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Captain America Mad Libs

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Price/Stern/Sloan Publishers: 1981

Seller ID: 008991


One of a series of 1980s party game booklets for kids and comics fans, in which one player would select one of twelve stories (with a number of blank spaces in the sentences) from the booklet, and then request nouns, adjectives, verbs, and so on from the other players. The first player would then read out the story, with the suggested words in the appropriate spaces, and in the process hope to form an amusing (or, as the directions would have it, a "fantastic, scream... View more info

ZEMBLA, N. 302, 5 Mars 1980

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Lyon, Editions L.U.G.: 1980

Seller ID: 011593


French-language b&w comic. Created in 1963 by Marcel Navarro to compete with a rival company's jungle hero (Akim), Zembla (and its competitor) are Tarzan-clone comic book heroes fighting a variety of villains, from the mundane to wannabe world beaters. In addition to the title adventure, this issue also contains a non-Zembla story, and a number of features and puzzles. 128 pages, cover illustration by Remy. Nicks to spine ends, 3/8" separation at bottom right spine, ... View more info

RUPERT Adventure Book No. 42

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Beaverbrook Newspapers: 1960

Seller ID: 013861


Pictures, stories, rhymes, puzzles and games featuring the world's most famous (or second most, depending upon the random sampling asked) bear in children's literature, this time cavorting and exploring at the seaside. Unpaginated. Small chip from top edge of front cover, cover pulled from top staple, almost so from bottom staple, four tiny scribbles at bottom of front cover, creasing, general wear. Amazingly, neither the puzzle nor the picture to be coloured has been so... View more info

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Heaven Eyes (signed)

By: Almond, David

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press/Random House Children's Books: 2001

Edition: 1st US edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 017116


When two girls run away from an orphanage, their "journey takes them somewhere they never expected to go. Somewhere they couldn't have known existed," where they meet a strange girl "who will help these damaged children find the tiny corner of Paradise they've lost." This copy signed by Almond, on title page. Cream and blue boards w/silver foil spine lettering, 233 pages, dust jacket illustration by Cliff Nielsen. Bumped corners/spine ends, faint crea... View more info

Catalyst

By: Anderson, Laurie Halse

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Viking/Penguin Putnam Group for Young Readers: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012082


1st printing w/complete number sequence. "Eighteen-year-old Kate, who sometimes chafes at being a preacher's daughter, finds herself losing control in her senior year as she faces difficult neighbors and the possibility that she may not be accepted by the college of her choice." Maroon boards w/gilt spine lettering, 233 pages (including Acknowledgements), dust jacket illustration by J.K. Stewart. An unread copy. View more info

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The Astonishing Life of OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Taken From Accounts by His own Hand and Other Sundry Sources, Volume 1: The Pox Party

By: Anderson, M.T.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Candlewick Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015559


The true first edition, first printing w/complete number sequence, of the 2006 National Book Award winner. "Various diaries, letters and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War." Blind-stamped brown cloth, bronze spine lettering, 351 pages + author's note and acknowledgements, dust jacket illustration by Gera... View more info

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The Astonishing Life of OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Taken From Accounts by His own Hand and Other Sundry Sources, Volume 1: The Pox Party

By: Anderson, M.T.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Candlewick Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015574


The true first edition, first printing w/complete number sequence, of the 2006 National Book Award winner. "Various diaries, letters and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War." Blind-stamped brown cloth, bronze spine lettering, 351 pages + author's note and acknowledgements, dust jacket illustration by Gera... View more info

The Astonishing Life of OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Taken From Accounts by His own Hand and Other Sundry Sources, Volume 1: The Pox Party

By: Anderson, M.T.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Candlewick Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017406


The true first edition, first printing w/complete number sequence, of the 2006 National Book Award winner. "Various diaries, letters and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War." Blind-stamped brown cloth, bronze spine lettering, 351 pages + author's note and acknowledgements, dust jacket illustration by Gera... View more info

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Peggy Lee, Sophomore

By: Andrews, Anna

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Cupples and Leon: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017683


The fourth title in Andrews's Plantation Series. In this one, Peggy's finds herself in a New York City boarding school, where she tries to clear friends accused of theft. Lists to this title on front flap. Blue cloth w/dark blue illustration/lettering, 209 pages + 1-page advertisement for other Peggy Lee titles, frontispiece illustration. Mild slant, mild cover soil, faint fading to spine, moderately worn corners/spine ends, dusty/moderately soiled edges, previous ow... View more info

Wise Birds and Clever Dogs

By: Anonymous

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton:

Seller ID: 009199


No date (circa 1880s). Nine stories of clever animals, from bulls to kittens to dogs, with a few others as well. Floral decorations on blue and red cloth, tipped-on colour illustration, unpaginated (50+), illustrated. Bumped/worn corners/spine ends, right 2/3 of front free end paper excised (presumably removing previous owner's name), a few crinkled corners, some moderate internal soil. An uncommon item. (C/MC) View more info

BY SEA AND ROAD, A Play and Reading Book

By: Anonymous

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Brimax Books:

Seller ID: 012195


No date (circa 1950s). One of the anomalies in the book world: a book meant to be destroyed. This is a cut-out book, with four pages of cars, ships, dock equipment and so on intended to be cut out and displayed on their paper bases. Inserted in the middle is a booklet entitled 'On Land and Sea,' which, in juvenile verse, offers a bit of information/entertainment about various modes of travel. Both covers feature die-cut outlines through which can be seen some of the vehi... View more info

Mattie and the Pearl

By: Anonymous

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London & Edinburgh & New York, T. Nelson and Sons: 1887

Seller ID: 013715


An uncommon title telling the cautionary story of a young girl who gets herself into trouble and loses her friends, disappointing her parents through lies and deception. Olive cloth w/red floral decorations/lettering, 30 pages. Wear to corners/spine ends, some cover soil, internal soil, Methodist Sunday School library notation to front end paper, general wear. View more info

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Anonymous (editor), MEN WHO HAVE RISEN, containing Authentic and Entertaining Biographies of the Most Celebrated Inventors, Discoverers, Merchants, Mechanics, Capitalists, Scientists and Scholars.

By: Anonymous (editor), MEN WHO HAVE RISEN, containing Authentic and Entertaining Biographies of the Most Celebrated Inventors, Discoverers, Merchants, Mechanics, Capitalists, Scientists and Scholars.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, International Book Company:

Edition: No edition

Seller ID: 016439


Contains chapters on George Stephenson, railway pioneer; the beginning of the Rothschild family; the rise of the Peel family; Alexander Wilson, ornithologist; Benjamin West, artist; millionaire John Jacob Astor; bookseller William Hutton; Sir John Franklin, navigator; John Frederic Oberlin, pastor; linguist Elihu Burritt; Wilhelm, the knife-grinder; geologist Hugh Miller; Linnaeus the naturalist; engineer John Smeaton; and David Rittenhouse, the mathematician. Orange cl... View more info

Perloo the Bold

By: Avi

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Scholastic Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008917


when the leader of a group of furry creatures who are a mixture of prairie dog, jackrabbit and human dies, Perloo learns that he has been named as her successor, but the dead leader's son, who plans to start a war against a tribe of fox-like creatures, feels that the position should be his, and initiates a power struggle to gain control; the author has garnered considerable recognition, including a pair of Newbery Honor Book citations; dj illustration by Marcie Reed; ill... View more info

CRISPIN, The Cross of Lead

By: Avi

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Hyperion Books for Children: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014901


1st printing w/complete number sequence. In fourteenth-century medieval England a thirteen-year-old orphan takes flight from his tiny village after being accused of a crime which he did not commit. Illustrated boards, 262 pages. A pristine, collectible copy of a Newbery Award winner. View more info

DRUMBEATS IN THE FOREST, A Streatley Family Story, Book Five

By: Baldwin, Pat

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London & Eastbourne, Victory Press/Evangelical Publishers Ltd.:

Seller ID: 012569


The Streatleys travel to Ethiopia, where they learn that life there "is very different from what they are used to back home in England, and they would have an insight into the evil practices and dark superstitions of the forest." 47 pages. Light edgewear, flaking to spine ends, uneven diagonal crease to top portion of back cover, previous owner's name/date across top edge of half-title. Internally tight. View more info

Munia and the Orange Crocodile

By: Balzola, Asun

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1988

Edition: 1st English-language edition

Seller ID: 012949


Originally published in Spanish in 1984. "A girl waiting for her loose teeth to be replaced by her permanent teeth is disturbed by nightmares about crocodiles with huge uneven teeth, until a bright orange croc with no teeth keeps her company in her dreams." Illustrated boards, unpaginated (20). Gently bumped top corners/spine ends, in dust jacket w/mild edgewear, crinkling to top portion of front panel. View more info

Jane Allen of the Sub Team

By: Bancroft, Edith

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Akron, Saalfield Publishing Co.:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 009700


[1917]; first book in the Jane Allen series, with three titles listed on front flap; blue cloth, frontispiece; dj illustration by Howard L. Hastings; tanned/dusty edges, bumped corners, gently split front hinge, internally tight; dj has uneven 2" tear to top of rear fold, 1/2" tear to top of rear panel, 1&1/4" tear to bottom left spine edge, chipping to spine ends/corners; View more info

TRUCKDOGS (TRUCK DOGS), A Novel In Four Bites

By: Base, Graeme

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Victoria, Penguin Books Australia/Viking: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013866


1st printing w/complete number sequence. True first edition of the incomparable Australian writer/illustrator's award-winning story of a peculiar evolutionary twist on a desert world surprisingly like Australia, where "The dominant life form is a creature covered in fur but with living steel panels beneath." Winner of the CBC (Children's Book Council) Book of the Year Award for Young Readers, the YABBA (Young Australian Best Book Award) for Older Readers, the KOA... View more info

The Waterhole (Water Hole)

By: Base, Graeme

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Victoria, Viking/Penguin Books Australia: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014778


The scarce true first edition of Base's stunning and "ingenious fusion of counting book, puzzle book, storybook and art book--an exhilarating journey of discovery, from the plains of Africa and the jungles of the Amazon to the woodlands of North America and the deserts of outback Australia." Illustrated boards, unpaginated. Light handling wear, in dust jacket w/thin impressions. A very nice copy. View more info

TRUCKDOGS (TRUCK DOGS), A Novel In Four Bites

By: Base, Graeme

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Victoria, Penguin Books Australia/Viking: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015617


1st printing w/complete number sequence. True first edition of the incomparable Australian writer/illustrator's award-winning story of a peculiar evolutionary twist on a desert world surprisingly like Australia, where "The dominant life form is a creature covered in fur but with living steel panels beneath." Winner of the CBC (Children's Book Council) Book of the Year Award for Young Readers, the YABBA (Young Australian Best Book Award) for Older Readers, the KOA... View more info

