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  • ASIMOV'S THE ROCKY PLANETS. by Asimov, Isaac.
    Asimov, Isaac.
    ASIMOV'S THE ROCKY PLANETS.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Modern Publishing, Division of Unisystems, (1994). Hardcover first edition - An omnibus edition which includes several books for older children originally published separately: Our Solar System,, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Illustrated throughout with both full color and black and white paintings, drawings and photographs. Fact files about each planet. Glossary, index. Oversized format. 157 pp. ISBN: 1-561444278.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 74714
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  • Asimov, Isaac and Boyd, William.
    RACES AND PEOPLE.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York & London: Abelard-Schuman, (1961, c 1955) dj. Hardcover - A clear analysis of what race is, and what it is not, written for older children. A rather hard to find early title by Asimov. Includes 26 illustrations by John Bradford and additional maps. Index. 189 pp.

    Condition: Ex-school library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean, in a good dust jacket (spine label)

    Book ID: 79270
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  • NORBY FINDS A VILLAIN. by Asimov, Janet and Isaac
    Asimov, Janet and Isaac
    NORBY FINDS A VILLAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The sixth in this series of humorous science fiction books for children aged 8-12. 102 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-67117.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, some light foxing, signs of pocket removal, in a near fine, unmarked dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 47940
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  • QUEST FOR FOOD: Nature in Action. by Bailey, Jill.
    Bailey, Jill.
    QUEST FOR FOOD: Nature in Action.

    Edition: First American edition.

    Mayflower / Intercontinental Book Productions (1979). Hardcover first edition - Illustrated in full color with photographs by Oxford Scientific Films. "Provides information on how plants, amphibians, and animals survive discussing what and how they eat, how they obtain their food, and how they share and interrelate according to the food pyramid." Glossary. 30 pp. ISBN: 0-831772786.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 71388
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  • THE AIRPLANE GIRL AND THE MYSTERY OF SEAL ISLANDS, #3 in series. by Bardwell, Harrison (pseudonym of Edith Janice E. J. Craine)
    Bardwell, Harrison (pseudonym of Edith Janice E. J. Craine)
    THE AIRPLANE GIRL AND THE MYSTERY OF SEAL ISLANDS, #3 in series.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: World Syndicate Publishing Co. (1931.). Hardcover - The third book in the Airplane Girl series (originally published as the Girl Sky Pilot series) . As Brodogan comments in her monograph on "Flying Girls, Super Sleuths." . "In the moment before aviation was commercialized, and social limits were officially imposed, a number of significant girlsÕ aviation series books slipped past cultural gatekeepers and emerged onto the reading scene." This series was one of several in the early 1930s, most quite uncommon now. It is a mix of realism and the improbable - Roberta Langwell finds herself kidnapped and her plane taken over by seal poachers who are operating from an island in the Bering Sea. Unlike most juvenile…

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    New York: World Syndicate Publishing Co. (1931.). Hardcover - The third book in the Airplane Girl series (originally published as the Girl Sky Pilot series) . As Brodogan comments in her monograph on "Flying Girls, Super Sleuths." . "In the moment before aviation was commercialized, and social limits were officially imposed, a number of significant girlsÕ aviation series books slipped past cultural gatekeepers and emerged onto the reading scene." This series was one of several in the early 1930s, most quite uncommon now. It is a mix of realism and the improbable - Roberta Langwell finds herself kidnapped and her plane taken over by seal poachers who are operating from an island in the Bering Sea. Unlike most juvenile series, this ends abruptly with Roberta still imprisoned on the island, although her means of escaping seems to be at hand. 223 pp.

