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The Luck of Pokey Bloom

By: Conford, Ellen

Price: $5.06

Publisher: Boston, MA, Little Brown And Company: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000301


A Weekly Reader book. A young girl learns that winning and getting along with people are often more than a matter of luck. The binding has wear at the corners and slight edge wear at the bottom.135 pages, slightly yellowed but no marks or tears noted. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

The Lion Tamer's Daughter

By: Dickinson, Peter

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Delacorte Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH-01114


For ages 10 and older. Protective cover over dust jacket. Bar code sticker on back of last page, otherwise fine. No marks. Four stories: The Spring, Touch and Go, Checkers, and The Lion Tamer's Daughter. 298 pages, no marks or tears. View more info

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Tales from Within the Clouds: Nakhi Stories of China

By: Han, Carolyn (Retold by) Cheng, Jaiho (translated by)

Price: $10.12

Publisher: Honolulu, Hawaii, U. S. A., Univ Of Hawaii Pr: 1997

Seller ID: 002852


South of the clouds, in the land of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, dwell the descendants of a once pastoral people, the Nakhi. Today there are still Nakhi who follow their ancient traditions, and Nakhi folktales reflect their beliefs. In the legends presented here we discover why the Sun - hot-tempered and impetuous, is unpleasant to look at, while the graceful Moon attracts us with her silvery light; why the azalea, for all her beauty, lives the shortest and saddest of ... View more info

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Rocking Horse Land and Other Classic Tales of Dolls and Toys

By: Lewis, Naomi (compiled by)

Price: $13.80

Publisher: London, England, Walker Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003720


This collection of classic stories celebrates the intimate and imaginative relationship between child and treasured toy. Meet Rag Bag, Carol's old and special speaking doll, who outwits a graceless fairy child; the small wooden doll who saves Vasilissa from the fearsome witch Baba Yaga; and little Prince Freedling's birthday gift without equal - the enchanted rocking horse Rollonde. Read also of the first days of a Victorian London doll (as seen through her own eyes) , a... View more info

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The Sunken City and Other Tales from around the World

By: McNeill, James

Price: $5.52

Publisher: New York, Scholastic Book Services: 1968

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 001089


TX616 - Short tales from all corners of the earth. Twenty stories, including The Voice of the Bell, The Three Aunts, The Laughing Merman, The Magic Ring, The Magic Fife, The Haunted Forest, and more. There is minor wear at the spine ends and the pages are tanned. Illustrated in black & white. ; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

The Little Lame Prince

By: Miss Mulock

Price: $9.23

Publisher: Chicago, IL, M. A. Donohue & Company:

Seller ID: CH-01068


Illustrated by Myrtle I. Sheldon. Book is quite old but has no date. HB, no DJ. Lightly worn on edges, some discoloration on front. Spine discolored on inside front; pp. 8-9 damaged on top but readable. Pages somewhat age-yellowed. Includes other stories - The Invisible Prince, Prince Cherry, the Prince with the Nose, The Frog-Prince, Clever Alice. 222 pages. Green cover with black lettering and black starburst on front; spine decorated. View more info

The Green Tiger's Caravan

By: Neumeyer, Helen

Price: $10.12

Publisher: La Jolla, CA, A Star & Elephant Book; Green Tiger Pr: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003627


Every year this publisher receives thousands of manuscripts and illustrations from writers and artists hoping to have them published. Although most cannot be used, a few they make into books. Others deserving manuscripts are too small to make into a book. These excellent short writings have been gathered into this Caravan. The publisher has added drawings, games and puzzles from Saint Nicholas (1873 - 1939) , the greatest of children's magazines; a few are from The Book ... View more info

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A Treasury of Bunny Stories

By: Potter, Beatrix

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, NY, Derrydale Books: 1995

Edition: First Publishers Edition

Seller ID: 003992


This beautiful book is a celebration of the rabbit, including the short stories and rhymes of Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit, The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies, The Tale of Mr. Tod, and Appley Dapply, Nursery Rhyme. The pages each have a pastel border, with either text or an illustration within. The foreword briefly discusses each story and how the "Bunny" stories came to be. The spine bottom has a light bend. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9Â... View more info

Stories That Never Grow Old

By: Various

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1966

Seller ID: 001246


This is a Random House picture book with glossy boards. There are three stories included: The Emperor's New Clothes, The Valiant Little Tailor, and Rapunzel. All stories are illustrated in color and black & white. The binding is worn at the corners on the front, with minor wear on the back. The spine bottom is worn and pushed in a bit, and there is one scratch on the laminated cover. Unpaginated, oversized book. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. View more info

A Treasury of Christmas Tales

By: Various Authors

Price: $5.98

Publisher: London, England, Grandreams Limited: 1995

Seller ID: 000403


This is a glossy, fully illustrated book of Christmas stories printed in the Czech Republic. They include Santa's Ride, The Little Rabbit and the Forgetful Elf, The Night Before Christmas, Colin and The Gnomes' Circus, and Santa's Best Coat. 13 stories in all. Binding has light wear on some corners. 100 pages; all, except the color-in page, are fine. The page a child can color started out alright but ended up in a blue scribble in one area. 4to - over 9¾" - 12"... View more info

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Nastybook

By: Yourgrau, Barry

Price: $10.12

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Joanna Cotler Books: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002686


For ages 10 and up. Forty-three stories feature such characters as guardian angels who run away from their charges, witches who use the Internet to stalk their victims, and pandas who work as assassins. All is written with a healthy dose of humor. Even the binding is goofy - it's upside down and backwards! 183 pages. Some stories are as short as two to five pages, a few as long as nine pages. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. View more info