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The 18th Emergency

By Betsy Byars

New York: Camelot / Avon. Very Good. 1974. Third Printing. Paperback. 0380000997 . Third printing, softcover. Pages all intact and clean other than previous owner's name written small on first endpage. Age tannning to pages and inside covers. Cover has scuffing, light edge/corner wear, small tear across spine and some spotting/soiling to rear cover. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Benjie and his friend Ezzie have often discussed what they would do if an octopus or a crocodile attacked them - but whatever is Benjie to do in the worst emergency of all, when Hammerman, the biggest boy in the school, is asking for a fight? The author also wrote "The TV Kid" and "The Cybil War". (115os, 5-18) .

$6.95

THE GIRL GUIDE ANNUAL 1985

By Penny Morris, Editor

U. K.: World International Publishing. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. 0723567131 . Near fine hardcover. Very nice condition. Pages are clean and intact, with no markings. No dustjacket as issued. Cover has light scuffing and slight wear at corners. Official Girl Guide annual. Includes stories, recipes, crafts and numerous articles. Colour illustrations. (340os,0415) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 63 pages .

$12.95

WE SHOOK THE FAMILY TREE

By Hildegarde Dolson

New York: Scholastic. Very Good. 1972. First Edition. Paperback. 1st Scholastic edition 1972. Pages all intact and clean other than tiny name stamp on first endpage. Light age tanning to pages and covers. Cover has minor edgewear and light scuffing, couple small creases. A true story of a happy-go-lucky girl and her impossibly funny family .... ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Review: "....The bizarre and true stories about Hildegarde Dolson's family are so funny and so clearly written that I can still remember them, even though it's been ten years or more since I last read the book. For instance: in an attempt to make the yard more "interesting" her mother buys a goat and lets it eat its way randomly across the lawn, instead of mowing it. Her sister was such a "dish" as a child, with bright blue eyes and "hair the color of goldfish", that a neighbor child kept biting her. Finally, the biter's mother was forced to bite her, to show her what it was like! When Hildegarde finds out that she's a bit bowlegged, she wears a fringed tablecloth tied around her waist to go swimming, and nearly drowns in front of the boy she was trying to impress. ..." (115os,0814) .

$6.95

Now We Are Six

By Milne, A. A.

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1925. Hardcover. B002D9E0CU . McClelland & Stewart. Early Canadian edition, copyright 1925. Hardcover/dustjacket - very good/fair to good. Illustrated boards and b/w illus throughout by Ernest Shepard. Interior of pages clean and intact, light soiling to outer edge of pages. Cover has some bumping to corners, couple of small spots and a tinypaper peel to bottom edge. Dustjacket has numerous small edge tears and chips, light soiling and light rubbing/fading etc. Tiny name stamp on endpage and inside front jacket flap. A book of wonderful classic children's poetry. The beguiling verses are rendered more delightful by E. H. Shepard’s enchanting pictures. (255os) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; .

$22.50

Spinning Tales, Weaving Hope,   Stories, Storytelling, and Activities for  Peace, Justice and the Environment
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Spinning Tales, Weaving Hope, Stories, Storytelling, and Activities for Peace, Justice and the Environment

By Brody, Ed & Jay Goldspinner & Katie Green & Rona Leventhal & Holly Near & John Porcino

Gabriola Island, B. C.: New Society Publishers. Near Fine. 2002. First Edition. Softcover. 0865714479 . 2002 Second Edition. Large softcover in excellent condition - pages clean and intact. Cover has slight wear to corners. B/w illustrations. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 281 pages; The second edition of this much-loved storytelling sourcebook features 29 wondrous children's stories from around the world. From the mythic and the fantastic, to the silly and the serious, these timeless tales encourage conflict resolution, compassion, and sensitivity to the Earth and all living things. An incredible sourcebook for storytellers, teachers, parents and healers, each story is followed by suggested activities and exercises, storytelling tips, and resources, all designed to deepen the storytelling experience. Includes an Age Suitability Index, a Thematic Index, and a Directory of Contributors. A new introduction focuses on storytelling in education. (829, 0211) .

