Catalogue #22, July 2016. ModernJuvenile literature from 1920s onward.
"Uncle is a tremendously wealthy elephant. He has a B. A., a patriarchal disposition, rather strict notions of correct behavior, yet a sentimental nature and a certain joie de vivre" Here he takes on the nasty Hatemans, with the support of his friends.
All the animals in Marblehead talk to Azor, and they tell him really important things, but no one will believe him. He decides to keep quiet about what he has heard until the time when little Pringle wanders off and no one can find her.
Their holiday trip from Stockholm to Copenhagen with dear Auntie becomes even better when Annelie and Nicklas secretly win a miniature pony at the zoo. But how to smuggle Ben back to Sweden? Just barely plausible and very funny!
A broken clockwork mouse and child follow the child's dream of a home and family. Hailed as a classic when it appeared, this is a complex fantasy, full of logical tricks and high adventure. "A rich, disturbing, very touching book" Kirkus. This edition, not uncommon, has always been puzzling to date, it looks newer than 1967 but is certainly early, pre ISBN; it does not feel like a book club.
An early book by a beloved Australian author, known for her good humored and exciting realistic fiction. In this book, a group of boys in a weed spraying unit in isolated Southwest Tasmania cope with disaster.
At twelve, Kate passes her early school leaving exam and goes into service with a kind, prosperous farm family. Details of domestic life told convincingly from the point of view of people contented with their lot weave through this gentle story. Followed by A Time in a City.
Young Kate makes her way from a pastoral village to an industrial city; a quiet, kindly story of lives behind the lines of WWI. Follows An Hour in the Morning.
The South African children spend their summer holiday travelling around the coast of England and Wales with their mother's friend, Snail, in a nice little caravan. Author's first original children's book.
The last Viking stronghold in Lancaster resists the Norman invasion with their Shield Ring, the barrier of the fells and their brave warlike spirit. Accurate and exciting history by a master. Note: This book has been sold.
Drawn from an elaborate game the author and his brother play over several years, which terminates abruptly on the eve of the Russian Revolution. A Novel with Maps, Coat of Arms, and a Flag. ...."But this is not the kernel of the nut. Our game reflected reality, everything which was at that time set our boyish brains on fire: the war, false heroism, bourgeois ideals of valour, our monstrous education, the Revolution"....