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THE ARABIAN NIGHTS (Their Best Known Tales)
edited by Kate Douglas Wiggin and Nora A. Smith. Color illustrations by Maxfield Parrish. Intro by Mark Helprin. Condition: NEW 1996 Quality Paperback Book Club large softcover edition. Wonderful thick paper with deckled edges. The cover flaps form bookmarks. Content: Stories: The TalkingBird, The Singing Tree, and the Golden Water; Story of the Fisherman and the Genie; History of the Young King of the Black Isles; Story of Gulnare of the Sea; Story of Aladdin or the Wonderful Lamp; Story of Prince Agib; Story of City of Brass; Story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves; History of Codadad and His Brothers; and the Story of Sinbad the Voyager. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Arabian Nights

by Dick King-Smith. B&W illustrations by Mary Rayner. Condition: Gently pre-read (if at all), 1994 Harcourt, Brace hardcover (pictorial boards), 3rd printing. Tiny shelfwear to bottom cover corner tips. Interior clean & tight. Intended as a school supplemental reading book. Content: Everyone knows the story of Babe - so I won't bore you. Adorable book and even better movie. [1copy available]
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Babe the Gallant Pig

BALLET SHOES (The "Shoe Books") Book & DVD (2 for 1)
by Noel Streatfeild. B&W illustrations by Diane Goode. Condition: NEW 1993 Bullseye Books Trade Paperback, 12th printing. Pale tanning to page edges. Content: Determined to make a name for themselves, three adopted sisters living in London train for the ballet and the stage and in the process discover that each has a special talent. Originally published in 1937 and made famous again in the movie You've Got Mail. Wonderful series for girls. Ages 9 - 12. The most recent movie of this book (2007 made for TV) was directed by Sandra Goldbacher and stars 3 of England's best new stars: Emma Watson (Harry Potter), Lucy Boynton (Miss Potter) and Yasmin Paige. It also stars Emilia Fox, Richard Griffiths (Harry Potter), and Gemma Jones. This DVD has not been viewed, but is not shrink-wrapped. [1 set available]
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BalletShoes, Streatfeild
BalletShoes DVD, Streatfeild

BALLET SHOES (The "Shoe Books")
by Noel Streatfeild. B&W illustrations by Diane Goode. Condition: NEW 1993 Bullseye Books Trade Paperback, 12th printing. Pale tanning to page edges. Content: Determined to make a name for themselves, three adopted sisters living in London train for the ballet and the stage and in the process discover that each has a special talent. Originally published in 1937 and made famous again in the movie You've Got Mail. Wonderful series for girls. Ages 9 - 12. [1 copyavailable]
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BalletShoes, Streatfeild

BLACK BEAUTY (DK Eyewitness Classics)
by Anna Sewell. Retold by Caryn Jenner. Beautiful color ilustrations by Victor Ambrus. Condition: NEW 1997 DK hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first American edition, first printing. Tiny edge wear to DJ edges. Content: This is an abridgement of the classic novel by Sewell. The way the book is put together makes it a combination novel and history lesson. Excellent! In this abridgement of Sewell's classic story, McKinley has managed nicely to retain Beauty's unique voice as well as the most-remembered stories, while making the text more accessible to younger readers. Jeffers's fine ink illustrations will satisfy even the most demanding of horse-lovers with her ability to capture each horse's personality. This version brings back the sharpness of the cruelty towards Beauty and his companions, and McKinley has rightfully retained the pain and the ugliness of some of the incidents. Children will still weep at the death of Ginger, and Jeffers's portrayal of the barn fire is quite frightening. It's an elegant edition, which will linger with readers until they are ready to tackle the original. And it retains the core premise of the book: treatment of animals. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Black Beauty, DK Classics

by David Gerrold (The Trouble With Tribbles). Adorable wrap-around cover art by Doug Beekman. Condition: UNREAD 1988 Avon paperback, first printing. Light edge wear with pale shelfwear hinge crease. Interior clean & tight. Content: In a distant future in which only 12 of the registered 2017 sentient species are mammalian, the human species is at a distinct disadvantage. Yake Singh Brown questions the game which mankind seems to have lost and decides to ask the Dragon, a member of one of the fiercest and wisest species, if there is a way for humanity to survive. He learns that although there is a way, Yake and his friends must discover it for themselves. Using his hunch that the game encourages bluffs and cheating, Yake not only finds a way out of the trap but also negotiates two contracts that may put mankind in the position to ``retire'' two other species in a few years. Gerrold has written a fine but demanding science-fiction novel. Readers must follow a complicated series of narrative changes as the main story and a sub-plot unfold. However those with perseverance will enjoy the story's campy humor and unexpected plot twists. The old-fashioned pulp science-fiction feeling is reinforced by Torres' black-and-white illustrations with their deco settings and Dick Tracy-ish characters. Grades 8 - 11. [1 copy available]
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Chess With a Dragon, Gerrold

