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  • THE GEOGRAPHY OF LOST THINGS. by Brody, Jessica.
    Brody, Jessica.
    THE GEOGRAPHY OF LOST THINGS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon Pulse/ Simon & Schuster, (2018). SIGNED hardcover first edition - When her estranged father leaves her his cherished classic Firebird after his death, eighteen year old Ali sees this as the solution to her and her mother's financial problems. But first she has to drive the car to the buyer - and she never learned how to drive a stick-shift - so she and her ex-boyfriend start out on a road trip. SIGNED on the title page. 455 pp. ISBN: 978-1481499217.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 75922
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  • GIRL NEXT DOOR. by Brooks, Anne Tedlock.
    Brooks, Anne Tedlock.
    GIRL NEXT DOOR.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Arcadia House, 1944. dj. Hardcover first edition - Uncommon young adult romance about nursing in a small town hospital - in addition to the romantic story, this depicts the devastation of polio at that time, and Kit, the young nurse, goes to Minneapolis to be trained in the Kenney method of treatment. 256 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library, in sturdy library binding of light green buckram with white lettering, no dj.

    Book ID: 64827
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  • NO KIDDING. by Brooks, Bruce.
    Brooks, Bruce.
    NO KIDDING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third young adult novel by this award-winning author. Set in the middle of the 21st century, in Washington DC, a 14 year old boy has the burden of deciding the fate of his younger brother after his mother is released from an alcoholic rehabilitation center. 207 pp. ISBN: 0-060207221.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line, light sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 80134
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  • KNEE HOLES. by Brooks, Jerome.
    Brooks, Jerome.
    KNEE HOLES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Orchard Books, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's sixth young adult novel - a coming of age story. Fifteen year old Hope Gallagher is the middle child of professional parents, overweight and underappreciated, who thinks she is only in the honors class because of a computer glitch. When her English teacher on whom she has a crush, includes her in a special program, she is on the path to maturing self-esteem. . ."Hope, surprised to find herself the group's leader in dealing with the issue, is even more amazed to discover that her growing attraction to classmate Tuy Nguyen is reciprocated." 128 pp. ISBN: 0-531059944.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 78619
    Keywords: Young adult books
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  • NAKED IN WINTER. by Brooks, Jerome.
    Brooks, Jerome.
    NAKED IN WINTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Orchard Books, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - A coming of age story, set in the Chicago area. 182 pp. ISBN: 0-531058662.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 63323
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  • CANDY. by Brooks, Kevin.
    Brooks, Kevin.
    CANDY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scholastic, (2004). First edition - Joe is a kid who cares for his music and not much else - until he falls for Candy - and his love for her turns into an obsession and he is drawn inside her world of drugs, desperation and violence. 359 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75157
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  • BEING WITH HENRY. by Brooks, Martha.
    Brooks, Martha.
    BEING WITH HENRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: DK - Dorling Kindersley Publishing, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A coming of age novel by this Canadian writer, the story of the unlikely friendship between a 16 year old boy, forced out of his home by his stepfather, and a frail 80 year old man. 216 pp. ISBN: 0-7894-25882.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53850
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  • THE WAR CANOE. by Bryson, Jamie S.
    Bryson, Jamie S.
    THE WAR CANOE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Anchorage & Seattle: Alaska Northest Books, (1990.). First edition - Novel for young adults that captures both the authentic Native traditions and beliefs of the Tlingit Indians and the flavour of contemporary Alaska, written by a long time resident of Wrangell in Alaska. Foreword by Lew Williams, Jr and preface by the author. xiii, 180 pp.plus 2 pp of publisher's advertisements. ISBN: 0-882403680.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (stamp on first page.)

