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THE CONCEITED LAMB.  LADYBIRD SERIES NO. 497., Barr, Noel.
1 Barr, Noel. THE CONCEITED LAMB. LADYBIRD SERIES NO. 497.
Loughborough Wills & Hepworth 1953 Third Edition Hard Cover Good+ P.B. Hickling. 
Unpaginated, 7" H. Buff paper-covered boards, colour pastedown on front board, black lettering on spine and front board. B&w pictorial endpapers showing pet lamb, pig, cows and horses in farm setting. Text pages alternate with charming colour illustrations of idyllic farm life. A pet lamb teases the working animals on the farm for not having beautiful white coats like he does, ultimately testing their patience. When he finally get his just reward, he is wise enough to laugh along with the others, finding friendship counts for more than looks. Wrinkling and wear at top/bottom of spine; light edge and corner wear; one very small corner bump; light browning on spine, edges and parts of rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 Blythe, Ronald. AKENFIELD: PORTRAIT OF AN ENGLISH VILLAGE.
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Near Fine Peter Bailey. 
328 pp, 9 7/8" H. Bound in quarter cloth, with paper sides printed and blocked with a design by the artist. Dark brown slipcase. This edition follows the text of the first Allen Lane edition of 1969, incorporating minor emendations made to the 1972 reprint. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: The Survivors; God; The Ringing Men; To Be A Farmer's Boy?; Good Service; The Forge; The Wheel-wright; The Craftsmen; The School; The Agricultural Training Centre; Officers and Gentlemen; The Orchard Men; Four Ladies; The Young Men; The Law; Limitations; The Vet; Not by Bread Alone; The Northern Invaders; In the Hour of Death. Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
UNEXPECTED DRAGON TRILOGY.  1. PIGS DON'T FLY.  2. MASTER OF MANY TREASURES.  3. DRAGONNE'S EG.  THREE VOLUME SET., Brown, Mary.  Cover art by Darrell K. Sweet and Bob Eggleton.
3 Brown, Mary. Cover art by Darrell K. Sweet and Bob Eggleton. UNEXPECTED DRAGON TRILOGY. 1. PIGS DON'T FLY. 2. MASTER OF MANY TREASURES. 3. DRAGONNE'S EG. THREE VOLUME SET.
Baen, (Riverdale, 1994, 1995, 1999), Ist printings. 
370 pp, 373 pp, 339 pp, mass market paperbacks - 3 volumes. Cover art by Darrell K. Sweet (Books 1 & 2) and Bob Eggleton (Book 3). "Left an orphan with a small dowry and a magic ring, all Summer wanted was to find a husband and settle down. But s he hadn't reckoned on the raggle-tail assortment of creatures who needed her help...the blaspheming dog, broken-down horse, crippled pigeon, half-dead tortoise and flying pig had ideas of their own, and Summer was to find her journey's end - a n d l o v e - very different from what she expected..." (Books 1 & 2). "Life was hard for Sophie: tragically orphaned not so long ago, she eked out a living as a teacher in a poor-house school in a Dickensian London slum. Then her life was t ur n ed u ps i de d ow n when she was informed that a previously unsuspected uncle, now deceased, had left her a handsome legacy - which she could redeem only after fulfilling a Last Request: to return a dragon's egg to its rightful place in the u nch ar ted wa ste s of Cen tra l Asia..." (Book 3). Interiors - very light browning in books 1 & 2, bookstore stamp in book 3, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, edges of textblock of boo ks 1 & 2 li ghtl y br ow ned . V G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SILHOUETTES IN THE SKY: THE ART OF THE WEATHERVANE., Burks, Jean M.
4 Burks, Jean M. SILHOUETTES IN THE SKY: THE ART OF THE WEATHERVANE.
Shelburne, Vermont Shelburne Museum 2006 0939384329 / 9780939384327 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
36 pp, 8 1/2" H, stapled in wraps. Color photographs. Shows examples of New England weathervanes in a variety of forms and materials from the Shelburne Museum's collection. Interior - very small light bump/crease at top corner of most pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small crease at top corner of front cover, very light edge wear, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PIGS I HAVE KNOWN., Carnegie, Sacha.  Illustrated by Anne Gordon.
