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Better Than Laughter [*SIGNED*]

By: Aaron, Chester

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: (c.1972)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3606

ISBN: 015206950X

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[attractive copy, tight and clean except for some spotting/foxing on the top edge and fore-edge; the jacket shows some mild soiling, with very slight chipping near the top of the spine, and some spotting at the top edge of both flaps]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author in the year of publication; inscription is to a family, one of whose members (possibly a child) has written the first names of the family's six members in bright pink ink below the author's inscription. The author's first book for children, about a couple of brothers who run away from home "in search of a vaguely imagined i... View more info

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Jungle Roundup [*SIGNED*? (see note)]

By: Ames, Robert Andrew

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard: (c.1959)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12171

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[moderate shelfwear, slight bumping/fraying to bottom corners, top rear corner also lightly bumped; jacket has several small tears and light wear along top edge, minor chipping at bottom of rear panel, a little paper loss at top of spine, spine sunned]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED, apparently by the author, on the ffep. The inscription reads "To _______ / del autor con todo mi respeto[?]," which translates roughly to "with all the respects of the author." The signature reads "Robert R. Horry, alias Ricardo de Enacienda" [sp?]. I have uncovered no known pseudonyms for this ... View more info

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Sounder

By: Armstrong, William H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: (c.1969)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 7059

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [book slightly bowed, slight fading to boards at edges, some minor dampstaining at bottom corner of front cover (interior not affected); jacket rubbed (mostly to rear panel), a bit of wear along top edge, minor chipping at base of spine, Newbery Award sticker (gold medallion) on front panel]. Classic boy-and-dog-and-family story, memorably filmed in 1973 by director Martin Ritt. (Rear panel of jacket carries three review quotes, plus a note about the book winning the Mark Twain Award from the Missouri Association of School Librarians in 1972.) View more info

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Government Hunter

By: Atwater, Montgomery M.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1943 (c.1940)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 19515

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [light shelfwear to bottom edge, tiny nick in cloth at bottom of front cover; jacket has a few tiny edge-tears, light soiling, small ragged chip at top corner of rear panel]. (pen & ink drawings) Juvenile adventure novel about a "G-man of the wilderness, [whose] job is to track down the animals who have 'gone bad' and are no longer fit for animal society." The protagonist is a young city kid spending the summer at a ranch, who is "thrilled at the chance to accompany Slim [the hunter] on a summer's hunt in the mountains." Let's go kill us some unfit-to-live an... View more info

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Cold in Summer [*SIGNED*]

By: Barrett, Tracy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 10015

ISBN: 0-8050-7052-4

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, no discernible wear, NO remainder or other marks; jacket shows faint surface wear]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. "It's bad enough that Ariadne's family has just moved to a tiny boring town in the middle of nowhere. What's worse is that she's far away from her best friend. The kids in the new town seem nice enough, yet none of them really understand how lost and unhappy Ariadne feels. None, that is, but May Butler. She's an odd, quiet person who wears the strangest old-fashioned clothes and has a spooky habit of appearing and disappearin... View more info

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Shakespeare's Scribe

By: Blackwood, Gary

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Dutton Children's Books: (c.2000)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10408

ISBN: 0-525-46444-1

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight copy, very faint soiling to top page edges; jacket shows the tiniest trace of handling wear]. A sequel to the author's earlier book "The Shakespeare Stealer," this Elizabethan-era adventure has its young hero, a fifteen-year-old orphan boy, go on the road with Shakespeare's troupe as an apprentice actor. View more info

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A Million Guitars and Other Stories

By: Boles, Paul Darcy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Company: (c.1967)

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 9414

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[sharp-looking copy, clean and tight with just the most minimal shelfwear; jacket virtually as new but with a small black spot near top of front panel (sorta blends in with the cover design, but still--there it is)]. View more info

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The Callahan Girls

By: Bolton, Carole

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16251

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight copy with very slight wear at base of spine; jacket shows a bit of wear along top edge, one teensy-tiny nick at top of front panel, browning to rear panel and top edges of jacket flaps]. (Morrow Junior Books) Series Juvenile novel about two sisters who work together in a New York market research office, with Kate, the younger, always coming up second best romantically to "her beautiful but occasionally addlepated older sister" Peggy, who "wanted to get married more than anything else in the world." They live with their widowed mother in an Upper East Side apartmen... View more info

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Nothing in Common [*SIGNED*]

By: Bottner, Barbara

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: (c.1986)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7528

ISBN: 0-06-020604-7

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [moderate shelfwear, bottom corners lightly bumped; jacket dog-eared at a couple of top corners, one small tear and some associated wrinkling/edgewear at top of rear panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. The story of two girls -- one wealthy and one poor -- whose worlds collide when the poor girl's mother, the maid and only friend of the rich girl, dies suddenly. "An honest and powerful story about two young women who find that, in spite of the pressures of society and of family, they have the courage to take responsibility for their own lives and... View more info

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A Handful of Stars

By: Camp, Paul K.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, David Mckay Company Inc.: (c.1969)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8426

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[good solid copy, NOT ex-library, mild wear at bottom edge and extremities; jacket has several chips along top edge of rear panel, some paper loss at top of spine (no text affected), spine sunned]. Novel set in the 1930's, about a young man who "finds the courage to see himself and several companions through a disastrous mine cave-in." View more info

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A Witch Across Time

By: Cross, Gilbert B.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6306

ISBN: 0-689-31602-X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice copy, with just the barest traces of wear to book and jacket]. View more info

