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    Charlie and The Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl

    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is a children's book by British author Roald Dahl. It is the sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, continuing the story of young Charlie Bucket and eccentric candymaker Willy Wonka as they travel in the Great Glass Elevator. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator was first published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. in 1972, and in the UK by George Allen & Unwin in 1973.

    Mary Poppins In the Park by P L ; Shepard, Mary Travers

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    Superfudge by Blume, Judy

    Superfudge is a children's novel by Judy Blume, published in 1980. It is the direct sequel to Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. The story is about five year old Fudge whose family has given him an increased vocabulary, and also due to that fact, knows where babies come from, and plans to be a bird when he grows up. According to his older brother, Peter, Fudge is the biggest pain ever invented, but is loved all the same.

    Charlie and The Great Glass Elevator by Dahl, Roald

    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is a children's book by British author Roald Dahl. It is the sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, continuing the story of young Charlie Bucket and eccentric candymaker Willy Wonka as they travel in the Great Glass Elevator. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator was first published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. in 1972, and in the UK by George Allen & Unwin in 1973.



    Chocolate Fever by Smith, Robert Kimmel

    New York, New York, U.S.A.: Yearling Books, 1994. Mass Market Paperback. As New. Gloria Fiammenghi. As New. No DJ Issued Like new. You can eat so much you get sick. Wow. A Goof juviline story. 93 pages.




    Scholastic Book Services. Very Good+. 1975. First Edition. Softcover. Tight, clean condition. Pages are unmarked other than small lending library stamp on endpage, age tanning to page edges. Cover has light edge & corner wear & small library sticker on spine. No other library markings. "Sixteen year old Cathy has always been a happy person; but now her adoptive mother is dead and she's faced with having to live with relatives. Good old Morris wants her but his wife doesn't. Lawrie is about to be married and Dale has a problem with concerns Cathy....Why is the family so tense & divided? Why will no one explain? What secret lurks in the past?" (*shipping will be reduced after checkout on this lighter item) [osl] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .



    DOGSTAR Literacy 2000 by Edwards, Hazel

    Australia: Mimosa Publications. Near Fine. 1990. First Edition. Softcover. 0732704243 . Excellent condition - very light wear and a little creasing to covers. Pages clean and unmarked. Cute colour illustrations. The story of Muddy the mongrel, who became a big TV star by helping his friend Tom, a street musician, with his performance. (os) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .



    101 School Jokes by Lisa Eisenberg; Katy Hall

    Scholastic, Incorporated, 1987. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.



    TJ AND THE CATS by Hutchins, Hazel (Signed)

    Vancouver, B. C.: Orca Book Publishers. Near Fine. 2002. Third Printing. Softcover. 1551432056 . Signed by author on title page: "Happy Reading, Meow! Hazel Hutchins Oct. 2003". Pages clean & tight. Cover has a little scuffing and very light corner wear. Canadian Toy Testing Council sticker on front. "Grade 3-4 - TJ hates cats, but out of love for his grandmother, he agrees to care for her four out-of-control pets while she vacations in Hawaii. One day, when he returns from school, a terrible mess, akin to a crime scene, greets him. In fact, the police are called to investigate, but they quickly discover who the real culprits are...." (*shipping will be reduced on this light book) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .



    THE FIVE SPARROWS A Japanese Folktale by Newton, Patricia Montgomery

    Atheneum. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. 0689309368 . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages clean , only light wear to jacket, which is attached to book. Summary: A retelling of a Japanese fairy tale. When a kindly old woman is richly rewarded for nursing a wounded sparrow back to health, a greedy neighbor attempts to emulate the old woman and brings trouble upon herself and her family. (300os) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .



    THE VANISHMENT OF THOMAS TULL by Ahlberg, Janet and Allan

    London: Adam and Charles Black. Very Good. 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. 0713617225 . No jacket as issued. Light wear to corners, a little moreso to top corners. Light scuffing. Address stamp on endpage. Light water damage to bottom edge of pages causing a very light stain & light wrinkling. Pages turn freely & doesn't affect readability. Pages otherwise clean. B/w illus. " When Thomas Tull was seven years old he stopped growing... That was bad enough but then he started shrinking! Which was even worse!" (*shipping will be reduced to all locations) . ; 8vo .



    TELEPHONE WIRES UP! by Tooze, Ruth

    Chicago: Melmont. Very Good+. 1964. Hardcover. Revised 1964 edition, no jacket as issued.. Ex-school library with usual type markings, minimal markings to book cover, bit of tape residue on front. . Pages are clean and intact. There are some glue markings inside rear covers where pocket may have been attached. Light edgewear to cover, some bumping of corners. Illustrated in black/white/orange. When John Martin's father has to leave for Brazil, John is unhappy about the trip until his father tells him he will be no further away than the telephone wires which run behind their house. One day when John is expecting an important call from his Dad, a huge flock of purple Martins settle on the telephone wires and break them. The trouble man has to come to their house and manages to fix the line just in time for John's very important call.... (245-osl) ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .



