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 ALEXANDER, SALLY HOBART, Mom Can't See Me
ALEXANDER, SALLY HOBART
Mom Can't See Me
New York: Macmillan, 1990. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by George Ancona. B&W Photographs; This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The bottom front spine joint of the dust jacket has a two inch semi-closed tear. The top front edge of the dust jacket has a smallish edge tear with a nick at the bottom of the tear. There is another semi-closed tear to the front flap joint of the dust jacket that has some beginning nicking also. "Told from the point of view of her nine-year-old daughter, this is Sally Hobart Alexander's own story. When she was in her twenties, a rare disease caused the author's vision to diminish gradually over two years. Then, one day, it was gone.". Fine in Very Good- dust jacket .
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Book number: 36467
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
Catalogue: Picture Book
Keywords: Picture Book Sally Hobart Alexander Vision Blindness Being blind Families Relationship with God George Ancona Picture Books

 ALEXANDER, MARTHA, I Sure Am Glad to See You, Blackboard Bear
ALEXANDER, MARTHA
I Sure Am Glad to See You, Blackboard Bear
New York: Dial Press, 1976. Trade Edition. Hardcover. Illustrated by Martha Alexander. Color Illustrations; This is a small format book (approx. 5" x 4"). This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but has several spots of foxing and ground-in dirt. "Author and illustrator of the ever-popular “Blackboard Bear” series, Martha Alexander is known for her soft pencil and watercolor illustrations and her simple texts, both of which regale young readers with the magic, delights, and frustrations of childhood. Alexander has been an artist since childhood, trying her hand at ceramics, doll making, fabric and clothing design, portrait painting, children’s murals and paintings, decorative collages and mosaics, and teaching art to adults and children. Alexander says she did not find her niche in the art world until, at the age of forty-five, she was given her first children’s book to illustrate.". Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 33280
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1091]
Catalogue: Picture Book
Keywords: Picture Book Martha Alexander Blackboard Bear Humor Picture Book

 ANNO, MITSUMASA, Topsy-Turvies Pictures to Stretch the Imagination
ANNO, MITSUMASA
Topsy-Turvies Pictures to Stretch the Imagination
New York: John Weatherhill, Inc, 1978. 7th Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Mitsumasa Anno. Color Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ to Near Fine- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Can a stairway take you up from a higher place to a lower one? Can a ceiling be a floor and a roof be a wall at the same time?" "Anno is best known for wordless picture books featuring small, detailed figures. In the "Journey" books, a tiny character travels through a nation's landscape, densely populated with pictures referencing that country's art, literature, culture, and history. Anno's illustrations are often in pen and ink and watercolor, and occasionally incorporate collage and woodcuts. They are intricately detailed, showing a sense of humor as well as an interest in science, mathematics, and foreign cultures. They frequently incorporate subtle jokes and references. Anno's style has been compared to that of M. C. Escher.". Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 33469
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1636]
Catalogue: Picture Book
Keywords: Picture Book Anno Mitsumasa Mitsumasa Anno Perspective art Imagination Picture Book

0877015767 ARAGON, JANE CHELSEA, Lullaby
ARAGON, JANE CHELSEA
Lullaby
San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 1989. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. ISBN: 0877015767. Illustrated by Kandy Radzinski. Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is a slight slant to the spine of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has some light edge wear and rubbing to the spine ends and corners.. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 35824
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1636]
Catalogue: Picture Book
Keywords: 0877015767 Picture Book Jane Chelsea Aragon Kandy Radzinski Music Bedtime Picture Book

 ARMER, LAURA ADAMS, Dark Circle of Branches
ARMER, LAURA ADAMS
Dark Circle of Branches
New York: Longmans, Green and Co, 1933. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Sidney Armer. B&W Illustrations; Children's Book. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The cloth covers have noticeable ground-in dirt along with some toning, especially to the spine and spine joints. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper. "In the rocky canyon of Tsegi, a Navaho woman sat spinning wool in her summer shelter of cedar boughs.". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 29813
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2727]
Catalogue: Picture Book
Keywords: Picture Book Laura Adams Armer Navaho Navajo people Native Americans Western Americana Picture Book

