Jexium Island by Madeleine Grattan / du Bois, illus. Viking, 1967, 1st printing.

Jexium Island.

Drawn from memories of a childhood near the banks of the Garonne and inspired by tales of the Resistance. The heroes crack a ring of kidnappers who capture children to work on a North Atlantic island of jexium deposits. An uneven but memorable book. Note: This book has been sold.



Way to Sattin Shore by Philippa Pearce / Voake, ill. Kestrel, 1983, 1st printing

The Way to Sattin Shore.

Kate struggles with the mystery of her father's death, perhaps in a drowning on Sattin Shore, Both a mystery and a well-written story of family life, and of Kate's cat Syrup.



Agaton Sax/Diamond Thieves by Franzen /Q. Blake ill. Delacorte, 1967/1959 1st US

Agaton Sax and the Diamond Thieves.

"Sweden's answer to Sherlock Holmes," or Poirot? "His mind was always amazingly keen. Now, as he used it, his little body became tensed to the uttermost, his right forefinger slowly stroking his mustache."



Perilous Gold.

Bill helps out his father with underwater inspections, but longs to investigate sunken treasure. When he and his father buy a small submarine, treasure hunting becomes possible and dangerous.
NOTE: This book has been SOLD.



Pirate Rock.

"Two teen-age boys are torn between loyalty to the man who has employed them as boat hands so fairly and loyalty to the two countries whose security is threatened by his Communist spying activities." Set in Maine near the Canadian border.



Uncle Robert's Secret.

"Three children are drawn increasingly deeper into a secret that involves the mysterious old man living next door."  Note: This book has been sold



The Secret of the Dark Tower.

Ken and Ricky arrive in Switzerland to attend school for the year and soon become involved in a smuggling mystery.



Fayerweather Forecast.

Lucy's parents pick up the children from camp and once again head out to escape a mound of bills. This time they descend on poor Aunt Lucy! Funny, carefree, scheming adults and sensible children in a family story which turns into a murder mystery. Note: This book has been sold.



Junius Over Far.

Junius, lovingly raised by his grandfather, misses him terribly when he returns to the island of his youth. Grandfatha's letters become increasingly disoriented & Junius & his father fly down. Junius finds his Caribbean heritage. Wonderful language. Note: This book has been sold.



Agaton Sax and Lispington's Grandfather Clock.

The famous detective comes to the aide of his friend, Inspector Lispington, who is trapped in his own house. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD



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