The Witch's Daughter (inscribed & signed)

By: Bawden, Nina

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Puffin 030407:

Edition: 19th thus

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011889


Originally published in 1969. A friendless orphan who never attends school becomes the centre of attention when an adventure involving hidden treasure and a mysterious secret surfaces after strangers arrive on the island where she lives. This copy inscribed and signed ("Best wishes to Pat/from Nina Bawden") on title page. 156 pages, cover illustration by Amy Burch. Moderate handling wear, 3/4" tear to top edge of front cover, another tear (3/4" vertically... View more info

The Peppermint Pig (inscribed & signed)

By: Bawden, Nina

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Puffin 030944:

Edition: 15th Puffin edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011924


[1977]. Originally published in 1975. The story of a runt-of-the-litter pig, and how "his great naughtiness and cleverness" kept a family cheerful and united through a difficult period in their lives. This copy inscribed and signed ("To xxx, with thanks/from Nina [Bawden]"). Cover illustration by Charles Lilly. Uncommon signed. Moderate general wear. View more info

Backcourt Ace (#19)

By: Bee, Clair

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015323


The nineteenth title in the Chip Hilton series, this one a basketball story. Lists to this title. Salmon tweed cloth w/basketball net illustration to front cover, 182 pages. Moderate wear to corners/spine ends, light edge soil, a bit of slant, previous owner's name neatly across top edge of front pastedown and again across top edge of front end paper, front hinge beginning but still tight. Lacking dust jacket. View more info

Space Satellite

By: Beeland, Lee, and Robert Wells

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, Prentice-Hall: 1957

Seller ID: 009874


a factual, full-scale account of the planning, building and launching of Project Vanguard, the first man-made moon; Preface by Project Vanguard Director, Dr. John P. Hagen; blue cloth, 79 pgs. incl. Index; moderate corner/spine end wear, previous owner's name/date on half-title; dj w/moderate corner/spine end wear, lightly smudged rear panel, 1/2" tear to top right spine edge; View more info

Massive

By: Bell, Julia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Young Picador/Pan Macmillan: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014228


1st printing w/complete number sequence. A mother obsessed with weight, and who believes that thin equals beauty, is determined that her daughter will be thin. 232 pages. Some scuffing to covers. An unread copy, internally tight and clean. View more info

Selected Cautionary Verses

By: Belloc, H.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Puffin 67: 1950

Edition: 1st Puffin edition

Seller ID: 009711


selections from the author's timeless "Cautionary Tales for Children," "New Cautionary Tales," "The Bad Child's Book of Beasts," "More Beasts for Worse Children," "More Peers," and "Ladies and Gentlemen"; 181 pgs. + 6 pgs. of ads for other Puffin titles; previous owner's name to inside front cover, tanning, general wear; View more info

A Day With Heinzel

By: Bohatta, Ida

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, ars edition: 1981

Edition: 1st ars edition

Seller ID: 011971


Originally published in German, and here translated from that language by John Theobald. 26 pages (including a list of other books by Bohatta), delightfully illustrated. Light rubbing, thin scratches, light general wear. A nice copy w/no previous owner's name or notations. View more info

A Day With Heinzel

By: Bohatta, Ida

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, ars edition: 1981

Edition: 1st ars edition

Seller ID: 012722


Originally published in German, and here translated from that language by John Theobald. Illustrated boards, 26 pages (including a list of other books by Bohatta), delightfully illustrated. Light rubbing, thin scratches, light general wear. A nice collectible copy w/no previous owner's name or notations. View more info

Paddington Takes the Test

By: Bond, Michael

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013564


The eleventh title in the series featuring Winnie-the-Pooh's only real competition as favourite bear. Red cloth w/silver spine lettering, 126 pages. Moderate general wear, in moderately worn dust jacket w/impressions/scratches, a 1/2" tear to bottom edge of rear panel. View more info

The Boy Inventors' Diving Torpedo Boat

By: Bonner, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago & New York, Donohue:

Seller ID: cyj.00071


Moderate wear to cover edges/corners/spine ends, soiled edges, a bit of slant, light soil to rear cover, 1932 gift inscription to previous owner. Cover illustration still sharp and bright. Edgeworn dust jacket w/chipping to corners/spine ends, scraping to spine edges, rubbing, impressions, short tears. View more info

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Mystery House (signed)

By: Booker, Jean

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, Overlea House: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016198


Booker's first novel. When a group of kids investigate a series of odd goings-on at an old house that is reputed to be haunted, "they find themselves up against a danger that is far from ghostly." This copy inscribed and signed -- (To Maddy/Best wishes/Jean Booker") on title page. Blue cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 144 pages, dust jacket illustration by Shelley Browning. Dust jacket w/light rubbing, small puncture to left edge of front panel. View more info

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A Fight for Fortune

By: Bridges, T.C.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Toronto, Musson Book Company: 1939

Edition: 1st Musson edition

Seller ID: 007394


A pair of seventeen-year-old boys leave home to fight their way to fortune in the Far Eastern seas. Blue cloth, 280 pages. Light corner/spine end wear, dusty/tanned edges, moderate general wear. Dust jacket w/some edgewear, moderate wear to corners/spine ends, 1" tear to top of rear fold, 1/2" tear to top edge of front panel, diagonal crease to top portion of rear panel, some moderate smudging to rear panel. View more info

True Confessions of a Heartless Girl

By: Brooks, Martha

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Groundwood Books/Douglas & McIntyre: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009579


the true first edition, preceding the U.S. version by a year; winner of the 2002 Governor General's Award for Children's Literature/Text; with a pocketful of stolen cash, and on the lam after taking her latest boyfriend's truck, a seventeen-year-old girl lands in a small prairie town where further trouble finds her pretty quickly; cover illustration by Erik Mohr; an unread copy; View more info

True Confessions of a Heartless Girl

By: Brooks, Martha

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Toronto, Groundwood Books/Douglas & McIntyre: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011464


The true first edition, preceding the U.S. version by a year, and winner of the 2002 Governor General's Award for Children's Literature/Text. With a pocketful of stolen cash, and on the lam after taking her latest boyfriend's truck, a seventeen-year-old girl lands in a small prairie town where further trouble finds her pretty quickly. Cover illustration by Erik Mohr. An unread copy w/light cover scuffing. View more info

Seven Little Postmen

By: Brown, Margaret Wise, and Edith Thacher Hurd, Illustrated by Tibor Gergely

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster/Little Golden Book #134: 1952

Seller ID: 007810


Pictorial Boards. Good. 1st ed. (A). Small 8vo. an original Little Golden Book, this one following a boy's letter to his grandmother as it makes its way through the US postal system (no mention is mad e of disgruntled guys with semi-automatic weapons, though); impressions, light soil, top portion of foil spine scraped from back cover, previous owner's name (once in owner's square on inside front co ver, once on title page), moderate general wear; View more info

The Stork and the Jewels

By: Bruckberger, Raymond Leopold

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006012


A parable about a boy who makes a pet of a fledgling stork who departs each winter, returning each spring on the boy's birthday with a special gift. Translated from the French by Gerold Lauck. Illustrated green boards. Some edgewear, tanned/dusty top edge. Dust jacket w/sunned spine, moderate wear to corners/spine ends, 1" tear to top left edge of front panel. View more info

Blackwater

By: Bunting, Eve

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Joanna Cotler Books/HarperCollinsPublishers/Harper Collins Publishers: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011676


When a prank goes further than intended and one teenager is drowned and another one is missing, lies make a hero out of what a thirteen-year-old boy has done, and what his disturbed cousin has seen. Black and blue boards w/silver lettering to cover/spine, 146 pages, dust jacket illustration by Cliff Nielsen. Gently bumped spine ends, a bent corner, in rubbed dj w/light edgewear, impressions. View more info

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JERICHO, A Christmas Story (signed)

By: Campbell, R. James

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Milton, Comet Enterprises: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016555


The story of "a little cat living in the stable on the first Christmas Eve who, through love and courage, breaks down walls." 57 pages. This copy signed, on title page, by Campbell. Comes with a laminated Jericho bookmarker laid in. Light corner wear, a few scratches to back cover. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Steve Canyon

By: Caniff, Milton

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Golden Press/Little Golden Book #356: 1959

Seller ID: 007799


Pictorial Boards. Very Good. 1st ed. (A). Small 8vo. adapted from the popular newspaper strip of the same name; .25¢ cover price; some edgewear, moderate smudging, moderate general wear; no previous o wner's name or inscriptions; View more info

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Vanguard Work Books No. 1

By: Card, Vera

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, McDougall's Educational Co. Ltd.:

Seller ID: 010363


No date (ca. 1960). A work book to be used simultaneously with its corresponding reader, teaching basic words, and instructing children to draw stories or items which match those in the work book. 32 pages, including instructions to the teacher. Minor soil to right edge of front cover, gently bumped top left corner, Department of Education stamp to top edge of title page, mild general wear. A nice copy of an uncommon school book. View more info

CLOVERNOOK, or Recollections of Our Neighbourhood in the West

By: Carey, Alice

Price: $14.50

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons:

Seller ID: 009266


nd (circa late 1800s); a title of difficulty and suffering and self-sacrifice and inspiration from the publisher's Ruby Series; coloured illustrations on brown cloth, 252 pgs.; slant, bumped/moderately worn corners/spine ends, tanned/dusty/soiled edges, smudged covers, jagged tear to bottom right corner of pg. 3/bottom left corner of pg. 4 (just barely touches last word of text in each case, thus entirely legible), general wear; View more info

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Atherton: The House of Power (signed)

By: Carman, Patrick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York & Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016494


The first book in Carman's Atherton series. First printing w/complete number sequence. A rock-climbing lonely boy "looking for a treasure lost in the faded memory of his past" soon learns that "the treasure reveals a coming catastrophe." Illustrated boards, 330 pages, plus "Supplemental Data Flow of Dr. Harding's Brain," wraparound half-jacket illustration by Bernard Garcia. CD in unopened case at rear. Remainder stripe across bottom edge nea... View more info

Atherton: The House of Power (signed)

By: Carman, Patrick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York & Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Carman, on title page

Seller ID: 018157


The first book in Carman's Atherton series. First printing w/complete number sequence. A rock-climbing lonely boy "looking for a treasure lost in the faded memory of his past" soon learns that "the treasure reveals a coming catastrophe." Illustrated boards, 330 pages, plus "Supplemental Data Flow of Dr. Harding's Brain," wraparound half-jacket illustration by Bernard Garcia. CD in unopened case at rear. Remainder stripe across bottom edge nea... View more info