    Book ID: 41232
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  • HAUNTED AIRWAYS. by Burtis, Thomson,
    Burtis, Thomson,
    HAUNTED AIRWAYS.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Garden City, New York: Sun Dial Press, n.d. (c 1930.). Hardcover - A combination of adventure, science fiction and mystery story for young adults - and a prediction of what the future of aviation might bring. Foreword by Alexander Klemin. Reprint as a title in the 'Young Moderns Bookshelf' series, no date (only orig copyright), probably late 40's or early 50's. 250 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in orange covers (some wear to the covers, one corner bumped and fraying, previous owner's name in pencil)

    Book ID: 40493
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  • HAUNTED AIRWAYS. by Burtis, Thomson,
    Burtis, Thomson,
    HAUNTED AIRWAYS.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, n.d. (c 1930.). Hardcover - A combination of adventure, science fiction and mystery story for young adults - and a prediction of what the future of aviation might bring. Foreword by Alexander Klemin. Reprint for The Parents' Institute, Inc as a title in the 'Teen-age Mystery Classics' series, no date (only orig copyright), probably late 50's or early 60's, bound in dark blue cloth with red magnifying glass on front cover with 'Teen-age Mystery Classics' inside, red panel with title in dark blue on spine. 250 pp.

    Condition: Good only (some wear to the covers, corner of front endpaper torn off.)

    Book ID: 40114
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  • CARNIVAL GYPSY. by Butters, Dorothy Gilman (1923-2012)
    Butters, Dorothy Gilman (1923-2012)
    CARNIVAL GYPSY.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1950). Hardcover - A rather hard-to-find young adult novel by this author who is best known for the Mrs Polifax mysteries which she wrote under Dorothy Gilman. Kirkus Review stated that ""the book sparkles with atmospheric 'carny' talk and adventures. Fifteen-year-old Capri and her mother, Francia Maccomb, vivacious former-star of vaudeville, choose to sell the farm left to them by Uncle Shie, Francia's partner, and to keep his carnival. Eventually, despite underhanded machinations of the show's former manager to destroy the show, rackets which creep in, and Francia's attempts to protect her daughter from show business, the show is at last reorganized with new acts and a happy, loyal company. Capri finds new friends,…

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    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1950). Hardcover - A rather hard-to-find young adult novel by this author who is best known for the Mrs Polifax mysteries which she wrote under Dorothy Gilman. Kirkus Review stated that ""the book sparkles with atmospheric 'carny' talk and adventures. Fifteen-year-old Capri and her mother, Francia Maccomb, vivacious former-star of vaudeville, choose to sell the farm left to them by Uncle Shie, Francia's partner, and to keep his carnival. Eventually, despite underhanded machinations of the show's former manager to destroy the show, rackets which creep in, and Francia's attempts to protect her daughter from show business, the show is at last reorganized with new acts and a happy, loyal company. Capri finds new friends, a new step-father, and wins the approval of her mother for sharing the exciting carnival life. This is a warm-hearted yarn with an appealing mother-daughter relationship and the never-failing fascination of show business." A title in the Starlight Novels series. 217 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in rust colored boards, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77078
    Keywords: Young adult books
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  • ENCHANTED CARAVAN. by Butters, Dorothy Gilman (1923-2012)
    Butters, Dorothy Gilman (1923-2012)
    ENCHANTED CARAVAN.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1949). Hardcover - The rather hard-to-find first young adult novel by this author who is best known for the Mrs Polifax mysteries which she wrote under Dorothy Gilman. A delightful which lives up to the claim of "enchanted." - A title in the Starlight Novels for Modern Girls series. 206 pp.

    Condition: Poor condition in rust colored boards, no dust jacket - some scribbling on the cover and a few pages, missing the final page of text (but the story is over by then) Price is based on condition.