by Nina J. Haydel. Adorable color "comic" illustrations by Diane Weatherby-Doorman. Condition: SIGNED BY AUTHOR. NEW 2007 Instant Publisher large soft cover, no printing given. Content: This book is an historical fantasy about the early Europeans who came to the New World in the late 17th and early 18th centuries and began the Creole society in Louisiana, especially New Orleans. The experiences are told through adventures of a cat family. JoJo, a French cat, unhappy with life in France, came to Colonial Louisiana before it became part of the United States. JoJo overcomes his fears of change and brings to life the adventures of the French, Spanish, German, and other Europeans, who built Louisiana's population, culture, and industry. Once in Louisiana, JoJo buys a plantation, finds a wife, and becomes the father of adorable Creole kittens. The kittens grow up as members of the New Orleans Creole society, with adventures that shape their lives. They enjoy the colorful Mardi Gras, while learning about themselves through their exciting YOO-DOO dolls. Teacher and parent resources, glossary, maps, and historical information about Louisiana Creoles follow the story. There are 2 pages to color and even Creole recipes. This is a great little book! [1copy available]
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Creole Catws of Louisiana

DAKAR: A Wolf's Adventure
by Louis Dorfman. Beautiful cover art - no credit given. Condition: NEW 2001 NPI Trade Paperback, first printing. Content: Meet Dakar, a young male wolf being groomed to be pack leader. Experience life through the eyes of the young wolf as he learns about life away from his home territory. Travel with him as he is led by a mystical raven to discover that friendship is sometimes found in the most unlikely places. Go with Dakar as he forms a close bond with a Blackfoot medicine man and his daughter, then finds unlikely allies in his attempt to save his family from their enemies. [1 copy available]
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by Patricia Wrede. Beautiful cover art but no credit given. Condition: UNREAD 1994 Scholastic paperback, third printing. Light edge wear with tanning to page edges. Content: Cimorene, princess of Linderwall, is a classic tomboy heroine with classic tomboy strengths--all of which are perceived by those around her as defects: "As for the girl's disposition--well, when people were being polite, they said she was strong-minded. When they were angry or annoyed with her, they said she was as stubborn as a pig." Cimorene, tired of etiquette and embroidery, runs away from home and finds herself in a nest of dragons. Now, in Cimorene's world--a world cleverly built by author Patricia C. Wrede on the shifting sands of myriad fairy tales--princesses are forever being captured by dragons. The difference here is that Cimorene goes willingly. She would rather keep house for the dragon Kazul than be bored in her parents' castle. With her quick wit and her stubborn courage, Cimorene saves the mostly kind dragons from a wicked plot hatched by the local wizards, and worms her way into the hearts of young girls everywhere. Ages 10+. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Dealing With Dragons, Patricia Wrede

DINOTOPIA: A Land Apart From Time
wrottem & illustrated by James Gurney. Beautiful color illustrations. Condition: NEW 1998 HarperCollins hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), 7th printing. Content: Arthur Denison, a Victorian scientist, and his son Will are shipwrecked on an amazing island . Here, dinosaurs live in harmony with a colony of humans, made up of other marooned travelers and their descendants. Will and his father are fascinated by the technology of their new home. They visit a hatchery, a blacksmith in Volcaneum, and a city built on waterfalls. The boy is most impressed by the Skybax Riders, people who are trained to fly on winged reptiles. Deciding to join them, he goes through their rigorous training program. In the meantime, his father finds a route to the dinosaur underground, a mythic place referred to in old dinosaur tales. He returns to find his son has ``earned his wings,'' but his discoveries are saved for (one assumes) another book. Younger readers, too, will be enticed by the dramatic, full-color illustrations, which include both panoramic sweeps of the utopian cities and detailed sketches of Dinotopian contraptions. While the women are more active than their Victorian counterparts, the adventurers here are still Will and Dad. There was a TV mini-series made of Dinotopia in 2002 (?) directed by Marco Brambilla and starring David Thewlis, Tyron Leitso, Wentworth Miller, Katie Carr, and Jim Carter. [1copy available]
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DREAMSPEAKER (Movie novelization)
by Cam Hubert (Anne Cameron or B. A. Cameron). Beautiful Peter Cross cover art. Condition: Good only, 1981 Avon paperback, first printing. Edge wear with spine and hinge crease, light tanning, and someone put, most likely, a cup of hot coffee down on the book producing a pale "ring" front cover. However, all-in-all, it's better than it sounds. Content: "Anne Cameron first wrote Dreamspeaker as a film script. The 1967 movie by the same name, directed by Claude Jutra, won seven Canadian film awards and was subsequently telecast on the American Public Broadcasting System and on the British Broadcasting Corporation. Then Cameron wrote the story as a novel, one which has been recommended as supplementary reading in a number of school systems across Canada and is on the curriculum of Nipissing University in North Bay and the First Nations University of Canada. Highly Recommended." Eleven-year-old Peter, uncommunicative and tough, winds up in an institution for delinquent boys. Pursued by constant fear of an unnamed evil, he escapes the institution, running deep into the forests of British Columbia. There Peter encounters an old Indian, the Dreamspeaker, who, through powers of the Indian spirit world, helps him face his fears. But for Peter, it may be too late. [1 copy available]
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Dreamspeaker, Anne Cameron