$15.95

Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack!
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Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack!

By Kerr, M. E.

Laurel Leaf. Very Good. 1981. Softcover. 0440920302 . 1981 reprint. Pages clean and intact, light age tanning to interior, name written on first endpage. Cover has light wear to edges/corners, and a few light creases. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 190 pages; Kerr's first novel (1972) is a funny/sad look at the painful adolescence of a rebellious Brooklynite. PW praised this "wildly humorous and, at the same time, touching story." Ages 12-up. (105-osl) .

$1.00

SIXTY-FOUR, SIXTY-FIVE

By McClintock, Norah

McClelland & Stewart. Very Good. 1989. Softcover. 0771054467 . Very nice, clean, tight condition. Pages are unmarked, a little wrinkling to a few bottom corners, small ink marking bottom edge of pages and one small light stain to outer edge. Cover has light scuffing and a little wear at corners. Set against the backdrop of the 60's, this is a powerful novel that addresses questions of tolerance and ethnic diversity that are as pressing today as they were to the Class of '65. Juvenile/Young adult reading. (190osl) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 156 pages .

$4.95

JENNIFER
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JENNIFER

By Sherburne, Zoa

Scholastic. Good. 1969. Softcover. Pages are tight and clean other than name written on first page, age tanning to interior. Cover has moderate edge/corner wear and a few creases, light soiling, small tear spine bottom. "Jennifer hurried into her room and closed the door softly. Her eyes filled with tears, and she didn't even try to blink them away. 'Mother thinks I'm ashamed of her, I'm sure she does. She believes that's why I've never asked Griff or any of the other kids to come here - because I'm ashamed of her! ' ...even as she dashed the tears away, Jennifer knew that the saddest thing about it was ... That it was true." (*lower shipping avail to all locations) [100-osl]; 16mo 6" - 7" tall .

$2.25

Yu-Gi-Oh ! Tome 1 Version Francaise
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Yu-Gi-Oh ! Tome 1 Version Francaise

By Takahashi, Kazuki

Bruxelles: Dargaud Benelux. Very Good+. 2002. First Edition. Softcover. 287129223X . French language text. Clean and unmarked interior. Wrapper has very light wear and one small edge tear. B/w illustrations. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 208 pages; "Mutô Yûgi n'est pas un garçon ordinaire. On le dit doté de pouvoirs obscurs et invincible aux jeux. Une telle réputation suscite jalousies et rivalités et nombreux sont ceux qui l'affrontent dans des duels sans merci. Yûgi relève tous les défis, mais est-il capable de battre Pegasus Jr Crawford, le redoutable créateur du jeu Magic and Wizard ? Pour l'amateur de jeux de rôles, pas de problèmes ! Yu-Gi-Oh est un régal dont il dévore fiévreusement chaque volume. Pour le néophyte qui ignore la signification des cartes et les règles du jeu de rôle, la lecture de ce manga lui demandera, au début, un effort d'attention. Mais une fois cet obstacle franchi, il sera le premier à se prendre au jeu. Kasuki Takahashi ne ménage ni ses personnages, ni les nerfs de ses lecteurs. Au fil du récit, Yûgi et ses amis affrontent des adversaires de plus en plus retords dans des joutes de plus en plus féroces, où le mental tient le premier rôle. Chaque chapitre relance le suspense. Chaque tome en appelle un autre. On ne voit pas où peut s'arrêter cet effroyable duel, s'il s'arrête un jour... À noter : Yu-Gi-Oh est publié dans son sens original de lecture, c'est à dire que le livre s'ouvre par la dernière page comme au Japon ! " [172-osl] .