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The Butterfly Girl

By: Elfman, Blossom

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9649

ISBN: 0-395-28948-3

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[good tight copy, wear/light fraying at bottom corners, light soiling to top edge; jacket moderately soiled, sunned/yellowed at spine, one small tear at top rear corner of spine]. "Florrie is a will o' the wisp girl, looking for love. And she finds it on the beach in Baja California when she meets Del, the boy of her dreams. But her parents, especially Florrie's father, a schoolteacher, don't share her happy visions. The want her to pass their tests, and that's when Florrie becomes a runaway girl. When she gets pregnant, she expects support from her perfect lover, but in the real worl... View more info

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Frozen Billy

By: Fine, Anne

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New Y, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2006 (c.2005)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 15058

ISBN: 0-374-32481-6

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[bottom corners bumped (more severely at rear cover), otherwise a tight clean copy; jacket shows light surface wear]. "With their father in Australia looking for work and their mother wrongfully imprisoned in Ireland, Clarrie and her brother, Will, are forced to live with their Uncle Len in England. Uncle Len works as a ventriloquist in the nearby music hall, and even though he and his dummy, Frozen Billy, put on a good show, Uncle Len is constantly drinking away the profits. ... In this chilling tale set in Edwardian England, [the author] brings to life a wooden stage dummy who may just... View more info

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Tawny's Trick

By: Forbus, Ina B.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18688

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


(bottom corner clipped, but printed price is at top corner) [very nice book, no discernible wear; jacket shows just a trace of wear at corners, faint soiling to rear panel, one tiny closed tear at top edge of rear panel]. (line drawings) Juvenile fiction about a careless, daydreaming 11-year-old girl who likes to take her horse to "her favorite clearing deep in the woods to think things out." There she meets and makes friends with "a beautiful and mysterious woman who came to play a little wooden pipe under the trees," and together they teach the horse to do a special "da... View more info

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Bonnie, Island Girl

By: Fox, Genevieve

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Junior Literary Guild/Little, Brown: (c.1954)

Edition: Presumed 1st

Seller ID: 5169

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [book is tight, square and clean, minimal wear along bottom edge; jacket shows at bit of wear at edges and corners, spine sunned]. "A Junior Literary Guild 25th Anniversary Selection"; no statement of edition beyond the copyright date, but no indication of a later printing, either; possibly a book club edition, but I don't think so. The author was born and raised in Connecticut, and credited a summer in a Maine island fishing village as the inspiration for this book. An attractive copy. View more info

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By-Line Dennie

By: Frazier, Neta Lohnes

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Junior Literary Guild / Thomas Y. Crowell Company: (c.1947)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 16433

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice clean tight copy, minor shelfwear; jacket has small tears and very slight paper loss at top corners and top of spine, spine slightly browned]. (line drawings) Young adult novel about a small-town girl who has wanted to be a newspaperwoman since she was in high school, but whose dreams of college followed by a career in journalism are stymied by her family's financial difficulties. Determined to earn her own money for college, she lands a summer job at the local newspaper -- then gets a break when she has a chance to solve the town's greatest mystery. (And thank goodness the town is ca... View more info

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A Boy of the Lost Crusade

By: Hewes, Agnes Danforth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin Company: (c.1951, 1923)

Edition: 14th printing

Seller ID: 7854

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight copy, bookplate on front pastedown, bottom corners mildly bumped; jacket has a few small edge-tears (mostly in rear panel), one tiny piece missing at top right- hand corner of front panel, a bit of rubbing/soiling, but still attractive]. (color frontispiece + 3 color plates) Adventures of a young French boy who joins the Children's Crusade in the 13th Century. Today we send 19-year-olds. View more info

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The Wacky World of Alvin Fernald

By: Hicks, Clifford B.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: (c.1981)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 13076

ISBN: 0-03-057783-7

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[solid clean copy, NOT ex-library, light bumping at bottom corners, a couple of slightly bent top page corners; jacket is nice and clean, minor wear at corners, small chunk missing at top of spine]. "When Alvin Fernald turns on his own Magnificent Brain in these five new adventures, crazy exploits are sure to follow. Together with his sister Daphne (the Pest) and his best friend Shoie, he dreams up an award-winning April Fool's joke, to the exasperation of Riverton's mayor. With the Pest as co-pilot, he takes off for a test flight in his wacky flying machine. And when an exhibit from t... View more info

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So, Nothing is Forever

By: Jones, Adrienne

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition (see note)

Seller ID: 17516

ISBN: 0-395-19499-7

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[lovely clean copy, no discernible wear, label affixed to ffep reading "A Gift from the Estate of the Author"; jacket has a touch of edgewear, a couple of minor surface nicks, two tiny closed tears at top of rear panel]. (B&W line drawings) "The children of an interracial marriage struggle to keep together after the sudden death of their parents." [NOTE that this is a stated "First Printing," but there is no price on the dust jacket.] View more info

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The Golem & the Dragon Girl

By: Levitin, Sonia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Dial Books: (c.1993)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15057

ISBN: 0-8037-1280-4

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight copy, appears unread, no discernible wear but a couple of itsy-bitsy spots on fore-edge; jacket shows only faint surface wear]. Laurel, a Chinese-American girl, worries about leaving the protective spirit of her great-grandfather behind when her family moves out of their old house; Jonathan, the son of the Jewish family that moves in, has his own family issues. "Laurel takes every opportunity to go back to her old house -- to try to communicate with her guardian spirit -- while Jonathan tries to get his family to let Uncle Jake come and live with them. After a series of frigh... View more info