 ASCH, FRANK, The Blue Balloon
ASCH, FRANK
The Blue Balloon
New York: McGraw Hill Book Company, 1971. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Frank Asch. Color Illustrations; This is a very early Frank Asch title. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The white dust jacket has some ground-in dirt and some beginning tidemarking to the flap edges. This book is the fourth book written and illustrated by Frank Asch (following George's Store, etc). This book tells the story of a man and his balloon through their adventures together in a book completely without words. Strangely, the balloon is green in color, though the blue might be refering to the balloon's temperament. "Frank Asch (born August 6, 1946 in Somerville, New Jersey) is an American children's writer, best known for his Moonbear picture books. In 1968, Asch published his first picture book, George's Store. The following year he graduated from Cooper Union with a BFA. Since then he has taught at a public school in India, as well as at a Montessori school in the United States, conducted numerous creative workshops for children. He has written over 60 books, including Turtle Tale, Mooncake, I Can Blink and Happy Birthday Moon. In 1989 he wrote Here Comes the Cat! In collaboration with Vladimir Vagin. The book was awarded the Russian National Book Award and was considered the first Russian-American collaboration on a children's book. Asch lived in Somerville, New Jersey.". Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 33317
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 36.5 | £UK 30.75 | JP¥ 4363]
Catalogue: Picture Book
Keywords: Picture Book Frank Asch Balloons Books without Words Illustrators Friendship flowers 1970's Picture Book

 BABBITT, NATALIE, Elsie Times Eight
BABBITT, NATALIE
Elsie Times Eight
New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2001. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Natalie Babbitt. Color Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a light scrape to the bottom front spine joint. "Fairy godmothers are supposed to set things right, but Elsie's fairy godmother sometimes sets things wrong. When she changes one Elsie into eight, the results make a mess for everyone, from Elsie's cat right on up to the Mayor." "The Babbitts collaborated to create The Forty-ninth Magician, a picture book that he wrote and she illustrated, published by Pantheon Books in 1966. Samuel became too busy to participate but editor Michael di Capua, at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, encouraged Natalie to continue producing children's books. After writing and illustrating two short books in verse, she turned to children's novels, and her fourth effort in that vein, Knee-Knock Rise, was awarded a Newbery Honor in 1971. Tuck Everlasting, published in 1975, was named an ALA Notable book and continues to be popular with teachers. It was ranked number 16 among the "Top 100 Chapter Books" of all time in a 2012 survey published by School Library Journal.". Fine in Near Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 34275
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
Catalogue: Picture Book
Keywords: Picture Book Natalie Babbitt Fairy Godmothers Imagination Humor Picture Books

 BANNER, ANGELA, Happy Birthday with Ant and Bee
BANNER, ANGELA
Happy Birthday with Ant and Bee
London, England: Edmund Ward Ltd, 1964. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Bryan Ward. Color Illustrations; This is a small format book (approximate five inches long by four inches tall). This book is in Good condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book covers are heavily toned and have noticeable grubbiness and wear along with several edge nicks and tears to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, but do have spots of foxing, and some bleeding of the color on the edges of the text block (all edges are colored with red ink). This is a good reading / starter copy - it is complete and readable, but is not the prettiest copy. This is book number 8 in the series of early readers featuring Ant and Bee. "The Ant and Bee stories are a series of small-format hardback books written by Angela Banner (pseudonym of Angela Mary Maddison [nee Lincke], born May 14, 1923, died May 30, 2014). She began writing the books in order to teach her son how to read. Angela Mary Lincke married Major Lionel Maddison Parsons and had two children. The first volume was published in the United Kingdom in 1950 and the last in 1972 by Edmund Ward Limited, later Kaye & Ward. At least some volumes were published in the United States by Franklin Watts Inc. The books were reprinted by Trafalgar Square Publishing in the late 1980s and early 1990s. New editions of certain volumes were published in 2013 by Egmont UK Limited." (from Wikipedia). Good .
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Book number: 38990
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2727]
Catalogue: Picture Book
Keywords: Picture Book Angela Banner Bryan Ward Ant and Bee Early Reader Easy Reader Humor English Language Picture Books