5 Carnegie, Sacha. Illustrated by Anne Gordon. PIGS I HAVE KNOWN.
Peter Davies, London, 1958, first edition. 
254 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w drawings. "This is definitely not a text-book on the art of pig-keeping. True, Major Carnegie runs a pig-farm not far from Aberdeen which he has built up, starting from scratch, into a paying conc ern. His credentials are thus established. But his object in writing (this book) has quite clearly been not to instruct but to entertain, and he has uproariously succeeded. In the pages of this very funny, very realistic, intensely human t a l e o f endeavour, we are introduced to a wide variety of pleasant and less pleasant pigs and pleasant and less pleasant people. There are trials and tribulations in plenty - in such plenty, indeed, that one wonders how the author found time in t he l a st f e w years to write his admirable books. But the accent is always on the humorous side of even the most desperate crises; and the story, after all, is in its modest way a success story. At the beginning Major Carnegie knew nothing wha tso eve r abo ut pi gs except that they grunted, and sizzled nicely in the frying-pan; by the end he knows, and so do we, that there is a great deal between the grunt and the sizzle. Those who in childhood were beguiled by Beatrix Potter's 'Pig ling Bla nd' wi ll l ove th e book; pig-keepers, large and small scale, will find it edifying to a degree; and indeed its appeal extends to all who enjoy the realities of country life and country matters." Previous owner's name address on free fr ont e nd pa per, bo ok sl ight ly c ocked, minor edge wear, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has wear, chips, small tears, creases/wrinkling , light fading to spine, rubbing, surface paper loss and is price-clipped. Very Good/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PICTURE TALES FROM THE RUSSIAN., Carrick, Valery.  Translated by Nevill Forbes.
6 Carrick, Valery. Translated by Nevill Forbes. PICTURE TALES FROM THE RUSSIAN.
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Valery Carrick. 
119 pp, oblong (5 3/8" H x 7 1/4" D). Charming b&w drawings by the author. No date, but circa 1920. Contents: The Gold Egg; The Little House; The Cock, the Cat, and the Fox; The Fox and the Pot; The Crane and the Heron; Snowflake; The Bun; The Lame Duck; Mr. Samson Cat; The Dog and the Wolf; The Crow and the Lobster. Tiny piece of old tape on front free endpaper, two small areas of light browning on front pastedown, a few very small areas of discoloration on rear board, light rubbing and a small area of foxing on front board, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small area of soiling at top of spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
7 Coates, R.H. (Russ) SERMONS IN SONG. WORDS AND MUSIC BY R.H. COATES. SONG BOOK NUMBER 1.
Songs of Praise, South Bolton, Que, n.d. (c1985). 
24 pp, 10 15/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: A Smile and a Tear; I Can't See The Wind; I Never Thought I Would Ever Meet God's Son; Land of Eternal Day; One and One Make One (Wedding Song); The Ballad of Corrie ten Boom; The Breaki ng of the Bread; The Gospel of the Three Little Pigs; The Image on a Coin; The Sunday School Bus Song; Three Rusty Nails (And an Old Wooden Cross); Two Feet of Sunshine. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterio r - m i n o r edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
8 Curran, Bob. (Dr. Robert Curran.) THE DARK SPIRIT: SINISTER PORTRAITS FROM CELTIC HISTORY.
London Cassell Llustrated 2005 1844034577 / 9781844034574 Soft Cover with Self Flaps Near Fine Andrew Whitson. 
