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CALEB., Crew, Gary.  Illustrated by Steven Woolman.
121 Crew, Gary. Illustrated by Steven Woolman. CALEB.
Era, (Flinders Park, South Australia), 1996, Ist edition. 
Unpaginated (approx. 45 pp.), small 4to (10 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1863742484 Wonderfully detailed full page b&w illus, every text page bordered by monochrome illus of insects. Young Caleb van Doorn is a genius, obsessed with in sects. One day, he disappears and some think he may have been murdered - but his college roommate thinks otherwise - he believes Caleb may have evolved into one of his beloved creatures... This is a new unread book. Fine/Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
122 Crowe, Ellie. Illustrated by Mary Koski. LITTLE PRINCESS KA'IULANA IN HER GARDEN BY THE SEA.
Island Heritage, Aiea, Hawaii, 1998, Ist edition. 
24 pp, large 8vo, hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket. Beautiful full-page color illustrations. Story of the childhood of Hawaiian Princess Ka'iulani. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump at bottom of spine and bottom corner of rear board, small bump and scuff at top corner of rear board. VG- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
STORIES OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS., Crowlesmith, J., Rev.
123 Crowlesmith, J., Rev. STORIES OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS.
London Aldine Hard Cover Good Fair H.S. Greig. 
172 pp, 7 1/2" H. Red boards with black lettering/illustration on spine and front board. Colour frontispiece, b&w illustrations. No date, but Xmas greetings on free front endpaper dated 1936. "The stories that follow are taken from Sir Thomas Malory's 'Morte D'Arthur', the great collection of romances about King Arthur which was written in the fifteenth century, and printed first of all by Caxton. Scholars say that Arthur was a British hero, one of the leaders of the Britons against the English invaders in the sixth century. In course of time legends centred round his name in the memory of the defeated race. To the original stories the Middle Ages added others, some of which belonged to later heroes, and, finally, these were combined with various legends of the Christian Church about the finding of the Holy Grail, the cup from which Christ is said to have drunk at the Last Supper with His disciples. Thus we get the beautiful cycle of romances which shines in the pages of Malory's great book. This version has been written for younger children. As far as possible the old-world style of Malory's narrative has been preserved, while the stories chosen are those which seem to present a message to youth." Contents: Introduction; The Sword in the Stone; King Arthur sees a Strange Knight; The Sword Excalibur; Balin, the Poor Knight; The Invisible Knight; The Battle of the Brothers; The Table Round; The Merciful Knight; The Death of Merlin; King Arthur and Accolon; The Lady of the Lake; The Marvellous Giant; The Two Giants; The Disguised Knight; The Shipwreck of Sir Lamorak; Launcelot and the Dragon; Sir Bors in the Castle Adventurous; Sir Gawaine's Rescue; The Knight with the Ugly Coat; Sir Tristram and King Mark; The Story of Sir Alisander; When Sir Launcelot was Mad; Seeking the Holy Grail; Sir Galahad's Shield; Sir Launcelot and the Holy Grail; Sir Percivale and the Lion; The Holy Grail is Seen; Fed by the Holy Grail; The Death of Sir Galahad; The Poisoned Apple; The Lady of Astolat; End of the Table Round; The Death of Arthur. Light to moderate edge wear, 1" tear at bottom of front hinge, book is slightly cocked, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading at top edge of spine, Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, wrinkling on frontispiece near gutter. Dust jacket has edge tears and chips, creases on front panel, rubbing/soiling on rear panel - light rubbing elsewhere, slight fading to spine color, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HAMISH X AND THE CHEESE PIRATES., Cullen, Sean.  Illustrated by Johann Wessels.
124 Cullen, Sean. Illustrated by Johann Wessels. HAMISH X AND THE CHEESE PIRATES.
Puffin Canada, Toronto, 2006, first edition. 
293 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670065021 B&w illustrations. "The mysterious Hamish X is the scourge of the Orphan Disposal Agency - Agents Candy and Sweet can't seem to find a facility that can hold him. After arriving at the Windcity Orphanage, where the children are forced to earn their keep making stinky blue cheese, Hamish is soon planning his escape along with new friends Parveen and Mimi. But his plans are put on hold when the factory is suddenly attacked b y a fierce gang of pirates, led by the dreaded Cheesebeard of Snow Monkey Island. In order to save the other orphans, Hamish, Mimi, and Parveen must embark upon an epic adventure across the Arctic and take on the cheese-obsessed pirates by them s e l v es...." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
125 Cutt, W. Towrie. SEVEN FOR THE SEA.
Collins, Toronto, 1973. 