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    Condition: Good only condition in blue cloth (corners bumped, rather severe toning to the pages, slight spine slant and some wear to the covers)

    Book ID: 68919
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  • THE BERENSTAIN'S BABY BOOK. by Berenstain, Stanley and Janice.
    Berenstain, Stanley and Janice.
    THE BERENSTAIN'S BABY BOOK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1951. dj. Hardcover first edition - The true first edition of the Berenstain's first book, a light-hearted but useful guide to living with your new baby, illustrated with their humorous drawings. The Berenstains went on to produce the long-lived and still popular Berenstain Bears series. 92 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in illustrated boards with a cloth spine in a good copy of the uncommon dust jacket. (price-clipped, some sunning and overall edgewear to the dj, short tears and chipping at the ends of the spine, but complete)

    Book ID: 69499
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  • FIVE HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME. by Blyton, Enid.
    Blyton, Enid.
    FIVE HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1952). Hardcover first edition - The eleventh book about the Famous Five - Julian, Dick, George, Anne and Timmy the dog. Illustrations by Eileen Soper. 192 pp. Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Good condition in red boards with black lettering, no dj.

    Book ID: 64365
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  • IROQUOIS STORIES: Heroes and Heroines, Monsters and Magic. by Bruchac, Joseph.
    Bruchac, Joseph.
    IROQUOIS STORIES: Heroes and Heroines, Monsters and Magic.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Freedom CA: The Crossing Press, (1985.). SIGNED first edition - A collection of 33 Iroquois tales retold for children by Bruchac. Introduction, glossary. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Daniel Burgevin. SIGNED on the title page with the word "Peace." 198 pp plus glossary. ISBN: 0-89594-1678.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (upper corner slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 53335
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  • RETURN OF THE SUN: Native American Tales from the Northeast Woodlands. by Bruchac, Joseph.
    Bruchac, Joseph.
    RETURN OF THE SUN: Native American Tales from the Northeast Woodlands.

    Edition: First printing.

    Freedom, CaliforniaL The Crossing Press, (1989). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Native American poet and writer's fourth collection of Native American folk tales for older children. Each story is accompanied by a full-page drawing by Gary Carpenter. SIGNED by Bruchac on the title page with the word "peace" xii. 204 pp plus glossary. ISBN: 0-895943441.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings (tape ghosts, pocket remnant) and overall tight and clean in a near fine unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75418
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  • THE ANNOTATED SNARK: The Full Text of Lewis Carroll's Great Nonsense Epic THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK. by [Carroll, Lewis] Gardner, Martin.
    [Carroll, Lewis] Gardner, Martin.
    THE ANNOTATED SNARK: The Full Text of Lewis Carroll's Great Nonsense Epic THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1962) dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes the original illustrations by Henry Holiday. Introduction and notes by Gardner. Bibliography, appendix. Tall format, 111 pp. Illustrated endpapers. Dust jacket design by Paul Bacon.

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

    Book ID: 66547
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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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  • GROUND AFIRE: The Story of Death Valley. by Clifford, Eth (with special photography By Ansel Adams.)
    Clifford, Eth (with special photography By Ansel Adams.)
    GROUND AFIRE: The Story of Death Valley.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: Follett Publishing Co., (1962.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Nature Adventiure book from Arizona Highways Magazine, illustrated with 10 full color photographs by Ansel Adams as well as photographs from Bill Bass, Harry and Ruth Crockett, Willard Luce, Josef Muench, Willis Peterson and paintings by Jules Gottlieb. Glossary. 32 pp. Large format.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards in a near fine dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 45963
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  • Davis, Kenneth C.
    DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT PLANET EARTH.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2001.). SIGNED first edition - A lively, readable trek across the globe answering some of the big questions about the earth - written for older children, mostly in a question and answer format, with amusing anecdotes and fact-filled sidebars. Illustrated with humorous drawings by Tom Bloom. Timeline, glossary, bibliography, index. 144 pp. SIGNED by the author on the title page, with 2001 and a question mark. ISBN: 0-064408345.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 32618
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  • DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT PLANET EARTH. by Davis, Kenneth C.
    Davis, Kenneth C.
    DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT PLANET EARTH.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Scholastic, (2002.). SIGNED - A lively, readable trek across the globe answering some of the big questions about the earth - written for older children, mostly in a question and answer format, with amusing anecdotes and fact-filled sidebars. Illustrated with humorous drawings by Tom Bloom. Timeline, glossary, bibliography, index. 144 pp. ISBN: 0-439-438535.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 43334
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  • THE BOYS' BOOK OF AIRSHIPS. by Delacombe, H. (Harry)
    Delacombe, H. (Harry)
    THE BOYS' BOOK OF AIRSHIPS.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, (1909.). Hardcover first edition - Includes sections on balloons, dirigibles and other airships and heavier than air machines - kites, gliders and aeroplanes, with a focus on the history and early experiments in many countries, including those of Zeppelin, Santos-Dumont and the Wrights. With 93 illustrations, most on glossy inserted plates. Index, 244 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in blue illustrated boards, sturdy binding with reinforced hinges, some rubbing to the lettering at the bottom of the front cover and a little wear to the ends of the spine, but overall bright and attractive.