256 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Introduction; The Wolf of Badenoch (Scotland); 'Burn the Ladle' - The Witches of Tain (Scotland); The Devil and the Doctor (Ireland); Weir the Waerlock (Scotland); The Woman who Talked with the Fairies and the Witch of Helston (Cornwall); The Magician of Marblehead and his Granddaughter (USA); The Wizard Earl (Ireland); The Fairy Woman of Bodmin (Cornwall); The Demon in the Church (Wales); Witchfinder (Wales); Cruel Coppinger (Cornwall); The Black Sisters of Christiansburg (USA); The Vampire Lady of Rhode Island (USA); 'Burn, Witch, Burn!' (Ireland); Beautiful Nell (USA); The Hollandale Wagons (USA); Select Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 65.  DECEMBER 1986.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Phil Chinnery, John Foreman, Christopher Shores, Colin Dodds, Bill Overton, Eric Page.)
9 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Phil Chinnery, John Foreman, Christopher Shores, Colin Dodds, Bill Overton, Eric Page.) FLYPAST. NO. 65. DECEMBER 1986. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1986. 
70 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Pin-ups at War (Confederate Air Force's collection of nose-art); The Aces (Spitfires); Pilot's View (DH Leopard Mo th rated against present day Cessna 172); Spectres from the Lost Bombers (extract from 'Ghost Stations'); Operation Musketeer (invasion of Suez Canal Zone); Antarctic Moth; Air Stores Park; Dear Mr Foreman; Reno (National Air Races - Sea F u r y c l e a n sweep); Preservation News (MiGs); Aviation Archaeology (Wessex meets Wellington); Collectair (ashtrays and insignia); Register Review (civilian Gannet); Airfield Archaelogy (Pulhams 'Pigs'), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no p re vi o us o wn er sh i p marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing on rear cover, small ghost sticker mark on front cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THIMBLE SUMMER., Enrigh, Elizabeth.  (Inscribed by author/illustrator).
10 Enrigh, Elizabeth. (Inscribed by author/illustrator). THIMBLE SUMMER.
Rinehart, New York, (1938), reprint. 
124 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. WARMLY AND AMUSINGLY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR IN 1958. Beautfully illustrated throughout and on enpapers with bright color and b&w drawings. "A few hours after Garnet Linden had found a silver th imble in the dried-up river bed, the rains came to end the long drought on the farm, and with the rain came safety for the crops, and the stock, and money for Garnet's father. Garnet couldn't help feeling that the thimble was a kind of ta l i s m a n . I t certainly brought excitement...(the author) has spent many of her summers on a Wisconsin farm and is, therefore, well equipped to write and picture what happened to Garnet." Pages browning very lightly, light edge wear to boards, r ub bi ng t o co r ne rs and top/bottom of spine, light soiling/faint foxing marks on boards. Dust jacket is complete but worn with small chips, several tears - larger one with creases at top of rear hinge, rubbing, browning/soiling to spine/re ar pan el - n ow pr ote ct e d i n mylar sleeve, light waviness to top half of front panel. G+/Fair 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
TWELVE IRON SANDALS AND OTHER CZECHOSLOVAK TALES., Horejs, Vit.
11 Horejs, Vit. TWELVE IRON SANDALS AND OTHER CZECHOSLOVAK TALES.
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey Prentice-Hall 1985 0139341595 / 9780139341595 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Jim Spanfeller. 
79pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Here is an exciting and unusual collection of tales from Czechoslovakia, retold with great style and verve by a master storyteller. Beloved traditional figures of fairy tales - a peasant girl who outwits a king, a young prince whose quest for a golden firebird is aided by a magical vixen - give these tales universal appeal, while colorful details highlight their unmistakably Czech origin. Wry humor and unexpected twists provide a unique flavor in this highly original collection. Beautiful and intricately detailed drawings make this a volume to be treasured and pored over again and again." Contents: Twelve Iron Sandals; The Fisherman's Clever Daughter; The Wheelmaker's Son; How the Pig and the Bear Went into Business; The Twelve Months; The Firebird; Krakonos. Light edge wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine, remainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, large corner crease on rear flap, three small edge tears taped on inside surface. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE COMPLETE PEDDLER'S PACK: GAMES, SONGS, RHYMES, AND RIDDLES FROM MOUNTAIN FOLKLORE., Justus, May.  Introduction by Edwin C. Kirkland.
