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Children's Lit Ages 10 - 14 From Ghost River Books


Snowbound: The Tragic Story of the Donner Party

By David Lavender

N.Y.: Scholastic, 1997. 87 pp includes index and bibliography. B/w photos The story of the Donner Party who one spring in the 1840s set off from Illinois to find a new home in California. At the end of October they found themselves stranded on the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada with little food or supplies. Softcover has a wee bit of edge rubbing, no creases or tears. No former owner's name. Text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy.. First Scholastic Printing. Soft Cover. V. Good. 10 x 8.


Dale of the Mounted Sub Hunt

By Joe Holliday

Toronto: Thomas Allen, 1958. 160 pp. Red paper on boards cover has some interesting sun fading to the back, some fading to spine, small bumps to corners. Former owner's name inside front cover. Text is lovely, clean and unmarked.. Hard Cover. Fair - Good/No Jacket. 8 1/4 x 6 1/4.


The Wood Street Group

By Mabel Esther Allan, Illustrated by Shirley Hughes

London: Methuen, 1976, 1976. Paperback. First Paperback Ed. 4 7/16 x 7. ISBN:0-416-55410-5. 110 pp. When Ben and Cherry and their Liverpool gang decide to form a pop group they have difficulty finding a place to practice. An unex pected friend comes to their aid. This is one of the Wood Street Series. 10 chapters. Cover and spine in v. good cond. Entire book is tight and clean. Overall cond: v. good..


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

By Robinson, Barbara

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Morrow/Avon, 1979. The Herdman kids were a bad bunch. It shocked everyone when they decided to take part in the town's Christmas pageant. They presented a new twist to the Christmas story- a very memorable one! Softcover has a crease to bottom corner front and a small tear at bottom spine front, a bit of edgewear. Former owner's name inside front cover. Text is clean and secure.. Mass Market Paperback. Fair - Good. Illus. by Judith Gwyn Brown. 7 x 4 1/4.


Good Wives

By Louisa M. Alcott

London and Glasgow: Collins, 1960 HC and DJ. 7 1/3 x 5. 256 pp. The most familiar and well-loved family, described in a series book for children must be the March family. "Good Wives" is the sequel to "Little Women" - the same wonderf ul characters - Jo, Meg, Amy, Beth and others. This copy has a nice dj with illustration of the 4 girls in period dresses. Very min wear to edges. Rear of dj has 3/4" tear at top. New mylar protector. Exceptionally clean. Blue textured paper binding has silver lettering and embossed seagull on front cover. Very clean, bright. Endpapers are white; no former owner's name. Front free endpaper has lig ht foxing. Other endpapers, front and rear are without foxing. One the rear of dj is a list of other books in the Collins Seagull Library. Text is tight and very clean. A charming copy of this delight ful book. Dj: v. good. Binding: good-v. good. Text: v. good..


Masters of the Universe The Horde
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Masters of the Universe The Horde

Golden Press "Turn the pages and discover Eternia, an enchanted world of magic and adventure. Help He-Man and the forces of Good. Join your favorite characters- and new ones you've never seen before." Hardcover has a bump to top corner but very little other wear. Bright and clean. No former owner's name. Text is clean, bright, secure, unmarked.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4.


What Katy Did Next

By Susan Coolidge

Maidenhead, England: Purnell Books, 1975, 1975. Hard Cover. Abridged. 8 3/16 x 5 13/16. 121 pp. First published in the "Bancroft Classics" 1966. This impression, 1975. This is #14 in the Bancroft Classics series. Lovely illustrated paper on boards cover: Katy, wind in her blond hair, leaning on ship's railing, as they sail into N.Y. Harbour. Statue of Liberty and Empire State Bldg. in far distance. This copy in near mint cond. Very slight wear to edges. No scratches, tears, chips, or soiling. An immpecably clean copy. Cover front, back and spine is exceptionally bright and tight. Book is tight as if never read. Endpapers are pristine - no f ormer owner's name. Print is small. Each page as new. A fabulous copy of this classic 'Katy" book. Overall cond: v. good - fine..


Crow and Weasel
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Crow and Weasel

By Barry Lopez, Illustrated by Tom Pohrt

Toronto: Random House, 1993, 1993. Soft Cover. 9 x 7. ISBN:0-394-22377-2. 79 pp. The lovely softcover edition with wide fold-over flaps. Not price clipped. In superb bright, tight, super clean condition- as if never read. Barry Lopez i s a brilliant writer. In this novella length fable, he writes of our spiritual relationship to the landscape, different traditions and our human obligations to one another. Tom Pohrt's elegant paintin gs are based on indigenous clothing and artifacts of the Northern Plains Native Americans. Meticulously, richly detail the two principal characters, Crow and Weasel as they set out on horse back to tr avel farther north than any of their people have ever gone before. A wonderful collaboration between the author's imagination and the artist's illustrations. A fine, fine copy of this extraordinary bo ok. Overall cond. fine..


