CAT 22 C Modern Picture Books 1920+

Modern picture books 1920 and beyond, includes play books etc.
20214 Barnaby in Search of a House by Helps.

Barnaby in Search of a House.

Poor Barnaby's snug little home is destroyed by a woodman's ax, and he goes from animal to animal, trying to find a house. NOTE: This book has been sold.

$95.00

 

21585 Appleby-Capple by Parrish

Appleby-Capple.

Little Appleby, blessed with an odd name and many relatives, longs to find a Zebra butterfly for his Cousin Clement's 99th birthday. What follows is a kind of sequential alphabet novel, first envisioned by Anne Parrish and her brother as children. Many pictures full and in text with the letter names cleverly worked in. NEWBERY HONOR BOOK.

$95.00

 

21583 Babar at Home by de Brunhoff (UK)

Babar at Home. (Babar and His Children).

The tender story of Babar en famille, edited and colorized after de Brunhoff's death by his brother Michel, making, an interesting comparison with the Daily Sketch strips. Translator unattributed, but with small differences from the US Merle Haas Babar and His Children.

$125.00

 

21581 Ant and Bee and the ABC by Banner.

Ant and Bee and the ABC.

A clever ABC: Ant and Bee lose their hats and go looking at the "Lost things saved in boxes place". No luck in the A-Z boxes, but then they found a box called "funny things" and there were the hats! "0" in series but published later, sort of a prequel

$85.00

 

21579 The Story of Lazy Bush-Tail by Woodhead.

The Story of Lazy Bush-Tail.

The tidy Susie Squirrel reforms the hero of his laziness and then marries him! One of the Mrs. Prettimouse series, not named. The artist painted many famous horses of her time in oils and watercolor, as well as illustrating horse and pony books. These watercolours are detailed and charming.

$65.00

 

21451 Skippack School by de Angeli.

Skippack School.

"Being the story of Eli Shrawder (a boy) and of one Christopher Dock, Schoolmaster, about the year 1750." Set in Germantown in Philadelphia.

$55.00

 

20162 SnippSnappandSnurrandtheReindeer by Lindman.

Snipp, Snapp, Snurr and the Reindeer.

The three boys and their parents went to the far north on a skiing vacation and visited a Laplander family with a boy their age, Matti, and his dog Sampo. On their last night a storm came up as they were skiing home, and Matti and Sampo rescued them. As usual, these young children have a great deal of responsibility and handle it very well.

$110.00

 

19823 The Dog That Wanted to Whistle by Levy.

The Dog That Wanted to Whistle.

Chancho's parents were a Boxer and a Mastiff, and he is an odd combination of the two. His poor master is so sad when the crops fail and Chancho wants desperately to help out. Perhaps if he could whistle? He finds a tin whistle in the grass but swallows it accidentally and Pablo is so frightened of the sound his dog makes, he bolts the door against him. (happy ending though) Such an ugly and appealing dog, and the illustrations are just right. Note: This book is SOLD.

$80.00

 

20294 Roland the Minstrel Pig by Steig

Roland the Minstrel Pig.

Steig's first book for children appeals directly to them with a grand plot. Roland venture out from his safe and loving community of animals with his lute and finds loneliness, fear, and eventual happiness playing for the King.

$80.00

 

21462 When the Sky is Like Lace by Horwitz, ill Cooney Signed.

When the Sky is Like Lace.

"On a bimulous night, when the sky is like lace." Three fair sisters move from the warm colours of home through the blue-purple night, encountering singing otters, affronted snails, wild trees, picnics, parties.. Graceful, imaginative illustrations. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Barbara Cooney to Robert Hale, a bookseller, contributor to the Horn Book, supporter of children's books and authors, and former ABA president "Best wishes to Bob Hale and many thanks for his enthusiasm".

$165.00

 

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