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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

 

The Pirates' Mixed-Up Voyage by Margaret Mahy, Margaret Chamberlain, ill.

The Pirates' Mixed-Up Voyage.

"Take a floating teashop-ship, staffed by would-be pirates, a wicked professor, and a parrot named Toothpick....." Another Mahy pirate tale!

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$40.00

 

Chez Tante Gertrude written and illustrated by Jean Manfredi, Falmmarion [1935].

Chez Tante Gertrude: une joyeuse journee....

Aunt Gertrude keeps a school: on the first page we see the moms bringing their little ones, next her little pupils sit in a circle and watch her intently. A great book. Note: This book has been SOLD.

$12.00

 

Circus Baby Petershams Macmillan 1950, 1st or early.

The Circus Baby.

In one of the Petersham's most charming books, Mother Elephant tries to teach her baby to eat at the table, just as her friends the clown family do. She herself is too big to fit at all and the baby makes a mess just as the clowns arrive! NOTE: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD.

$125.00

 

Moominsummer Madness. Tove Jansson. Walck 1961 1st US printing.

Moominsummer Madness.

"The Moomin family keeps finding itself swept into marvelous adventures and extraordinary encounters, all of which it faces with characteristic imperturbability." Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

We try to keep Moomins in stock and at the time of this writing have two others, less expensive. Use the Search.

$65.00

 

Miss Rivers and Miss Bridges by Symons / Pendle ill. Macmillan, 1971, 1st print

Miss Rivers and Miss Bridges.

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. NOTE: This Book has been sold.

$15.00

 

Castle Blair. Shaw/Varian. Roberts Brothers, 1885/ 1878.

Castle Blair, a story of youthful days.

A large unruly family in an Irish castle and their run-ins with the estate agent, based on the author's own childhood. Well ahead of its time in the breadth of its setting, this book remained popular into the 20th century. Flora Shaw (1852 - 1929) became a very well known international journalist. A funny book that is still a delight to read..  (Note the review of Treasure Island, first appearing as a book in 1883, in the catalogue.)
THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

$85.00

 

Shy Stegosaurus of Cricket.. by Lampman / Buel ill. Doubleday (1955) JLG Bk Club

The Shy Stegosaurus of Cricket Creek.

Exploring the desert around their home, Jean and Judy find an amiable stegosaurus. George helps them save their family ranch and tries his best in all things, given his pea-sized brain. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

$30.00

 

Paji by Esther Kiviat / Harold Price, ill. McGraw-Hill, 1946, 1st printing.

Paji.

Paji ran away from his elephant carving job at his uncle's Big Cheap Elephant Factory. He and his dreamy bullock friend Push-ba ran to an ancient dagoba and there Paji made beautiful carvings, each different. A charming story in fluid three colour lithos.
THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

$25.00

 

Robert Francis Weatherbee. written/illus by Munro Leaf. Lippincott (1935).

Robert Francis Weatherbee.

The absurd story of RFW who refused to go to school, but, at last as grown-up, realized that his career options were limited so he Went To School and learned to read and write and count and had a good time. The end. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

$32.00

 

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