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Fairy Legends of the French Provinces

By: Cary

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.: 1903

Seller ID: 017461


A title from the Astor Prose Series, being a collection of 34 fairy legends selected and translated "from the pages of the admirable French folk-lore journal, 'Melusine,' of which the first volume appeared in 1878, the second in 1884 and 1885, the third in 1886 and 1887," and from "Paul Sebillot's 'Contes des Provinces de la France' (Paris, 1884)." Introductory note by J.F. Jameson. Red cloth w/gilt lettering/design to spine, 296 pages, frontispiece (pi... View more info

Madge Morton's Secret

By: Chalmers, Amy D.V.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Akron & New York, Saalfield Publishing: 1914

Seller ID: 015541


A title from the Madge Morton series, this one finding Madge and her pals Eleanor, Phyllis and Lillian agreeing "to guard some valuable Naval papers for a friend, and embark upon a series of exciting and dangerous adventures." Illustrated orange cloth w/black lettering, 256 pages, illustrated. Jacket in protective mylar sleeve. View more info

Madge Morton's Victory

By: Chalmers, Amy D.V.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Akron & New York, Saalfield Publishing: 1914

Seller ID: 015542


A title from the Madge Morton series, this one finding Madge and her pals Eleanor, Phyllis and Lillian meeting "jolly old Captain Jules, who takes them deep-sea diving," and concluding with Madge being "finally successful in her search for her father whom she has not seen since she was a child." Illustrated orange cloth w/black lettering, 255 pages, illustrated. Jacket in protective mylar sleeve. View more info

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Now I Know (signed)

By: Chambers, Aidan

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Bodley Head: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016548


After a body is found crucified on a rusty metal cross hanging from a crane in a scrapyard, a seventeen-year-old doing research for a film about the Second Coming falls in love with a Christian feminist who is subsequently injured in a terrorist bomb blast. If your name is Stephanie, this is the book for you, because this copy is inscribed and signed ("For/Stephanie/Aidan Chambers..") on half-title. And if your name isn't Stephanie, why, you can always hang on ... View more info

Things Not Seen

By: Clements, Andrew

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Philomel Books/Penguin Putnam: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012062


When a fifteen-year-old boy suddenly turns invisible, the only people he can trust are his parents and a blind girl whom he meets at the library. Navy boards, 251 pages, dust jacket illustration by Rafal Olbinski. Bumped spine ends, in lightly edgeworn/scuffed dust jacket. (Fine -- or, occasionally, As New -- is our highest grade, and it's down from there. Mint is a word referring to a flavour or a building where coins are produced; it has no meaning whatsoever when desc... View more info

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THE PIRATE ISLAND, A Story of the South Pacific

By: Collingwood, Harry

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son:

Seller ID: 012507


No date. The story of a boy found in infancy aboard a wreck, and adopted by fishermen "in the days of sail, when seamen were really seamen, and the possibility of encountering a pirate had not yet passed away." Uncommon in a dust jacket of any kind. Tan cloth w/dark green decoration/lettering, 318 pages. Some slant, bumped/lightly worn corners/spine ends, dusty/tanned/lightly spotted edges, previous owner's name/address to front pastedown, in dust jacket w/chippi... View more info

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GREGOR AND THE PROPHECY OF BANE, Book Two in the Underland Chronicles (signed)

By: Collins, Suzanne

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Scholastic Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition, 1st printing

Inscription: Inscribed and signed by Collins, on title page

Seller ID: 017961


1st printing w/complete number sequence. The second book in Collins's Underland Chronicles, this one seeing Gregor called by the Underlanders to save them from the dire consequences foretold by a prophecy "about an ominous white rat known as the Bane." Inscription reads, "For James,/Fly You High!/Love,/Suzanne Collins." Chocolate cloth w/maroon cloth backstrip, gilt design/lettering to front cover, gilt spine lettering, 312 pages (including acknowledgm... View more info

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The Legend of Odysseus

By: Connolly, Peter

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016653


An award-winning adaptation, for younger readers, of Homer's story, "informed and enhanced by a detailed archaeological presentation of the Greek and Trojan way of life at the time of Odysseus. Site reconstructions, illustrations, maps and photographs, all in full colour, help to reveal the facts and faces behind one of the greatest stories ever written." 80 pages, including index. Impressions, remains of oval T.E.S. sticker to front cover (beneath Connolly's ... View more info

THE HAUNTED STATION and other Tales of Adventure and Ingenuity of a Group of Young Canadian Railroaders

By: Coombs, Lovell (pseudonym of Francis Edward Llewelyn Coombs)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Ottawa, The Mortimer Company:

Seller ID: 014143


Circa 1933. Volume III in the publisher's 'Railroad Scouts Series.' Pictorial boards, 136 pages + 2-page ad for other titles in the series, + 2 pages of ads (1 for ammunition, 1 for canoes), 4 illustrations. Wear to corners, moderate chipping to spine ends, shallow impressions, some dampstaining to moderately sunned (entirely legible) spine, tanned/moderately soile edges. Fortunately, no previous owner's name or notations. A generally scarce book in any condition, as ar... View more info

THE LOST TRAIN and other Tales of Adventure and Ingenuity of a Group of Young Canadian Railroaders

By: Coombs, Lovell (pseudonym of Francis Edward Llewelyn Coombs)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Ottawa, The Mortimer Company: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015118


Volume I in the publisher's 'Railroad Scouts Series.' Illustrated boards, 134 pages + 2 pages of listings for other titles in the series, + 3 pages of advertisements, 4 illustrations. Edgewear, scraped corners, bottom 1&1/4" of spine missing, soiled edges, covers beginning to separate at edges, gift inscription to previous owner, tanning. A fragile item, very scarce in any condition, as are all titles in the series. View more info

The Laughing Lady

By: Cooper, Wendy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Leicester, Brockhampton Press/Brock Books: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014724


When a famous painting is stolen from an antique shop, the pair of youngsters who had been left in charge of it learn about police methods. Based on the BBC teleplay. Patterned aqua cloth w/maroon spine lettering, 119 pages. Bumped corners, light tanning, in price-clipped dust jacket w/rubbing, moderate edgewear, short edge tears. View more info

The Secret of Ivy Lea

By: Cowan, Janice

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Borealis Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013015


A blurb on the back cover informs us that Cowan's "children's novels make exciting reading for the 8-12 age group," and who am I to disagree? 80 pages. Impressions/scratches to back cover, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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Bibliography of Canadian Boy Scout Materials

By: Craig, Helen C. (compiler)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Privately Published (printed by Provincial Artisans: 1982

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 017569


One of only 100 copies printed as "a tribute to the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scout Movement," detailing the list of "publications published in Canada by or about Canadian Boy Scouts, with the exception of such materials as record books and forms." Chapters include Books; French Language materials published by Boy Scouts of Canada; "Chins Up Fund" publications; Articles in magazines; Serial publications including magazines, annu... View more info

Hamish X and the Cheese Pirates of the Arctic

By: Cullen, Sean

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Viking Canada/Pearson Penguin Canada: 2006

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 015298


A Canadian comedian's first book of fiction, telling the story of an orphan who, with friends, escapes an orphanage to take on a group of cheese-obsessed pirates. 291 pages. A small soil mark to fore-edge, a hint of general wear. An unread copy, internally tight and clean. View more info

HUGH WELLWOOD'S SUCCESS; or, Where There's a Will There's a Way

By: Cupples, Mrs. George

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, T. Nelson and Son: 1889

Seller ID: 012475


The inspirational story of two brothers, one twelve years old and a happy and motivated sort, the other two years younger and equally happy and motivated, but in a completely different direction (not to worry--it all turns out well in the end). Floral-decorated blue and red cloth w/gilt spine lettering to front cover, 72 pages, illustrated. Moderate wear to corners/spine ends, prize bookplate affixed to front pastedown (recipient rewarded for good conduct at the British ... View more info

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THE GOOSEYPLUMS BY THE SEA, The Third Adventure of the Gooseyplums of Duckpond-in-the-Dip

By: Dale, Frances

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton / H&S: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017876


Gus Gooseyplum and his pals get into a little trouble when they impersonate a group of minstrels at a seaside resort. Racism was still alive and well in children's books of the 1950s, as evidenced by the opening paragraph of the third section of this little tome: "'Quite the best thing about this holiday,' said Mrs. Gooseyplum, roosting her tailfeathers into the soft sand, ' is the end of those nigger minstrels. I never liked them. Noise, twanging -- tiresome.'&#... View more info

Marmalade Atkins in Space

By: Davies, Andrew

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Blackie and Son Limited: 1986

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 014008


Originally published in 1982 by Abelard-Schuman, and one of a series of titles to feature a bad little girl with few, if any, redeeming qualities. Front panel photograph shows Charlotte Coleman as Marmalade Atkins, with rear panel photograph showing Coleman/Atkins sandwiched between "Dudley Sutton as Colonel Perry and Dicken Ashworth as Captain Conch in the Thames TV Theatre Box Production" of this title. Blue cloth w/silver spine lettering, 87 pages (+ advertise... View more info

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Mr. Billiwicket's Burro (signed)

By: Decker, Margaret Singleton

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Hicksville, Exposition Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 009231


a collection of ten stories for 5-to-9-year-olds, originally published in 'The Christian Science Monitor,' and featuring the adventures of a kindly man who wanted a second pony to pull his children's cart but ended up with a little burro no bigger than a dog; this copy signed by author on front free end paper ("Happy reading--/Maggi Singleton Decker") and bears her black-on-gold address sticker on front pastedown; silver lettering on blue cloth, 51 pgs.; moderate... View more info

QUEEN CAT & Other Stories

By: Dunlop, Beverley

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Auckland, Hodder & Stoughton: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011946


The New Zealand-born author of a number of acclaimed children's novels here presents seven short stories originally published in various issues of 'School Journal' (a publication of the School Publications Branch of the New Zealand Department of Education), and aimed at the six-to-nine-year-old reader. 31 pages. Rubbing, light general wear. View more info

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Alphabeasts

By: Edwards, Wallace

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, Kids Can Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012644


1st printing w/complete number sequence. True first edition and winner of the 2002 Governor General's Award for Children's Literature/Illustration. A gorgeously illustrated volume merging fantasy and reality, "a unique collection of animal portraits that will ignite the imaginations of young and old alike." Each letter of the alphabet is complemented with the fantasy-tinged illustration of an animal whose name begins with that letter, accompanied by two lines of ... View more info

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Philippa at School

By: Ensdaile, S.K.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, A. & C. Black Ltd.: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017902