by Charles De Lint. Cover art by Brian Froud. Condition: NEW 1992 Warner Books paperback, first printing. Pale tanning to page edges. Content: A compelling fantasy that combines elements of Native American and Celtic mythology to create a fluid and unexpected otherworld, open to all with the ability to enter and traverse it. Teenaged cousins Nina and Ashley have shared a bedroom since Ash's mother's death three years earlier. Ash is often sullen, uncooperative, and in trouble, and the two are usually at odds. Then a series of disturbing nightmares in which Nina finds herself awkwardly inhabiting the bodies of various animals leaves her shaken and convinced that Ash is somehow responsible. What Nina doesn't know is that Ash has stumbled into the dreaming place--the spirit world--and may be the only one who can rescue her from the hungry manitou spirit who is causing her visions. Surprising combinations of formal and informal language from both spirit and human characters help to link the worlds, making the spirit world more accessible while readers' own becomes more mysterious. The satisfying conclusion hints at more otherworldly adventures to come. While Nina is a rather bland character, Ash and her colorful friends and adversaries, and icons such as the strange tarot cards that foretell her journey and the pomegranate that is pivotal in her quest, come alive through the text. Froud's effective illustrations depict the characters Ash meets as well as the cards themselves, and reinforce the mood of the tale. Ages 7 - 12. [1copy available]
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The Dreaming Place, de Lint

THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ (6th Book in the Series)
by L. Frank Baum. B&W illustrations by John R. Neill. Condition: NEW 2002 Mundus Trade Paperback, third printing. Nice thing about this book: large print making it easier to read for early readers - or older readers still enchanted with Oz (and who isn't?). Content: Reviewer: "The Emerald City of Oz is the sixth book in the Oz series. It is delightful and is one of the best of those in the series that I've read. Dorothy, Aunty Em and Uncle Henry experience a serious financial disaster. They've lost all their money and been evicted from their farm so they intend to leave Kansas forever and travel to Oz where they wish to live peacefully in the palace. But alas, peace is not in the cards. An evil Nome King is determined to wreck havoc on quiet and peaceful Oz and that spells disaster for everyone if the danger is not discovered in time. Dorothy meets new friends and is reunited with her old friends, including Jack Pumpkin, the Cowardly Lion, Princess Ozma and my favorite, the Tin Man." [1copy available]
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Emerald City of Oz

by Rob Reger. B&W and color illustrations by Buzz Parker, Grace Fontaine, Rob Reger, and Brian Brooks. Decorated end pages. Condition: NEW 2005 Chronicle Books (Cosmic Debris) small hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), first printing. Content: A bona fide anti-hero of international fame, Emily's first two books have taken the world by dark-and-stormy might with more than 130,000 copies of the US editions sold, plus editions in 5 different languages. Now, Emily invites her brooding devotees to come even closer with a trip deep into her psyche in Emily's Good Nightmares. The same winning format and highly designed package—featuring ghostly varnish effects on the page, a revealing die-cut, and a frightening new production trick involving Emily's worst nightmare (the color pink)—lure fans into the intriguing dominion of Emily's dreamlife. Witness her favorite nocturnal imaginings, some scary, some spooky, some significant, and some just plain old strange. Kids love this series. [1 copy available]
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Emily's Good Nightmares, Cosmic Debris

by Madonna. Bright, colorful illustrations by Jeffrey Fulrimari. Decorated end pages. Condition: NEW 2003 Callaway hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), second printing. Content: is a story of rivalry and friendship among schoolgirls in contemporary London. Four little girls-Nicole, Amy, Charlotte, and Grace-are eleven years old and the very best of friends. They have sleepovers, picnics and ice-skating parties that exclude Binah, a beautiful girl whose seemingly perfect life makes them "green with envy." However, when a feisty, pumpernickel-loving fairy godmother takes them on a magical journey, they learn to their great surprise that Binah's life is not nearly as enviable as it had seemed. The English Roses is an inspiring story about the importance of compassion and the rewards of friendship. Ages 10+. [1 copy available]
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English Roses, Madonna

by Peter S. Beagle. Tony DiTerlizza B&W illustrations and cover art. Condition: Gently pre-read, IF at all, 1997 ROC hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), first pritning. DJ shows light edgewear top edge. Content: The title story here concerns a modest man who sets off on a perilous journey across high mountains and is rescued from fearsome rock-targs by a race of gentle giants. He lives among them, novel as Gulliver, for 18 years, learning of their curious funeral rite: eating their dead. In the long romance "The Last Song of Sirit Byar," a traveling bard works magic with his songs, saving his last and greatest song to bring an old love back from madness, dying as he sings it. In "The Magician of Karakosk," a country-bumpkin wizard foils an evil queen by leaving out just one step in the incantation he teaches her, so that she turns herself into nothing more than wind. One of these six stories, "Lal and Soukyan," uses characters from The Innkeeper's Song (1993), and all are set in its milieu. Gentle yet biting, far-fetched and altogether common, Beagle's fairy tales invoke comparison with those associated with yet another great name, the Brothers Grimm. [1 copy available]
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Giant Bones, Peter Beagle