    Book ID: 53596
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  • GUESTS. by Dorris, Michael
    Dorris, Michael
    GUESTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book for older children, the story of a young Indian boy in 17th century America, and of the strangers who are invited to a feast - to a celebration similar to Thanksgiving. SIGNED on the title page. 119 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-0047x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64215
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  • ACES OF THE AIR. by French, Joseph Lewis, editor. Introduction by Captain Eddie Rickenbacker.
    French, Joseph Lewis, editor. Introduction by Captain Eddie Rickenbacker.
    ACES OF THE AIR.

    Edition: First edition.

    Springfield, Massachusetts: McLoughlin Brothers, (1930.). Hardcover first edition - Collection of first-person writings from early aviators, among them Lieutenant A. Soucek, U.S.N.; L. Mendell and R. Reinhart; R.E. Dowd; Robert B. Renfro; Wilbur R. Hanawalt; Lauren D. Lyman; Harry F. Guggenheim; Nelle F. Dooley; Cloyd P. Clevenger; Ray Little; Earle Ovington; Henry Ford and more. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Written for older children and young adults. Introduction by Captain Eddie Rickenbacker. 316 pp.

    Condition: Very good in red cloth with black lettering (some fraying to the sides of the spine, corners bumped.)

    Book ID: 55496
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  • THE CAROLERS. by Guback, Georgia.
    Guback, Georgia.
    THE CAROLERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Greenwillow Books, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The colorful illustrations - made from cut paper collages - follow the carolers as they go from house - while along the bottom of every page appears the words and music to the traditional Christmas carols they are singing. Square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-688097731.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively fewl markings, and overall tight and clean in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62098
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  • HOOFBEATS: Horse Poems. by Haas, Jessie.
    Haas, Jessie.
    HOOFBEATS: Horse Poems.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Greenwillow Books, (2004.). SIGNED first edition - Poems for older children (and adults) - "an amazing journey through 65 million years of horse history honoring the beloved horse. These 104 poems are by turns heartbreaking, astonishing and funny. But what resounds most in every stanza -- and in every hoofbeat -- is our love for these powerful, elegant, loyal creatures." Laid in is a SIGNED typed letter from the author (12 paragraphs, 2 pages) dated in July the year before publication in which she mentions that "I can't wait until March to hear your reaction. This is a radical departure for me; it's as exciting as a first book, which is saying something after 24 or so." Glossary, bibliography. 208 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (a little wear to the covers), letter is fine, with one fold. .

    Book ID: 53865
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  • I'M A MEDICINE WOMAN, TOO! by Hardin, Jesse Wolf.
    Hardin, Jesse Wolf.
    I'M A MEDICINE WOMAN, TOO!

    Edition: First edition.

    Pony, MT: HOPS Press, (2009.). SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A tale of herbal wisdom and personal empowerment" written and illustrated by Jesse Wolf Hardin and inspired by his young daughter's questions. Includes a 'Name the Herb Game.' SIGNED on the front endpaper and dated in 2009. Large format, 43 pp plus 3 pp advertisements. ISBN: 9781892784315.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 50776
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  • ISLAND BOY: A Story of Ancient Hawaii. by Harry, Robert R. Sr.
    Harry, Robert R. Sr.
    ISLAND BOY: A Story of Ancient Hawaii.

    Edition: Weekly Reader Children's Book Club edition.