96 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "It is Johnsmass, midsummer's eve, and queer things can happen at this time. The young cousins Erchie and Mansie Ward are on the steamer bound for the Orkney Isle of Sanday where they are due to be met at the harbour by Mansie's parents. But a thick fog descends and a strange man who refuses to identify himself looms up in a rowing boat and takes them ashore. On reaching Sanday in sudden sunlight the boys are bewildered to find that not only is there no harbour, but other familiar landmarks are also missing or altered in aspect. Moreover they are informed that the only Ward family living on the island is 'Selkie' and his seawife, and 'Selkie' was their great-great-grand father, dead for a hundred years..." Minor bump at top of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, very minor soiling on rear panel. VG/VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
BETWEEN SEA AND SKY., D'Oyley, Enid.
126 D'Oyley, Enid. BETWEEN SEA AND SKY.
Toronto Williams-wallace 1979 0887950027 / 9780887950025 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Huie, Albert H. Inscribed By Author
144 pp, 9 1/4" H. No date. Light green boards with gilt lettering on spine, b&w illustrations. Inscribed on half title page: "For Robert / With Best Wishes / Enid F D'Oyley / Sept 19, 1980". "Two young black Canadian girls spend a memorable summer vacation with their parents in the West Indies and discover the joys and frustrations of adjusting to a new environment and a growing awareness of their own identity. This story for young people introduces, with dramatic illustrations by the famous Jamaican artist Albert Huie, glimpses of Jamaica's past, her people, her history, her culture, old fashioned sugar making, crab hunting at night, escovitch fish and pear, sweet potato pie - - ." Very light browning to edges of text block and edges of boards, small faint stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has wear and tiny chip/small tears (archivally taped) at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - light edge wear elsewhere, small line indentation on spine, small closed tear on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ADAM AND THE GOLDEN COCK., Dalgliesh, Alice.  Illustrated by Leonard Weisgard.
127 Dalgliesh, Alice. Illustrated by Leonard Weisgard. ADAM AND THE GOLDEN COCK.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, (1959), Ist edition. 
64 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Color illustrations. "Adam lived in a Connecticut town (Newtown) and helped to look after the sheep. Days were like the sheep - all the same - until in late June, during the American Revolution, came three days so different that Adam never forgot them. For then the regiments of Rochambeau, the great French general camped in the town..." Light edge wear to boards, light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, is browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds, has moderate edge wear, small chips and tears, light rubbing/soiling, small water mark on spine, now in a mylar sleeve. VG/G 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
128 Dann, Colin. FARTHING WOOD: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS.
Hutchinson, London, (1994), 3rd printing. 
137 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w illus. by Trevor Newton. "In this exciting prequel to 'The Animals of Farthing Wood', we meet an earlier generation of animals at the beginning of the adventure that will take their descendants on their epic jou rney from Farthing Wood to White Deer Park." Page edges just starting to yellow. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ASKA'S ANIMALS., Day, David, poetry by.  Paintings by Warabe Aska.
129 Day, David, poetry by. Paintings by Warabe Aska. ASKA'S ANIMALS.
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1991 038525315X / 9780385253154 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
32 pp, 10 1/4" H x 11 1/4" D. "An enchanting book filled with wonder and surprise. (It) stunningly depicts the beauty and magic of the animal kingdom. Animals from all around the world are portrayed, including the steal thy tiger, the bounding deer and the majestic polar bear. Award winning artist Warabe Aska is a master of disguise and his paintings reveal more at every glance. His oil painings, a combination of brilliant hues and subtle gradations, will fascinate adults and children alike. David Day's poetry underscores the mythical quality of the paintings: Where did the animals come from? Why were they created as they are?" One very small corner bump, light wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, a few faint rub lines on rear panel, faint irregular line indent on front panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
130 Dicks, Terrance (Dr. Who author). Illustrated by Blanche Sims. SALLY ANN AND THE SCHOOL SHOW. (BRITISH TITLE: SALLY ANN AND THE SCHOOL PLAY.)
Simon & Schuster, New York, (1992), Ist American edition. 