 BATES, CLARA DOTY, Classics of Baby-Land (Versified By Mrs. Clara Doty Bates
BATES, CLARA DOTY
Classics of Baby-Land (Versified By Mrs. Clara Doty Bates
Boston, MA: D. Lothrop & Co, Publishers, 1978. Trade Edition. Hardcover. Finley. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good- condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers have edge wear, rubbing, nicking and some bits of fraying. The front cover has a chromolithographed pastedown illustration of Little Red Riding Hood. The edges of the pictorial pastedown are nicked and there are spots of rubbing , especially toward the edges. The rear cover has wear, spots of noticeable rubbing and ground-in dirt. The text pages are generally clean, though there are spots of foxing and ground-in dirt. The front inner hinge has cracking at the bottom edge (about an inch worth). There is a previous owner's penciled gift notation (dated '78) on the front endpaper. The rear endpaper has some toning / tidemarking to the hinges. Included are the stories: Story of the Five Little Pigs, Silver Locks and the Bears, Jack and the Bean-Stalk, Little Red Riding-Hood, Cinderella, Puss In Boots, Dick Whittington and his Cat, Dream of Pussie Willow, Tony, Camping Out, Dame Spider, Hickory Dickory Dock, Dame Fidget and Her Silver Penny, and, Foolish Bobolink.. Very Good- .
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Book number: 32678
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 59 | £UK 50 | JP¥ 7089]
Catalogue: Picture Book
Keywords: Picture B Clara Doty Bates F. T. Merrill Jessie Curtis Folklore Folktales Nursery Rhymes Nursery Books Picture Book

 BEISNER, MONIKA, Secret Spells & Curious Charms
BEISNER, MONIKA
Secret Spells & Curious Charms
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1985. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Monika Beisner. Color Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ to Near Fine - dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket is crisp and clean but has some very beginning sunning / toning to the edges of the dust jacket flaps. "Need to know how to charm a toad? Find a fortune? Avoid bad luck? Travel as fast as the fastest hawk? In this lively retelling of traditional lore, Monika Beisner's spells and charms will delight those of all ages who like to dabble in the art of magic." "Monika Beisner studied painting at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig (HBK) and - with a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service - at the Slade School of Fine Art, London and at the Berlin University of the Arts. A Fulbright scholarship enabled her to study in New York. Since 1970 she has lived as a freelance artist in London, Ratzeburg and on Gozo (Malta).". Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 34274
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
Catalogue: Picture Book
Keywords: Picture Book Monika Beisner Magic Charms Spells Illustrators Picture Books

 DU BOIS, WILLIAM PENE, The Forbidden Forest
DU BOIS, WILLIAM PENE
The Forbidden Forest
New York: Harper & Row, 1978. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by William Pene Du Bois. Color Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, semi-closed edge tears, nicks and chips missing (spine ends and corners). The white dust jacket has some beginning ground-in dirt as well. "There were three heroes on the British cruiser Barkham when it docked in Sydney, Australia. They were known throughout the world as The Stoppers of the Great War. One was a bulldog named Buckingham. Another was a man named Spider Max. The third was the mysterious Lady Adelaide." "William Sherman "Billy" Pène du Bois (May 9, 1916 – February 5, 1993) was an American writer and illustrator of books for young readers. He is best known for The Twenty-One Balloons, published in April 1947 by Viking Press, for which he won the 1948 Newbery Medal. As illustrator he was twice a runner-up for the Caldecott Medal. The Twenty-One Balloons is the work by Pène du Bois that WorldCat reports most widely held in participating libraries, by a wide margin. His other most widely held works are five books written by others, which he illustrated (below) , and the two Caldecott Honor picture books, which he also wrote. ". Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket .
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Book number: 33486
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1636]
Catalogue: Picture Book
Keywords: Picture Book William Pene Du Bois World War I Humor Adventure Ships & Sailing kangaroos Boxing Picture Books