    New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, (1957.) dj. Hardcover - A story of every day life in old Hawaii, illustrated by Reisie Lonette. 209 pp plus 2 pages of glossary. Wraparound dust jacket

    Condition: Very good+ in near fine dust jacket. (usual rather severe toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 45159
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  • LUCRETIA RUDOLPH GARFIELD, 1832-1918 by Heinrichs Ann.
    Heinrichs Ann.
    LUCRETIA RUDOLPH GARFIELD, 1832-1918

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Children's Press / Grolier, (1998.). Hardcover first edition - Biography for older children of Lucretia Garfield, wife of the 20th President of the United States, who 'became widely admired for her intelligence and strong convictions.' A title in the Encyclopedia of First Ladies series: "America's First ladies occupy a special place in our history. . . Each book recounts the life and contributions of one First Lady against a backdrop of the social and political history of her times. As readers meet these hardworking wives and mothers, canny politicians, social activists, gracious hostesses, and shrewd businesswomen, they will glimpse a cross-section of American Womanhood and American life over the years." Illustrated with many photographs. Includes a time…

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    New York: Children's Press / Grolier, (1998.). Hardcover first edition - Biography for older children of Lucretia Garfield, wife of the 20th President of the United States, who 'became widely admired for her intelligence and strong convictions.' A title in the Encyclopedia of First Ladies series: "America's First ladies occupy a special place in our history. . . Each book recounts the life and contributions of one First Lady against a backdrop of the social and political history of her times. As readers meet these hardworking wives and mothers, canny politicians, social activists, gracious hostesses, and shrewd businesswomen, they will glimpse a cross-section of American Womanhood and American life over the years." Illustrated with many photographs. Includes a time line, fast facts about Lucretia's life and her husband's presidency, suggestions of places to visit. Index. Square format. 111 pp. ISBN: 0-516-208462.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 56082
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  • LOUISA CATHERINE JOHNSON ADAMS, 1775 -1852. by Heinrichs Ann.
    Heinrichs Ann.
    LOUISA CATHERINE JOHNSON ADAMS, 1775 -1852.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Children's Press / Grolier, (1998.). Hardcover first edition - Biography for older children of the wife of the 6th President of the United States, discussing her childhood, marriage and activities at the White House. A title in the Encyclopedia of First Ladies series: "America's First ladies occupy a special place in our history. . . Each book recounts the life and contributions of one First Lady against a backdrop of the social and political history of her times. As readers meet these hardworking wives and mothers, canny politicians, social activists, gracious hostesses, and shrewd businesswomen, they will glimpse a cross-section of American Womanhood and American life over the years." Illustrated with many photographs. Includes a time line,…

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    New York: Children's Press / Grolier, (1998.). Hardcover first edition - Biography for older children of the wife of the 6th President of the United States, discussing her childhood, marriage and activities at the White House. A title in the Encyclopedia of First Ladies series: "America's First ladies occupy a special place in our history. . . Each book recounts the life and contributions of one First Lady against a backdrop of the social and political history of her times. As readers meet these hardworking wives and mothers, canny politicians, social activists, gracious hostesses, and shrewd businesswomen, they will glimpse a cross-section of American Womanhood and American life over the years." Illustrated with many photographs. Includes a time line, fast facts about Louisa's life and her husband's presidency, suggestions of further readings and places to visit. Index. Square format. 111 pp. ISBN: 0-516-208454.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 56083
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  • R IS FOR RACE: A Stock Car Alphabet. (Book plus SIGNED poster.) by Herzog, Brad. Illustrated by Jane Gilltrap Bready.
    Herzog, Brad. Illustrated by Jane Gilltrap Bready.
    R IS FOR RACE: A Stock Car Alphabet. (Book plus SIGNED poster.)

    Edition: First printing.

    Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - One of a series of thematic alphabet books - this one uses rhymes, paintings and additional fact-filled text to highlight all the excitement of stock car racing . . D is for Daytona, E is for Dale Earnhardt.." SIGNED on the title page by the author. Oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 1585360155.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (some sunning to the dust jacket.) Laid in a large poster for this book, folded in 4, and also SIGNED by the author Brad Herzog.