Johnny Tremain

By Esther Forbes, Illustrated by Lynd Ward

N. Y.: Houghton Mifflin Co, 1960. Soft Cover. 8 1/8 x 5 1/8. 256 pp + suggestions for reading and discussion. A novel for older children who enjoy American history. This is Forbes outstanding story of a yound lad who is a silversmith' s apprentice who has a disasterous accident as a result of friends' practical joke. His hand is maimed for life. Embittered and out of a job he becomes involved in America's pre-Revolutionary activiti tes. As a dispatch rider for the Committee of public Safety, he meets such men as Paul Revere, John Hancock, and Samuel Adams. Gradually Johnny, regains his confidence and overcomes his bitterness. ". .He becomes a man of fortitude and courage - a man of a new nation." . Soft Cover/ Paperback. V. Good.



By Blakeslee, Mary

Toronto, ON, Canada: Overlea House, 1990. 143 pp. A Schooner Book, A Lemon Street Gang Adventure. "Intrigue and sabotage at the Calgary Stampede." Four boys investigate some "accidents" "at the greatest outdoor show on earth". Cover has tear to bottom spine at front but is bright and clean. Text is in lovely condition - clean and secure. No corner folds. Overall cond: good.. Mass Market Paperback. 7 x 4 3/8.


The Lost Colony

By Dan Lacy

N.Y.: Franklin Watts, 1972, 1972. Soft Cover. 8 1/2 x 7. 82 pp. + index. Subtitled: A first book. Follows the paths of English colonists who were sent out from England in 1585 by Sir Walter Raleigh and established "The New Fort in Vir ginia." They were the first English settlers in America. This book chronicles their adventures to and in the new American territory. Minor rubbing to edges of cover and down edge of spine. One small w rinkle on top of cover near spine. Text is clean. One page has min. finger smudge. No former owner's name. Endpapers are pristine. An excellent copy written for older children and young teens..


The Ginger Horse

By Maureen Daly, Illustrated by Wesley Dennis

Columbus, Ohio: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1964 Hard Cover. 8 1/2 x 6 1/4. 89 pp. Set in Scotland, Kate and Robbie have an adventure with the Ginger Horse. Illustrated paper on boards cover has min corner wear and min wear to top and bottom of spin e - a bump to bottom back corner. No former owner's name on endpapers. Text has one finger smudge and one corner fold. A very nice copy. Overall cond: v. good+..


The Little Fishes

By Erik Christian Haugaard, Illustrated by Milton Johnson

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co HC and DJ. Third. 8 1/2 x 6. 215 pp. Guido is a twelve year old beggar/orphan in Naples during war time. ".a highly personal and impassioned tale of war and its effects on the children who must live through it and learn to love mankind in spite of it." Loose, black line drawing illustrations. Dj has a tear to bottom front corner and a wee chip to spine at bottom Looks good in new mylar cover. Pos sibly price clipped. Old price on endpapers but no former owner's name. Brown cloth on boards binding with black illlustrations is in excellent condition. Text is clean, secure and unmarked. No corner folds. Dj cond: good + . Book cond: very good ..


At Willie Tucker's Place

By Alison Morgan, Illustrated by Trevor Stubley

Nashville, N.Y.: Thomas Nelson Inc., Pub, 1975, 1975. HC and DJ. First US Edition. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2. ISBN:0-8407-6515-0. 95 pages. Dan loves to go to Willie Tucker's place because it is right beside an army firing range. The two boys, drawn to the site, fin d themselves in many adventures and misadventures. The dj has a 1 1/4" tear on bottom and a 3/4" tear at top near spine. It has some dust soiling and a crease from the bottom tear. A new mylar protect or brightens the dj considerably. Rust coloured cloth on board binding is in very good condition. Endpapers are pristine - no former owner's name. Text is clean with no markings of any type. Overall c ond: good ++..


The Journal of One Davey Wyatt

By Donald Honig, Illustrated by Sam Fink

N.Y.: Franklin Watts, 1972 Soft Cover. 8 1/4 x 5 3/8. 123 pp. The journal of a young man's journey from his home in Iowa to the gold fields of California. This copy has very little shelf wear. Possibly not read. No former owner 's name. Exceptionally clean, tight, and bright. An excellent copy of this 30 year old book..


Buffalo Bill

By Helen Cody Wetmore

N.Y.: Scholastic, 1976. 200 pp. Abridged by Ann Reit. Scholastic book TK 3519. Written by Buffalo Bill's sister about one of the last great American scouts. He was cattle herder, wagon master, pony express rider, soldier, stage driver, buffalo hunter, Indian fighter, scout and start of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Softcover has very little wear, wee bumps to bottom corners, bright and clean. No former owner's name. Text is tight and clean. A great copy.. First Scholastic Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. 7 x 4 1/4.