12 Justus, May. Introduction by Edwin C. Kirkland. THE COMPLETE PEDDLER'S PACK: GAMES, SONGS, RHYMES, AND RIDDLES FROM MOUNTAIN FOLKLORE.
Knoxville University of Tennessee Press 1967 Expanded Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Jean Tamburine. 
87 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations, music notation. "A treasure for collectors of folklore and for the young of all ages, this book has a rare distinction. As Edwin C. Kirkland points out in the foreword, 'The author is both the collector and the source of the material, and this gives a particular character to the book that is impossible for most other collections of folklore. It has an authenticity, a sincerity, and an air of being alive and present.' Music as well as the words to nineteen songs are now included in this expanded edition of (the book), originally published in 1957. Whenever possible, the source of the material is identified, thus adding an important record for scholars of our cultural heritage. The author's love for the Great Smoky Mountains and the people there is evident throughout the book. She has recorded a way of life for all to remember or to learn about." Contents: A Legacy of Folkore; Nonsense Rhymes (Pocket Full of Rocks; Had a Little Mule; Possum up a Gum Tree; Warning to Book Thieves; Indian Brew; There Was an Old Woman; Raccoon on a Rail; et al.); Riddles, Tongue-Twisters, and Counting-Out Rhymes; Songs and Singing Games (Diller, Diller Dollar; The Whistle Pig Song; Sing a Little Hoe-Down Jordan; Wishing Song; Who Will Shoe My Little Feet; Whoa, Mule Whoa; Some Love Coffee, Some Love Tea; Fiddler's Fair; Here Come the Dukes; Green Gravel, et al); Play-Party Games (Club Fist; Old Cat Tiggy; Bogey Man Boo; Witch Pot; Rabbit in the Turnip Patch; Chicken Thief; Chickie, My Cranie-Crow; Froggie in the Mill Pond, et al.); Signs and Predictions (Weather Rhymes; Witchwood; Spring Calendar; Sneeze Rhyme; Hearthfire; Luck for Hallowe'en, et al); Index of Titles and First Lines. Previous owner's small label on front pastedown, previous owner's name/info. in pen on free front endpaper, book is slightly cocked, minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny scuffs, 1" tear archivally taped, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GREEN FAIRY BOOK., Lang, Andrew, collected by.  Edited by Brian Alderson.
13 Lang, Andrew, collected by. Edited by Brian Alderson. GREEN FAIRY BOOK.
London Kestrel 1978 0722652798 / 9780722652794 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- Antony Maitland 
408 pp, 9 7/16" H. Over 100 b&w drawings/decorations. "Fairy tales gathered from the folkore of Russia, Germany, Italy, France, China, Scotland, and England." Contents: Preface; The Story of Caliph Stork; The Half-chick; The Blue Bird; The Enchanted Watch; The Enchanted Ring; The Snuff-box; Princess Narcissus and the Princess Potentilla; Prince Featherhead and the Princess Celandine; Heart of Ice; The Story of the Three Little Pigs; The Golden Blackbird; The Old Flea-bag; The Little Soldier; The Enchanted Snake; The Biter Bit; King Kojata; Prince Fickle and Fair Helena; Puddocky; The Story of the Three Bears; Prince Vivien and the Princess Placida; The Golden Mermaid; The War of the Wolf and the Fox; The Three Musicians; The Three Dogs; Little One-eye, Little Two-eyes, and Little Three-eyes; Jorinde and Joringel; Allerleirauh or, The Many-furred Creature; The Twelve Horsemen; Spindle, Shuttle, and Needle; The Crystal Coffin; The Three Snake-leaves; The Riddle; The Golden Lads; The White Snake; The Tale of the Clever Little Tailor; The Story of the Fisherman and his Wife; Hans My Hedgehog; Appendix I: Andrew Lang's 1892 Preface; Appendix II: Andrew Lang's 1892 Retelling of 'The Three Little Pigs'; Notes. Bump at bottom corner of rear board, small bump at bottom corner of front board. Dust jacket has a few faint line indentations on rear panel, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BOTTLE RABBIT AND FRIENDS., McCabe, Bernard.  Illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
14 McCabe, Bernard. Illustrated by Axel Scheffler. BOTTLE RABBIT AND FRIENDS.
Faber and Faber, London, 1989, first edition. 
