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THE UGLY DUCKLING, Andersen, Hans Christian  (adapted from)
1 Andersen, Hans Christian (adapted from) THE UGLY DUCKLING
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1945 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky 
Color Illustrations; Children's Book. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have a bit of light bumping, rubbing and edge wear. Illustrated, paper covered boards have white and black lettering to front cover of book. Both top and bottom corners have some light, but noticable bumping and beginning wear. The spine ends have some beginning rubbing and light wear. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrations alternate between full-color and black and white. The spine ends and corners of the dust jacket have a bit of light bumping and rubbing. The spine of the dust jacket is noticeably lightened / sunned (and it wraps around to the spine joints on both front and rear side a bit). The bottom spine end has a small triangular chip missing. There are several small edge tears to the dust jacket (flap joints & top spine end). Front spine joint of dust jacket has foxing. There is some generalized wrinkling and noticeable rubbing to dust jacket. Price on dust jacket is 50/50. "It was beautiful in the country. It was summertime! The wheat was yellow, the oats were green, the hay was stacked up in the green meadows, and the stork paraded about on his long red legs, discoursing in Egyptian, a language he had learned from his mother. All around the fields and meadows grew thick woods, and in the midst of this forest lay a deep lake. Yes, it was indeed beautiful country." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Blue Balloon, Asch, Frank
2 Asch, Frank The Blue Balloon
New York McGraw Hill Book Company 1971 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 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." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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ELSIE TIMES EIGHT, Babbitt, Natalie
3 Babbitt, Natalie ELSIE TIMES EIGHT
New York Hyperion Books for Children 2001 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Natalie Babbitt 
Color Illustrations; Children's Book. 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." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Around the World with Ant and Bee, Banner, Angela
4 Banner, Angela Around the World with Ant and Bee
London, England Edmund Ward Ltd. 1960 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Good Illustrated by Bryan Ward 
Color Illustrations; Children's Book. A small format book (approximate five inches long by four inches tall). This is the scarce first edition. The book is in Good condition and missing the accompanying dust jacket. A difficult to find title, and scarce in the First Edition, but this is a reading copy only. The pink matte book covers have ground-in dirt and noticeable fingermarks. The spine ends have rubbing, wear and beginning tears. The text pages are complete and in generally very good+ condition, however there are random spots of foxing throughout. The inner hinges have been reinforced. There is a former owner's inked name on the front pastedown page. "One day ant gave his good friend Bee a present. And that present was a beautiful umbrella." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY WITH ANT AND BEE, Banner, Angela
5 Banner, Angela HAPPY BIRTHDAY WITH ANT AND BEE
London, England Edmund Ward Ltd. 1964 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Good+ Illustrated by Bryan Ward 
Color Illustrations; Children's Book. 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. "One day Ant and Bee were flying in the air together when they heard a lovely noise! The lovely noise was coing out of a home. Bee said the noise was PARTY noise!!!" 
Price: 40.00 USD
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They Called It Purple Heart Valley A Combat Chronicle of the War in Italy, Bourke-White, Margaret
6 Bourke-White, Margaret They Called It Purple Heart Valley A Combat Chronicle of the War in Italy
New York Simon & Schuster 1944 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Margaret Bourke-White 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book is mostly clean, bright condition. The cream colored cloth covered boards have some foxing. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and rubbed spots along with two large chips missing from the top rear panle. "This strip is really a nerve jerker, - Lieutenant Mike Strok called to me over his shoulder. We were circling above the tiniest airfield I had ever seen. The landing strip was so pocked with shell craters that I did not see how my Grasshopper pilot was going to slip in among them." "Margaret Bourke-White (June 14, 1904 August 27, 1971) was an American photographer and documentary photographer. She is best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of Soviet industry, the first American female war photojournalist, and the first female photographer for Henry Luce's Life magazine, where her photograph appeared on the first cover. She died of Parkinson's disease about eighteen years after she developed her first symptoms." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Changes, Browne, Anthony
7 Browne, Anthony Changes
New york Alfred A. Knopf 1990 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 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[citation needed] and Bear Hunt (1979) was more successful commercially. His breakthrough came with Gorilla, published by Julia MacRae in 1983, based on one of his greeting cards. For it he won the Kate Greenaway Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book illustration by a British subject. He was a highly commended runner-up[a] for an edition of Alice in Wonder (1988) , he won the 1992 Medal for Zoo Price: 20.00 USD
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THE SNOW, Burningham, John
8 Burningham, John THE SNOW
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1975 0690009046 / 9780690009040 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket Illustrated by John Burningham / Jan Pienkowski 
Color Illustrations; Children's Book. This book is in Very Good+ condition. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The white covers of the book have a bit of beginning ground-in dirt and fingermarking. The text pages are generally clean and bright There is a small two inch long, 1/4th inch high water spot to the bottom edges of the text pages. The front pastedown has a smallish brownish water spot. "One day it snowed. Mummy and I rolled a big snowball. We made a snowman." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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DRAW ME A STAR, Carle, Eric
9 Carle, Eric DRAW ME A STAR
New York Philomel Books 1992 0399218777 / 9780399218774 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Eric Carle 
Color Illustrations; Children's book. This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "This is a story about an artist who, from his earliest years, draws: the simple star, the tree, house, flowers, clouds, night. In drawing, he discovers not only his art, but his life. Holding on to his star, he creates a world of light and possibility." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Malayan Forest Primates Ten Years' Study in Tropical Rain Forest, Chivers, David J.
