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.
Rodent nibble to the paper over boards around the extremities of the book, which also has a fairly strong musty odor. Else, Very Good: shows light wear to extremities; very mild rubbing; very slight spine lean. The binding remains quite secure; the text is clean. A flawed copy, but remains a clean, sturdy, presentable reading copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. 44pp. Endpapers Decorated with colorful Maps. Hardback: Lacks DJ. Well written and illustrated. Comprehensive. Quality literature. A classic book to save and read again and again. Excellent for teaching. Ingri d'Aulaire (1904 – 1980) and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire (1898 – 1986) were U.S. immigrant writers and illustrators of children's books who worked primarily as a team. Many of the d'Aulaires' early books depict the scenery and folktales of Norway: Ola, Children of the Northlights, East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Later their attention shifted to their adopted country and they produced books about American folk heroes such as Pocahontas, Benjamin Franklin, and Buffalo Bill. Using their research and travel experiences as inspiration, the husband-and-wife team produced 27 illustrated books for children including many picture books. Edgar illustrated Children of the Soil: A Story of Scandinavia by Nora Burglon, who was a 1932 Newbery Medal runner-up for that work. The d'Aulaires won the third annual Caldecott Medal in 1940 for Abraham Lincoln, a picture-book life of the 16th U.S. President. They won the 1953 Boy's Club award for their version of Buffalo Bill (1952). Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, published by Doubleday in 1962, was an elaborately illustrated compendium of Greek mythology, 192 pages in 46 chapters. In 1967 they published 'Norse Gods and Giants', based on the Prose Edda and Poetic Edda. The 154-page book presents 30 Norse myths and includes most of the basic stories of the Norse pantheon. The d'Aulaires' Trolls was one of The New York Times Book Review outstanding books of 1972. It was also a National Book Award finalist. They completed a sequel in 1976, The Terrible Troll Bird, an adaptation of one of their earlier works, Ola and Blakken.
Fair. Scott, Foresman Edition. Ex-library copy with library binding and usual library markings. Envelope pasted to the inside of the back page. Some smudges and stains and several pages with small turning tears at the bottom. Cover has minor wear with some bumping at the corners. Booksavers receives donated books and recycles them in a variety of ways. Proceeds benefit the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in the U.S. and around the world.
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