by Jean Little. B&W illustrations & cover art by Sue Truesdell. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1990 Trumpet paperback, first printing. Name inside front cover & light tanning to page edges. Content: Eighth-grader Kate Bloomfield, the character who also appeared in "Look Through My Window" and "Kate", shares her thoughts on life in this collection of poems, vignettes, and observations. Her topics include family, religion, dating, and love. Illustrated with gray line-and-wash drawings. Questions welcome. [1copy available]
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Hey World, Here I Am

by Jack Kelly. Full-page color illustrations by Grace Huh. Condition: NEW 2001 Alexander Press (Toronto) hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), no printing given. Assuming first edition. Full-page color illustrations. Although not technically a "large print" book, the font is large enough for me to read without my glasses. Content: The story of the search for Inca treasure in a lost city - with a swipe at treasure-looters and Swiss banks. Questions welcome. [1copy available]
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In Search Lost Inca City

IVANHOE (Abridged Edition)
by St. Walter Scott. Edited, abridged, & annoated by R.S. Wright. Two-tone color illustrations and maps by Christopher Bradbury. Condition: Gently pre-read David McKay large hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), reprint. DJ shows edgewear with 2 very short "repaired" tears top DJ edge. No other problems - just pre-read. Content: This book relates the adventures of the Saxon Knight Ivanhoe in 1194, the year of Richard the Lion-Hearted's return from the Third Crusade. This is one of the most unusual books I've ever seen: it's like team-teaching literature and history in one book. Throughout the story, there are designs and era reproductions along with historical information on armour, shields, weapons, tournaments & jousts, coins, fortresses and castles, and much more. Contains a glossary of Chivalry. Grade 9 - adult. Questions welcome. [1 copy]
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Ivanhoe, Abridged Edition
Ivanhoe, Abridged Edition

by Clarence Cameron. Condition: NEW 2002 1st Books hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), revised, first printing. Wonderful cover art but no credit given. Content: Who cares about the rain forest? One boy does, and he works to save it with magic.After a disastrous attempt to scare the Outsiders from the rain forest, the animals seek help from Yoiweta, an old medicine man or Shaman. Approaching manhood, Yoiweta's grandson, Abado, and the animals are sent on a journey to a secret mountain. Guided by a magic emerald and helped by the animals, Abado hopes to find the Wise One, an omnipotent being who grants a unique power to all new Shamans. Abado may ask for any power but only wants a way to save the rainforest. The Joining Tree combines action, danger, romance, and supernatural powers with compassion for the native people and animals of the rain forest. Although written for the young adult, the story would appeal to younger, sophisticated readers and adults, too. 12 and up. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Joining Tree, Same Rain Forest

by Edward Eager. B&W illustrations by N. M. Bodecker. Condition: NEW 1999 Odyssey Trade Paperback, 5th printing. Very pale shelfwear diagonal crease bottomr front cover corner. Interior perfect. Content: Reviewer: "Four children and a magical toy castle, what could happen? Everything! When Ann and Roger visit their cousins in Baltimore, Roger is given a toy castle, with toy figures from Ivanhoe and other legends. But the tables turn when they find they can become part of the world that Robin Hood, Rebecca, and Maurice De Bracey inhabited. Can the children solve the problems that they cause as they change the plots of these famous stories? If you like history, and fantasy this book is a definite read." Ages 9 - 12. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Knight's Castle

created by Margaret Weis & David Baldwin. Beautiful color illustrations by Steve Leiber and Rags Morales. Cover art by Matt Stawicki. Condition: NEW 1997 HarperPrism hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacaket), premiere edition, first printing. Small impression back DJ cover. Content: Banished to the Nether Realm for their occult powers, the Disciples of the Dragon pledge their fealty to their fantastic dragon king in exchange for eternal youth and wealth--all except one Judas in their midst." [Note: This one was published before Dark Heart was. This book is a begining saga. It is meant to keep you wondering and of course waiting.] Questions welcome. Ages 14 and up.[1 copy available]
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Testament of the Dragon, Illustrated

by J. M. Barrie. Beautiful, detailed color illustrations by Michael Hague. Condition: SIGNED BY MICHAEL HAGUE. UNREAD 1988 Henry Holt hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), first edition, first printing. PROBLEM: This is an unread EX-LIBRARY book with many markings. Content: Everyone knows the story of Peter Pan - so I won't bore you. The Hague illustrations set this one apart, though. The most famous Peter Pan was done on Broadway (and on TV in the 50s - 60s) and starred the great Mary Martin. The most recent was a movie in 2003 directed by P.J. Hogan and starred Jason Isaacs, Olivia Williams, Jeremy Sumpter, and Lynn Redgrave. Don't forget the Disney animated version either! Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Peter Pan, Hague, Signed

