Illustrated by Marguerite De Angeli. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. Tiny nicks at top and bottom of spine. Very clean. Gift inscription. No other marks. Dust jacket is not clipped. New protective cover. Straight, tight, solid.; 88 pages.
Marguerite De Angeli. Very Good in Fair jacket. Another great story in the Philadelphia suburbs. She had a happy family and she also enjoyed her Brownie Scout Troop. This story is about her tenth birthday and the best surprise. This is a red cloth cover hard back book with a bird in branch illustration. The condition of this Classic Children's book is Very Good, and the jacket is Fair+. Presumed First Edition, no other dates. This cover is clean with some wear on the spine head & foot. The corners also have some light wear, but the edges are very nice. The binding is tight, and the spine is straight. The end pages are very nicely illustrated. The pages are very clean and unmarked. They have a nice selection of B&W and color illustrations throughout. These illustrations are very bright and very nice. The jacket has a very nice color illustrated front. There is wear, some dirt, and tear on the jacket but it still adds a lot to this great book. Original $ 2.50 price is not clipped. 88 pages.
Marguerite De Angeli. Very Good + in very good + jacket. "Like the month she was born in and named after, April was bright one moment and dark the next. But mostly she was Bright April-because of her happy family her Brownie Scout Trooop, and all her friends in the Philadelphia suburb where she lived". Presumed First Edition-last title in list of titles by author at front of book; no other publication dates noted. Tight binding. No chips, tears, creases or written inscriptions on pages. Front flap of dust jacket is price-clipped. A couple of small tears i.e. less that 1-inch, around edges of jacket. Pages are clean and bright. Pictorial endpapers. Size: 8vo (8" to 9"). 86 pp. Mississauga SYmphony Sale, Sept. 18/14.
Good+ in Fine dust jacket. From private collection, Hard cover with dustjacket; No marks. Clean and tight. Name plate on blank page opposite half title page. Spot on DJ; DJ chipped and edgeworn. Green cloth boards pristine, endpapers clean and hinges perfectly intact. No tears or creases, no marks.; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 86 pages; 22947 Professional bookseller for twenty years. Orders shipped daily in cardboard bookfolds.
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
I loved all the Marguerite De Angeli books, but I especially treasured Bright April. As a young girl in a traditional middle class suburb with few if any non-caucasian families, Bright April told me what it would be like to live in a city and not be "traditional." It also spoke so well of being a Girl Scout, which I was when I read it. I actually bought the book from a Girl Scout counter at Kaufmann's Department Store in Pittsburgh. Reaching out and caring, being concerned about being different, how friends and adults can help -- there are so many things to learn in reading this book about an African-American family in post-World War II Philadelphia.. Her illustrations as well as magnificent. Do read this book, as an adult or a young woman or man.
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