilderness." Age Level: Grades 4-8; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info