A girl for whom studying isn't a particularly strong suit is "threatened with no summer holiday away from home unless she gets a better school report." Red cloth w/black lettering/decoration to front cover, black spine lettering, 241 pages, dust jacket illustration (matching frontispiece) by J.H. Hartley. Slant, bumped/lightly worn corners/spine ends, soil along bottom cover edges, foxed page edges, a little light internal soil, in a dust jacket that has fought... View more info

GHOSTS GALORE, Haunting Verse

By: Fisher, Robert (editor)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1986

Edition: 2nd paperback edition

Seller ID: 009610


a collection of spooky poetry aimed at children, featuring "Sinister ghosts and comic ghosts, sad ghosts and rollicking ghosts, poems to make you laugh and poems to make you shiver--"; contributors are a varied lot, ranging from the indefatiguable Anonymous to J.R.R. Tolkien, from an 11-year-old identified only as Farah to Robert Service, and many others (Osbert Sitwell, William Carlos Williams, Ralph Hodgson, Ted Hughes, Christina Rossetti, Russell Hoban, W.S. G... View more info

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Kris Brownswell Mysteries

By: Fournier, Anthony

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Newcastle, HI-TECH Printing & Graphics: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015740


A collection of three mysteries featuring teenage sleuth Kris Brownswell and her pal, Charlene Anderson. 72 pages. Light rubbing to covers, internally tight and clean. Uncommon. View more info

The Thief Lord

By: Funke, Cornelia

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Scholastic, Inc./The Chicken House: 2002

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 014629


1st printing w/complete number sequence. An award-winning runaway bestseller originally published in German in 2000, and here translated from that language by Oliver Latsch. Two orphans on the run from a cruel aunt and uncle meet up with a thirteen-year-old boy who leads a group of young petty criminals. Purple boards, blue cloth backstrip w/gilt lettering, 349 pages (including Glossary), illustrated by the author, dust jacket illustration by Christian Birmingham. An... View more info

Daddy Takes Us to the Woods

By: Garis, Howard R.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Chicago & New York, M.A. Donohue & Company:

Edition: 1st Donohue edition

Seller ID: 011561


No date. Originally published in 1914 by R.F. Fenno & Company. The tenth title in the author's 'Daddy Series For Little Folks,' each finding a father teaching his son and daughter about some aspect of outdoor lore or animals or nature in general. Tipped-on illustration over green cloth, 165 pages + 9 pages of listings of other Donohue titles. Moderate wear to corners/spine ends, Christmas sticker to top right corner of front free end paper, previous owner's name magic-ma... View more info

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Red Shift (signed)

By: Garner, Alan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Fontana/Lions 671000: 1977

Edition: 3rd Fontana/Lions edition

Inscription: Signed & Dated by Author

Seller ID: 008377


"A contemporary disenchanted Romeo and Juliet story, conducted almost entirely in clipped sardonic dialogue between the lovers [and shifting] frequently, plunging back into Roman Britain and the time of the Civil War, to bloody episodes which took place around the same hill in Cheshire." This copy signed and dated (Alan Garner/4 July 1978) on title page. Tiny sticker pull, light edgewear, moderate general wear. Uncommon signed. View more info

Joshua, The Czar, and the Chicken Bone Wish (signed)

By: Girion, Barbara

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons/Scribner: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007459


A fourth-grade klutz with a few troubles meets an old man who claims to be a czar who lost control of all Russia on the snap of a single wishbone, and subsequently befriends the kid in an effort to help him develop a bit of self-confidence. In a lovely piece of coincidence, this copy is inscribed by the author to an actual Joshua ("For Joshua--/who has/quite a while to go/before he enjoys this/story. Lots of good/luck chicken-bone wishing/to your parents to help/you... View more info

THE PRINCE'S STORY BOOK, Being Historical Stories Collected Out of English Romantic Literature in Illustration of the Reigns of English Monarchs From the Conquest to Victoria

By: Gomme, George Laurence (editor)

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd.:

Seller ID: 009611


nd; a companion volume to the previously published "The King's Story Book" and "The Queen's Story Book," and as the sub-title indicates, containing stories for the juvenile reader, set during the reigns of a wide variety of monarchs; 392 pgs. + 4 pgs. of ads for other Constable titles; View more info

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Crackers Number/No./# Three/3

By: Greig, Dave (editorial director)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Scholastic-TAB Publications: 1982

Seller ID: 017679


A scarce children's magazine for the grades 3-5 set. Cover features photograph of Wayne Gretzky, with an illustrated, three-page article on his early-career accomplishments. Also included is an article on a baby lowland gorilla recovering from brain surgery at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, a short story by Leslie Sweeney, instructions of how to make a gorilla pillow, a variety of games and puzzles, weird-but-true facts, hockey tips from Peter Puck, trivia, an... View more info

The Music of Summer

By: Guy, Rosa

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press/Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010903


a dark-skinned eighteen-year-old spending her summer away from the city and her family's unrelenting pressure to become a concert pianist finds herself treated shabbily by a lighter-skinned upper-middle-class African-American former friend who wants little to do with her, and the summer seems on the verge of becoming uncomfortably long and cruel until a young man appears with fascinating stories of his adopted homeland, Africa; blue boards w/mauve cloth backstrip, 180 pg... View more info

The Story of the World's Police

By: Harrison, Richard

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Phoenix House Ltd.: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011106


writing for the juvenile reader, the author covers a wide variety of subjects, including arrests resulting from scientific analysis, recognition of wanted men, diamond thefts in South Africa, smuggling on the Thames, how the police of various countries co-operate, the 'Third Degree', and much else; Foreword by Sir Harold Scott; green cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 191 pgs. incl. Index, illustrated; slant, foxed/dust-soiled top edge, tanning, light foxing to end papers/pas... View more info

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Kitten's First Full Moon

By: Henkes, Kevin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Greenwillow Books/HarperCollinsPublishers/Harper Collins Publishers: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013806


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Winner of the 2005 Caldecott Medal, awarded to the artist responsible for the previous year's most distinguished children's picture book. This one tells the story of a kitten who "mistakes the full moon for bowl of milk," and in pursuit of it "ends up tired, wet, and hungry." Pictorial boards w/black cloth backstrip w/silver spine lettering, unpaginated. Dust jacket w/small sticker pull to bottom of rear panel (rem... View more info

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Kitten's First Full Moon

By: Henkes, Kevin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Greenwillow Books/HarperCollinsPublishers/Harper Collins Publishers: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014953


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Winner of the 2005 Caldecott Medal, awarded to the artist responsible for the previous year's most distinguished children's picture book. This one tells the story of a kitten who "mistakes the full moon for bowl of milk," and in pursuit of it "ends up tired, wet, and hungry." Pictorial boards w/black cloth backstrip w/silver spine lettering, unpaginated. Dust jacket w/a hint of wear to corners/spine ends. A very n... View more info

Mercy's Birds

By: Holeman, Linda

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Tundra Books/McClelland & Stewart:

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014171


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Trying to maintain good grades and keep a job, a young girl is losing control of her life as her mother "retreats more and more to the security of her bedroom," her aunt "retreats into tarot cards and alcohol," and she lives in fear that her aunt's boyfriend will return to live with them. This copy signed by Holeman on title page. An unread copy w/a hint of general wear, internally tight and clean. View more info

THE HOLIDAY RAT and THE UTMOST MOUSE

By: Holman, Felice

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton & Company: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011069


two stories featuring vermin not usually thought of as loveable (that would be the rat) or courageous (the mouse), but which, in the eyes of a few humans whom they assist, are assigned those traits; illustrated boards, 80 pgs., charmingly illustrated by the incomparable Wallace Tripp (but they're still vermin, no matter how adorably he draws 'em); mild slant, bump to bottom corner of back cover, small rectangular impression to back cover; price-clipped dj w/sunned spine,... View more info

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The Canning Season

By: Horvath, Polly

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus, Giroux: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015788


First printing, w/complete number sequence, of Horvath's multi-award-winning story about a young girl who goes to visit her eccentric great-aunts in Maine. This one scooped up a truckload of awards and recognition, including the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, being named the 2004 Young Adult Canadian Book of the Year, and winning an American Library Associations Best Book for Young Adults Fanfare Award. Additionally, it was a Kirkus Editor's Choice, ... View more info

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The Canning Season

By: Horvath, Polly

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus, Giroux: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015836


First printing, w/complete number sequence, of Horvath's multi-award-winning story about a young girl who goes to visit her eccentric great-aunts in Maine. This one scooped up a truckload of awards and recognition, including the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, being named the 2004 Young Adult Canadian Book of the Year, and winning an American Library Associations Best Book for Young Adults Fanfare Award. Additionally, it was a Kirkus Editor's Choice, ... View more info

The Faces of Fear

By: Hughes, Monica

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, HarperCollins / Harper Collins: 1997

Seller ID: 007787


Hard Cover. Near Fine. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. with a friend, a girl confined to a wheelchair after an accident pursues an alternate existence in a virtual reality program her father has had constructed for her, but none of them know that the program's creatorr harbours a vicious grudge against the girl, and has built into the program a number of dangerous traps; wraparound dj illustration by David Day; tiny red remainder dot on bottom edge; a... View more info

Stitches

By: Huser, Glen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto & Vancouver & Berkeley, Groundwood/Douglas & McIntyre: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014905


Wraps edition issued simultaneously with the hardcover. Winner of the 2003 Governor General's Literary Award for children's literature in English. A ninth grader's proudest accomplishment is threatened by an angry classmate, a dangerous bully. 198 pages (plus Acknowledgements), cover illustration by Betsy Everitt. A pristine, unread copy. View more info

Tales of the White Cockade

By: Hutton, Barbara

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Co.:

Seller ID: 006712


No date [Preface1869]. A title from the Boy's Own Favourite Series, this one fictionalizing Scottish events and the "history of those who, in 1715 and 1745, wore and fought for the White Cockade." Illustrated deep blue cloth, gilt to front cover/spine, 383 pages + 15-page catalogue for other Dutton titles. Bumped/frayed corners/spine ends, rubbing, tanned/lightly soiled edges, front hinge split. Previous owner has taped to front pastedown a brief article cove... View more info

ON FOREIGN SERVICE, Or, The Santa Cruz Revolution

By: Jeans, Surgeon Rear-Admiral T.T.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 008840


nd (ca 1930); historical fiction originally published in 1911; when the policies of a Central American dictator threaten British interests, two armoured cruisers of the Royal Navy arrive to ensure that the politician who replaces the curmudgeon looks favourably on the Brits; illustrated cloth, 381 pgs.; some rubbing, mild wear to corners/spine ends, dusty/tanned/lightly soiled edges, some spine sunning, moderate general wear; View more info

King of the Commandos

By: Johns, Captain W.E.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Toronto, Musson Book Company: 1944

