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N.C. Wyeth's Pilgrims.
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N.C. Wyeth's Pilgrims.

By Robert D. San Souci .

San Francisco, CA Chronicle Books, 1991. Paperback First Edition Thus [1991]; Second Printing. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to the lower corner tips; the very mildest rubbing to the panels. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Very close to 'As New'. Free of creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, showing a bit of very mild wear at one spot; not quite absolutely pristine, but remains very close to it. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Oblong 8vo. (8.5 x 10.2 x 0.2 inches). 40 pages. Illustrated in Color from Paintings by N.C. Wyeth. Decorated Endpapers. Age Range: 8 and up. Grade Level: Preschool - 7. Lexile Measure: 1030L. Weight: 7.8 ounces. First Edition Thus [1991]; Second Printing. Trade Paperback. Grade Level: Preschool - 7 Lexile Measure: 1030L (What's this?) Paperback: 40 pages Publisher: Chronicle Books (September 1, 1996) Language: English ISBN-10: 0811814866 ISBN-13: Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 10.3 inches Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces

$5.29

Hallelujah, A Cat Comes Back!
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Hallelujah, A Cat Comes Back!

By A.B. Curtiss.

Escondido, CA Old Castle Publishing, 1996. Hardcover First Edition [1996]; First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition [1996]; First Printing indicated. Fine in Near Fine DJ: The Book is flawless; the binding square and secure; text clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. The DJ shows faint sunning to the backstrip, though titles thereon remain bold and cearly legible; gold seal ("First Edition Signed by Author") at the front panel; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. Not quite pristine, but remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Folio. (12.25 x 9.6 x 0.5 inches). Unpaginated. Language: English. Weight: 21.1 ounces. Hardback with DJ. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$7.06

Whose Tail Is It?: A Tale About Tales.

By Ruth Jaeger Buntain.

Mountain View, CA Pacific Press, 1959. Hardcover First Edition [1959], unstated in accordance with Pacific Press's customary practice at the time of publication. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition [1959], unstated in accordance with Pacific Press's customary practice at the time of publication. Language: English. Very Good: shows light wear to the extremities; mild overall rubbing and faint soiling to the panels.The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Despite some mild overall wear, remains a handsome copy: clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Oblong 8vo. (8.7 x 11 x 0.3 inches). Illustrated with black & white drawings by Howard Larkin. Weight: 15.8 ounces. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$49.00

Time To Take Sides.
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Time To Take Sides.

By Sharlya Gold .

New York, NY The Seabury Press: A Clarion Book, 1976. Hardcover First Edition [1976], unstated, in accordance with Seabury's customary practice. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition [1976], unstated, in accordance with Seabury's customary practice. Fine in Very Good+ DJ: The Book is flawless: the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Other than the author's inscription, the book is free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. The DJ shows only minor indications of very light use: light wear to the extremities; the price has been clipped; mylar-protected. Shows a couple of flaws, but in overall appearance, remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.75 x 0.75 inches). 168 pages. Weight: 14.2 ounces. Book Jacket Art by Allen Davis. Hardback with DJ. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$73.50

N.C. Wyeth's Pilgrims.
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N.C. Wyeth's Pilgrims.

By Robert D. San Souci .

San Francisco, CA Chronicle Books, 1991. Hardcover First Edition [1991]; First Printing indicated by a complete number line. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition [1991]; First Printing indicated by a complete number line. Fine in Fine DJ: The Book is flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. The DJ is also flawless; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. As New. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Oblong 8vo. (8.8 x 10.7 x 0.5 inches). 40 pages. Illustrated in Color from Paintings by N.C. Wyeth. Decorated Endpapers. Age Range: 8 and up. Weight: 17.3 ounces. Hardback with DJ. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$63.70

The Runaway Rice Cake.
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The Runaway Rice Cake.

By Ying Chang Compestine.