    Book ID: 78752
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  • STEINBECK'S GHOST. by Buzbee, Lewis.
    Buzbee, Lewis.
    STEINBECK'S GHOST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Feiwel and Friends / Macmillan, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "ItÕs been two months since TravisÕs family moved to a development so new that it seems totally unreal. His parents are working harder now, to pay for it all, and Travis is left to fend for himself.ThereÕs one place, though, where Travis can still connect with his old life: the Salinas library. . . . a mystery that delves deeply into the ways that books take us, one at a time, out into the vast world." Bibliography. 343 pp. ISBN: 0-312-37328-7.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 46781
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  • STEINBECK'S GHOST. by Buzbee, Lewis.
    Buzbee, Lewis.
    STEINBECK'S GHOST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Feiwel and Friends / Macmillan, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "ItÕs been two months since TravisÕs family moved to a development so new that it seems totally unreal. His parents are working harder now, to pay for it all, and Travis is left to fend for himself.ThereÕs one place, though, where Travis can still connect with his old life: the Salinas library. . . . a mystery that delves deeply into the ways that books take us, one at a time, out into the vast world." SIGNED on the title page. Bibliography. 343 pp. ISBN: 0-312-37328-7.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 45684
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  • THE HAUNTING OF CHARLES DICKENS. by Buzbee, Lewis.
    Buzbee, Lewis.
    THE HAUNTING OF CHARLES DICKENS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Feiwel and Friends / Macmillan, (2010). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A young adult novel that celebrates the power of books. "Meg Pickel's older brother, Orion, has disappeared. One night, she steals out to look for him, and makes two surprising discoveries: She stumbles upon a sance that she suspects involves Orion, and she meets the author Charles Dickens, also unable to sleep, and roaming the London streets." Black-and-white illustrations by Greg Ruth. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Source notes. 358 pp. ISBN: 978-0312382568.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 75966
    Keywords: Young adult books
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  • SEIZE THE STORM. by Cadnum, Michael.
    Cadnum, Michael.
    SEIZE THE STORM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - Sailing the family yacht from California to Hawaii, cousins Martin and Susannah, along with her parents and a crewman are driven by a storm into the path of a drifting powerboat - one which carries the bodies of two men and a stash of money.. . "a chilling depiction of a family adventure gone very, very wrong." 223 pp. ISBN: 9780374367053.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 61224
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  • A HEART IN A BODY IN THE WORLD. by Caletti, Deb.
    Caletti, Deb.
    A HEART IN A BODY IN THE WORLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2018) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "When everything has been taken from you, what else is there to do but run?" And so Annabelle begins running, from Seattle to Washington D.C. SIGNED on the title page. A Michael Printz Honor Award book. 355 pp. ISBN: 978-1481415200.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 75301
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  • WHEELS FOR CONQUEST. by Carr, Harriet H.
    Carr, Harriet H.
    WHEELS FOR CONQUEST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1957) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in the sprawling frontier town of Pittsburgh - gateway to the West - this is the story of George, the son of a wagonmaker in the Conestoga Valley. 185 pp.

    Condition: Good in a good dust jacket (foxing to the endpapers, significant rubbing and wear to the edges and folds of the dust jacket.)

    Book ID: 62553
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  • THE REVOLT OF 10-X. by Carris, Joan Davenport.
    Carris, Joan Davenport.
    THE REVOLT OF 10-X.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1980.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A young girl, grieving over her father's death and feeling lonely in a new town, discovers that she can use the computer her father programmed to control things. Interesting look at computer technology more than 30 years ago. 128 pp. ISBN: 0-15-2664629.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (short tears to upper edge of front cover of dj, chip to back cover.)

    Book ID: 54180
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  • BEIGE. by Castellucci, Cecil.
    Castellucci, Cecil.
    BEIGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - Young adult novel about a nice, quiet girl who winds up in the middle of the punk-rock scene in Los Angeles, when she is sent to spend a couple of weeks with her father, a recovering addict and drummer. Castellucci was a rock musician herself in Canada and Los Angeles - where she recorded under the name Cecil Seaskull. 307 pp. ISBN: 9780763630669.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60216
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  • MYSTERY AT LOVE'S CREEK. by Cavanna, Betty.
    Cavanna, Betty.
    MYSTERY AT LOVE'S CREEK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1965. dj. Hardcover first edition - When American-born Carlie is visiting her uncle's cattle station in the Australian Outback, she becomes involved in trying to solve the mystery of a bank robbery at Alice Springs 40 miles away - at a time when her uncle and aunt, facing bankruptcy because of years of drought, were at the bank attempting to secure a loan and so they fell under suspicion . 232 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, in a good dustjacket (tape repairs to interior of dj, 'J' on spine.)

