CAT 22 B Modern Juveniles 1920+

Catalogue #22, July 2016. ModernJuvenile literature from 1920s onward.
21246 Mouse and his Child by Russell Hoban, ill Lillian Hoban.

The Mouse and His Child.

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.

$65.00

 

5659 Season of the Briar by Brinsmead

Season of the Briar

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.

$25.00

 

16745 An Hour in the Morning by Cooper.

An Hour in the Morning.

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.

$14.00

 

16610 A Time in a City. by Cooper.

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.

$25.00

 

16368 Snail and Pennithornes by Willard, ill Fletcher.

Snail and the Pennithornes.

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.

$25.00

 

17645 The Shield Ring by Sutcliff, Hodges ill.

The Shield Ring.

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.

$85.00

 

Land of Shvambrania by Leo Kassil. Viking 1935/1932, 1st. US printing.

The Land of Shvambrania.

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"....

$65.00

 

Circus Shoes by Noel Streatfeild / Floethe, ill. Random 1939/1938, 1st US print

Circus Shoes.

Peter and Santa run away to join an unsuspecting uncle in Cob's Circus. Note: This book has been sold.

$100.00

 

16275 Professor Branestawm's Great Revolution by Hunter.

Professor Branestawm's Great Revolution and other incredible adventures.

More amazing stories! Where are my glasses?; B.'s Portable Car Park; Prof. B. on the Scrap Heap; The Pipes of Pandemonium; Mrs. Flittersnoop's Birthday Present. Hunter's first two books were from the 30's; the later ones after retirement in the 70's.

$45.00

 

16513 Plowman's Clocks by Uttley, ill Tunnicliffe

Plowman's Clocks.

More memories of country life at the turn of the century.

$85.00

 

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