136 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0571153186 B&w illustrations. Sequel to 'Bottle Rabbit'. "...our kind but gullible hero meets further adventures as he struggles to keep his amazing Magic Bottle away from assorted r ogues and villains eager to relieve him of it. Once again his friends Emily, Sam the Bear, Fred and Charlie are on hand to help Bottle Rabbit through his various scrapes, and Ken the Pig is back with new surprises. New characters include R a o u l , a debonair French cat, Pob, with his edible furniture, Daisy, a happy armadillo, Max and Arthur, two untrustworthy sheep, some ferocious Boxers, and - notably - the hairy, musical Booge People...." Very slight browning to margins of p ag es , li gh t b ro w ning to edges of textblock, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, minor edge wrinkling. VG/VG+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
15 McCall Smith, Alexander. DREAM ANGUS: THE CELTIC GOD OF DREAMS.
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf Canada 2006 0676978738 / 9780676978735 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
173 pp, 8" H. Volume VI in the 'Myths Series'. "Dream Angus comes to you at night and bestows dreams - you may spot him skipping across the hills, his bag of dreams by his side. Just the sight of him may be enough to make you lose your heart, for he is also the god of love, youth and beauty. Divine Angus is adored by all, but fated to love only the beautiful Caer, swan maiden of his own dreams. Five exquisite fables of modern dreamers unfold alongside Angus's search for Caer. Mesmerically weaving together the tales of the Celtic Eros and his contemporary alter egos, Alexander McCall Smith unites dreams and reality, leaving us to wonder: what is life, but the pursuit of our dreams?" Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
ANIMALS IN MOTION., Muybridge, Eadweard.  Edited by Lewis S. Brown.
16 Muybridge, Eadweard. Edited by Lewis S. Brown. ANIMALS IN MOTION.
Dover, New York, reprint. 
72 pp text & b&w illustrations, followed by 182 double-page b&w plates, each with multiple images. ISBN 0486202028 "Here is the largest, most comprehensive selection of Muybridge's famous animals photos - more than 4000 high-speed shots of 34 diff erent animals and birds, in 123 different types of action....Animals are shown walking, running, leaping, flying - in typical action. The horse alone is shown in more than 40 different ways: galloping with nude rider, trotting, pacing with s u l k y , c antering, jumping hurdles, carrying, rolling on barrels, and 36 other actions. All photos (are) taken against ruled backgrounds; most actions (are) taken from 3 angles at once: 90 degrees, 60 degrees, rear. Foreshortened views are i nc lu de d. Th e se are true action photos, stopped in series, taken at speeds up to 1/2000th of a second. Actions are illustrated in series, with as many as 50 shots per action. Muybridge worked with the U. of Pa. for 3 years, made more than 10 0,0 00 exp osu r es, a nd spent more than $50,000. His work has never been superseded as a lifetime reference for animators, illustrators, artists, art directors." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkle at bottom of spin e, o ne tiny tea r at t op of front flap-fold. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
17 Pacovska, Kveta. MIDNIGHT PLAY. (MID NIGHT PLAY / MIDNIGHTPLAY).
New York North-South Books 1994 1558582525 / 9781558582521 First American Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
Unpaginated, 13 3/8" H, in mylar dustjacket. Bookmark consisting of a thick cut-out of the Moon's face that can be inserted in various places throughout the book, on brown string. An imaginative and brightly coloured story of how the Moon comes down to watch a troop perform a circus-like play. The actors are clowns, cats, pigs, etc. and there is a section of 3-part flip pages where the faces/bodies/legs of the actors can be interchanged. Very light rubbing on mylar jacket. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER.  23 VOLUMES IN 2 SLIPCASES., Potter, Beatrix.
