Fair. Ex-Library. Jacket is shelf-worn and may be lightly soiled, with chips and closed tears. Cover shows significant edge wear and bumps, may have soiling, stains or water marks. Binding is slightly loose and may show slight spine lean. Pages may contain former owner name, occasional underlining or marks, light reading wear or soiling.
Good in ACCEPTABLE jacket. 184 pages. Illustrated dust-jacket over red cloth boards. The pages are clean and clearly legible although mildly yellowed throughout with foxed endpapers. The boards are mildly tanned along the spine with bumped corners and rub-marks on all sides. The dust-jacket is rubbed and tanned all over with scuffing and small cuts along the top and bottom edges.
Good in GOOD jacket. 184 pages. Pictorial dust jacket over red boards. Good clean pages with bright copy and firm binding. Light foxing and tanning to the endpapers and fore-edge. Inscription to half-title page. Boards rubbed with average shelf-wear to edges. Spine is sunned and bumped but text remains clear. Fair wear to rubbed dust jacket with tears, nicks and creases to the spine, edges and corners. Pen scribbles to rear cover.
Very good in fair dust jacket. Boards and pages in fine condition. Cormers bumped. Dj faded, rubbed, small tears on top edge. Names written on inside board and page and dj. 242p., 19 cm. Originally published Dodd, Mead, 1955.
Good. 1952 Hardcover First Edition. 242 p. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Acceptable. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Find out why millions of customers rave about Better World Books. Experience the best customer care and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
The Wind Blows Free is the first in the Texas Panhandle series, books I first read about 40 years ago. But don't worry about them being outdated, as the author created a true feel of homesteading in the 1890's. These books may remind you of the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
The heroine of this book is 14 year old Melinda Pierce. Melinda resisted the move from her city home to the wilds of the panhandle more than anyone else in the family, her only consolation the promise of returning to the city at 16. While the rest of her family learns to enjoy the freedom and beauty of their new home, Melinda refuses to adapt, until she meets another girl living in more difficult circumstances than her. As her horizons grow -- literally and figuratively -- she grows, too.
Home grown fun, friends, family and a sweet romance fill these books, as well as excellent descriptions of the long grass prairie.
I highly recommend these books.
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