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

Seller ID: 007660


Originally published a year earlier by University of London Press. The author of the Biggles stories here introduces Captain Lorrington King (a.k.a. Gimlet, a.k.a. Skipper) of Combined Operations in the first of a series of adventures against the Nazis. A title from the publisher's Venture Books for Boys series. Tan cloth, 254 pages + 2 pages of advertisements for other of the publisher's titles, illustrated in b&w w/colour frontispiece. A bit of slant, moderate cove... View more info

A Time of Darkness

By: Jordan, Sherryl

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Scholastic, Inc.: 1990

Edition: 1st Scholastic edition

Seller ID: 008237


New Zealand author's first US-published title; a teenager who finds himself transported to the past must unravel a dangerous secret which may mean the end of him and his world; dj illustration by John Schwartz; a hint of slant; dj w/mild general wear; View more info

The Mysterious Neighbors

By: Judd, Frances K.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Books, Inc.:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005627


No date. A Kay Tracey mystery. "Kay solves the riddle of the river racketeers." Pictorial cover shows Kay in a rowboat and about to be rammed by another vessel. Dusty edges, some edgewear, scrape to bottom spine, light smudging to back cover. View more info

The Divide

By: Kay, Elizabeth

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Chicken House/Scholastic: 2003

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 014912


1st printing w/complete number sequence. A young lad with a life-threatening heart condition "tumbles into a magical backwards world where mythical creatures are real and human beings are only a legend. Illustrated boards. Lightly scuffed covers. A nice unread copy. View more info

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Chocolate River Rescue (signed)

By: Kent, Jennifer McGrath

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Halifax, Nimbus Publishing: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Kent, on title page

Seller ID: 017720


Inspired by a variety of true events, this one tells the story of three boys "trapped on an ice floe on the Petitcodiac River in the dead of winter," with a strong current pulling them inexorably toward the ocean. 108 pages. Light rubbing, moderate handling wear, a bit of wear to corners, moderate handling wear. View more info

Children of the Lamp, Book Two: The Blue Djinn of Babylon

By: Kerr, P.B.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Orchard Books/Watts Publishing/Scholastic: 2006

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 015290


Sequel to 'The Akhenaten Adventure.' 332 pages. An unread copy, internally tight and clean. View more info

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White Sands, Red Menace (signed in Hebrew)

By: Klages, Ellen

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Viking / Penguin Group: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016886


A companion volume to the multi-award-winning 'The Green Glass Sea.' This copy signed, in Hebrew, by Klages on title page. According to the author, she has signed very few copies in Hebrew. This copy comes with a 5.5" x 4.25" promotional card (bears the dust jacket illustration on one side, and title/author name/publisher information on reverse) laid in. Red boards w/white spine lettering, 337 pages (plus author's notes, acknowledgments and brief biography), ... View more info

The Leopard's Tooth (inscribed & signed)

By: Kotzwinkle, William

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Clarion/Seabury: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: cyj.00041


After four adult books and seven aimed at juveniles, this is the author's first novel for young readers. Shortly after the turn of the century the leader of an anthropological expedition searching in Africa for clues to the mysteries of man's past is transformed into a leopard. 19 illustrations. Two small ink scribbles on rear pastedown, small ink lines/scribbles to 3 of the 19 illustrations. Dust jacket w/moderate edgewear, diagonal 2.5" tear beginning at top le... View more info

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A Thief Among Statues (signed)

By: Kushner, Donn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Annick Press Ltd.: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015838


A child found living on the street in London after the First World War is one of the Home Children sent to Canada where he is falsely accused of theft. He flees to a church, where he "discovers two majestic-looking figures carved in wood. They are wearing rich wooden robes and wooden crowns -- and they are speaking to him!" 72 pages. This copy inscribed and signed by Kushner on title page. Gift inscription from grandparents to a pair grandchildren also on ti... View more info

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The Fabulous Flight

By: Lawson, Robert

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016408


First printing. The adventures of Peter Peabody Pepperell III, who grew smaller as he grew older, so that Gus the Gull became his airplane in an Atlantic Ocean-hopping adventure. Lawson won both the Newbury and Caldecott medals. He died in 1957. Blue cloth w/dark blue illustration to front cover, dark blue spine lettering, 152 pages, illustrated end papers, illustrated. Moderate wear to corners/spine ends, bumped top edge of back cover, faint foxing to top edge, in ... View more info

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THE WINNING FORWARD PASS, or "Onward to the Orange Bowl Game"

By: Lawton, Charles

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Cupples and Leon: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016881


A title from the publisher's Champion Sport Stories series. Maroon cloth w/black lettering/football illustration to front cover/spine, 206 pages, frontispiece, dust jacket illustration by Harry J. Schaare. Light wear to corners/spine ends, pencil price impressions to top right corner of second end paper, tanning, in rubbed dust jacket w/light edgewear, mild wear to corners/spine ends. View more info

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Anything But Hank! (signed)

By: Lebowitz, Rachel, and Zachariah Wells

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Emeryville, Biblioasis: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Authors

Seller ID: 017594


A baby and a pig in search of a name for the former end up in the mountains "as they seek an audience with the Wizard and his baby-naming Mexican beaded lizard." This copy inscribed by Lebowitz and Wells to some kid named Noah ("For Noah,/Happy Reading!") on title page. Bumped corner/spine ends, in lightly worn dust jacket. View more info

The Cat and the Wizard (signed)

By: Lee, Dennis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Key Porter Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012836


1st printing w/complete number sequence. A disgruntled wizard and a friendless cat enjoy a darkness-to-dawn party which includes "candlelight, wine, and tuna fish; they juggle with sparklers, turnips, flautists, and butterflies' wings," the entire thing told in Lee's usual rhyming style. Lee has signed this copy on title page. Illustrated boards, unpaginated. An unread copy in collectible condition. View more info

The Cat and the Wizard

By: Lee, Dennis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Key Porter Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012969


1st printing w/complete number sequence. A disgruntled wizard and a friendless cat enjoy a darkness-to-dawn party which includes "candlelight, wine, and tuna fish; they juggle with sparklers, turnips, flautists, and butterflies' wings," the entire thing told in Lee's usual rhyming style. Lee has signed this copy on title page. Illustrated boards, unpaginated. An unread copy in collectible condition. View more info

What Beckoning Ghost?

By: Lillington, Kenneth

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014305


After a young girl sees a ghost she learns that she is not the first to see it, and that it seems to appear only to young girls who have something in common. Hardcover in black cloth w/silver spine lettering, 156 pages, dust jacket illustration by Renate Belina. Gently bumped spine ends, light general wear, in lightly rubbed dust jacket w/thin scratches/impressions. Dust jacket in protective mylar sleeve. Somewhat uncommon in first edition in decent shape. View more info

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Shattered Souls

By: Lindsey, Mary

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Philomel Books / Penguin Young Readers Group: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017910


A Galveston high school student discovers that she can communicate with the dead -- which is an enormous relief, sincer she was afraid that she had inherited her father's schizophrenia (okay, so maybe it's not an enormous relief, since there's a malevolent spirit hell-bent on destroying her, and everybody knows how bitchy dead people can be, but hey, as any teenager will tell you, it's better than ending up like a parent). Black boards w/silver spine lettering, 326 page... View more info

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Stories to Play in the Infant School

By: McCrea, Lilian

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1959

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 016125


From the front flap: "The purpose of this book is to show the value of dramatic play for children from approximately 5 to 7 years of age, and to provide material suitable for them to use." Divided into three parts: Stories for Realistic Play; Stories for Imaginative Play; and Stories to Interpret Through Movement and Games to Play Together. Yellow cloth w/red spine lettering, 159 pages, frontispiece photograph (matches that on the front panel of the dust jack... View more info

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The Last of the Great Picnics

By: McFarlane, Leslie

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015834


A pair of young people attend an extra-special First of July celebration in this story set in 1882 in the Ottawa Valley. McFarlane was the (sadly) anonymous original writer of the Hardy Boys books, which made roughly three-quarters of a bazillion dollars for the publisher, but about four cents for him. Black illustration on orange cloth, 99 pages, dust jacket and interior illustrations by Parker. Previous owner's name to top edge of front end paper, National Library o... View more info

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Catriona's Island (signed)

By: McNeil, Florence

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre / Groundwood Books 094867: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016576


Marketed as fiction for young adults. A young woman living on an island where her grandfather runs a lighthouse has just graduated from high school, but doesn't want to go to the city to become a teacher, nor does she particularly want to help run the lighthouse. Instead, she wants to become an artist, but there may not be any hope for that, until she meets an older, attractive, accomplished man, whereupon "she can't help wondering whether he holds the answer to he... View more info

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No!

By: McPhail, David

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Roaring Brook Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016700


Except for the title, which is repeated three times in the story, there are no words in this one, but the story is carried very nicely by the paintings, which tell the story of a child who "sets out to deliver a letter and witnesses acts of war on his way." Illustrated boards, unpaginated. View more info

Good Morning, Young England

By: Mee, Arthur

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005437


An uncommon title from the "Arthur Mee's Rainbow Books" series. An inspirational look at the future, written for English young people who "will carry telephones in your pockets. You will see anywhere, across the world as easily as across the street. You will have the sense of touch at a distance. You will go where you like in a day. You will fly like a bird. You will switch on power and heat as we switch on light. You will never be troubled much by disease. ... View more info

Bartonwood

By: Moat, John

Price: $22.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014714


Author's first novel for children, telling the story of a boy with a gift for riddles, who, with a peculiar collection of allies, "fights with a clan of evil farmers, and against their weird dogs and chain-saws, from the freedom of the wood." This copy inscribed and signed by author, on title page, thusly: "Dearest Mickey, here/is little more than a/Christmas card, with our/best love,/Antoinette/John Elsbeth/& Ben." Moat has drawn a line through his na... View more info

HENRY'S QUEST, Early Life in Rural Nova Scotia

By: Monnon, Mary Ann

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Halifax, Oxford Street Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012649


Historical fiction for juveniles, set in the late 1700s when a group of Loyalists flee South Carolina and arrive in Nova Scotia to face deprivation and hard times. Winner of the Lilla Stirling Award from the Nova Scotia branch of the Canadian Authors Association. 83 pages. Rubbing, impressions, scratches, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Ulysses Moore #1: The Door to Time

By: Moore, Ulysses (Pierdomenico Baccalario)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Scholastic Inc.: 2006

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 015003


Originally published in Italian in 2004, and here translated from that language by Leah Janeczko. A pair of eleven-year-old twins discover that their new home on the English coast "has twisting tunnels, strange artifacts from around the world, and a mysterious, locked door." Illustrated boards, 222 pages. Unread. View more info