60 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. Lovely b&w illus throughout by Blanche Sims. "Sally Ann knows the rules. They say toys must never speak to people. But Sally Ann doesn't want to lose her home. Mrs. Foster's day care center is in trouble again, an d she needs money to fix the wiring. Not only is Sally Ann a doll of decision, she's also a whiz at fundraising. In no time at all, she talks Mrs. Foster into a rummage sale and a talent show where the children will perform. It all go e s s m o o t h l y until the three best acts drop out, and the show is doomed to flop. Once again Sally Ann takes center stage and comes up with a daring plan, one that really breaks the rules. The trick is to keep the audience from finding out .. ." G if t in sc ri pt io n on free front endpaper, remainder mark on bottom of textblock with slight migration to bottom edge of a few pages, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edgewear. Dust jacket has very minor edgewear/rubbing, lig ht wri n kli ng at to p o f s pin e. V G/VG+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
131 Down, Heather. A DEADLY DISTANCE.
Toronto Sandcastle / Dundurn 2007 1550026372 / 9781550026375 First Edition Soft Cover Fine Cover illustration by Ljuba Levstek. 
133 pp, 8 1/4" H. "At the beginning of the nineteenth century in northeastern Newfoundland, the Beothuks, a First Nations people, have been decimated by disease and are hunted and persectuted relentlessly by European settlers and fur trappers. Young Mishbee, her older sister, Oobata, and the rest of their band struggle courageously in the Bay of Exploits area against tuberculosis, misunderstanding, and prejudice. Mishbee tries to maintain the traditions of her people as she slowly befriends a young English settler and shipbuilder named John and attempts to bridge the deadly gulf between their cultures. But has the friendship blossomed too late? Will Mishbee and John be able to show the settlers that the Beothuks aren't a threat before they disappear completely?" Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
HOW THE DEVIL GOT HIS CAT., Downie, Mary Alice, retold by.
132 Downie, Mary Alice, retold by. HOW THE DEVIL GOT HIS CAT.
Kingston, Ontario Quarry Press 1988 0919627862 / 9780919627864 First Paperback Edition. Soft Cover Very Good+ Jillian Hulme Gilliland. Signed by Author
Unpaginated, 9" H. Signed and dated (June 1988) by author on title page. Illustrated throughout with charming b&w silhouettes. This traditional French-Canadian folktale tells how Mother Superior got a new bridge built to the convent and outwitted the Devil. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at corners and at bottom of front hinge, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LISTENING TO VOICES.  A LECTURE GIVEN AT THE OSBORNE COLLECTION IN LILLIAN H. SMITH BRANCH, NOVEMBER 20, 1997.  THE HELEN E. STUBBS MEMORIAL LECTURES.  NUMBER TEN., Doyle, Brian.
133 Doyle, Brian. LISTENING TO VOICES. A LECTURE GIVEN AT THE OSBORNE COLLECTION IN LILLIAN H. SMITH BRANCH, NOVEMBER 20, 1997. THE HELEN E. STUBBS MEMORIAL LECTURES. NUMBER TEN.
Toronto Toronto Public Library 1997 Limited Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
Unpaginated, 8 1/2" H. B&w frontispiece. The text of a lecture by Brian Doyle, Canadian children's book author. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
INTO WONDERLAND.  THE MAGIC OF READING SERIES., Dumaresq, Frances M., ed.
134 Dumaresq, Frances M., ed. INTO WONDERLAND. THE MAGIC OF READING SERIES.
Macmillan of Canada, Montreal, 1967. 
224 pp, large 8vo, (9 1/4" H) hard cover (no dust jacket, blue, pink and white pictorial boards showing children in fantastic sail boat floating past magical city and swans). Illustrated by Alan Daniel and Gordon Rayner. Divided into Books 1, 2, 3 & 4, with many classic stories by R.L. Stevenson, Elizabeth Goudge, Beverly Cleary, Edward Lear, Rumer Godden, Rudyard Kipling, Walter de la Mare, etc. B&w and colour illus. Pictorial eps. Glossary at back. School stamp on free endpap e r s a n d i n bottom margin of page 153, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light to moderate edge wear, small shallow bump on bottom edge of front board, very slight bump at two corners, light rubbing. Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
135 Dummer, H. Boylston. ADVENTURES OF THE ANIMAL TOWN AVIATORS: GOOD WILL TRIP AROUND THE WORLD. BOOK I AND BOOK II. 2 VOLUME SET.
The Christian Science Monitor, Boston, (1989). 