RING OF EARTH: A Child's Book of Seasons
by Jane Yolen. Beautiful, detailed color illustrations by John Wallner. Condition: NEW 1986 Harcourt Brace large hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), school supplemental reading book. Content: "This ring of earth, this world, this sphere, enclosed within the circled year." Each season introduces the story of animals of that season accompanied by wonderful illustrations. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Ring of EArth, Children's poems

by Jules Feiffer. B&W drawings by the Author. Condition: NEW 2005 di Capula-Hyperion hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), first edition, no printing given. Content: Julie, the nine-year-old narrator of this novel for children (whose father happens to be a cartoonist named Jules), has an urgent desire to own a Chihuahua. Instead, she winds up juggling a menagerie of substitutes—cats, hamsters, turtles, and the like—each with its own propensity for calamity. Not all the animals in this book survive. Julie's attempts to read her parents are richly nuanced—she knows to pay more attention to silences than to the things she's actually told. She also worries about how to love her reclusive, gangster-faced fish, works on her canine acquisition strategy, and gets caught up in some engaging slapstick. The cadences of Feiffer's writing are a pleasure to read aloud, and his pen-and-ink drawings propel the story by being simultaneously squirmy and lovely. Grades 2 - 4 (Nice read-aloud book) Questions welcome.
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Room With A Zoo, Feiffer

SEARCHING FOR DRAGONS (Sequel to Dealing With Dragons)
by Patricia C. Wrede. Neat cover art, but no credit given artist. Condition: UNREAD 1992 Scholastic paperback, 7th printing. Only flaw: pale diagonal crease bottom cover corner. Content: In this lighthearted tale of dragon-napping and magic gone awry, Princess Cimorene, a feisty young girl who craves more adventure than palace life has to offer, runs away to live in an enchanted forest. There, she serves as Chief Cook and Librarian to Kazul, leader of the dragons. When an unsavory group of wizards captures Kazul, Cimorene joins forces with the unpretentious King Mendanbar. Together they set out to rescue Kazul and the dragon kingdom. This second book in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles series continues Wrede's Dealing with Dragons. However, each book can stand on its own quite well. Grades 5 - 9. [1 copy available]
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Searching for Dragons

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (Poetry for Young People)
edited by David Scott Kastan & Marina Kastan. Beautiful color illustrations by Glenn Harrington. Condition: NEW 2001 Sterling hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), third pritning. Content: This large-format volume from the Poetry for Young People series presents three sonnets as well as 24 excerpts from the plays of William Shakespeare. The sonnets are accessible as well as beautiful, but the use of dramatic excerpts is problematic. Some speeches, such as "All the world's a stage," from As You Like It and "The quality of mercy is not strained," from The Merchant of Venice, work well in this short anthology. Others, such as the two excerpts from Henry IV, Part One, seem unlikely to appeal as poetry, particularly to young people who do not know the play. Glenn Harrington has illustrated selections with impressionistic paintings. Often focusing on a single character, the paintings are well composed and richly colored. Consider this attractive book as supplementary material for children's collections with a demand for Shakespeare. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Poetry for Young People: William Shakespeare

SNOW BOUND: A Story of Raw Survival
by Harry Mazer. Condition: UNREAD 1975 Laurel Leaf paperback edition, 42nd printing - c. 1990. Content: At fifteen, Tony Laporte is what many people would call a throughly spoiled kid. He gets away with a lot because his parents want him to have all the things they never had. But when they surprise him by refusing to let him keep a stray dog he has found, Tony decides to teach them a lesson by running off in his mother's old Plymouth. Driving without a license in the middle of a severe snowstorm, he picks up a hitchhiker named Cindy Reichert, an aloof girl who has always had difficulty forming friendships. To impress Cindy, Tony tries to show off his driving skills and ends up wrecking the car in a very desolated area far from the main highway. After spending precious days bickering with each other and waiting for rescue that never comes, they finally realize that their lives are at stake and they must cooperate to survive. The question is--can they survive? Ages 9 - 12 + [1 copy available]
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Snow Bound, Mazer

by Paul Gallico. Somber color illustrations by Angela Barrett. Condition: NEW 2007 McClelland & Stewart (UK) hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jackaet), first printing. Content: A stunning new edition of a beloved children’s classic. On the desolate Essex marshes, a young girl, Fritha, comes to seek help from Philip Rhayader, a recluse who lives in an abandoned lighthouse. She carries in her arms a wounded snow goose that has been storm-tossed across the Atlantic from Canada. Fritha is frightened of Rhayader, but he is gentler than his appearance suggests and nurses the goose back to health. Over the following months and years, Fritha visits the lighthouse when the snow goose is there. And every summer, when it flies away, Thayader is left alone once more. The Snow Goose is set in the years running up to the evacuation of Dunkirk in the Second World War. Originally published in 1940 in the Saturday Evening Post, it was brought out in book form the following year by Knopf, Michael Joseph and M&S simultaneously. It won the prestigious O Henry prize that same year and has been continually in print ever since. The Snow Goose has inspired a number of musical scores and albums, has been made into two feature films and moved generations of readers. A new feature film will be released in the coming year. Beautifully written, with a powerful ending, and breathtakingly illustrated, this is an exquisite edition of Gallico’s masterpiece. [3 copies available]
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Snow Goose, Gallico

