Catalogue #22, July 2016. ModernJuvenile literature from 1920s onward.
A collection of 26 stories which appeared originally in the Evening News of Newark N. J., most about creatures of the forest and field. Nice bright jacket and frontis. "Uncle Wiggily Longears is the jolliest old gentleman anyone can imagine."
Sam's understanding of horses and people grows during an exciting summer full of fun and mystery, lots of Paul Brown horses in text.
Jenny, a little girl who longs for a pony, and Tattles, the son of an elegant hunter who pulls a junk cart, both walk through The Dark Corner of the stable to fulfill their dreams at the Extraordinary Riding School. (password: Silver Snaffles) This school is run by the ponies themselves, who are superb instructors: in one week Jenny is able to ride off on to rescue a pony from the snobbish Jostlepots and take part in a glorious hunt ! A classic, gentle fantasy, not just for pony book lovers.
The Shoe Shop bears now have a good home, and so they set out to rescue the toy animals in the dump from the flood which threatens their makeshift home. The wise old elephant Hannibal helps make the move. "one of the best toy-world stories I have read for years... Ingenious plot, superb characterization.." Naomi Lewis. The price is kind of a mystery to us!
A charming narrative of the life of a school and the relationship of a gifted teacher (the author) to her children, set in an old one room primary school in the Cotswolds. The children in Ardizzone's illustrations show their individual characters and feeling of belonging in this fine school.
Elmer and Einer saved their pennies for a horse, good old Kristie. But Kristie had a mind of her own and it took many weekly consultations with Axel before everything was just right, and they could finally go swimming. Told with the cadences of a folk tale and many humorous drawings in text. The first Kristie book.
Theo, an orphan, makes his way from printer's devil to the palace. First in the Westmark trilogy, a political adventure fantasy that draws the reader into an imaginary, but realistic late medieval world. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by author on title page.
Although Moomins always hibernate in winter, this time Moomintroll awoke and had adventures with strange winter creatures he had never seen before. NOTE: This book has been SOLD.
During their London holiday, the two girls transform themselves into the matronly Suffragettes, Miss Rivers and Miss Bridges. Full of hilarious adventures, as Atlanta's clever plots and Pansy's sweetness see them through.
Impunity Jane, The Fairy Doll, The Story of Holly and Ivy, Candy Floss. Coloured plates and numerous black and white drawings by Baynes.