0394829182 BOND, MICHAEL, Paddington at the Circus
BOND, MICHAEL
Paddington at the Circus
New York: Random House, 1974. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. ISBN: 0394829182. Illustrated by Fred Banbery. Color Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and was issued thus without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. "One day Paddington was out doing his morning shopping when he came across a very strange looking man pasting a picture on a wall." "Paddington Bear is a fictional character in children's literature. He first appeared on 13 October 1958 in the children's book A Bear Called Paddington and has been featured in more than twenty books written by British author Michael Bond and illustrated by Peggy Fortnum and other artists. The friendly bear from Peru—with his old hat, battered suitcase (complete with a secret compartment, enabling it to hold more items than it would appear to) , duffle coat and love of marmalade—has become a classic character from English children's literature.". Near Fine .
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Book number: 36284
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
Catalogue: Picture Book
Keywords: 0394829182 Picture Book Michael Bond Paddington the Bear Paddington Picture Book The Circus Circus Adventure John Lobban Picture Book

 BRADFIELD, JOLLY ROGER, The Flying Hockey Stick
BRADFIELD, JOLLY ROGER
The Flying Hockey Stick
Chicago, IL: Rand Mcnally, 1970. Early printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Jolly Roger Bradfield. Color Illustrations; This is an early printing circa 1970. This book is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "Barnaby Jones was a boy who had wanted something for years and years. He wanted, more than anything, to be able to fly like a bird." ""Jolly" Roger Bradfield is perhaps best known for his work as a children's book author and illustrator. He began his writing career when he was teaching himself how to type. Bored with the tutorials of his text book, Bradfield chose to practice his typing by writing something fun. Thus, his first book There's an Elephant in the Bathtub was created. Bradfield went on to write and illustrate several other titles including Pickle-Chiffon Pie, Benjamin Dilley's Thirsty Camel, Giants Come in Different Sizes, The Flying Hockey Stick, and Benjamin Dilley's Lavender Lion. The "Jolly" Roger books are known mostly for their colorful illustrations and wildly imaginative stories.". Fine .
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Book number: 34101
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3272]
Catalogue: Picture Book
Keywords: Picture Book Jolly Roger Bradfield A Jolly Roger Book Hockey Roger Bradfield Flying Exploration Adventure Picture Books

 BROWN, MARCIA, Once a Mouse. . .
BROWN, MARCIA
Once a Mouse. . .
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1961. 2nd Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Marcia Brown. Color Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several smallish edge nicks and tears and some chipping, especially to the spine ends. There is a remnant of a Caldecott medal on the front cover. The dust jacket has generalized toning. There is also the outline of a small square sticker on the top corner of the front panel of the dust jacket. "Marcia Joan Brown (July 13, 1918 – April 28, 2015) was an American writer and illustrator of more than 30 children's books. She has won three annual Caldecott Medals from the American Library Association, recognizing the year's best U. S. Picture book illustration, and the ALA's Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal in 1992 for her career contribution to children's literature. Many of her titles have been published in translation, including Afrikaans, German, Japanese, Spanish and Xhosa-Bantu editions.". Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket .
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Book number: 34075
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2727]
Catalogue: Picture Book
Keywords: Picture Book Marcia Brown Mice Caldecott Medal Winner Woodcuts Tigers India Picture Book

0862034353 BROWNE, ANTHONY, Changes
BROWNE, ANTHONY
Changes
New york: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. ISBN: 0862034353. Illustrated by Anthony Browne. Color Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has a one inch + semi closed edge tear to the top front spine joint and a bit of nicking to the top spine end. "On Thursday morning at a quarter past ten, Joseph Kaye notices something strange about the teakettle. And so begins a very extraordinary day in which everything around him seems to change." "When he finished school Browne intended to become a painter, but being short of money he took a job as a medical illustrator, drawing the insides of bodies for Manchester Royal Infirmary. After three years he grew tired of the job's repetitiveness and moved on to design greeting cards for Gordon Fraser. He designed cards for fifteen years before he started writing and illustrating his own books. Browne's debut book both as writer and as illustrator was Through the Magic Mirror, published by Hamish Hamilton in 1976. A Walk in the Park followed next year and gained a cult following and Bear Hunt (1979) was more successful commercially.". Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 33330
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
Catalogue: Picture Book
Keywords: 0862034353 Picture Book Illustrated Anthony Browne Changes Anxiety Imagination Parent And Child New Babies Picture Books

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