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  • Fleischman, Susan (illustrated by Donna Diamond.)
    THE BOY WHO LOOKED FOR SPRING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, an original fairy tale of a boy who helped Mother Earth break a spell she was under, that was preventing Spring from returning to the world. Beautifully illustrated with full-color paintings by Donna Diamond. A title published under the Jane Yolen imprint. ISBN: 0-15-2106695.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 20304
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  • THE GHOSTS CHILD. by Hartnett, Sonya.
    Hartnett, Sonya.
    THE GHOSTS CHILD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Cambridge Candlewick Press (2008). First edition - A fable about love and loss by this award winning writer "Maddy, an older woman now, arrives home one day to find a peculiar boy waiting for her. Over tea, she tells him the story of her life long ago, when she wished for her days to be as romantic and mysterious as a fairy tale. It was then that she fell painfully in love with a free spirit named Feather, who put aside his wild ways to live with her in a little cottage, conceived with her a child never to be born, and disappeared — leaving an inconsolable Maddy to follow after him on a fantastical journey across the sea." 176 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60750
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  • THE CLEFT. by Lessing, Doris.
    Lessing, Doris.
    THE CLEFT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - One of her last novels, published the same year as she was awarded the Nobel Prize - an invitation "to imagine a mythical society free from sexual intrigue, free from jealousy, free from petty rivalries: a society free from men. An old Roman senator embarks on what may be his last endeavour: the retelling of the story of human creation. He recounts the history of the Clefts, an ancient community of women living in an Edenic, coastal wilderness, in the valley of an overshadowing mountain." 260 pp. ISBN: 978-0060834869.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. First issue dj without the Nobel laureate seal.

    Book ID: 66336
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  • THE LITTLE TREE. by Van, Muon, Illustrated by JoAnn Adinolfi.
    Van, Muon, Illustrated by JoAnn Adinolfi.
    THE LITTLE TREE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Creston Books, (2015). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Vietnamese-American author's second book, a charming fable of a little tree who lets her seed go free to travel far - a story inspired by the author's mother. Illustrated in full color by JoAnn Adinolfi. SIGNED by Muon Van on the first page. Author's note. Slightly oversized, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-1939547194.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in illustrated boards with a blue cloth spine.

    Book ID: 66584
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  • THE LITTLE TREE. by Van, Muon, Illustrated by JoAnn Adinolfi.
    Van, Muon, Illustrated by JoAnn Adinolfi.
    THE LITTLE TREE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Creston Books, (2015). Hardcover first edition - Vietnamese-American author's second book, a charming fable of a little tree who lets her seed go free to travel far - a story inspired by the author's mother. Illustrated in full color by JoAnn Adinolfi. Author's note. Slightly oversized, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-1939547194.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in illustrated boards with a blue cloth spine.

    Book ID: 66625
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