    Book ID: 36746
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  • SPICE ISLAND MYSTERY. by Cavanna, Betty.
    Cavanna, Betty.
    SPICE ISLAND MYSTERY.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1970.) dj. Hardcover - After four years of high school in Lexington, Massachusetts, 17-year-old Marcy has returned to her native island of Grenada in the Caribbean. 223 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated boards, no dj.

    Book ID: 39402
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  • A GIRL CAN DREAM. by Cavanna, Betty.
    Cavanna, Betty.
    A GIRL CAN DREAM.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: Westminster Press, (1958). Hardcover first edition - A rather uncommon early title by Cavanna - a sixteen year old high school girl wins flying lessons as a prize. Frontispiece, illustrated endpapers. 189 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only in brown cloth with considerable shelfwear and fraying to the edges, From a school library with a few stamps. no dust jacket. .

    Book ID: 68696
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  • CONQUERING KILMARNIE. by Cave, Hugh B.
    Cave, Hugh B.
    CONQUERING KILMARNIE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second book for children, a story of grief, loss and friendship set on a Jamaican coffee plantation - a world the author knows well, since he once owned and ran one. 176 pp. ISBN: 0-027177815.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42581
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  • CHUCK BLUE OF STERLING. by Chadwick, George B.
    Chadwick, George B.
    CHUCK BLUE OF STERLING.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: The Century Company, (1927) dj. Hardcover first edition - A story of college life and football, set at a thinly disguised Yale University. The only book published by Chadwick who was an All-American football player and coach at Yale. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and three glossy internal plates by C. M. Relyea. 285 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a good example of the scarce dust jacket (a hint of a spine slant, some chipping to the top of the spine, not affecting the text, overall edgewear to the dj and wear along the folds)

    Book ID: 68102
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  • NEED. by Charbonneau, Joelle.
    Charbonneau, Joelle.
    NEED.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (2015). First edition - "In this exploration of the dark side of social media, and government control and manipulation, the teenagers in a small town are drawn deeper and deeper into a social networking site that promises to grant their every need - regardless of the consequences" 338 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67064
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  • Cheatham, K. Follis.
    THE BEST WAY OUT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1982) dj. Hardcover first edition - For a black 13 year old boy who is having problems in school, the only way out seems to be to drop out and work for a janitor, but a dedicated teacher helps him realize that he has potential and can choose another way. ISBN: 0-15-2067418.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a near fine unmarked dj. An uncommon title.

    Book ID: 26260
    Keywords: Young adult books
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  • REDEMPTION. by Chibbaro, Julie.
    Chibbaro, Julie.
    REDEMPTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - the story of a young girl and her mother as they flee to the New World in the 1500s to escape persecution because of their religious beliefs. For older children and young adults. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-689-857365.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59418
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  • AL CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS. by Choldenko, Gennifer.
    Choldenko, Gennifer.
    AL CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2004.) dj. Hardcover - A coming of age novel of two kids in1935, set against the backdrop of Alcatraz Island - the rock in the middle of San Francsico Bay with a maximum security prison - when Al Capone was confined there. Written with humor and sensitivity. A Newbery Honor Award book. Map of the island, notes. 228 pp. ISBN: 0-399-238611.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket - silver Newbery sticker on front cover.

    Book ID: 45761
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  • AL CAPONE SHINES MY SHOES. by Choldenko, Gennifer.
    Choldenko, Gennifer.
    AL CAPONE SHINES MY SHOES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press - Penguin, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book which follows the adventures of Moose Flanagan, growing up on Alcatraz as the son of a prison guard in 1935 when Capone was an inmate of Alcatraz. Humorous, but dealing with some serious topics, and very well-written. SIGNED on the title page by the author, with Capone's stamped signature. Author'r notes and references. 272 pp. Signed by Choldenko. Humorous & well-written Young Reader's novel on. ISBN: 0-8037-3460-3.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 45765
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