10 Chivers, David J. Malayan Forest Primates Ten Years' Study in Tropical Rain Forest
New York & London Plenum Press 1980 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "The immense obstacles to fieldwork in the humid tropics have greatly hindered the collection of reliable data on the biology and behavior of the large primates of the evergreen rain forest. Overcoming the natural barriers of heat, humidity, and dense foliage, the contributors to Malaya Forest Primates have participated in various collaborative field studiesin peninsular Malaysia over the past decade, uncovering details of each species in the forest primate community." Chapters include: Primate socio-ecology, Malaya, Malayan Primates, Socio-Ecology of Malayan FOrest Primates, The Forest, The Role of Animals in Fruit Production, Kuala Lompat, Siamang, Lar and Agile Gibbons, Dusky and Banded Leaf Monkeys, Long-Tailed Macaques, Niche Differentiation in a primate Community, Locomotion and Posture, Long-Term Changes in Behavior, Competitors, Socio-Ecology of Malayan Forest Primates, Tree Species at Kuala Lompat and their Contributions to the diets of primates, squirrels and some birds, Long-Term Observations of Siamang Behavior, References, And author and subject indexes. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Oh, China! Elementary Reader of Modern Chinese for Advanced Beginners, Chou, Chih-p'ing, Perry Link, Xuedong Wang
11 Chou, Chih-p'ing, Perry Link, Xuedong Wang Oh, China! Elementary Reader of Modern Chinese for Advanced Beginners
Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press 1997 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Fine 
This is an oversized paperback book. The 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. "Oh, China! is a textbook for the growing number of advanced beginners who are studying Mandarin Chinese." 
Price: 65.00 USD
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TELEPHONE, Chukovsky, Kornei
12 Chukovsky, Kornei TELEPHONE
Indianapolis, IN Bobbs-Merrill 1971 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Susan Perl 
B&W Illustrations; Children's Book. This is a duel language book with text in Russian on the left hand pages and in English on the right hand pages. This book was translated and adapted by Marguerita Rudolph. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a light forward slant to the spine of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has some light edge wear and nicking along with a couple of small semi-closed edge tears. "Ding-a-ling-a-ling! The phone never stops ringing. One after another, the animals call with their silly problems." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Tall Tale Cat, Cunningham, Edward
13 Cunningham, Edward The Tall Tale Cat
Kansas City, MO Hallmark Cards 1974 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine Illustrated by John Overmyer 
Color Illustrations; Children's Book. This book is in Near 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. This book has a rectangular die-cut cut out on the front cover. "Young George Washington raced out of his apartment building quite late Friday morning, finishing a blueberry muffin as he puffed down the icy sidwalk toward school. Usuall the trip didn't take long because he was a pretty fair runner and knew all the shortcuts." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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PEA PATCH ISLAND, Curren, Polly
14 Curren, Polly PEA PATCH ISLAND
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1975 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Ronald Himler 
Color Illustrations; Children's Book. This is a First Edition - with the correct First Edition notations. 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 some light edge wear and nicking and one chipped edge tear to the top rear edge. "When a ship loaded with honey-sweet dried peas sailed along the wide river with its jolly captain and crew, the people in the towns along the shore waved friendly greetings. But not one of them could have guessed what was going to happen to that little ship. For as it sailed onward, it went aground on a sandbar." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Golden Picture Story Book Stories and Pictures for Little Folks, Dodge Publishing Company
15 Dodge Publishing Company The Golden Picture Story Book Stories and Pictures for Little Folks
New York Dodge Publishing Company 1900 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by various artists 
B&W Illustrations; Children's Book. This is very possibly a first edition of the book. This edition is published by the Dodge Publishing Company - not Saalfied (which is normally a reprint house). The book is in Very Good condition and may not have been issued with a dust jacket. The book covers, especially the spine ends and corners have edge wear, bumping and rubbing . The front cover has noticeable light rubbing. The rear cover of the book has several mostly erased, light pencil scribbles. The text pages are generally clean and bright, however, several of the pages do have grubby fingerprints from former readers. Several pages also have some light (and mostly erased) pencil marks where a former owner / artist, wanted to trace lines to see how nicely his drawing was improving. Illustrated throughout with both black and white and full color illustrations. The book includes short stories and poems (only a few have citations) for young folk to enjoy. Includes titles such as: The Review, Bathing in the Sea, The Tea-Party, Fanny at the Fair, How Bobs forgot his Duty, Good fun for Cold Weather, Bedtime, Matilda's Afternoon Call, A Difficult Game, and many more. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Jackanapes, Ewing, Juliana Horatia