$5.50

TOILETS TOASTERS AND TELEPHONES The How and why of Everyday Objects
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TOILETS TOASTERS AND TELEPHONES The How and why of Everyday Objects

By Rubin, Susan Goldman

Scholastic Inc. Near Fine. 1998. First Edition. Softcover. 0439104920 . Excellent condition - clean and unmarked, slight wear at corners. B/w illustrations. 132 pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 132 pages; This entertaining history of household objects provides the inventors, the ideas or needs behind the innovations, and the dates they were invented. Separate chapters address bathrooms (toilets, sinks, bathtubs) , cooking (stoves, toasters, refrigerators) , cleaning up (laundry machines, irons, vacuum cleaners) , telephones, pens and pencils, typewriters, and more. Rubin (Emily in Love, 1997, etc. ) explains how the idea for the book came about; when she was remodeling her kitchen and chose her new stove, its red knobs so ``dazzled'' her that she began thinking about good design. Others have thought about good design, too; in 1938, Rubin points out, household objects began to be recognized by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City as ``applied arts.' ' The large black-and-white pictures, especially of the early prototypes, offer clear reference points for the progression of machinery through the ages. Computers, cellular phones, Caller IDreaders will never take them for granted again after reading about their remarkable predecessors. (Nonfiction. Ages 8-12). [240-osl] .

$4.95

The Story of the Gingerbread Man
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The Story of the Gingerbread Man

By Holmes, Tom and Blonnie; Holmes, T. & B. Holmes

Award Publications Ltd. Near Fine. 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. 0861630270 . Hardcover. Read Along With Me Series 1984. Great condition, clean and unmarked, a little bumping at corners. Colour illustrations. ; Read Along with Me Series I; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 24 pages; (*lower shipping avail to most locations) [250-osl] .

$3.95

GOIN' COCONUTS
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GOIN' COCONUTS

By Crume, Vic

Laurel Leaf / Dell. Very Good. 1978. First Edition. Softcover. 0440929334 . Cover has light edgewear, light creasing and one tiny edge tear. Pages clean and intact, with no markings. Starring Donny & Marie Osmond, with b/w photos from the film. The talented duo find all sorts of trouble when they arrive in Hawaii for a big concert.... [70-osl] ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$2.95

SOME OF THE KINDER PLANETS

By Wynne-Jones, Tim

Greenwood Pub Group. Very Good+. 1993. First Edition. Softcover. 0888992076 . Great condition - pages clean and unmarked, age tanning to page edges & inside covers. Cover has very light edgewear. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; "Winner of the 1993 Governor General's Award for Children's Literature and the Canadian Library Association's Book of the Year for Children, Some of the Kinder Planets was Tim Wynne-Jones's first collection of short stories for young adult readers. Made up of nine totally sensational stories, this collection almost effortlessly whirls readers into the lives of ordinary teens who find themselves confronting something extraordinary. Always insightful, often wise, Wynne-Jones spices up his fictions with a delightfully wry, even offbeat, sense of humour...." [90-osl] .

$3.95

THE TONGUE-CUT SPARROW
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THE TONGUE-CUT SPARROW

By Ishii, Momoko; Paterson, Katherine

Lodestar Books. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. 0525671994 . Translated from the Japanese by Katherine Paterson. Oblong 12" x 8.5". Ex-library book but still in very nice condition - usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean & tight, brodart cover has some scuffing but jacket underneath is excellent. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 40 pages; "This Japanese folktale tells the story of a kind old man and his greedy wife. In a fit of anger the cruel woman cuts out the tongue of a sparrow the old man loves. He journeys to the sparrow's house to apologize, stopping along the way to help others, and is honored by the tongue-cut sparrow, who gives him a treasure chest. When the churlish woman makes the same journey out of greed, she gets her comeuppance from a horrible snake and a huge toad from whom she barely escapes with her life...." [458-osl? ] .

