Catalogue #22, July 2016. ModernJuvenile literature from 1920s onward.
Twin orphans, brother and sister, cast adrift, sail with a shipment of humanitarian aid to Greece during the Greek War of Independence from the Ottoman Turks (1821-1832). Endless adventures ensue, the brother trying to care for his sister, and the sister always thinking up a new exciting plan (unlike the self-consciously "spunky" heroines of recent YA fiction, Phoebe is the real thing) Though they begin with the idea of grand adventure, their gradual understanding of the complexity of the situation and the suffering of the refugees, as well as the limits of their ability to care for themselves are handled truthfully, always from a child's point of view. An amusing and ultimately very touching book. SIGNED and BRIEFLY INSCRIBED by the author.
A modern folk tale of good and evil toymakers and how they prepare for a competition at the king's palace, including a talking doll and an adventure over the snowy mountains. Uncommon in this nice edition, printed on good quality paper.
Beautiful paintings of this graceful dog illustrate Terhune's collection of inimitable stories. Not an uncommon book, but in very nice condition and just right for a young collie lover.
Funny 5 year old Urchin, of the Larsson family, has a mind of his own. The results are surprising!
A little girl's Hamster does not want to come in to his cage for the winter, but he will tell her a story of his grandfather, Mr. P, when he pleases. Set in a wet autumnal garden. The third in the series.
NOTE: This book has been SOLD.
Two children captured and put ashore on the isles of Sullya are thought to bring bad luck and set away to keep the Eastern Beacon warning fire burning . Note that the illustrator differs from the American reprint.
A gentle boy dreams of knighthood in the violent physical world of 14th c. England. He achieves his goal with difficulty, but then must think again of what he truly wants in his life.
Hiram and his friends worked hard to help their village during a severe drought, but then Hiram found a magic solution from the old days, a wheel with a bell was rolled downhill.
A marvelously funny story about a fat little man with a sort of helicopter attachment on his back who lives on Eric's roof in Stockholm and states unequivocally that he is real. (He is.) Illustrated with heavier line than the first English edition.
Wolf was the largest of his litter, a huge Irish wolfhound who learned early to hunt on his native Western rangeland. As a young dog, he went from a kind master and loving mother to a brutal trapper. Then with Dan Loman's help, he slowly learned to trust humans again. Hinkle writes a great dog story! Hard to find one in nice condition. NOTE: This book has been SOLD.