Holiday Books

Christmas, (Biblical, Carols, Secular) and Hannukah,
The Santa Clauses.

The Santa Clauses.

Little Charlie takes matters into his own hands to prove that Santa Claus is real. Bright full-colour paintings of many Santas on facing pages. Translated. from German.

$6.00

 

Christmas Carols for Young Children.

Christmas Carols for Young Children.

It is a pleasure to see these images, although the colour seems dulled compared to early 20th c illustrations.

$40.00

 

Elijah's Angel, a story for Chanukah and Christmas.

Elijah's Angel, a story for Chanukah and Christmas.

Elijah, the old woodcarver, and the young boy Michael are friends. When Elijah carves Michael an angel, Michael doesn't know what to tell his Jewish family.

$15.00

 

At Christmas Time by Worth, illus by Frasconi.

At Christmas Time.

Christmas "Tree Lot/Weary of glare And clatter, Slush and exhaust,/We stop for breath In this hushed Miraculous grove,/Haunted by scents Of distant Forests and hills/And a ghostly Unforgettable Savor of happiness."About 50 poems. Coloured woodcuts by a master. (Much more easily appreciated if the jpg is opened to full screen. Just click on the photo.)

$12.00

 

21893 Bobby and Jane Hurry Through the Rain to Make a Trip on the Hanky Train.

Bobby and Jane Hurry Through the Rain...

Happy Holidays!! In a decorated box with all hankies untouched: Bright primary colours with an almost Czech folkloric feel: the entire book is bordered in red scallops and the train runs along a blue track.

Each car: the Engine, the Hanky Limited, Parlor, Diner, Sleeper, Reserved and Baggage/Mail, has a different design around the windows and stamped on the wheels and roof. Each panel has a cheery poem and a little bird or duck or mouse offering side comments on the action.

The hankies have a more typical l940's/50's US "vintage" style, picturing animals and children and leaning toward blue and yellow, in inexpensive sized cotton. The box is decorated with little figures in primary colours of animals and toys.  

All is designed to make a child feel adventurous, safe, and happy. The yellow and green striped caboose bears letter banners saying Home Sweet Home and the text reads
"Hey Bobby, Oh Jane, get off the train.
The rooster shouts again and again
Mother and Daddy are waiting for you
Take the six Hankies and Good By, you two!

$275.00

 

17100 Dick Bruna's Christmas Crib.

Dick Bruna's Christmas Crib.

The play materials seem to be enclosed in a folder: on the front a picture of a crèche with little Bruna figures; on the folder back the instructions, in English, showing a little girl colouring the characters and the scene, pushing out the characters, bending the flaps, and setting up the scene. Inside would be the background with side flaps folding out and two sheets of punch out characters. (Hard to determine given the shrink wrap.) Very charming little nativity scene, with figures that can have their own skin colours and costumes.

$50.00

 

20233 Christmas Eve At the Mellops' by Ungerer.

Christmas Eve At the Mellops'.

The fourth Mellops book. Casimir, Isidor, Felix, and Ferdinand, the Mellop pig children, have a sad moment when they realize they have all brought the family surprise Christmas trees, but they rally and soon fill an entire apartment house with joy.

$170.00

 

21006 A Time to Keep by Tudor.

A Time to Keep.

"The Tasha Tudor Book of Holidays." full color paintings with short text on every page, many two page spreads. SIGNED and briefly INSCRIBED on pictorial flyleaf by AUTHOR.

$75.00

 

20178 Toys At Play by Reid photos by Waite. Marshall Fields.

Toys at Play.

It's 1937, in the midst of the Great Depression. As the Children drowsily wait for their mother to finish shopping, they think about what they want for Christmas, and the toys in Marshall Fields begin to come alive. There must be about 50 dolls and toys in this books, all caught by the photographer in the midst of their play. Very bright colours. Sturdy enough for a modern child, of interest to a toy and doll collector.

$110.00

 

19660 The Skating Party Leavitt & Allen circa 1860s.

The Skating Party and Other Stories.

Stories for older children about daily life, and more, The Skating Party, The Arrest, The Soldiers, The Depot, Snowballing, Blind Man's Buff, The Magnetic Swan, and others. Appears to have been assembled from two little books of American stories by the publisher. Rather swiftly hand-coloured illustrations on almost every other page in primary colours.

$200.00

 

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