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The Story Book of Coal

By Petersham Maud and Miska

Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co., 1948. Book. Very Good +. Textured Boards. Later Printing.. 32 unpaginated pages. Pastedown illustration on re front board showing two miners with a canary. Signed by both authors on front endpaper, which has slight yellowing along edges. Text clean. Color illustrations on most pages. Light bumping of corners. Part of a series introducing elementary-grade pupils to various industries. Grades 3-4 reading level, approximately. Size: 8mo -- 7.5 In Tall By 7.5 In Wide.

$33.25

The Story Book of Wool

By Petersham Maud and Miska

Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co. Book. Very Good +. Boards. By Authors. 32 unpaginated in blue boards, with pictorial pastedown on front cover, showing shepherd boy guarding sheep at night. Slight edgewear. Signed by both authors on endpaper. Bright multi-color illustrations on most pages. Text approx at reading level for grades 3-5. Story about sheep and woolen industy from ancient times until today. Size: 8mo -- 7.75 in Tall By 7.75 in Wide.

$33.25

Flower Power
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Flower Power

By Carbone, Courtney

NY: Golden Books (Random House), 2014. Book. Illus. by Schoening, Dan. Near Fine. Illustrated Boards. First Printing.. 24 unpaginated pages. color illustrations on every page. Two dot-sized dings on gilt spine strip, else as new. No markings. Bat Girl and Wonder Woman join forces to battle poison ivy monsters. Part of the "Little Golden Book" series. Size: 8vo -- 8 in.

$6.65

Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy
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Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy

By Soman, David and Davis, Jacky

NY: Dial Books (Penguin), 2009. Book. Very Good +. Glossy Boards. 4th Printing.. Approx 50 unpaginated pages on coated stock. Light wear. No markings. One-inch tear on bottom margin of a page near the rear. Binding firm. A tale of a young girl and boy making friends on the playground, overcoming disagreements and playing super hero fantasies. Part of Dial Book for Young Readers series. Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in High; 10.75 in Wide.

$11.40

Little Brother Goose

By Stewart, Anna Bird

New York: Robert M. McBride & Co., 1929. Book. Illus. by Fouse, Dorothea. Good +. Cloth. Inscribed by Author(s). First Edition.. 107 pp. Light soil to orange cloth, four drops of paint or ink along bottom edge of rear board. A few black dots along edges. Text clean. Lengthy inscription by author to a child Josephine Rosenfield (later to become an editor and co-publisher of the Daytona Beach News-Journal.) A collection of simple rhymes for young children, each accompanied by a line drawing of children or pets. Front board has a line drawing of a young boy lying on his stomach, reading a book. Numerous cartoon sketches on end papers. Size: 8vo -- 8.75 in Tall.

$38.00

Tanglewood Tales (Companion Library)

By Hawthorne, Nathaniel

NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1967. Book. Illus. by Beckett, Sheilah. Very Good. Cloth. Reprint.. 247 pp. Several full-page line drawings. Green cloth with brown front board filled with a colored sketch of mythological characters set against a green wooded tangle of briars. Anthology of six Greek myths retold for children (approx grades 4-5 reading level.) Contents include: the Minotaur; The Pygmies; The Dragon's Teeth; Circe's Palace; The Pomegranate Seeds and The Golden Fleece. Reprint of book that Hawthorne first published in 1952. Part of the Companion Library series. Light toning of endpapers. Half-inch rubbed spot on rear corner of spine. Some soil to rear board. Text clean. Size: 8mo -- 7.5 In Tall.

$8.55

American Folklore and Legends

By Marcatante, John J., Ed.

NY: Globe Book Co., 1980. Textbook. Illus. by Shipman, Robert. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. 306 pp. Rust-colored stiff wraps with large flag design, also totem pole, sailing ship, covered wagon, coonskin hat. Black marker numbers on bottom edge and half title page. School property stamping. Text clean. No spine creases. Middle-school reader, an anthology of 30 folk tales from various American regions. Each chapter has vocabulary guides. Rear section includes Q&A questions to test mastery of the material. Editor was chairman of the English dept. of the NYC public school system. Size: 8mo-- 8.25 in.

$4.75

His Dark Materials
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His Dark Materials

By Pullman, Philip

Garden City , N.Y: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. Third Printing.. 933 pp. A bit thumbed, but still square and firm binding. Text clean. A trilogy containing Book I, the Golden Compass; Book II, the Subtle Knife, and Book III, the Amber Spyglass. Includes brief commentary by Pullman on each book. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.

$7.60

Sniffer & Tinni

By Helberg, Berit

NY: Sterling Publishing Co., 2106. Book. Illus. by Berge, Torgeir, Photographer. Very Good. Glossy Boards. First Edition.. 32 pp. on glossy stock, unpaginated. Color photos on most pages. Former library book but with just a library bar code stick on front cover and shelf tag on spine, Rotary donation sticker on inside cover. Nearly new. Mylar protector. An animal story out of Norway telling of the friendship between a German Shepherd and a red fox. Size: 4to -- 10 in Tall By 10.5 In Wide.

$7.60

The Story Book of Oil

By Petersham Maud and Miska

Chicago: John C. Winston Co., 1948. Book. Very Good. Leatherette-like Cloth. Signed by Authors. First Edition.. About 34 unpaginated pages. Color illustratiions on most pages.Signed by both Petershams on front endpaper which is lightly foxed. Maroon cloth with pastedown illustration on front cover, showing a prehistoric boy discovering a bubbling pool of oil. Text clean, corners lightly bumped. Size: 12mo -- 7.75 in Tall By 7.5 In Wide.