$16.00

THE MAGIC MAGUEY
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THE MAGIC MAGUEY

By Johnston, Tony; Kleven, Elisa

Harcourt Children's Books. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. 0152509887 . Signed by author Tony Johnston on title page. Oblong 11x9". Ex-library book with usual type markings, jacket attached to book. Jacket has light scuffing & a little edge curling. Internal pages have some light wrinkling, occasional creasing, small tear to endpage, corner bumping. Wonderful colour illustrations. "The people of the pueblo like the huge maguey that grows on the land of Don César. But Miguel likes it most of all. To him it is the best plant in the world. So at Christmastime, when Don César threatens to chop down the maguey to make room for a very fine house, it is Miguel who comes up with a glittering plan to save it. " [408-osl]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 32 pages; Signed by Author .

$12.50

MAX IN AMERICA
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MAX IN AMERICA

By Whitmore, Adam

London: Hamlyn. Near Fine. 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. 0600311538 . Very nice condition - pages are clean and unmarked. Light scuffing to cover. No jacket (as issued? ) . Max is a big marmalade cat with a fine round head, long bushy whiskers and big furry paws. He is a very handsome cat, but the problem is, he has no tail....Max sets out to find his tail, and get it back from whoever has taken it, so the other cats will be his friends. He searches all over London, where he lives, and when he does not find it there, he travels all the way to America to try to find his tail..... [235-osl] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$6.50

THUD!
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THUD!

By Butterworth, Nick

Collins. Near Fine. 1997. Hardcover. 0001982648 . Very nice, clean copy. Internal pages are pristine. Cover has some scuffing & a little wear to corners. No jacket as issued. "THUD! THUD! THUD! It must be big! The ground is shaking… It must be huge! The earth is quaking…Who will be brave enough to chase it away? Basil the Bushbaby, Spike the Porcupine, Humphrey the Crocodile, and all the other animals in the jungle are in a tizzy about the mysterious creature they call the Ugly Beast. But when they finally meet up with the creature, they discover that it’s nice, polite, and very unbeastlike—in fact, it’s somebody’s mother! Packed with bold illustrations that fill each spread with color, Thud! Will have children glued to the page—all the way through to the heartwarming conclusion. " [440osl]; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 48 pages; What is that creature? Does it have a name? Where did it come from? It’s very strange. I think it might be an ugly beast. It IS an ugly beast! A hilarious tale about jumping to conclusions. .

$8.95

JOURNEY THROUGH A SHADOW

By Butchart, Jaylene

Seal Books. Very Good+. 1983. First Edition. Softcover. 0770418252 . Very nice, clean, tight condition. Page unmarked. Cover has very light edge & corner wear. Winner of the Young Canadian Writers Award. A year since losing his parents & moving to the tough part of town to live with his brother Russell & his wife, Jamie Brock's old life was gone and his troubles just beginning....Until Buddy, a stray dog in need of a friend, taught Jamie how to take a stand... [osl] ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$9.50

TCHAIKOVSKY DISCOVERS AMERICA
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TCHAIKOVSKY DISCOVERS AMERICA

By Kalman, Esther

Lester Publishing. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. 1895555825 . Excellent condition. Hardcover clean, tight and unmarked. Jacket has light scuffing, a few light scraches to rear and one small edge tear. Full page colour illustrations. "A charming tale told in diary form by a wealthy young girl of Russian descent. She is named Eugenia after Tchaikovsky's opera, Eugene Onegin, which her parents adore. They take her to see the composer conduct a performance of his own music at Carnegie Music Hall; several days later, traveling to Niagara Falls, she recognizes him in the train's dining car. She shyly approaches him and they have a glorious conversation. Her diary entries record Tchaikovsky's demeanor, gentle nature, and his loneliness in America. Although the story is fictional, it is historically accurate and captures the tenor of the times..." [393-osl]; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$9.95

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT CHARLIE BROWN? Peanuts Kids Look At America Today

By Loria, Jeffrey H.

Fawcett Crest. Very Good. 1968. Softcover. Pages are clean, with no markings and no loose pages. Cover has light edge and corner wear, a few creases and taped tear to spine bottom. The Peanuts kids takes a humorous look at America today. [osl]; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$4.80

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