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The 'Possum That Didn't

By: Tashlin, Frank

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1951

Edition: 1st U.K. edition

Seller ID: 21161

ISBN: NO

Condition: Fair


(paper-covered boards; no dust jacket) [heavily worn at spine, with significant deterioration of spine covering (although the entire title and author's name are still present), although the binding itself is intact; also worn and bumped at corners and edges, offsetting to endpapers, a few scrunched bottom page corners, gift inscription (non-authorial) on ffep]. (line drawings) The second of Tashlin's social parables in fuzzy-animal guise -- the first was the renowned "The Bear That Wasn't" (1946) -- which are often referred to condescendingly as "children's books." Unlike "... View more info

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The Story of Wilbur the Hat

By: Van Loon, Hendrik Willem

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Horace B. Liveright (Boni & Liveright): (c.1925)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19700

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[very nice copy, with just a touch of wear to the bottom edge; jacket has some minor spotting on the front panel, short closed tears at front hinges, another tiny closed tear at bottom of front panel, light soiling to rear panel]. (color illustrations) "A true account of the strange things which sometimes happen in a part of the world which does not exist." An almost indescribable book, "written and drawn for the fun of it" by Van Loon, whose "The Story of Mankind" had been the Newbury Medal winner a few years earlier. A hat (sort of) travels through time and space a... View more info

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A Gift for Miss Milo [*SIGNED*]

By: Wahl, Jan; illustrated by Jeff Grove

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Berkeley CA, Ten Speed Press: (c.1990)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5692

ISBN: 0-89815-339-5

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[as new]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author opposite the half-title page. "Jan Wahl has created yet another inimitable story. Here is a mystic and entrancing tale of a lost love, as told by a sweetly serious little girl of yesteryear. Young and old will be charmed by it." -- Else Homelund Minarik,author of the Little Bear books. Signed by Author View more info

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Before Oz: Juvenile Fantasy Stories from Nineteenth-Century America

By: West, Mark I., ed.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hamden CT, Archon Books: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13839

ISBN: 0-208-02234-1

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, appears unread, no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. (B&W illustrations) A collection of twenty "lost" children's fantasy stories from the 1800s. "Although they follow European traditions, many are distinctly American -- set in specific locales, referring to American institutions. There is even one that draws on Native American folklore. And they are by surprising people: Louisa May Alcott, Joel Chandler Harris, Julian Hawthorne, Howard Pyle, and Frank Stockton are represented here, along with writers less familiar today. Each story is introduce... View more info

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Favorite Stories of Famous Children

By: Willson, Dixie, ed.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: (c.1938)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18292

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [ex-library book with general overall wear and various attendant details (call number label on spine, remnants of small rectangular labels on both front and rear covers, library property stamp on front pastedown, date-due slip and discard stamp on ffep); text from jacket flap glued to rear pastedown]. (B&W photographs, line drawings) Condensed versions of various classics, selected by various "famous children" (which for the most part actually means "children of famous people"). There are a number of movie-kids involved, e.g. the children of John Barrymore (Do... View more info

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The Quiz Kids Blue Book

By: {The Quiz Kids}

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Akron OH/New York, Saalfield Publishing Company: (c.1941)

Edition: Unstated ed

Seller ID: 7430

Condition: Good+


(pictorial boards, no dust jacket) [well-worn at edges/corners (boards exposed at corners), a couple of small peeled spots on rear cover, generally a good solid copy with clean text; pencilled word list on rear pastedown]. (B&W drawings) "Entertaining Questions and Answers" -- although the five kids pictured in the front cover photograph look anything but entertained by the whole enterprise. (It may be indicative of how expendable the "stars" of this popular radio program were that nowhere does the book identify the five kids pictured by name.) View more info