    YOUNG MISS ISOTOPE by Phyllis Wadsworth

    London: Sidgwick & Jackson. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Hardcover and dustjacket - VG/Good. Author's first book and quite a scarce title. Hardcover has light edge and corner wear, light soiling outer page edges, corners bumped. Book is slightly cocked forward at spine. Pages intact and clean with no markings. 284 pages. Jacket has light edgewear, scuffing and a few small tears, soiling to rear of jacket, not price clipped. "This is an unusual novel. The plot is indeed as old as the hills, it is the perennial story of a young girl emerging into the bewildering world of relationships with men .... She meets the challenge and determines to write a book which she will call the "Chemistry of Love", in which she will expound her theory that human beings react upon each other like the atoms in a chemical compound, and her relationships with men will be be part of a pattern of experimental research....." (400) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .




    Greenwillow Books. Near Fine. 1985. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0688042945 . Signed/iinscribed by illustrator Jose Aruego opposite title page, with a little mouse drawing. Hardcover, no jacket as issued, excellent condition. Light wear/bumping to corners, light scuffing. Internal pages clean & tight. "Nobody loves Little Mouse . . . Or so he thinks. He's going far away, 'as far from home as I can go. ' But when it gets dark, Little Mouse has second thoughts: maybe home wasn't such a bad place after all! " ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Signed by Illustrator .




    Chicago: Children's Press. Very Good. 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. Light wear to edges, light soiling cover, no jacket as issued. Interior pages clean & tight, one very small edge tear seen. Charming colour illustrations throughout. Poems for each month of the year with accompanying illustration. (*Shipping will be reduced to all locations) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .




    New York: Macmillan. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1994. Hardcover. 002542730x . Hardcover is clean & tight. Jacket has light edgewear & scuffing. Review : James Finn Garner has taken 12 time-tested tales and retold them with the newfound sensitivity of our times. Here's a snippet from "Little Red Riding Hood": The wolf said, "You know, my dear, it isn't safe for a little girl to walk through these woods alone. " Red Riding Hood said, "I find your sexist remark offensive in the extreme, but I will ignore it because of your traditional status as an outcast from society, the stress of which has caused you to develop your own, entirely valid, worldview. Now, if you'll excuse me, I must be on my way. "Leap into a fairy-tale world where trolls are "dirt-accomplished and odor-enhanced, " witches are "kindness-impaired, " and Cinderella wears a gown "woven of silk stolen from unsuspecting silkworms. " (*Shipping will be reduced on this smaller book) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .



    Yu-Gi-Oh ! Tome 1 Version Francaise by Takahashi, Kazuki

    Bruxelles: Dargaud Benelux. Very Good+. 2002. First Edition. Softcover. 287129223X . French language text. Clean and unmarked interior. Wrapper has very light wear and one small edge tear. B/w illustrations. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 208 pages; "Mutô Yûgi n'est pas un garçon ordinaire. On le dit doté de pouvoirs obscurs et invincible aux jeux. Une telle réputation suscite jalousies et rivalités et nombreux sont ceux qui l'affrontent dans des duels sans merci. Yûgi relève tous les défis, mais est-il capable de battre Pegasus Jr Crawford, le redoutable créateur du jeu Magic and Wizard ? Pour l'amateur de jeux de rôles, pas de problèmes ! Yu-Gi-Oh est un régal dont il dévore fiévreusement chaque volume. Pour le néophyte qui ignore la signification des cartes et les règles du jeu de rôle, la lecture de ce manga lui demandera, au début, un effort d'attention. Mais une fois cet obstacle franchi, il sera le premier à se prendre au jeu. Kasuki Takahashi ne ménage ni ses personnages, ni les nerfs de ses lecteurs. Au fil du récit, Yûgi et ses amis affrontent des adversaires de plus en plus retords dans des joutes de plus en plus féroces, où le mental tient le premier rôle. Chaque chapitre relance le suspense. Chaque tome en appelle un autre. On ne voit pas où peut s'arrêter cet effroyable duel, s'il s'arrête un jour... À noter : Yu-Gi-Oh est publié dans son sens original de lecture, c'est à dire que le livre s'ouvre par la dernière page comme au Japon ! " [172-osl] .



    SUNSHINE PORCUPINE by Gess, Dr. Diane

    CA: Oak Tree Publications. Very Good+. 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. 0916392384 . Very nice copy, no jacket as issued. Moderate wear to corners, small tears bottom spine, a small area of scuffing on front cover. Internal pages clean & tight other than child's name written top inside cover. Colour illus. ....The evil and energy-eating Ugli-Unks plan to eat all the energy in egg-producing Eggwood, but Porcupine engages the help of the sun as an alternate energy source. Adapted from an animated TV feature titled Sunshine Porcupine. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .



    The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

    Amulet Books / Abrams, 2010. First edition thus. Trade paperback. As New. SOFTCOVER, 1st edition! Clean, unmarked, uncreased, appears unread. Gift quality! Trade PAPERBACK. Carefully packaged, quickly shipped.