SLAVES OF THE MASTERY, The Wind on Fire II

By: Nicholson, William

Price: $27.50

Publisher: London, Mammoth/Egmont Children's Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014051


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Sequel to 'The Wind Singer,' which won the Smarties Gold Award. Blue boards w/gold design/lettering, 340 pages, wraparound dust jacket by Mark Edwards. An unread copy. (A word about our grading: Fine -- or, sometimes, As New -- is our highest grade, and it's down from there. There is simply no grade better than Fine or As New. "Mint" is a word referring to a delightful flavour or an imposing edifice where coins are produce... View more info

SLAVES OF THE MASTERY, The Wind on Fire II

By: Nicholson, William

Price: $27.50

Publisher: London, Mammoth/Egmont Children's Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014163


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Sequel to 'The Wind Singer,' which won the Smarties Gold Award. Blue boards w/gold design/lettering, 340 pages, wraparound dust jacket illustration by Mark Edwards. An unread copy in pristine condition. View more info

The Runswick Treasure

By: Norman, George

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons:

Seller ID: 010869


no date; shortly before the start of World War II, two young men and a pair of older friends head from Runswick Abbey, on the Yorkshire coast, to Norway where they seek treasure carried off centuries before by a Viking fleet; dusty edges, moderate edgewear, bumped corners; dj w/edgewear, 1/2" tear to top of rear fold, subsequent horizontal crease across top edge of back panel, 1/2" tear to bottom left edge of front panel, subsequent diagonal crease, faint dampsta... View more info

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RICH AND HUMBLE, or The Mission of Bertha Grant

By: Optic, Oliver (pseudonym of William T. Adams)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Hurst & Company:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005707


No date (circa 1910). First of the author's Woodville Stories. Illustrated cloth, 256 pages, illustrated. Cover illustration still bright and attractive. Uncommon in a dust jacket, especially since the jackets were so fragile to begin with; some slant, dusty/moderately soiled edges, off-setting to end papers. Dust jacket missing bottom 2" of spine and triangular piece from upper portion of spine, edgewear, chipping, front panel separated from jacket at right spi... View more info

The Outlaws' Last Ride

By: Osborne, Richard

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Kenosha, Samuel Lowe Company: 1949

Seller ID: 011775


#582. The tenth title in the publisher's "Swap-It" Books series. Illustrated boards, unpaginated (32). Edge and corner wear, rubbing, tanned pages, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

The Birds of Christmas

By: Pacey, Michael

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Stratford, Three Trees Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015216


Wraps edition published simultaneously with the hardcover. A young boy's Christmas wish is that songbirds will be back before Christmas, so the day before, he sets up a birdfeeder to entice them. This copy signed by Pacey, on title page. Unpaginated (24). Some rubbing, moderate handling wear. Uncommon signed. View more info

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Read a Zillion Books (signed)

By: Pallotta, Jerry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Katonah, Richard C. Owen Publishers: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016953


A title from the publisher's Meet The Author series. This copy inscribed and signed, by Palotta, on title page. Inscription reads, "To Carol.../Keep on reading!/Jerry Pallotta 2005". So if your child's name is Carol, then this is the book for you! Or not. You decide. 33 pages, illustrated. Light general wear. View more info

ELDEST, Inheritance, Book Two, Limited Edition

By: Paolini, Christopher

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2006

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 015560


The first printing, with complete number sequence, of the limited edition of the second book in Paolini's trilogy about a young boy and his dragon. This edition contains more pages than the regular edition, with a "Sneak peek at Book III/Exclusive foldout poster of Glaedr/Excerpt from history of Alagaesia/Never-before-seen art by the author/Complete list of people, places, and things." Red boards w/black cloth backstrip, gilt spine lettering, 706 pages + sneak ... View more info

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Dune

By: Paringaux, Philippe

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Paris, Seuil Jeunesse: 2001

Seller ID: 016243


A French-language children's story about the adventures of a cat named Dune. 41 pages. Light general wear. Uncommon. View more info

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Hickory Wings (signed)

By: Philbrook, Clem

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015279


Philbrook's first book. Two young men -- one a champion athlete, all-around student, and well-liked, the other a spoiled rich man's son -- are both expert skiers, and bound to find themselves in competition and conflict. This copy inscribed and signed by Philbrook, on half-title. Inscription reads: "To Bobby:/With very best wishes/Clem Philbrook." Decorated blue cloth, 177 pages, illustrated end papers. Moderate general wear, in price-clipped dust jacket w/... View more info

Scranimals

By: Prelutsky, Jack

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins Publishers: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011497


1st printing w/complete number sequence. The author takes a trip to an island which doesn't appear on most maps, and invites his readers to "put on your pith helmet and prepare to explore a wilderness of puns and rhymes where birds, beasts, vegetables, and flowers have been mysteriously scrambled together to create creatures you've never seen before--and are unlikely to meet again!" Illustrated boards, 40 pages, delightfully illustrated. Thin diagonal scratch to ... View more info

Knickerbocker's Glory

By: Restell, Ernest

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold & Co.: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015048


Three interconnected adventures featuring amphibian Knickerbocker Toad. Stories include "Knickerbocker’s Gloom," "Knickerbocker’s Gratitude," and "Knickerbocker’s Glory." Pictorial boards, 64 pages. Much edge/corner wear, taped spine, soiled covers, previous owner's name whited out, light internal soil, rear end paper torn vertically. Quite scarce in any condition. View more info

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Gold in Mosquito Creek

By: Reynolds, Dickson (pseudonym of Helen M.G. Reynolds)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017934


Two teenage boys and a friend head to the Pacific Northwest to do a little fishing and end up mining for gold, which, of course, they find and which they hurry into town to register, but naturally there are "some sinister characters in the Pacific slope mining town who mean no good," whereupon excitement ensues. Blue hardcover w/yellow illustration/lettering to front cover, yellow lettering to spine, 192 pages. Moderate wear to corners/spine ends, a bit of slan... View more info

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Sabotage in Space, Tom Corbett Space Cadet #7

By: Rockwell, Carey

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap / G&D: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017414


An innocent prank at Space Academy sees Tom and his friends punished with guard duty, but the punishment turns out to be fortuitous in saving "the latest hush-hush project so important to the solar universe." Technical advice provided by Willy Ley. Lists to this title on second end paper and rear panel, with nine Rick Brant titles listed on rear flap. Blue tweed w/black lettering/rocket to front cover, black spine lettering, pictorial end papers, 212 pages. M... View more info

The Story of Tingatina

By: Roussy, Alma

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Surrey, General Printers & Publishers/Alma Roussy: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010747


the intriguingly told and charmingly illustrated bedtime story of a beautiful and ageless fairy princess, the evil Gadzilla who was her enemy, and the host of forest creatures who helped the princess destroy Gadzilla's fortress to bring goodness to the forest; a rare item from an award-winning designer/caricaturist/muralist who, in response to a query concerning this title, says, "I vaguely recall we printed just a few."; unpaginated; some rubbing, impressions, 1... View more info

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A Piece Of Earth

By: Ruffell, Ann

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Dennis Dobson: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014720


Author's scarce second novel. On a particular Wednesday, there is a great split down the side of the world, "rather like a chinese puzzle. It seems to cause no discomfort--there is enough air and the children can help dam the water and have athletic contests in the low gravity. Grown-ups have more problems, but find the absence of television restful." Yellow cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 137 pages, illustrated by Beryl Sanders. Mild slant, partial date stamp... View more info

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Septimus Heap, Book One: MAGYK

By: Sage, Angie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins/Harper Collins: 2005

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 016628


The first book in the Septimus Heap series. On the same night that the seventh son of a seventh son is pronounced dead and then stolen by a midwife, the alleged stillborn's father finds another newborn, this one a girl with violet eyes, who has been abandoned in the snow. Blue and purple boards w/blind-stamped title/design to front cover, gilt spine lettering, 364 pages. CD in unopened pouch tipped on to front pastedown. Dust jacket w/publisher's original "Magyka... View more info

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ANNA ALL ALONE, ANNA KEEPS HER PROMISE, and ANNA WINS THROUGH

By: Sandwall-Bergstrom, Martha

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Blackie & Son Ltd.:

Edition: 1st Blackie edition

Seller ID: 011574


Originally published in the 1940s in Swedish, these are the second, third and fourth books from the author's series set in Sweden in the early 1900s, telling the tale of an orphan girl's unflagging generosity and kindness in the face of adversity and uncertainty. Translated from the Swedish by Joan Tate. All three volumes in tangerine cloth; 120, 128 and 111 pages, respectively. Dust jacket illustrations by Robin Lawrie. All three volumes VG w/moderate general wear (no p... View more info

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Heartless

By: Shepard, Sara

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, HarperTeen/Harper Teen: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017609


In the fictional town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania, Emily, Hanna, Aria and Spencer claim to have found a dead body, but when it vanishes without a trace before anyone can verify its existence, the girls find that "friendly smiles have been replaced with suspicious glares and accusatory whispers." Red boards w/gilt lettering/design to front cover, gilt spine lettering, 280 pages (including acknowledgments). Gently bumped spine ends, in lightly scuffed dust jacket w... View more info

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Wanted

By: Shepard, Sara

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, HarperTeen/Harper Teen: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017610


The eighth and final book in the Pretty Little Liars series, this one finding Emily, Hanna, Aria and Spencer believing that "all their questions about Ali have finally been answered," and they can write finis to this chapter of their lives. "Or so they think." Yellow boards w/pink foil lettering/design to front cover, pink foil lettering to spine, 264 pages (including acknowledgments, advertisement for Shepard's next series). Gently bumped spine ends, ... View more info

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Jack Pearl as "Detective Baron Munchausen"

By: Sherman, Harold

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Chicago, Goldsmith Publishing:

Seller ID: 005409


A title from the publisher's series of humourous children's books based on popular radio programs. Other Sherman-authored titles in the series include 'Eddie Cantor in Laughland,' and 'Fire Chief Ed Wynn and His Old Fire Horse.' Frontispiece photograph of Jack Pearl. Some spine roll, quite slight spine sunning, scraping to right spine edge, tanned pages, dusty edges. View more info

THE PIG WHO SAVED THE WORLD, by Gryllus the Pig

By: Shipton, Paul

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Puffin/Penguin: 2006

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 015291


Sequel to 'The Pig Scrolls.' 261 pages, cover illustration by David Roberts. Light rubbing, a few impressions. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Morgan and Things

By: Shoberg, Lore

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009487


"What is this book about? Sunday outings, heart-to-heart talks, love and trust and sharing, exciting discoveries, mysterious adventures, sudden endings, strange beginnings, but mainly, the beautiful togetherness between Morgan and his dad--that's what this book is about."; uncommon in a dust jacket; reinforced library binding, unpaginated; bumped spine ends, crinkle to top right corner of front free end paper, pencil price impressions to same, faint soil; price-c... View more info