SOUNDER (Winner of the Newbery Medal) [Movie Edition]
by William H. Armstrong. Winfield and Hooks movie still cover. B&W movie stills section. Condition: UNREAD 1973 Scholastic paperback, first printing. Light tanning to white cover edges and interior page edges. Content: Sounder is no beauty. But as a coon dog, this loyal mongrel with his cavernous bark is unmatched. When the African American sharecropper who has raised Sounder from a pup is hauled off to jail for stealing a hog, his family must suffer their humiliation and crushing loss with no recourse. To make matters worse, in the fracas, Sounder is shot and disappears. The eventual return of a tattered and emaciated Sounder doesn't change the fact that the sharecropper's oldest son is forced to take on man's work to help support the family. His transition to adulthood is paved by the rocks and taunts hurled at him by convicts and guards as he searches for his father. But along this rough road he ultimately finds salvation as well. Armstrong's Newbery Award-winning novel quickly became a classic as a moving portrayal of resilience and hope in the face of profound human tragedy. Decades later, the bittersweet story still rings true, as strong-spirited individuals continue to battle the evil of prejudice. (Ages 9 to 12) The 1972 movie was directed by Martin Ritt and starred the great Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Cecily Tyson, and James Best. A great tear-jerker. [1 copy available]
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by Thomas Locke. Great cover art but no credit given. Condition: All books are UNREAD and each has tiny edgewear and a bookstore stamp of "Non-Returnable" stamped on the bottom edges. Each has light tanning to page edges. All published by Bethany House between 1994 and 1996. See descriptions below. Content: LIGHT WEAVER (# 1): After an accident in a snowstorm, eighteen-year-old Dan Simmons finds himself in a strange world where he must save the beautiful maiden Bliss with the help of the Light Weaver. DREAM VOYAGER (# 2): After tangling with pirates in space, Consuela awakes in a hospital on the world Avanti, where her beloved Scout friend Wander stands accused of being a renegade. PATH FINDER (# 3): Consuela's attempt to rescue her friend Wander, who is being held hostage, takes her on a secret mission on a renegade spaceship. HEART CHASER (# 4): Consuela turns to God for strength as she and her friends battle pirate space ships and Imperial dragoons. Questions welcome. [1 set available]
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The Spectrum Chronicles, Young Adult, Locke

by Sandra Chisholm DeYonge. Gentle, soft color illustrations by Peter Grosshauer. Condition: NEW 2000 Watercourse soft cv\over, no printing given. Content: Early people thought that springs were a gift from the earth. Beautifully illustrated stories and myths chronicle the use of spring waters through time. Games and investigations lead readers to an understanding of ground water, springs, and the importance of healthy water for healthy people everywhere. Sections & stories: Coyote; Native Americans: Cheyenne (old legend); Soldier; Settlers; President; Myths and Legends; Incredible Journey (how water moves); Spring Secrets; and Healthy Water, Healthy People. Varied and interesting. The science sections should prove to be a good resource for teachers and homeschooling. Ages 9 - 12. Appears that International Wet, Perrier either sponsored or provided funds for the book. Questions welcome. [1 set available]
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Spring Waters, Gathering Places

by Various Writers. Translated from the Korean by Agnita Tennant. Condition: A RARE BOOK - UNREAD EX-LIBRARY BOOK with all markings and mylar DJ. 1995-6 Kegan Paul hardcover & DJ, no printing given. Interior clean and very tight. Content: Collected in this volume are 8 stories by leading Korean which provide deeply moving insights into the human condition. Questions welcome. [1 set available]
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The Star, Korean stories

by Gwyn Thomas & Kevin Crossley-Holland. Beautiful color (and B&W) illustrations by Margaret Jones. Condition: NEW 1994 Gollancz (UK) large soft cover, third impression. Content: A retelling of the four books of the Mabinogion, a collection of Welsh medieval tales about the feats and exploits of legendary Welsh kings and princes. All ages. [1 copy available]
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Tales From the Mabinogion, Gyn Thomas

by Rafael Arturo Urena. B&W illustrations - no credit given. Condition: NEW 1985 Vantage Press hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), first edition. Unfortunately, the color, dye (?) for the cover is weak so we have light rubbings bottom DJ spine. Interior perfect. Content: Each of the tales in this book can stand on its own because each is so rich in tone, texture, and colloquialisms, qualities that are usually lacking ini all but the finest translations. At the same time, because the English and Spanish versions mirror each other so closely, when read together they help to reinforce the basic language skills of bilingual students. Stories: Making Figures With the Clouds; Hacienda Figuras con las Nubes; The Princess and the Magic Rosebush; La Princesa y al Rosal Magico; The Trip of the Golden Fish; and El Viaje del Pez Dorado. Perfect for homeschooling and public school teachers. Questions welcome [2 copies available]
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Trip Golden Fish

