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  • JANE'S ISLAND plus May 1931 issue of YOUNG WINGS. by Allee, Marjorie Hill
    Allee, Marjorie Hill
    JANE'S ISLAND plus May 1931 issue of YOUNG WINGS.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York & Boston: Junior Literary Guild / Houghton Mifflin Company 1931. dj. Hardcover - Set in Woods Hole on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where Ellen, a 17-year-old college freshman, and 12-year-old Jane, the daughter of a marine biologist are spending the summer - a vacation "wherein biological specimens and adventures mix." The author spent many summers at Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole with her husband, a professor of zoology; she comments that as far as she knows this is the first book to use it as a setting. Author's note. Illustrated by Maitland de Gogorza with a frontispiece and eight internal plates on plain paper. A Newbery Honor recipient in 1932. Illustrated map endpapers. viii, 235 pp. Laid…

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    New York & Boston: Junior Literary Guild / Houghton Mifflin Company 1931. dj. Hardcover - Set in Woods Hole on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where Ellen, a 17-year-old college freshman, and 12-year-old Jane, the daughter of a marine biologist are spending the summer - a vacation "wherein biological specimens and adventures mix." The author spent many summers at Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole with her husband, a professor of zoology; she comments that as far as she knows this is the first book to use it as a setting. Author's note. Illustrated by Maitland de Gogorza with a frontispiece and eight internal plates on plain paper. A Newbery Honor recipient in 1932. Illustrated map endpapers. viii, 235 pp. Laid in is a very uncommon May 1931 issue of "YOUNG WINGS: The Magazine of the Boys' and Girls' Own Book Club
    Junior Literary Guild." In addition to discussing Jane's Island, the May selection for older girls, this includes reviews of other current book club offerings, a letter from Marjorie Hill Allee, other features, illustrations, and letters from readers. Helen Ferris, Editor. 20 pp in glossy stapled wrappers.

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    Condition: Very near fine in blue cloth with black lettering and a small illustration on the cover, gold tinting on top edge, in a very good dustjacket (chipping and a tear to the upper end of the dj spine) The issue of Young Wings is fine.

    Book ID: 76154
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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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  • ELIJAH OF BUXTON. by Curtis, Christopher Paul.
    Curtis, Christopher Paul.
    ELIJAH OF BUXTON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scholastic, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel for older children and young adults based on a true story by this award winning writer. Elijah was the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. This book also garnered many awards; the 2008 Coretta Scott King Award], the 2008 Newbery Honor, the 2008 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction], and the 2008 Book of the Year for Children Award of the Canadian Library Association. 341 pp plus author's note. ISBN: 9780439023443.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 53324
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  • ELIJAH OF BUXTON. by Curtis, Christopher Paul.
    Curtis, Christopher Paul.
    ELIJAH OF BUXTON.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scholastic, (2007.). First edition - Novel for older children and young adults based on a true story by this award winning writer. Elijah was the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. This book also garnered many awards; the 2008 Coretta Scott King Award], the 2008 Newbery Honor, the 2008 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction], and the 2008 Book of the Year for Children Award of the Canadian Library Association. 341 pp plus author's note. ISBN: 9780439023443.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63122
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  • ENCHANTRESS FROM THE STARS. by Engdahl, Sylvia Louise. (foreword by Lois Lowry, illustrated by the Dillons)
    Engdahl, Sylvia Louise. (foreword by Lois Lowry, illustrated by the Dillons)
    ENCHANTRESS FROM THE STARS.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Walker, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An attractive new edition of this Newbery Honor Award winning fantasy book, originally published in 1970, with new illustrations by Leo and Diane Dillon, a foreword by Lois Lowry and a new afterword by the author. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-439374898.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48706
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  • Snyder, Zilpha Keatley.
    THE HEADLESS CUPID.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Dell, 1985. A Newbery Honor book, with drawings by Alton Raible. ISBN: 0-0440-435072.

    Condition: Good condition

    Book ID: 21826
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  • Snyder, Zilpha Keatley.
    THE HEADLESS CUPID.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Dell, 1985. A Newbery Honor book, with drawings by Alton Raible. ISBN: 0-0440-435072.

    Condition: Near fine in wrappers.

    Book ID: 16711
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