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By Kennedy, X. J.

Philomel. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. 0399234284 . HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Hardcover's only flaw is a crease & tiny stain to endpage. Jacket has light scuffing, light edge wrinkling & a small tear to one corner, not clipped. Adorable colour illustrations throughout. "Athletic elephants are back in this sequel to Elympics (Philomel, 1999) , which focuses on a driven young elephant who resides in a tropical paradise. After viewing an exhibition on television, her heart's desire is to become an ice-skater. The road to greatness is never easy as Elfy soon discovers..." [452os] ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 48 pages .


THE TIGER'S EYE, THE BIRD'S FIST A Beginner's Guide to the Martial Arts
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THE TIGER'S EYE, THE BIRD'S FIST A Beginner's Guide to the Martial Arts

By Rafkin, Louise

Little, Brown & Company. Very Good. 1997. Softcover. 0316734640 . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Internal pages unmarked. Cover has very light edgewear and a little scuffing. There are 3 small stains to outer edge of pages which appear to be something like grape juice (fairly minor). Illustrated. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; "Although this book covers martial arts basics such as stances, self-defense, sparring, and belt ranks, its strong point is its exploration of the philosophy and history of these fighting styles. Rafkin offers background material on the origins of major styles from around the world. She uses anecdotes to illustrate the skills of ancient masters and highlights the talents of modern "warriors. " There's information here on everyone from the Shaolin Temple monks to Bruce Lee, including women and young people..." [511]. .


FENCER'S START-UP:  A Beginner's Guide to Traditional & Sport Fencing
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FENCER'S START-UP: A Beginner's Guide to Traditional & Sport Fencing

By Werner, Doug

CA: Tracks Publishing. Very Good. 1997. First Edition. Softcover. 1884654088 . Clean, tight condition. Sturdy laminated cover & usual ex-library type markings. Pages are clean, a little soiling to outer edge of pages. Cover has light wear to laminate edges. B/w photos. 192 pages. "Learn fencing and get a great workout, improve hand–eye coordination, and just plain have fun. Endorsed by Veteran Fencers Quarterly. " [osl-295] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .



By Bolognese, Don

Scholastic Books. Good. 1977. Softcover. Reprint. Light edge & corner wear. A few school stamps within the book. Light wrinkling to bottom edge of pages. 96 pages. B/w illus. Squeak Parker's adventures playing baseball for the New York Yankees. Juvenile to young adult. (*shipping will be reduced on this lighter book) ; 8vo .