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The Little Colonel's House Party

By: Johnston, Annie Fellows

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, L.C. Page and Company: 1909

Seller ID: 005837

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


264 pp. plus 10 pp of publisher's advertisements. Beige pictorial cloth boards with orange lettering and orange, olive and beige drawing of children on front. Spine somewhat slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear and chipping, address sticker inside front board, bookstore sticker inside back board. Glossy black and white frontispiece and internal illustrations tipped in. An attractive copy. "Joyce returns from The Giant Scissors along with Malcolm and Keith, from Two Little Knights of Kentucky. They are joined by new characters, among them Betty and Eugenia, who will also become ... 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 Lone Ranger

By: Dubois, Gaylord (based on the Famous Radio Adventure Series By Fran Striker)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1936

Edition: Early Reprint

Seller ID: 006419

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


218 pp., beige cloth boards with red lettering. First book in "The Lone Ranger" series. Front board has silhouetted figure of a cowboy on a horse with a mountainous backdrop. The title page lists both Dubois and Fran Striker while the front board and spine lists Striker. Thus this would be either a second or a third printing, according to "Firsts Magazine." Boards and spine have a few worn places, exposing cloth texture, corners bumped, some edgewear. Webbing exposed between half-title page and tipped in glossy frontispiece. Text is clean and unmarked.; 6¾" - 7¾"... View more info

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The Magic of Oz

By: Baum, L. Frank

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 1976

Seller ID: 006877

Condition: Very Good


Scholastic #TX 3330, 208 pp. Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, binding fairly tight. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. The subtitle says it all: "A Faithful Record of the Remarkable Adventures of Dorothy and Trot and the Wizard of Oz, together with the Cowardly Lion, the Hungry Tiger and Cap'n Bill, in their successful search for a Magical and Beautiful Birthday Present for Princess Ozma of Oz." The Magic of Oz was first published in 1919 and is one of Baum's fourteen wonderful Oz books which have delighted children of all ages for the past ... View more info

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The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia Book #1)

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1966

Edition: Ninth Printing

Seller ID: 006703

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


167 pp. Yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine and figure of a boy on the front board opening a door. Spine very slightly slanted and sunned with a very tiny tear at top, corners lightly bumped, PO name inside. DJ in protective plastic wrap. DJ spine has 1/4" piece missing from bottom edge, 3/8" chip at top, tiny chips at flap ends, two small tears and 1" tear, spine is lightly worn and a bit sunned. Text is bright and clean. A very nice copy of this children's favorite. Listed as #6 in the Narnia series. How Aslan created Narnia and gave the gift of spee... View more info

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The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, Book #1)

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Harper Trophy: 2002

Seller ID: 008114

ISBN: 0064471101

Condition: Very Good


Corners slightly bumped, binding tight. A bright, attractive copy. How Aslan created Narnia and gave the gift of speech to its animals. "'This is a very important story,' the author explains at the start, 'because it shows how all the comings and goings between our own world and the land of Narnia first began.' Two children, Polly and Digory, live next door to one another in a street of old tall London houses. Exploring on a wet cold afternoon, they discover a little door in an attic which leads to a long dark corridor connecting their two homes. That is how they stumble on to the... View more info

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The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, Book 1)

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $4.75

Publisher: London, Fontana Lions: 1987

Edition: Eighteenth Printing

Seller ID: 8783

ISBN: 0006716679

Condition: Good


Ex-library with the usual stamps and markings, light reading crease, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. A solid copy. ; While originally published later, the author intended this to be the first in his recommended reading order. ; Narnia; Ex-Library; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 171 pages; How Aslan created Narnia and gave the gift of speech to its animals. "'This is a very important story,' the author explains at the start, 'because it shows how all the comings and goings between our own world and the land of Narnia first began.' Two children, Polly and Digory, live... 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 Large. Pen & ink illustrations. Est level: 3rd - 6th grades.; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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The Mysterious Shrinking House

By: Curry, Jane Louise

Price: $3.75

Publisher: New York, NY, Scholastic, Inc.: 1973

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 000965

Condition: Good+


Covers show some creasing, chipping, a few scuffs. Top right corner of cover is chipped and some pages creased slightly at that corner. "Mindy found the miniature house hidden in the attic of the old barn. It was so perfect it looked like a real house -- that had somehow shrunk. But she never guessed its terrible secret -- or that she herself would be trapped inside!" Original title: Mindy's Mysterious Miniature. Pen & ink illustrations. Est level: 4th - 8th grades.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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The Mystery of Glengary Castle (Robin Kane Series #3)

By: Hill, Eileen

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Racine, WI, Whitman Publishing: 1966

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Seller ID: 006148

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


190 pp., pictorial cover with no jacket, apparently as issued. Edgewear, one corner chipped, PO name inside. Full-page black, blue and white illustrations throughout text. Text is starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. Robin and her friends take on the ghostly mystery of the local "castle." Age Level: Grades 3-7; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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The Mystery of the Laughing Dinosaur (The Bobbsey Twins Ser., No. 8)