    Book ID: 72218
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  • ISHI'S TALE OF LIZARD. by Hinton, Leanne; illustrated by Susan L. Roth.
    Hinton, Leanne; illustrated by Susan L. Roth.
    ISHI'S TALE OF LIZARD.

    Edition: Large trade paperback.

    Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books. (c 1992.). Ishi, the last of the Yahi tribe of California, came out of the wilderness in 1911, The stories he told of his people were written in Yahi by anthropologist and linguist Edward Sapir, and this is a translation of fragments of one of the these tales, illustrated with colorful collages by Susan Roth. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 1891771325.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 50531
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  • THE COW OF NO COLOR: Riddle Stories and Justice Tales from Around the World. by Jaffe Nina and Steve Zeitlin
    Jaffe Nina and Steve Zeitlin
    THE COW OF NO COLOR: Riddle Stories and Justice Tales from Around the World.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1998) dj. Hardcover - A multicultural collection of stories in which "readers must try to outsmart evil kings, answer questions from Death, even puzzle with angels over the justice of God. Every tale returns to the most basic question: What is fair?" Illustrated by Whitney Sherman. Source notes, bibliography. 161 pp. ISBN: 0-805037365.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74509
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  • REQUIEM: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto. by Janeczko, Paul B.
    Janeczko, Paul B.
    REQUIEM: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto.

    Edition: First printing.

    Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book of poetry for all ages, one which gives voice to those in the Czech concentration camp - their "dignity, resilience, and commitment to art and music in the face of great brutality. The many memorable characters include a child who performs in the camps now famed production of Brundibar, a man who lectures on bedbugs, and a boy known as 'Professor,' who keeps a notebook hidden in his shoe." Illustrated with drawings by the prisoners, found after World War II. Author's afterword, notes, sources. 102 pp. ISBN: 978-0763647278.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74811
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  • THE MERMAID'S TWIN SISTER: More Stories from Trinidad . by Joseph, Lynn. Illustrated by Donna Perrone.
    Joseph, Lynn. Illustrated by Donna Perrone.
    THE MERMAID'S TWIN SISTER: More Stories from Trinidad .

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Clarion, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A retelling of traditional stories about things that happened in Trinidad long ago, and about the spirits (La Diablesse, duennes, obeah people) and other magical beings who play a part in everyday life on the island and stories about traditional foods - like callaloo. The second collection by this author who was born in Trinidad, and remembers hearing these stories as a little girl. Illustrated with striking full-page black, white and gray-toned illustrations by Perrone. Author's note. 63 pp. Slightly oversized format. ISBN: 0-395-643651.

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

    Book ID: 39695
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  • KEARNY RODE WEST by [Kearny. Stephen Watts, 1794 - 1848.]
    [Kearny. Stephen Watts, 1794 - 1848.]
    KEARNY RODE WEST

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Putnam, (1971.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the 1846 expedition to California led by Colonel Stephen Watts Kearny, written for older children and young adults. Often overshadowed by his more flamboyant contempories - John Charles Fremont, Kit Carson, Senator Thomas Hart Benson - this is an attempt to restore Kearny to the place in history which he deserves, as a man who, in his quiet way, did more than anyone else to expand the United States to the Pacific. A title in the American Battles and Campaigns series, Earl Schenck Miers, General Editor. Index. 190 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards in a very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55301
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  • AMULET: ESCAPE FROM LUCIEN, Book Six. by Kibuishi, Kazu
    Kibuishi, Kazu
    AMULET: ESCAPE FROM LUCIEN, Book Six.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: GRAPHIX (Scholastic), (2014). SIGNED first edition - The sixth book in this series of graphic novels illustrated with double page splashes in full color and with many changing color palates in the panels. "Navin and his classmates journey to Lucien, a city ravaged by war and plagued by mysterious creatures, where they search for a beacon essential to their fight against the Elf King." SIGNED on the half title page. 213 pp. plus final double page map, etc. ISBN: 978-0545433150.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 71676
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