by Russell Hoban. Adorable, fun color illustrations by Quentin Blake. Condition: NEW 1998-99 Faber & Faber hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first printing. Tiny edge wear to DJ top edge at spine. Content: A children's picture book about market forces, modern architecture and ants. The O'Saurus family of modern dinosaurs live happily on Thunder Mountain until the evil J.M. Flatbrain from Megafreight International evicts them to make way for a plastic mountain theme park. The thoroughly modern O'Saurus family of Thunder Mountain owns a TV and a VCR, and watch Rocky Dinosaur movies. Even so, the dark side of contemporary life catches up to them when J. M. Flatbrain of Megafright International sends them a letter saying that they have to move. His company wants to level their home in order to build "a hi-tech plastic-mountain theme park" on their mountain. How the dinosaurs prevail over Flatbrain and his robot-monsters makes for a wonderfully quirky story full of humor and drama. Blake's signature watercolors capture so much emotion with just a few sketchy lines that he makes the artwork look effortless. Hoban's writing is equally skilled. He compares manufactured entertainment to such simple pleasures as fresh air, picnics, and birds singing; he exposes the steamroller/bullying tactics of big business; and portrays an uprooted family (one can draw comparisons to anything from the Indian's displacement to wild animals forced out by suburban sprawl and shopping centers). The ideas are there for the taking but they never get in the way of the story. It is rare for a book with such serious themes to be so much fun. While early readers will have little problem with the text, some of the concepts may go right over their heads - but they will still enjoy it. [1 copy available]
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Trouble on Thunder Mountain, Dinosaurs

WARRIORS DON'T CRY: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High
by Melba Pattillo Beals. B&W photo section. Norman Rockwell cover art. Condition: NEW 1994 Washington Square Trade Paperback, 7th printing. 40th Anniversary Edition. Remainder mark bottom edges. Content: The author forcefully recalls how, at age 15, she and several other black teenagers were chosen to integrate Little Rock's Central High following the passage of Brown v. Board of Education. Beals, one of the nine black students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, AR, in 1957, tells an incredible story of faith, family love, friendships, and strong personal commitment. Drawing from the diaries she kept, the author easily puts readers in her saddle oxfords as she struggles against those people in both the white and black communities who would have segregation continue. Her prose does not play on the sympathy of readers; it simply tells it like it happened. She shares the physical, mental, and emotional torture and abuse she suffered at the hands of teenagers and adults. She also shares the support, the encouragement, and the help she received from both whites and blacks. While the book's length may discourage younger readers, those who begin it will find the reading easy and fast. Should be required reading! Grade 7 and up. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Warriors Don't Cry, Brown V Board of Education

THE WATER BABIES (Children's Treasury)
by Charles Kingsley. Beautiful color plates by Harry Theaker. 256 pages. Decorated end pages. Condition: Gently pre-read, IF at all, 2007 Bounty Books hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), reissue of the 1990 edition, no printing given. DJ shows very light edge wear. Content: This story tells how little Tom, the chimney sweep, escapes from his cruel master, Mr. Grimes, falls into a river and is turned into a water baby. Little Tom befriends all kinds of river creatures and has the type of adventures most children only dream about. He meets fairies and dragonflies that speak, otters and water snakes dressed in velvet, and, of course, the thousands of happy, laughing water babies who have taken refuge in the river. Tom also decides to explore the underwater world of the sea, where he meets the porpoises, a shoal of sharks, and eve helps a lobster escape from his trap. Soon after this, he meets up with the little girl Ellie and tackles the journey to the Other-end-of-Nowhere. Harry Theaker, an Edwardian artist, specialized in work for children. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Water Babies, Charles Kingley

by Diana Wynne Jones. Greg Newbold cover art. Condition: NEW 1997 Beech Tree Trade paperback, 7th printing. Content: Someone in 6B is a witch. And, in the alternate reality described in Diana Wynne Jones's Witch Week, that's not at all a good thing to be. Jones plunks her readers directly into the life of Larwood House, a school in a present-day England that's a lot like the world we know, except for one major difference: witches are everywhere, and they are ruthlessly hunted by inquisitors. With witty, erudite writing, Jones tells of the adventures of the class of 6B as they set about to discover who among them is a witch. Clearly it's not the popular Simon or the perfect Theresa. Could it be fat Nan or sluggish Charles? Mysterious Nirupam or shifty-eyed Brian? By the climax of the book (which, by the way, involves saving the world), being a witch has become a badge of honor rather than a mark of shame. Jones skillfully and seamlessly switches from one point of view to another, creating a comic companion piece to Lord of the Flies as she shows with perfect understanding the way children torment each other--and save each other. She neatly interweaves the dramatic plot with knowing descriptions of school life, as when lumpen Nan warily observes the popular girls: "At lessons, she discovered that Theresa and her friends had started a new craze. That was a bad sign. They were always more than usually pleased with themselves at the start of a craze... The craze was white knitting, white and clean and fluffy, which you kept wrapped in a towel so that it would stay clean. The classroom filled with mutters of, 'Two purl, one plain, twist two....'" Witch Week is a hugely entertaining book that doesn't condescendingly beat children over the head with its humane message of acceptance. Ages 8 - 12. [1 copy available]
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Witch Week