By: Hope, Laura Lee

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Pocket Books: 1987

Seller ID: 000744

ISBN: 0671435876

Condition: Good+


Covers somewhat creased, several small (1/4 inch) tears at edges, some foxing but pages in good condition. Owner's nameplate inside front cover. "When the Bobbsey Twins set off to visit a famous museum in Washington, D.C., they find themselves on the trail of an intriguing mystery that begins with a laughing dinosaur!" Children will love this detective classic. Est Level: 2nd - 6th grades; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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The Pearl / the Red Pony

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, Penguin: 1986

Edition: Eighth Printing

Seller ID: 8857

ISBN: 0140042326

Condition: Good+


Light tanning, some margin notes and underlining, primarily in The Pearl , but the text is not marked. Overall, a nice copy. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 192 pages; "The Pearl is an enduring and classic fable, sensitively told, in simple and beautiful language. It is the story of a fisherman who found a pearl beyond price, the Pearl of the World. With the pearl, he hoped to buy peace and happiness for himself, his wife and their little son. Instead he found that peace and happiness are not to be purchased. They are, themselves, pearls beyond price. The Pearl is a book to be r... View more info

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The Poky Little Puppy (A Little Golden Book)

By: Lowrey, Janette Sebring

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1944

Edition: 27th Edition; Eighth Printing

Seller ID: 003124

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Boards a bit scuffed, moderate edge wear, 1/2" tear at top and bottom of front hinge. Spine strip has a 1/3" tear at top (but still attached) and slight chipping at the base, otherwise still intact with some rubbing. Stated 8th printing (December, 1944) with the back cover showing the first 19 LGB titles.Owner's name written inside cover. Overall a nice, early copy of one of the first set (No. 8) of Little Golden Books published. Five little puppies dig a hole under the fence and go for a walk in the wide, wide world, but when they get to the top of the hill only four of them are t... 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 knowledge, she has drawn a picture of a bush family living amidst the haggard and spectral beauty of a wild country. She has also... 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 in Italy during World War I. Age Level: Grades 6-10; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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The Road to Agra

By: Sommerfelt, Aimee

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, American Book-Stratford Press: 1961

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 002719

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, some bumping/edgewear, boards slightly soiled. Text is starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. Cover has picture of peasant children on a journey. Black and white illustrations by Ulf Aas. In the little village in India, Maya, Lalu's little sister, is going blind, and if she does so, she'll lose her spot in the school and will never learn to read. And if she doesn't, she won't be able to teach her brother. Hearing that a friend's uncle was cured of blindness in Agra, Lalu decides to walk the long and dangerous distance to Agra with his sister to get the doct... View more info

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The Safe-Way Club

By: Bryce, Catherine

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1939

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 003609

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Minor shelfwear, some foxing on boards outside & inside, top edge darkened. Hard cover boards are pictorial. DJ sunned, large chip along bottom flap edge, plus smaller chips; inside sunned. Color and black and white illustrations of the period.Text is clean and unmarked. "Dear Grown-up: The SAFE WAY CLUB is the most valuable children's book you have ever held in your hands, for it is the only storybook with the protection of life as its theme. As our boys and girls read of the adventures of the wide-awake, fun-loving children who started a neighborhood club to prevent accidents, t... View more info

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The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, Book 6)

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $6.25

Publisher: Harmondsworth, England, Puffin Books: 1967

Edition: 3rd Impression

Seller ID: 8375

ISBN: 0590405985

Condition: Good


Spine a bit slanted, well creased, reading crease, some edge wear and rubbing. Pages yellowed but text is clean and unmarked. ; Puffin Books PS240. This copy has a wraparound cover featuring the dust jacket art created by Pauline Baynes for the hardcover edition. ; Narnia; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 206 pages; Volume 4 -- How captive Prince Rilian escaped from the Emerald Witch's underground kingdom. "Not even a year has passed! But when Eustace returns to Narnia with school friend Jill Pole, he discovers that seventy years have gone by there. King Caspian is now an old man.. His s... View more info

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The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, Book 6)

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $4.35

Publisher: New York, Harper Trophy: 2005

Seller ID: 8780

ISBN: 0064471098

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, slight edge wear. A bright, attractive copy. ; New cover art by Cliff Nielsen, with the original illustrations by Pauline Baynes. ; Narnia; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall; 257 pages; Volume 4 -- How captive Prince Rilian escaped from the Emerald Witch's underground kingdom. "Not even a year has passed! But when Eustace returns to Narnia with school friend Jill Pole, he discovers that seventy years have gone by there. King Caspian is now an old man.. His son, Prince Rilian, is lost, and Eustace and Jill are asked to find him. " Narnia is in peril, and only Eus... View more info