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Once Upon a Time Long, Long Ago (signed)

By: Shykoff, Henry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Natural Heritage Books/Natural History Inc.: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016414


From the back cover: "How did we get to be US? Who are WE? This story for the younger reader, set in the period of some 50,000 years ago when an almost explosive change in people's behaviour occurred, addresses these questions." If your child's name is Tommy, then this is the copy for you, because Shykoff has inscribed it thusly on the front end paper: "To Tommy/Henry Shykoff." Although I must admit, parents of non-Tommys won't be turned away from t... View more info

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The Secret of Sunset House

By: Siamon, Sharon

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, Gage Educational Publishing Company: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017485


A young girl, her brother and her dog try to unravel a mysterious secret during summer vacation. 160 pages. Spine slant/roll, 1" separation to bottom left spine edge, 1/4" separation to right spine edges, crease to bottom right corner of front cover, small soil marks to fore-edge, moderate general wear. Uncommon. View more info

Endymion Spring

By: Skelton, Matthew

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Puffin Books/Penguin: 2006

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 015299


"Who or what is Endymion Spring? A voiceless boy with a terrible secret? A door to boundless power and forbidden knowledge? A book that feeds on children?" Uncommon. 440 pages (including historical note). NF. An unread copy, internally tight and clean. View more info

The Good Companion

By: Skogan, Joan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Victoria & Custer, Orca Book Publishers: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009869


the captain of a fishing boat rescues a girl mysteriously abandoned at sea, and staying true to the seafaring superstition that a woman on board is bad luck, he dumps her at the nearest port, only to discover later during a vicious storm that he may have turned away a benevolent force; unpaginated; a very nice unread copy; View more info

The Good Companion

By: Skogan, Joan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Victoria & Custer, Orca Book Publishers: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011841


The captain of a fishing boat rescues a girl mysteriously abandoned at sea, and staying true to the seafaring superstition that a woman on board is bad luck, he dumps her at the nearest port, only to discover later during a vicious storm that he may have turned away a benevolent force. Illustrated boards, unpaginated. A very nice unread copy. View more info

The Good Companion

By: Skogan, Joan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Victoria & Custer, Orca Book Publishers: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012657


The captain of a fishing boat rescues a girl mysteriously abandoned at sea, and staying true to the seafaring superstition that a woman on board is bad luck, he dumps her at the nearest port, only to discover later during a vicious storm that he may have turned away a benevolent force. Illustrated boards, unpaginated. A very nice unread copy. View more info

Dust

By: Slade, Arthur

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Toronto, HarperCollins Publishers/Harper Collins: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014105


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Paperback original. A multiple award-winner (the 2001 Governor General's Award for Children's Literature, the 2001 Saskatchewan Book Award for Children's Literature, and the 2002 Mr. Christie's Book Award), telling the story of a dazzling stranger who appears in a small town, and whose sinister machinations are seen for what they are by only one person, a young boy about to become a man. 168 pages, cover illustration by Luc Melans... View more info

Dust

By: Slade, Arthur

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Toronto, HarperCollins Publishers/Harper Collins: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014201


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Paperback original. A multiple award-winner (the 2001 Governor General's Award for Children's Literature, the 2001 Saskatchewan Book Award for Children's Literature, and the 2002 Mr. Christie's Book Award), telling the story of a dazzling stranger who appears in a small town, and whose sinister machinations are seen for what they are by only one person, a young boy about to become a man. 168 pages, cover illustration by Luc Melans... View more info

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Scouting on Mystery Trail

By: Smith, Leonard K.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: 1950

Edition: 8th printing

Seller ID: 017506


Bumped/worn/frayed corners/spine ends, a bit of water damage to back cover, minor edge soil, previous owner's notation to front pastedown, previous owner's sticker removed from front end paper, light internal soil. View more info

Frank Merriwell's Problem

By: Standish, Burt L.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Street & Smith:

Seller ID: 011267


nd (circa 1930); #38 from "The Merriwell Series," reissuing the 1898 edition; minor chipping to spine ends, some smudging, small scrape to right edge of back cover, tanned pages, diagonal crease to back cover, moderate general wear; internally tight and clean; fragile to begin with, these aren't often found in decent condition; View more info

The Worst Goes South

By: Stevenson, James

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Greenwillow Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009510


the worst person in the world and his dog skip town in order to avoid the bother and irritation of the community's harvest festival, and at the end of a bumpy dirt road in a dark and dismal Florida swamp he finds a delapidated old motel which hasn't rented out a room in forty years; illustrated cloth; unpaginated; lightly worn dj; a nice copy, unread; View more info

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Where the Trees Never End

By: Stoebener, Harry G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Chilton Book Company: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017556


A coming-of-age story about a young Blackfoot Indian, before the white man came to America. Green cloth w/maroon spine lettering, 199 pages + 1-page biography of Stoebener, dust jacket illustration by George Connelly. Mild slant, bottom corners bumped, in dust jacket w/a bit of wear to bottom edges, 1/4" tear to top edge of front panel. A nice copy. View more info

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The Children of Primrose Lane

By: Streatfeild, Noel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1951

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 016797


The children of Primrose Lane are forced to play in an empty house because summer holidays during war-time are out, "And when it led to the discovery of a German spy, and having to track him right across the South of England," there are thrills aplenty for all of them. Red cloth w/black spine lettering, 256 pages. Minor wear to corners/spine ends, dusty edges, in dust jacket w/light chipping to corners, moderate edgewear, small loss of paper at to top spine, pr... View more info

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The Puzzle in the Pond, Judy Bolton #34

By: Sutton, Margaret

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap / G&D:

Edition: Early reprint

Seller ID: 017648


The 34th title to feature redheaded Judy Bolton and her pal, Holly Potter. In this one, "based on an event that actually happened," as was the case for all the Bolton stories, the theft of Judy's typewriter sees the friends thrust into a much deeper mystery. 170 pages, illustrated end papers, illustrated. A bit of slant, moderate wear to corners/spine ends, birthday gift inscription to top right corner of front end paper, a few turned corners, faint remains of... View more info

Bellamy Comes Back

By: Sweet, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press/Humphrey Milford: 1932

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012491


Bellamy returns to lead his school to cricket victory. Illustrated boards, 96 pages, frontispiece. Edgewear, some cover warp, wear to corners/spine ends, tanning. View more info

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NIMBLEFOOT THE ANT, Her Adventures (signed)

By: Tamulaitis, Vytas

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Manyland Books: 1965

Edition: 1st Manyland Books edition

Inscription: Signed & Dated by Author

Seller ID: 016210


Originally published in Lithuanian in 1937, and here translated from that language by Albinas Baranauskas and Clark Mills. A little black ant-girl who was kidnapped by red robber ants before her birth escapes in an effort to return to home, and this story "follows her along the slow, dangerous way through the enormous woods." This copy signed and dated, on front end paper, by Tamulaitis. Brown cloth w/gilt decoration/lettering to front cover, gilt lettering to... View more info

Shadowmancer

By: Taylor, G.P.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 2003

Edition: Special edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014915


From the rear panel: "This exclusive edition contains the previously unpublished final chapter, revealing what really happened to Raphah, Thomas and Jacob Crane as they sailed away into the sinister arms of the Seloth on board the Magenta./For one of them, there will be no happy ending.../A specially commissioned foreword from the author recounts some of the supernatural folklore legend from Whitby in the North Riding that inspired Shadowmancer." This copy sign... View more info

THIS IS OUR WORK, Some Newfoundland Women Talk About Their Careers

By: The Education Group of the Newfoundland Status of Women Council (editors)

Price: $17.50

Publisher: St. John's, Newfoundland Status of Women Council: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014882


Published in recognition of International Women's Year, and showing elementary school children the "variety of careers pursued by women here in Newfoundland." Brief overviews of the careers of twenty women are provided. 40 pages, illustrated w/photographs. Light general wear. View more info

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Silver and Stone (signed)

By: Thompson, J.D.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: No Place, Privately published: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and signed by Thompson, on title page

Seller ID: 017911


New Brunswick writer's first book, apparently the first in a projected series known as Bloodlines. Thompson's inscription reads, "To: Ginette/Wishing you all the best./Happy Reading!/J.D. Thompson." So if your name is Ginette, or you know a Ginette, or you plan to someday produce some sort of mutant offspring that you might consider naming Ginette, this is the book for you. Even if you aren't named Ginette, and don't know a Ginette, and have no plans whatsoev... View more info

Polar Bear Night

By: Thompson, Lauren

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Scholastic Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014955


1st printing w/complete number sequence. A polar bear cub awakens on a cold, clear night, and follows a magical beckoning onto the snow and ice. Illustrated boards, unpaginated. View more info

Honey Bunch and Norman Ride With the Sky Mailman

By: Thorndyke, Helen Louise

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 011562


This is #5 in the Honey Bunch and Norman series, and finds them in a helicopter, helping fight a forest fire and make a daring rescue (for a couple of kids who can't stay up past sundown, they sure have a lot of adventures). Eleven titles in the series listed on reverse of half-title, nine on rear flap. Illustrated brown tweed, 183 pages, illustrated. mild slant, moderate wear to corners/spine ends, light internal soil, in dust jacket w/edgewear, chipping/tears to corner... View more info

Honey Bunch and Norman Tour Toy Town

By: Thorndyke, Helen Louise

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 011563


This is #3 in the Honey Bunch and Norman series, and finds them helping to find a midget missing from a tiny town (no kidding), who is to receive a pile of money once he's located. Eleven titles in the series listed on reverse of half-title, ten on rear flap. Illustrated brown tweed, 180 pages, illustrated. Spine slant, moderate wear to corners/spine ends, moderate general wear, in dust jacket w/edgewear, chipping to corners/spine ends, tears to spine edges, impressions,... View more info

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That Girl Lucy Moon (signed)

By: Timberlake, Amy

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Hyperion Books for Children: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016300


First printing w/complete number sequence. A young girl unafraid to fight injustice finds herself in a battle against the richest woman in town. This copy signed, on title page, by Timberlake, with the inscription "Keep loving, keep fighting!/Amy Timberlake"). Pearl and brown boards w/silver spine lettering, 294 pages + 1 page of acknowledgements. A pristine, unread copy. View more info

Watchers at the Shrine

By: Ure, Jean

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Mammoth 23947/Reed Books Ltd.: 1995

Edition: 1st Mammoth edition

Seller ID: 014770


Set 150 years in the future, this is the third title in Ure's 'Plague' trilogy, and sees a mother sending her son away from their community in order to avoid a ritual castration. 154 pages, cover illustration by Daniel Faoro. Impressions, light edgewear. View more info