WIZARDOLOGY: A GUIDE TO WIZARDS OF THE WORLD; Being a True Account of Wizards in the Known World As Told by Master Merlin
edited by Donald Steer and A. J. Wood. Beautiful B&W and color illustrations by John Howe, Anne Yvonne Gilbert, Romislav Tomic, and Helen Ward. Condition: NEW 2007 Candlewick padded hardcover (pictorial boards), first printing. Content: This is is a recent addition to the beautifully illustrated "Wizardology" series of documentary-style picturebooks for fantasy readers of all ages. As if narrated by Master Merlin himself, the book introduces readers to an eclectic variety of different masters of wizarding styles, from the South and North American Shamans to Indian Fakirs, Arabian Sages, Eastern Masters, Lapp and African Shamans, and Wizards of the West. Each wizard type's strengths and weaknesses, distinguishing characteristics, and preferred familiars are also discussed. The heart of A Guide to Wizards of the World lies in its stunning black-and-white and color illustrations, and its charmingly archaic Renaissance-style presentation. A simple accompanying card game rounds out this affordable yet high-quality addition to the casual browsing shelves of fantasy lovers everywhere. Questions welcome. [2 copies available]
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Wizardology: Guide to Wizards of World
Wizardology: Guide to Wizards of World

by Meredith Ann Pierce. Cover art by Dennis Nolan. Condition: UNREAD 1985 Magic Carpet Books paperback, second printing. Very light tanning to page edges. Content: The two-mooned planet on which this magical fantasy is set is a cross between Yellowstone and Lapland. Caribou is the wisewoman of the title, and Reindeer is a trangl one who can take the form of deer or mortal. As a pre-teen, Caribou was brought the baby to rear by her brother's frightened wife, who conceived the child while her husband was away. Caribou grows attached to the precocious golden-eyed boy but never thinks of him as her own child. From early on he shows signs of being more than human, but Caribou's growing status as wisewoman and her apartness from the villagers help shield Reindeer from notice. But when the deer part of his nature calls him to run with the wild herds, Caribou grieves and rejoices when the man side compels his return as her lover. The author convincingly and poetically portrays their lives and adventures, both together and in Caribou's attempts to save her people from the changing earth of quakes and eruptions and to find them safe passage away, aided by Reindeer's wild knowledge in his guise as stag. Her dealings with troll hedgewives and her visit to the Fireking's underground world are wonderfully realized. A promising new world for fantasy buffs. Ages 12 and up. [1 copy available]
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Woman Who Loved Reindeer, Pierce,Young Adult Fiction

YOUNG BLACK STALLION (Disney Movie Edition)
by Walter Farley & Steven Farley. Color movie stills. Condition: NEW 2003 Ramdon House Trade Paperback, first printing. Light tanning to page edges. Movie edition with a color movie stills section. Wonderful cover art by John Rowe. Content: The wonderfully improbable chronicles of the Black Stallion continue with this narrative of the Black's colthood in the mountains of Arabia. Specially bred to strengthen the bloodlines of Sheik Abu Ishak's herds, the Black is the victim of a failed horse raid. Driven out of his secluded pasture, the colt takes up with a herd of ibex. Soon he is scaling sheer rock faces and dueling fierce rams to the death. Befriended by Rashid, a young Bedouin, the stallion journeys to the desert, attempting to elude the rival groups of horse traders that seek him. As all devotees of the series know, the Black is finally recaptured and put aboard the tramp steamer Drake , just in time for his star-crossed meeting with Alec Ramsay, his future master. Although this prequel never quite matches the sparkle of the earlier works, it certainly should answer several questions about the Black's beginnings. Even the book's rather cloying mystical streak is unlikely to disturb the loyal followers of the legendary stallion. Ages 10-14. The 2003 Disney movie was directed by Simon Wincer and starred Richard Romanus, Biana Tamimi, Patrick Elias, Gérard Rudolf, and Ali Al Ameri. [1 copy available]
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Young Black Stallion

art by Fleurons. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 3.0 wide x 4.0 high. Content: Beautiful and colorful lady with her multi-colored dragon (large Boa?). We can personalize your bookplate (the font is Snell Blk BT) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us.
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Fantasy Bookplates

art by Illoguy. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 4.0 wide x 3.0 high. Content: Two kids (a boy and a girl) spending a summer afternoon reading under an oak tree. (A good thing to do.) We can personalize your bookplate (the font is Kids) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us.
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Kids Reading, Children Reading Bookplates

art by Obla4Ko. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 4.0 wide x 3.0 high. Content: Smiling, brightly colored monsters with a blank banner perfect for a name. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is Kids) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us.
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Monster Bookplates, Kids

art by M. Kriuchenko. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 3.0 wide x 4.0 high. Content: Beautiful scene of Victorian-era swans swimming under a bridge with ladies in long dresses & umbrellas and children watching them. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is Snell Blk BT) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us.
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Swans Swimming Bookplates