18 Potter, Beatrix. THE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER. 23 VOLUMES IN 2 SLIPCASES.
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Fine Beatrix Potter. 
23 volumes in 2 slipcases - each volume approx. 5 3/4" H, bound in cloth (using several different colours), with gilt lettering on spines and front boards, top edges gilt. Each volume has a colour pastedown on front board with gilt border, pictorial endpapers and Beatrix Potter's wonderful b&w and colour illustrations. The slipcases are dark blue with gilt titling and colour pastedown on front panels. Set #1 contains: The Tale of Peter Rabbit; The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin; The Tailor of Gloucester; The Tale of Benjamin Bunny; The Tale of Two Bad Mice; The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle; The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan; The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher; The Story of Miss Moppet; The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck; The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies; The Tale of Pigling Bland. Set # 2 contains: The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit; The Tale of Tom Kitten; The Tale of Samuel Whiskers; The Tale of Ginger and Pickles; The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse; The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes; The Tale of Mr. Tod; Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes; The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse; Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes; The Tale of Little Pig Robinson. Set # 2 slipcase has a tiny dent on the top front edge, and is slightly narrower than the Set #1slipcase. Because of this, the spines in Set #2 do not sit totally flat - please see picture. All books are in Fine condition. Slipcases are in Near Fine condition. 
Price: 175.00 USD
 
 
19 Retan, Walter and Risom, Ole. (Richard Scarry.) THE BUSY, BUSY WORLD OF RICHARD SCARRY.
New York Harry N. Abrams 1997 0810940000 / 9780810940000 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Richard Scarry. 
159 pp, 4to (12" H). Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated throughout in color and b&w with photographs and reproductions of Scarry's work. "In dozens of books, with hundreds and hundreds of illustrations, Scarry revealed to kids that the everyday world was a place that could be understood - and that learning was fun. Scarry's 'Best Word Book Ever', for example, puts names to everyday objects; 'Busy, Busy World' explores geography country by country; and 'What Do People Do All Day?' delivers exactly what the title promises. Such a man is worth knowing more about, and this first biography presents the debonair, humorous, charming figure that Scarry was. In words and pictures the book traces (his) life from his roots in Boston to a post-World War II art school training and a brief career in advertising. Bored with selling products, Scarry put himself forward as a children's book illustrator and began turning out pictures for other people's words. Soon, he himself was writing texts, and eventually he hit upon the magic touch that catapulted him to nearly universal popularity - a menagerie full of animal characters who behaved like humans, but with unfailing good humor and grace. Through the personalities of these often mischievous creatures - the ubiquitous Lowly Worm, Tinker and Tanker, Sergeant Murphy - whom children could identify with but not have to worry about, Scarry conceived a parade of books that parents and children alike could pore over for pictures or read time after time. Long before Waldo challenged young eyes to find him in picture books, Goldbug was hiding here and there on Scarry's pages. Learning more about the charm of those books and the genius of the man who created them will enlighten and delight any reader of this book." Small tear (archivally taped) at bottom edge of title page, very light wear and a few tiny dents at bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear, edge wrinkling, one small tear archivally taped, crease at top edge of front flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
20 Scoones, Anny. TRUE HOME: LIFE ON A HERITAGE FARM.
TouchWood Editions 2010 1926741099 / 9781926741093 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Bobak, Molly Lamb & Bobak, Bruno. 
232 pp, 7 1/2" H. Illustrated in colour and b&w by Canadian artists Molly Lamb Bobak and Bruno Bobak. The author relates anecdotes of her life at Glamorgan Farm, North Saanich, British Columbia - a heritage farm housing pigs, goats, horses, dogs, cats, chickens and various wild visitors who share Scoones life and thoughts. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny corner crease on front cover, very minor edge wear at bottom edge of front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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