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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

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The Spirit of Jem

By: Newby, P. H.

Price: $4.75

Publisher: New York, NY, Dell Publishing: 1972

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 000969

ISBN: 0440081912

Condition: Good+


Cover/spine a bit creased, somewhat scuffed. Pencil tracings and a small stain on front cover. Shelf wear, foxing. Bookstore stamp and numbers written on front FEP. "When three people lose their memories at the same time -- a boy, an elderly man, and a cocksure young man called Jem -- one begins to suspect more than coincidence. It is suddenly the land of nowhere and Jem, who seems to remember the most, convinces Roger and Bowler Hat that their loss of memory is part of a plot and that they must organize and resist. . . Rogers is now certain that the spirit of Jem is that lust for powe... View more info

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The Story of a Nodding Donkey (Makebelieve Stories)

By: Hope, Laura Lee

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1921

Seller ID: 000478

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Covers/spine show some shelf wear and chipping and darkening. Book has mostly pulled away from the spine, but is still attached. Some foxing and a few pages dog-eared. Est Level: 3rd-6th grades. This is one of a series entitled Make-Believe Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. "The Nodding Donkey dated his birth from the day he received the beautiful coat of varnish in the workshop of Santa Claus at the North Pole. Before that he was just some pieces of wood, glued together. His head was not glued on, however, but was fastened in such a manner that with the least motion the Donk... View more info

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The Story of George Washington Carver

By: Moore, Eva

Price: $4.00

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

Edition: 27th Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 001096

Condition: Fair


Spine/covers somewhat creased, scuffed. Shelf wear, corners bumped, foxing. There is a 3/4" tear on the front cover about 2" from the top of the spine. It goes through the first 35 or so pages. "When he was seven years old, George had a secret garden in the woods. It was his plant hospital where he took care of sick and dying plants. He knew so much about plants that everyone called him The Plant Doctor. The Plant Doctor grew up to be the famous scientist, George Washington Carver. This is the true story of his life." Pen & ink illustrations and marvelous old phot... View more info

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The Story of Robinson Crusoe Adapted Under supervision of Josette Frank

By: Defoe, Daniel

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Random House: 1952

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 001497

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Spine slightly shelf-cocked and shaken, corners bumped, some shelf wear, boards somewhat soiled and darkened. Owner's name inside front cover, H stamped twice on ffep. Pages in very good condition. This children's classic is adapted for the slightly younger reader by Josette Frank. Black and white and color illustrations by Jay Hyde Barnum. Est level: 3rd - 6th grades.; 9 ¾" - 11" 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

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The Talbot Boys

By: Reed, Harrison & Mathilda

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Maplewood, NJ, C. S. Hammond & Company: 1961

Edition: Possible first Edition

Seller ID: 000391

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Jacket shows darkening on the spine, plus a coffee cup ring on the front cover. This seems likely to be a first edition -- only the copyright date is listed on the title page -- no evidence of other printings. Est. Level: Teenagers. Their summer fishing business leads teenagers Joe and Fred Talbot into a search for sunken treasure, an attempted murder and similar "routine adventures." But it's when they go to visit their cousins on Big Talbot Island that things really start getting dangerous.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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The Tale of Cuffy Bear (Sleepy-Time Tales)

By: Bailey, Arthur Scott

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1915

Seller ID: 005567

Condition: Good


112 pp. plus a several page "A Word to Grown-Ups" at the end which describes his TUCK-ME-IN TALES for young children, of which this apparently is one. Boards are a somewhat soiled beige cloth with black lettering on the spine and the title on the front board in thick red lettering. Front board also features a charming red, black and beige picture of Cuffy Bear encountering a porcupine. Spine is slanted and corners bumped. Several red, gray and white full-page illustrations throughout the book. Cracking at pp. 32 and 64. The adventures and misadventures of a very young bear ... 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 Major Harrison's home in Virginia. The Twins happen upon a number of adventures as well as wrapping a seemingly endless stream... 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 Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia Book 3)

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $3.75

Publisher: New York, Collier Books:

Edition: Forty-Eighth Printing

Seller ID: 8374

ISBN: 0064471071

Condition: Good


Slight spine slant, some edge wear and rubbing, small tear at top of spine, a few page corners with small creases. A good reading copy. ; Cover art by Roger Hane, interior pictures adapted from the original illustrations by Pauline Bayne. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 216 pages; Book 5 in The Chronicles of Narnia. "Lucy and Edmund, accompanied by their peevish cousin Eustace, sail to the land of Narnia where Eustace is temporariily transformed into a green dragon because of his selfish behavior and skepticism." " Narnia . . . Where a dragon awakens . . . Where stars w... View more info

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia Book 3)

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, Harper Trophy: 2005

Edition: Forty-Eighth Printing

Seller ID: 8779

ISBN: 0064471071

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing, small label on back cover. A fairly tight, attractive copy. ; Cover art by Cliff Nielsen, interior illustrations by Pauline Baynes. ; Narnia; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall; 271 pages; Book 5 in The Chronicles of Narnia. "Lucy and Edmund, accompanied by their peevish cousin Eustace, sail to the land of Narnia where Eustace is temporariily transformed into a green dragon because of his selfish behavior and skepticism." " Narnia . . . Where a dragon awakens . . . Where stars walk the earth . . . Where anything can happen. &#... View more info

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The Weirdstone of Brisingamen: A Tale of Alderley

By: Garner, Alan

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Henry Z. Walck, Inc.: 1963

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 003360

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Boards show some shelfwear/bumping, ex-library with a few stamps. Text is clean and unmarked. "Goblins, witches, and warlocks are after the magic stone which Susan wears on her bracelet in this exciting story." Age Level: Grades 4-9; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond

By: Speare, Elizabeth George

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing: 1973

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 000807

ISBN: 0440495962

Condition: Good


Covers somewhat creased, some shelf wear/scuffing. Corners bumped. Winner of the Newbery Award for 1959 and a Dell Yearling Book. "Kim Tyler knew, as she gazed for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home would never be like the shimmering Caribbean islands she left behind. She was like a tropical bird which ahs flown to the wrong part of the world. And in the stern, Puritan community of her relatives, she soon felt caged as well, and lonely. In the meadows, the only place where she could feel completely free, she meets another lone and mys... View more info

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Whitman Classic # 1620)

By: Baum, L. Frank

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Racine, WI, Whitman Publishing Company: 1957

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 8726

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Corners worn, some edge wear, owner's name on front end paper. Edges and pages are age toned, but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy of this Whitman Classics edition. ; Pictorial cover showing Dorothy and companions on the Yellow Brick Road, with munchkins on the back board. Very uncommon cover art and illustrations by Russell H. Schulz. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 282 pages; From the April, 1900 Introduction by L. Frank Baum: "Folklore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love fo... View more info

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The X Bar X Boys at Nugget Camp

By: Ferris, James Cody

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 005510

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


#6 in the X Bar X Boys series. 216 pp., red boards with black lettering and silhouette of cowboy on a bucking horse on front board. No publication date listed, but the red boards mark this book as after 1932. Front and back pastedowns have green and ivory drawing of cowboys rounding up cattle. Corners bumped. Vintage DJ a little yellowed with 2 small tears, one 2 1/2" tear, and small chips at top and bottom of spine. Text clean and unmarked. A very nice copy. " When the boys find an old miner who had been shot and left for dead, they bring him to the ranch for some tender lov... View more info

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The X Bar X Boys at the Round-Up

By: Ferris, James Cody

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 005509

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


#5 in the X Bar X Boys series. 212 pp., red boards with black lettering and silhouette of cowboy on a bucking horse on front board. No publication date listed, but the red boards mark this book as after 1932. Front and back pastedowns have green and ivory drawing of cowboys rounding up cattle. Corners slightly bumped. Vintage DJ a little yellowed with 3 small tears and small chips at top and bottom of spine. Text clean and unmarked. A very nice copy. "A pompous easterner, acting on behalf of a conglomerate, makes an outrageously high offer for some of Bardwell Manley's prime catt... View more info