$33.25

The Junior Instructor Book -- Book 1

Textbook. Fair. Faux Leather Cloth. 219 pp. on coated stock. Heavy rubbing on corners of light green boards. Spine faded and rubbed. Dozens of small cartoon like sketches embossed into cover. First few pages loose and defaced with pencil scribbles. Most of text clean. Title and copyright pages missing, but this appears to be an F.A. Owens reader from the early 1940s. Scores of articles, poems and short stories for children in the 4 to 10 age bracket. Numerous two-color illustrations. Size: Folio -- 12 in Tall.

$7.13

The Indians Knew

By Pine, Tillie S.

Scholastic Book Services, 1972. Book. Illus. by Keats, Ezra Jack. Fair. Trade Paperback. 7th Printing.. 32 pp.browned, 1 inch chip near top right corner of cover, some corner creases. 1-inch tear along bottom of spine. A reprint of a McGraw-Hill edition, adapted for the Lucky Book Club. Youngsters are given examples of how Native Americans survived centuries ago, and how their techniques continue in modern technology. Suggestions given for trying out the technologies. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall By 7.5 In Wide.

$3.80

Gypsy the Talking Dog

By Jenks, Tudor

Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Co., 1902. Book. Illus. by Birch, Reginald B.. Fair. Cloth. Later Printing.. 236 pp. Half of spine cloth missing, hole in spine flap exposing a bit of textblock.Dark red front board shows a small dog standing on hind legs on a snare drum. Corners bumped. Title page and frontispiece are detached but laid in as are three of the illustration pages. Text clean. Adventurous tale of a performing dog who gets stolen by a pair of Gypsies. Written in simple English suitable for youngsters in the 8-12 range. Size: 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall.

$7.13

Ancient & Modern Dolls

By White, Gwen

NY: Macmillan Co., 1928. Book. Good +. Boards. Reprint.. Off-white boards clean but corners and spine edges bumped. Jacket torn at edges and split in two, but both halves present. Text block split in half, but binding still fairly firm. Decorative endpapers, faint foxing on some pages, no markings in text. Full-page drawings of various dolls in British museums, along with easy-to-read descriptions for children in the 5-to-10 age range. Size: 4to -- 11.25 in Tall.

$13.30

Tales from the Crescent Moon

By McNeer, May; Lederer, Charlotte

NY: Farrar & Rinehart, 1930. Book. Illus. by Lederer, Charlotte. Good. Cloth. First Edition.. 306 pp. on heavy stock. 6 full page color illustrations; numerous small b&w woodcut-type illustrations. Spine sunned. Blue and silver foil medallion on front board. Vivid multi-colored design on front and rear endpapers; ink gift inscription on half-title page. Some pages of text have faint water spots along bottom margin. Spine edges and corner rubbed A collection of children's folktales, mostly with Muslim characters set in Hungary; a few with Christian references. Some plots are violent, more suitable for the young adult age bracket. A 1930 original, not a facsimile. Size: 4to --9.75 in Tall.

$14.25

Little Bear (An I Can Read Book)
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Little Bear (An I Can Read Book)

By Elsa Holmelund Minarik; Maurice Sendak

U.S.A.: Harper Trophy, 1978. Book. Illus. by Sendak, Maurice. Good +. Trade Papeback. Reprint.. 63 pp. Some dampstaining, including minor tan discoloration on rear cover, tanning spotting near bottom joint of pp 56-64, and light pinkish bleeding in upper right corners pp.1-34. Overall, however, the text and Sendak's charming pastel illustrations of Little Bear and his mama bear appear clean. Vocabulary suitable for K thru grade 2. Adventure-seeking Little Bear tries to fly to the moon but falls from a tree to the ground, and ends up going home for lunch and taking a nap. Size: 8vo --8 in Tall.

$3.80

Better Homes and Gardens Second Story Book

By O'Connor, Betty, Ed.

Des Moines, Iowa: Meredith Publishing, 1952. Book. Very Good. Cloth. 176 pp. Light soil to bottom edge. Text clean, fairly bright, no markings. Plastic cover has tears. Orange cloth front is decorated with 6 storybook characters. A collection of 19 well-known stories, fables and poems, mostly from European literature, including 5 Aesop fables. Color illustrations throughout, including more than 20 for the first tale -- The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Size: 4to -- 10.25 in..

$17.10

The Story Book of Food

By Petersham, Maud and Miska

Chicago: John C. Winston Co., 1947. Book. Very Good +. Boards. Signed by Authors. Unpaginated about 30 pp. Signed separately by both authors in ink script on front end paper. Light foxing on same endpaper. No other markings. Color drawings on nearly every page. Part of the Petersham's Story Book series. Size: 7.75 in Tall By 7.75 in Wide -- Square Format.

$33.25

The Story Book of Iron and Steel

By Petersham, Maud and Miska

Chicago: John C. Winston Co., 1948. Book. Very Good +. Boards. By Authors. Firsrt Edition.. Unpaginated, about 30 pp. Color illustrations on most pages. Signed separately by both authors on endpaper. Slight wear on spine, faint foxing on endpapers. Text clean, binding firm. Part of the "Story Book" series. Easy to read history of iron and steel production (as of the postwar peak of US steel industry.). Size: 8vo-- 7.75 in Square.

$33.25

The Old Willow-Tree and Other Stories

By Ewald, Carl

NY: Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1921. Book. Illus. by Jacobs, Helen M. And Lee, G.E.. Very Good. Cloth. Later Printing.. 151 pp. Tan cloth with color illustration of bear and tree pasted to front cover. Minor rubbing along bottom edge. 8 full page color illustrations, including frontispiece. One, opposite p. 40 is detached but laid in. Translated by A. Teixeira Mattos. Collection of 9 nature stories for children; suitable for readers in the 8-12 age range. They include tales of talking trees and flowers and animals. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In..

$19.00

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