New York, NY Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2001. Hardcover First Edition [2001]; Third Printing. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Near Fine in Very Good+ DJ: Book shows very little to no use; gift inscription to former owner at front free endpaper; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows light wear to extremities; closed 3/8" tear to tope rear panel; closed 3/4" tear to rear panel near back-strip. Price unclipped; mylar-protected. No longer 'As New', but remains close to it. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. Illustrated by Tungwai Chau. With two recipes for Nian-Gao and note on "Celebrating Chinese New Year" following text. First Edition [2001]; Third Printing. Hardback with Dust Jacket. In the tradition of other great storytellers, Ying Chang Compestine begins her tale, Runaway Rice Cake, with the introducer, "It all happened one Chinese New Year's Eve." Compestine then serves up more than just rice cakes; she gives young readers whimsy, adventure, magic, family fun, language, rhyme, a geography lesson, and an easy-to-handle moral to cap it off. All in the space of 30 beautifully illustrated pages. A father, mother, and three sons in old China are set to enjoy the Chinese New Year. The mother cooks them a special seasonal treat, a rice cake, with the remaining flour in the cupboard. When she pronounces it done, they stand ready to share it. But wait - the nian-gao (rice cake in Chinese) suddenly comes to life and bolts for the door. The boys, with mother and father in tow, chase it through farmyards, markets, a celebration, and the village center. The chase finally ends when the runaway rice cake bumps into a "grandmother," an old woman in the town. She has not eaten for days and Da, the youngest, offers to share the prize cake with her. In her hunger she accidentally devours the whole thing and embarrasses herself in the process. When the family arrives home, villagers have heard of their plight and are waiting with baked buns, dumplings, and oranges, and magically empty bowls are transformed into full ones of noodles, fish, vegetables, and rice. What makes this such a great story is that it arrives in layers: first the tale, then the magic and whimsy, then the language and geography, then the lesson. Young readers are innately curious about children and customs in other lands, but they want the information on kid level. Compestine's book delivers that along with a nice helping of fun. Because of the fun factor, Runaway Rice Cake will score high marks on the bedtime read-together scale. And if that isn't enough, there's a bonus at the end. In the final two pages, in a kind of addendum or epilogue, the author has included background and history of the Chinese New Year and a recipe for the holiday rice cake. A great story by an author who was a witness to China's unfortunate Cultural Revolution and can share a little of her country's 6,000 years of language and tradition.

$24.50

Second Cousins.
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Second Cousins.

By Virginia Hamilton.

New York, NY Scholastic: Blue Skyn, 1998. Hardcover First Edition; First Printing indicated. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Edition; First Printing indicated. Fine in Fine DJ: Book shows binding square and secure; text clean. DJ unclipped; mylar-protected. As New. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 168pp. Hardback with DJ. Hamilton conveys the eternal, unshakable love that binds family members together. Ages 11-up. Although I am an adult, I really enjoyed this book. As Cammy and Elodie are learning to deal with the death of their cousin, Patty Ann, two new cousins come into the picture. Cammy starts to feel betrayed because Elodie likes to be around Jahnina and Gigi. Cammy envy's Jahnina and wishes that she could be more like her with her city ways and computer skills. While Cammy is dealing with her cousins she also starts to wish that her divorced mom and dad will get back together. All of a sudden, Cammy becomes angered when she realizes that Jahnina is not her cousin but her father's second daughter through an afair with another woman. Cammy eventually accepts her sister and realizes that adults are not human and they make mistakes. She also redeems her relationship with her mourning aunt (Patty Ann's mother) who helps her to realize that everyone is not perfect. SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$19.60

But We are Not of Earth.

By Jean E. Karl.

New York, NY E. P. Dutton, Inc., 1981. Hardcover First Ed USA, First Printing indicated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Ed USA, First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Book shows just a touch of buckling at head of backstrip; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows moderate rubbing; price intact; mylar-protected. Close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club. NOT Ex-Library. First Edition. 8vo. 170pp. Hardback with DJ. Four students from Meniscus F on a mission to the far-away Sector 22 delight in the habitable but uninhabited planet they discover. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$24.50