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Searching for Chipeta: The Story of a Ute and Her People
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Searching for Chipeta: The Story of a Ute and Her People

By Krudwig, Vickie Leigh

Golden, Colorado, U.S.A.: Fulcrum Pub, 2004. Inscribed/signed by author. In very good, clean, crisp condition. Cover has light shelfwear. A couple of small smudges on bottom edge of text block. Gr. 4-7. Tells the true story of Chipeta who was born in 1843 as part of a Tabeguache band, one of the 12 Ute bands that lived in the area that would become Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.. Signed by Author. Soft Cover. Very Good. 7 x 9.

$8.00

Alaska's Three Bears
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Alaska's Three Bears

By Gill, Shelley

Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.: Paws IV Publishing Company, 1992. Inscribed by Shelly Gill on title page, 2002. Soft cover. In very good, clean condition. Cover shows light wear. Find out about Alaska's three bears as they search for a special home in America's last great wilderness. . Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Shannon Cartwright. 11 x 8 1/2.

$7.95

Zen and the Art of Faking It
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Zen and the Art of Faking It

By Sonnenblick, Jordan

Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Scholastic Books, 2007. First Edition. First printing. Signed by Jordan Sonnenblick on title page. A new book and D/J.with minimal shelfwear. Thirteen-year-old San Lee moves to a new town and school, when his knowledge of Zen Buddhism shows him a way to stand out.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. New/New. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.

$25.00

The King's Crocodile

By Kaufmann, Herbert

London, England: Methuen and Co Ltd., 1962. First Great Britain publication from original 1959 German publication Des Donigs Krokodil. Translated by Stella Humphries. A Reality Book series. Interior of book very clean. Top edge shows light spot. Cover very good. D/J intact with edgewear and age-related discoloration.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Anne Linton. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.

$12.00

Dopie Dope Goes to the Fair: Poetry for Children

By Larke, Joe

Rockwall, Texas, U.S.A.: Grin a Bit Co, 1992. First Edition. Inscribed inside front cover by Joe Larke, "Dopie Dope" and "Sandyman" dated 1997. Glossy pictorial hardcover in very good, clean condition. No D/J. A funny rhyming story with great illustrations.. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Karol Larke. 9 x 11 1/2.

$9.95

Trouble on the Farm for Dopie Dope

By Larke, Joe

Texas: Grin-A-Bit Co, 1995. First Edition. Inscribed inside front cover by Joe Larke, "Dopie Dope" and "Sandyman" dated 1997. Glossy pictorial hardcover in very good, clean condition. No D/J. A funny rhyming story with great illustrations.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Karol Larke. 9 x 11 1/2.

$9.95

The Road to Storyland

New York: M. A. Donahue & Company , 1934. In fair condition. Heavy edgewear to cover including chips and tears. Corners bumped and tattered. Interior in very good, clean, unmarked condition. Text bright and tight. Fully illustrated in color. Includes: Puss in Boots; Robinson Crusoe; Aladdin; Babes in the Wood. . Hard Cover. Fair. 10 x 12.

$75.00

North Country Christmas
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North Country Christmas

By Gill, Shelley

Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.: Paws IV Publishing Company, 1992. Inscribed on title page by Shelley Gill, 1992. In very good, clean condition. Travel with two Alaskan children and an old Eskimo named Nick as they discover the true meaning of Christmas with the help of a few fabulous huskies.. Signed by Author. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Shannon Cartwright.

$7.50

Miss Carter Came with Us

By Bradley, Helen

UK: Jonathan Cape Ltd., 1973. First edition 1973. In very good, clean condition with some age-related discoloration. D/J is corner clipped, inside flap. With wonderful, detailed original illustrations, this story depicts life in Lancashire, England throughout the whole year of 1908 as it follows a family's activities.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12 x 10 1/2.

$25.00

Skating Shoes

By Streatfeild, Noel

New York: Random House Copyright 1951, Third Printing. Text is clean and unmarked. Grey cloth cover clean and tight with a one-inch area on bottom edge showing some wear. D/J is intact but with some age related discoloration/soiling and edge wear/chipping with two small tears noted on upper edge, one tiny tear on lower binding edge. .. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Richard Floethe. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.

$165.00

The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery
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The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery

By Base, Graeme

Lebanon, Indiana, U.S.A.: Harry N Abrams Inc, 1989. With a drawn inscription by Graeme Base on front endpage. Small spot on front endpage; Top Secret section at rear of story has been torn open. D/J shows some wear. Glossy pictorial cover under D/J. An elephant's eleventh birthday party is marked by eleven games preceding the banquet to be eaten at the eleventh hour, but when the time to eat arrives, the birthday feast has disappeared. The reader is invited to guess the thief.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 9 1/2 x 12.

$25.00

Sand Dolphin

By Butterworth, C

London, United Kingdom: Hodder & Stoughton, Limited, 1990. Glossy pictorial cover. All over the beach, children are busy guilding sandcastles. But Mary wants to make something different.... which miraculously slips into life, and Mary's moonlit adventures begin.. Hard Cover. As New. Illus. by Sue Broadley. 8 x 10.

$25.00

The Clubhouse

By Mann, Peggy, Illustrated by Peter Burchard

New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1969. Brand new book with sturdy library binding. A realistic and humorous city story of a group of boys who start a clubhouse in a burned-out building. Then one day they find a "No Trespassing" sign on the door to contend with. A story which proves that a New York City block can be a warm community and neighbors can be neighborly regardless of differences of races and nationality.. Second Impressions. Hard Cover. As New. 6 x 9.

$12.50

Mary Carter Smith: African-American Storyteller

By Hajdusiewicz, Babs Bell

Texas: Reading Realm, 1995. Incscribed by author on title page. A biography of the Afro-American woman who gained fame as a storyteller and became "America's Mother Froit" or official storyteller of African stories.. Signed by Author. Soft Cover. As New. 7 x 9.

$75.00