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Hi, Folks ... Mom said, 'I need to downsize'. Moving to assisted living, what she couldn't take included 8,000-plus books & records. A decade later, my upcountry barn is bursting. Books multiply as others recycle priorities. I now have 30,000 or more books looking for good homes, and my learning curve has been a roller coaster. I celebrate word-crafters, thought-tumblers, laughter ... the arts of communication at every turn. I preserve, protect, and share. I am also Hedgehog Publishing, 'Words & Pictures by & for Folks with Prickly Backs, Soft Bellies, & Small Brains'.
Binding: Trade paperback
Publisher: Child's Play International / Discovery Toys., New York.
Date published: 1990
Description: Very good. Minor front cover surface wear. Trade paperback, large: 9.5x10.5in. Glued binding. 32 p. Contains: Illustrations. Child's Play Library. Audience: Children/juvenile. Halloween: Children's picture storybook; Hazel thne witch has been invited to a Halloween Ball. After finding no full figure gowns at the shop, she wants to be more fit and trim. This is her story, wonderfully and comically illustrated. Read More
Description: Sims, Blanche (Illustrated by). Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Intrerior clean, fine. Sun-fade to spine; Crease: top front corner; small chip, lower front corner. Trade paperback (US). 96 p. Audience: Children/juvenile. Subtitle: 'Pets are their business--and it's purr-fectly scary! ' Full-page illustrations in black and gray. The sign in front of the ramshackle house said 'No Trespassing'. For elementary students Oliver, Jennifer, and Matthew, that was a minor obstacle when Princess ... Read More
Edition: 19th printing this edition.
Binding: Mass-market paperback
Publisher: Washington Square Press / Pocket Books
Date published: 1962
Description: Bettman Archives (Back cover etching courtesy of). Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Very nice cover, no creasing. Clean, tight. Lower corner page creasing, front page. 265 p. Illustrations in pen & ink style. Set in the Catskills, "the enchanted mountains" in the Hudson Valley of New York State. From "The Sketch Book", 7 stories including Legend and Rip van Winkle; "The Creole Village"; 3 from "Sketches in Paris in 1825; and many more. Read More
Description: Buffington, Veronica (Illustrated by). Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by previous owner. Spine ends have wear. Lower spine has short clear tape repairing tear. Front lower corner bend. Rear lower corner short crease. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Black and turquoise illustrations. Color cover. 44p. Audience: Children/juvenile. Secretly living in Mr. MacGillicuddy's attic, Willie the Witch and her black cat Tom. As Halloween approached, her biggest worry was that she had lost ... Read More
Edition: First edition. 1st printing. TX 1308.
Binding: Trade paperback
Publisher: Scholastic Book Services., New York.
Date published: 1968
Description: Fernie, John (Illustrated by). Very good. Moderate back cover stress. Clean interior. 112 p. Trade paperback. Cover in black, lime green, white. Artwork in B&W w/ chapter openings. Short stories for youth with witchcraft theme, prefaced by Shakespeare's "Witch's Chant" from "MacBeth". Classic stories by classic authors. Read More
Publisher: George W Jacobs & Company., Philadelphia.
Date published: 1919
Description: "R D" combined letters on cover art. Fair. Missing frontispiece; 2 other half-tone art plates intact. Torn page 147-8; no missing text. Foxing. Slight spine wobble. Reading copy. 328 p. Green cloth over boards; paste-on color front cover art. Gold stamped titles. 20 cm. Illustration artist not credited. RARE: World War I era American fiction about a young man, opening with Hallowe'en mischief in 1909, set in the fictional Fairweather. Our prankster's father is captain of the local National ... Read More
Edition: First edition. 1st American edition. 1st printing.
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company., Printed in Singapore.
Date published: 1983
Description: Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Minor wear to pull-outs; all working well. Minor edge wear. Paper-engineering; Manipulative. Illustrated throughout. 6 double/single page activities. 7.75x11.5 in. Glossy pictorial covers over boards. A romp! They're everywhere, these goblins--behind, under, in front, beneath. "Edward took Myrtle to the wood to show her Goblins. 'Goblins don't exist, Edward', '" said Myrtle's word balloon. She was looking for the Science; the goblins were peering out at her ... Read More
Edition: First edition. 1st U.S. Edition. 'A' printing.
Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company.
Date published: 1998
Description: Jeunesse, Albin Michel (Cover wraparound and inside illustrations by). Very good. No dust jacket. Minor surface warping to lower left cover. Slight binding weakness there, no separating or tears. Very nice. Illustrated glossy paper over boards. 56 p. Horizontal format, 8.5x6.5in. Humorous illustrations, unisex ghosts. Audience: Children/juvenile. Children's picture book: Henry, Lucy, George, and Edward, 4 friendly ghosts, are playing cards in the entrance hall of a castle. They hear noises in ... Read More
Edition: First edition. 1st printing.
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing., Kansas City.
Date published: 2001
Description: New. No dust jacket as issued. Slightest edge wear. May have remainder mark, bottom. Illustrated paper over boards. 64 p. 6.5x7.25in. Color plates, other illustrations in B&W and color. Audience: General/trade. The now classic and colorful Mary Engelbreit artistry renews the magic of Halloween with facts, recipes, poems, riddles, and friendly looking trick or treaters. Check out the 'glow in the dark' end paper ghosts. (I can't, it's sunny out and I don't want to be scared. ) Read More
Edition: 1st printing. First edition subtitle varies later.
Binding: Trade paperback
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation., Holbrook MA.
Date published: 2000
Description: Fine. Remainder mark, top edge. First edition. Trade paperback, 8x9.25in. Glued binding. 144 p. Illustrations, some text in green, purple. Audience: Children/juvenile. Juvenile, recommended for ages 7-12. Calendars at end: Halloween to Spring Equinox; Maypole Festival to Fall Equinox. All sorts of creative learning exercises, activities. Read More