A gapper is a bit of a 'burr' but it is a dangerous thing. When it attaches itself to the goats the goats become very unhappy and even stop giving milk. There is nothing gappers like more than goats and nothing goats hate more than gappers. When gappers get your goats it means trouble. In one small town gappers are a real pest and it takes the ...
A gapper is a bit of a 'burr' but it is a dangerous thing. When it attaches itself to the goats the goats become very unhappy and even stop giving milk. There is nothing gappers like more than goats and nothing goats hate more than gappers. When gappers get your goats it means trouble. In one small town gappers are a real pest and it takes the ingenious approach of Capable to find a soution - if a solution exists at all.
Good. 0375503838 Includes bookplate signed by both authors on 2nd page. 1st edition, 2nd printing. DJ edges rippled, DJ torn at bottom right corner. Stickers on front of DJ. Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Hardcover with Dust Jacket.
Good. 0375503838 Buckling to front panel of jacket (water damage? ). Otherwise very clean and sound. SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR, plus little doodle drawing by Smith. (On book plate adhered to half-title page. )
BP2-An ex-library first edition hardcover book SIGNED by author in very good condition in good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has taped labels, wrinkling and chipping on the edges and corners, long tear on the front right side, some stains, inside flaps adhered to the fixed endpapers, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc. ), some bumped corners, wrinkling and crease light discoloration and shelf wear. Also SIGNED by Lane Smith with a drawing. Illustrated by Lane Smith. An adult story for children, a children's story for adults, an earthling's story for aliens, an oceanside fable for the irremediably landlocked, a capitalist tool for anachists, a fish story for loaves, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip represents the classic instant of two young geniuses colliding and colluding. 9.5"x6", 84 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Fine in Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First edition, first prnt. Signed by Saunders on the front free endpage. Illustrated by Lane Smith. Unread copy in Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket with an archival cover. Image of actual book; not a stock photo.
Lane Smith. As New in As New jacket. Signed by Both Author and Illustrator DJ with tiny tear at upper corner of front panel, otherwise Fine. Signed on the title page by George Saunders and on half-title page by Lane Smith who also drew a full-page illustration of a goat on a cliff. Consistent with Villard/Random House method of identifying First Edition, First Printing at time of this publication, this is a stated First Edition with number line beginning with '2'. Illus. in color.
A child faces but does not fall for selfishness or lack of neighborly concern. This book is beautifully illustrated. Another George Saunders' successful effort to keep the reader awake THINKING.
Jun 15, 2007
What a thrilling find!
I stumbled upon this book by sheer chance and knew as soon as I opened the packing it came in that this book was something very special. To begin with it has a vellum dust cover, beautiful orange "gapper"dot end papers, and beyond fabulous illustrations by Lane Smith. But the story inside is what will make you pull this book to your chest when you're through. It's strange, sad, sweetness will have you associating with it's theme in a very personal way. After having read this book I proceeded to purchase many more copies and give them away to friends, teachers, relatives and even one librarian.
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