16 Ewing, Juliana Horatia Jackanapes
New York Oxford University Press 1948 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Tasha Tudor 
Color Illustrations; Children's Book. This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. Green / teal cloth covered boards have gilt lettering to the spine and front cover of the book (denoting a 1st issue - the second issue has black lettering to the spine and front cover of the book). The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with black and white illustrations along with four full color plates and a full color title page by Tasha Tudor. The dust jacket has some light toning / sunning, especially to the spine, along with several small to smallish edge tears and nicks. All four corners of the dust jacket have been clipped, but not price clipped as the two dollar price is still printed on the bottom front flap corner. "For many years there has been no new edition of this perennial favorite. Tasha Tudor, with her understanding of the period and her love of children, seems the perfect artist to reinterpret this tale of courage and loyalty. The quiet humor of the English village, the romance of the Black Captain, the smoke and blood of battle are all in the pictures - both color and black and white." Juliana Horatia Ewing (known as Julie to her large family) only lived to the age of 43, but by her death, she had published numerous books, short stories and articles, most of them oriented to children. During the 1870's and 1880's she was one of the most popular authors of children's works. Her writing influenced a generation of writers, including Frances Hodgson Burnett, Rudyard Kipling,and especially E. Nesbit. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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SHADOW PLAY, Fleischman, Paul
17 Fleischman, Paul SHADOW PLAY
New York Harper & Row 1990 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Eric Beddows 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Buy your ticket. The curtain's about to rise. Monsieur LeGrand and his shadow puppeteers are poised to present Beauty and the Beast. It promises to be a production like no other, a tale not only of surface and substance, but of startling surprises never seen elsewhere." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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MOTHER GOOSE, Fujikawa, Gyo
18 Fujikawa, Gyo MOTHER GOOSE
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1974 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good- Illustrated by Gyo Fujikawa 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers of the book have several largish spots of foxing / ground-in dirt." There is also generalized groundO-in finger dirt to both front and rear covers. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There are a couple of edge tears to the front endpaper, one of which has been taped by a former owner on the reverse, and a patch of color lost from the page as well. "Old Mother Goose, when she wanted to wander, would ride through the air on a very fine gander. She lived in a house that was build in a wood where an owl at the door for a sentinal stood." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Baby Kermit's Christmas, Gikow, Louise
19 Gikow, Louise Baby Kermit's Christmas
New York Muppet Press 1988 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Lauren Attinello 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "It's Christmas Eve in the Muppet nursery, and all the Babies are sound asleep in their beds - all, that is, except Kermit. While the other Babies dream of candy canes an Christmas toys, Kermit stares out the window at the falling snow." "The Muppets debuted on the television program Sam and Friends, which aired from 1955 to 1961. After appearing on skits in several late night talk shows and advertising commercials during the 1960s, the Muppets began appearing on Sesame Street in 1969. The Muppets attained celebrity status and international recognition through their breakout roles in The Muppet Show (19761981) , a primetime television series that garnered four Primetime Emmy Award wins and twenty-one nominations during its five-year run. In the late 1970s and into the 1980s, the Muppets diversified into theatrical feature films, including The Muppet Movie (1979) , The Great Muppet Caper (1981) , and The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Butch Elects A Mayor, Hanff, Helene
20 Hanff, Helene Butch Elects A Mayor
New York Parents' Magazine 1969 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine Illustrated by Judith Gwyn Brown 
Color Illustrations; Children's Book. This book is in Near Fine condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light ground-in dirt to the rear cover of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. "One evening at the dinner table, Butch Martin's father said, They want me to run for mayor. How wonderful! said Butch's mother. Butch just stopped eating and stared at his father. Why, very soon his father might be the most important man in town!" Helene Hanff is best known for her non-fiction memoirish books about her love of books and her contacts with an English bookdealer, found in the pages of 84 Charing Cross Road. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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