    WHO WALKS BY MOONLIGHT? by McEvoy, Marjorie

    New York: Arcadia House. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1969. Hardcover. Young Adult Reading. Ex-library with usual markings, minimal wear, very clean, protective wrapper on book, usual stamps & stickers, pocket, partial price sticker on front. Interior clean & tight, no markings other than library, not price clipped. 192 pages. "For a gawky Welsh chit of eighteen, the chance to practice and perfect her piano playing in a fairy-tale castle high above the Danube, supported by a kindly sponsor, was a dream come true. And the Count who was to be her tutor and instructor was indeed a romantic figure who might well have emerged from such a dream..." (400-noto) ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .



    AN ORDINARY DAY by Motyka, Mitchell

    Simon & Schuster. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. 0671671189 . HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Excellent condition, very light edgewear to jacket, price clipped. Hardcover and pages pristine. Colour illus. "It's an ordinary day in the life of a boy and his friends and family. The boy greets the day from his bedroom window in a magnificent Victorian house. The beautiful and clear morning is the time for discovering plants and animals in the yard. Boating by the river ends abruptly when a thunderstorm hits but a glorious rainbow heralds the lovely evening ahead...." (380Osl) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .



    Jeremy's Christmas Wish by Huser, Glen

    Toronto: Hodgepodge. As New. 2000. Softcover. 0968689922 . Softcover is in as new condition, other than a little scuffing to cover. B/w illus. Juvenile reading - likely ages 5-9Even with all his toys and games, Jeremy is so bored that even the prospect of Christmas coming doesn't excite him. He writes a letter to Santa which has some unexpected results. A myterious stranger arrives and whisks him away on a journey where he makes new friends and learns a lesson about love & friendship that changes his attitude forever.. (**Shipping will be reduced to all locations). ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 40 pages .




    Hyperion. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. 0786824891 . Ex-library book, but still in very nice condition - mylar cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and tight, overall wear is light. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; "When Hallie and David decide they want a pet cow, their father reluctantly agrees. After all, the children have promised to take care of it, and it will be an educational experience for everybody. But as the family brings their new pet home to their farm, they can't even begin to imagine how educational the experience of living with Cassie will turn out to be. The cow won't produce milk, and the kids try everything. And then they hit upon the solution: Beethoven....." (400noto) .



    RUPERT, THE DAILY EXPRESS ANNUAL 1987 by Henderson, James

    Great Britain: Express Newspapers. 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. 0850791685 . No jacket as issed. Fine, near new condition - only very light wear - slight corner bumping, light wear to spine ends - clean & unmarked. 100 pages. Annual Rupert the Bear book. Follow Rupert and friends in his many adventures. Full colour illustrations throughout. Delightful! ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .



    FRED'S DREAM CAT by Croteau, Marie-Danielle

    Nova Scotia: Formac. Near Fine. 1995. First Edition. Softcover. 0887803040 . Excellent condition, a little scuffing and very light soiling to cover. Pages are clean and unmarked. "For two whole years Fred has dreamed of getting a pet cat. He has even given his dream cat a name--Rick. But Fred's parents own a fish market, and for them buying a cat would be like hiring a shark as a lifeguard..... Fred's Dream Cat is a lively, touching story about how one boy's patience pays off in the end. " (os) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .



    STRIKE THREE! A Chip Hilton Sports Story by Bee, Clair

    Grosset & Dunlap. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1949. Hardcover. Copyright 1949, later reprint. Cover has light edgewear, a little moreso to corners/spine ends, scuffing of cover, light soiling outer edge of pages. Interior has the occasional spot but clean for the most part. Previous owner's name written on first endpage, a few tiny corner creases. B/w illustrations. No. 3 in this series. A baseball adventure story starring our hero, Chip Hilton and Hank Rockwell, his understanding coach. In this story, Chip has made the switch from catcher to pitcher. (400? ) ; 8vo .



    Won't Know 'Til I Get There by Walter Dean Myers

    Recommended for ages 10-14. Fourteen-year-old Stephen, his new foster brother, his friends are sentenced to help out at an old age home for the summer after Stephen is caught writing graffiti on a train. 177 pages including authors bio page




    Parents' Magazine. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. LIght soiling, light edgewear, corner bumping. Interior clean & tight, no markings. Colour illus. Zachary Zween, depressed because he is never first in the alphabet, and the teacher's rule is that children must do things in alphabetical order, leaving Zachary always at the tail end of things. He decides to make being last a game and sets off for adventures in London with his schoolmates. (**Shipping will be reduced to all locations). ; 8vo .




    Doubleday. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. 0385322755 . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Scuffing and light edgewear to jacket. Pages are clean and a few pages are lightly wrinkled from reading. Colour illus. "Chesworth's (Archibald Frisby) cartoon artwork, an homage to the Jazz Age, adds an effervescent charm to Quattlebaum's (Jazz, Pizzazz, and the Silver Threads) tongue-in-cheek tale of an eccentric family attempting to pull off a surprise party. The narrator, a "take-charge kind of girl, " has to overcome the inefficiency of both Aunt CeeCee, who "slapdashes at the very last minute" (she's too busy reading movie magazines to mail the invitations) , and Aunt Belle, who "nitpicks the tiniest things" (finding just the right streamers becomes an obsession). The artwork brims with period details, from spats to flapper dresses and cloche hats....." [osl-420] ; 8vo .

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