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BIJBELSE VERTELLINGEN, voor onze kleintjes

By: van de Hulst, W.G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, H.J. Spruyt's Uitgevers-Mij: 1948

Seller ID: 016232


Dutch-language text of Old and New Testament stories, told for children. Eight full-page single-colour illustrations, two full-colour tipped-in illustrations, numerous in-text b&w illustrations. Illustrated cloth, 245 pages + two-page index. Mild slant, some foxing, edgewear, tanning, light soil. (C/BT) View more info

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Canada Rainbow Series, The Provinces and Territories of Canada: 1) Alberta; 2) British Columbia; 3) The Canadian North; 4) Manitoba; 5) New Brunswick; 6) Newfoundland; 7) Nova Scotia; 8) Ontario; 9) Prince Edward Island; 10) Quebec; 11) Saskatchewan

By: Van Riet, W.J. (project editor), B. Greenwood, F. English and D. Lonergan (editors)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Agincourt, GLC Silver Burdett Publishers: 1984

Edition: 1st paperback editions

Seller ID: 016773


All eleven titles in the publisher's Canada Rainbow Series for children, detailing history and facts relating to each of Canada's (then) ten provinces and its territories. Each volume 23 pages (including glossary), illustrated. Each volume w/previous owner's name to top right corner of front end paper, moderate general wear, some mustiness. View more info

WEST AFRICAN FOLK TALES, Book Two

By: Vernon-Jackson, Hugh (compiler)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1977

Edition: 6th edition

Seller ID: 010283


A collection of 10 African folk tales for juvenile readers, to be read and/or dramatized in the classroom. 62 pages (including Suggestions For Study And Discussion). Moderate general wear; View more info

Rebound

By: Walters, Eric

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Stoddart Kids 74853: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed on bookplate

Seller ID: 014709


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Two boys, one with a troubled past and the other recovering from an accident which has left him in a wheelchair, are forced together, and their friendship may be what each needs. This copy signed by Walters, on a tipped-on Red Maple Award plate affixed to inside front cover. Plate reads "Limited Edition/Author Autographed/(Walters' signature)/Red Maple Award." 262 pages, cover illustration by Sharif Tarabay. Light edg... View more info

Purple Hills

By: Waltrip, Lela and Rufus

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Longmans, Green & Co.: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014691


Historical fiction. Sequel to 'White Harvest,' "but a story that can be read independently." The Mathis family has claimed an abandoned New Mexico homestead, but after a promising beginning learn why earlier homesteaders left it. 154 pages, illustrated by Christine Price. View more info

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On Secret Service

By: Westerman, John F.C.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Nisbet & Co. Ltd.:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016880


No date (1933). A title from the publisher's Pioneer Series. From the rear flap: "Secret Service is pretty certain to be a difficult and dangerous job, with plenty of scope for a cool head and a stout heart." And so it is, with our heroes "combating a desperate, well-organised gang" smuggling cocaine, heroin and opium. A scarce title, especially in a dust jacket. Red cloth w/small black illustration to bottom right corner of front cover, black spine... View more info

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The "Dark Secret"

By: Westerman, Percy F.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016101


No date (1954). The Sea Scouts of the Seagull Patrol assist someone whose boat is in danger, and out of gratitude he promises them a new and better boat, which they will have to sail off to collect. But "some queer things happen before that cruise starts," among them mysterious intruders and an assault by an unknown assailant. Red cloth w/bright silver lettering to front cover/spine, 251 pages, 4 illustrations. Mild wear to corners/spine ends, a bit of slant,... View more info

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The Shadow of Malabron

By: Wharton, Thomas

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017555


The first book in award-winner Wharton's Perilous Realm series. 385 pages, dust jacket illustration by Tim Jessell. Bottom corners of four consecutive leaves (pages 217-224, inclusive) improperly trimmed, resulting in four turned corners that, when opened, extend a little bit beyond the edges of the other leaves, light general wear, in lightly rubbed dust jacket w/mild wear to top spine, impressions/scratches to rear panel. Read once, carefully. View more info

BILLIE BRADLEY AND HER CLASSMATES, or, The Secret of the Locked Tower

By: Wheeler, Janet D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Cupples & Leon:

Seller ID: 011090


nd (circa 1938); the fourth title in the series; dj lists to #9; illustrated bright red cloth, 204 pgs. + ads, uncredited frontis.; a bit of slant, gently bumped spine ends, small scrape to top edge of back cover, previous owner's inscription on front end paper; edgeworn dj w/chipping/short tears to corners/spine ends, impressions/thin scratches, 1.5" tear to bottom left spine edge, general wear; View more info

The Great Change

By: White Deer of Autumn

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Hillsboro, Beyond Words Publishing: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008434


a Native American Indian tale in which a grandmother explains to her granddaughter the meaning of death, and how in the Circle of Life nothing truly dies; illustrated boards, unpaginated; bumped corners; rubbed dj with 1/2" tear to top right corner of front panel; View more info

The Three Pigs

By: Wiesner, David

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012837


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Winner of the 2002 Caldecott Medal. A delightful re-telling of the Three Little Pigs fairy tale, this one seeing the wolf huffing and puffing in his usual fashion, but succeeding only in blowing the pigs right out of the story and into another world altogether. Grey boards w/embossed three pigs illustration, deep burgundy cloth backstrip w/gilt spine lettering, unpaginated. Gentle edge bumps, in price-clipped dust jacket. View more info

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The Green Gables Detectives (inscribed & signed)

By: Wilson, Eric

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Collins: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015668


A Liz Austen mystery, this one finding our intrepid heroine and her pals on P.E.I., visiting the Green Gables farmhouse, where they become "swept up in baffling events that lead from an ancient cemetery to a haunted church, and then a heart-stopping showdown in a deserted lighthouse as fog swirls across Prince Edward Island." This copy inscribed and signed ("For Richard/Eric Wilson/1987") on title page. Uncommon signed. Illustrated boards, 142 pages, i... View more info

Dan Carter and the Money Box

By: Wirt, Mildred A.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Cupples and Leon: 1950

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005098


#3 in the Dan Carter series, featuring the adventures of a group of Cub Scouts. Dust jacket illustration by Marguerite Gayer. Rear flap and rear panel list 6 titles in the series. Dusty edges, mild edgewear, gift inscription to previous owner, small Christmas sticker to top right corner of front free end paper, glue stains on end papers; price-clipped dust jacket w/edgewear, chipping/short tears to spine ends/corners, rubbing, small flakes where apparent sticker remov... View more info

Trapped on Tasman

By: Wise, J. (Joan)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Rigby Limited: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015028


True first edition of Australian writer's first novel. A young boy living with his parents on Tasman Island experiences adventure when a fierce storm follows the arrival of a television personality who has delivered a donkey won in a contest. Octavo, hardcover in orange cloth w/white spine lettering, 123 pages, interior illustrations and wraparound dust jacket illustration by Helen Sallis. Uncommon in true first edition. Light wear to corners/spine ends, light foxing... View more info

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A Tour of Evil (signed)

By: Wizowaty, Suzi

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Sleuth/Philomel Books/Penguin Young Readers Group: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016323


Children are going missing around a giant cathedral, which an eleven-year-old runaway thinks is a terrific home, complete with a tiny carved bird, which she sees as her perfect companion. If your name is Kate, then this is the one you've been looking for, because Wizowaty has inscribed it just for you (inscription reads, "For Kate,/with best wishes,/Suzi Wizowaty"). Illustrated boards, 196 pages. Dust jacket w/light rubbing, a hint of edgewear, impressions. Q... View more info

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Barbie's Secret

By: Woolvin, Eleanor K.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1964

Seller ID: 016547


From the back cover: "Many exciting things happen when an exchange student from Japan comes to live with the Roberts family and joins Barbie and her friends at Willows High." Illustrated cloth, 179 pages, illustrated by Robert Patterson. Some edgewear, moderately soiled edges, previous owner's name at top of front end paper. View more info

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The Mystery of Gaither Cove

By: Wyckoff, Capwell

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Akron, Saalfield Publiching Company: 1932

Seller ID: 017541


Four young friends camping in the Ozarks are asked by the county marshall to help him solve a mystery. Green boards w/black lettering to front cover/spine, 253 pages, frontispiece, dust jacket illustration by W.B. Grubb. Slant, light wear to corners/spine ends, dusty/lightly soiled edges, the usual Saalfield tanning, in rubbed and moderately edgeworn dust jacket w/some chipping to corners/spine ends, short tears to top edges, uneven 2.5" tear to bottom edge of fron... View more info

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REX ZERO AND THE END OF THE WORLD, and REX ZERO, KING OF NOTHING (signed copies)

By: Wynne-Jones, Tim

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press:

Edition: First Editions

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016441


2006 and 2007. The first two stories about eleven-year-old Rex Norton-Norton (soon to be renamed Rex Zero) and his antics in Ottawa after moving there from Vancouver in 1962. 196 & 211 pages, respectively, cover illustrations by Simon Ng. Both copies signed, on title page, by Wynne-Jones. Both copies never read. View more info

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Share the Sky (signed)

By: Ye, Ting-xing

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Toronto & New York & Vancouver, Annick Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016792


A little girl who has been left with her grandparents in China while her parents prepare for her in North America has many worries about her new life once the time comes for her to join them, but when she sees a beautiful kite in her new classroom she knows that everything will be okay. This copy inscribed and signed by Ye, on title page. Unpaginated. Pencil impressions to bottom right corner of front end paper. A nice copy of a charming book. View more info

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BLONDIE PAINT BOOK with Dagwood, Baby Dumpling and Daisy

By: Young, Chic (pseudonym of Murat Young)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Racine, Whitman Publishing Company #605: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012198


A colouring/painting book featuring characters from the cartoonist's ageless comic strip. Unpaginated (140+). Extremely scarce in this condition, with no pages coloured, marked or used in any way, and no previous owner's scribblings -- to find this title uncoloured is remarkable. A 1.5" tear to top edge of front cover, two .25" tears (one each to fore-edge and bottom edge), thin creases to corner tips, tear to top edge of first ten or so pages (tear begins at .7... View more info

MOSTLY GHOSTLY, Eight Spooky Tales to Chill Your Bones

By: Zorn, Steven

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, Courage Books (Running Press): 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005327


Gorgeously illustrated adaptations of work by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Washington Irving, M.R. James, Edith Nesbit, Ambrose Bierce, F. Marion Crawford, Richard Middleton, and Barry Pain. 56 pages. Some off-setting from dust jacket flaps (looks kinda cool, actually). A lovely copy. View more info