123 pp, 107 pp, oblong 8vo, HC in dust jackets - 2 volume set. Profusely illus in color and b&w by the author, a 'distinguished artist and naturalist'. "In this delightful round-the-world adventure, children meet an assortment of lovable animal ch aracters. Young readers not only learn fascinating facts about geography and animal life, but gain an appreciation of nature from a writer with a love and respect for the dignity of the natural world." Books are clean and tight with n o p r e v i o u s o w nership marks. Dust jackets have very minor edgewear/wrinkling. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE WISHING STONES., Duncan, Kathleen M.
136 Duncan, Kathleen M. THE WISHING STONES.
Pickering & Inglis, London, 1965. 
64 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. "A delightful story about Alyson's adventures when she sets out with her Auntie Bee and Coffee, the puppy, to stay at Cherry Cottage, Selvingden. On her first shopping expedition to the village Coffee fa lls into a pond and Alyson is nearly drowned, but from this incident she makes friends with the Medhursts, a large happy family. Alyson soon gets to know the other neighbours - Mr. Hubble, the handyman, 'Uncle Jasper' a famous artist and h i s g r a n d s on Bill, and, of course, Oliver, a visitor to Medhurst Farm. And so the story continues with all those interesting folks. Ideal for the 7-8 year old." Small ghost sticker mark on free front endpaper, a few air bubbles under front p as t ed ow n, m in or edge wear, small soiling mark on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light edge wear and a few small chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tears archivally taped at top of spine, very l igh t e dg e w rin kli ng. V ery Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
137 Edwards, C.A.M. Illustrated by Vernon Mould. BROOK WATSON OF BEAUSEJOUR.
Ryerson, Toronto, (1957), Ist edition. 
183 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map frontispiece. The story of the early life of Brook Watson, told in a fictionalized format for yourg adults. "Left a pennipless orphan at the age of ten in England, (Brook) was sent to a distant relative in Boston, Mass., and from there to the West Indies. While swimming in the harbour in Havana, a shark bit off his right leg. After many experiences he found work with a trader in Chignecto and through his exploits and ability attracted the attention of officials. He entered business with a Halifax merchant and became more and more prominent, being elected to Parliament, acting as Commissary-General to the Army, Director of the Bank of England and finally Lord Mayor of London and a baronet. This exciting story deals mainly with his early days and his exploits around Fort Beausejour during the stirring struggle with the French on the Isthmus of Chignecto." Faint tape marks at top/bottom of free endpapers, minor edge wear, faint soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has several tiny/small chips, several small closed tears, creasing at bottom of front panel, light edge wear/wrinkling, fading to spine color - lettering legible, ghost sticker mark on front panel, light rubbing/soiling. VG-/Fair 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
138 Egielski, Richard. THREE MAGIC BALLS.
Laura Geringer/HarperCollins 2000 0060260335 / 9780060260330 2nd Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Richard Egielski. 
Unpaginated (approx. 32 pp.), 10 3/4" H. Pictorial boards and endpapers, wonderfully and colorfully illustrated throughout. "When Uncle Dinkleschmidt buys three rubber balls for his toy store, it's up to Rudy to take very good care of them. But as soon as he is left alone in the shop, Rudy discovers that these are no ordinary balls, and that's when the magic begins." Recommended for Preschool-Grade 2. Two very tiny dints on bottom edge of rear board, otherwise book and dust jacket are almost as new. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MR MISTOFFELEES with MUNGOJERRIE AND RUMPELTEAZER., Eliot, T.S.
139 Eliot, T.S. MR MISTOFFELEES with MUNGOJERRIE AND RUMPELTEAZER.
London Faber and Faber 1990 057115347X / 9780571153473 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Errol le Cain. 
Unpaginated, oblong (7 1/2" H x 10 3/8" D). Two poems from T.S. Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats", wonderfully illustrated by Errol le Cain. "Mr Mistoffelees appears with Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer on the streets and in the drawing-rooms of fashionable London. Whether he is juggling with the family silver or producing kittens from a hat, Mr Mistoffelees confounds his audience with the diversity and elegance of his magical skills. Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer are up to tricks of a different kind. Acting with a wicked disregard for other people's property, they behave extremely badly and - such is their adroitness and charm - get away with it in style." Minor lean to spine, very minor toning to edges of pages, very minor wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket has light rubbing, minor wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TOMIE DEPAOLA:  HIS ART & HIS STORIES.  (DE PAOLA), Elleman, Barbara.  Preface by Trina Schart Hyman.
140 Elleman, Barbara. Preface by Trina Schart Hyman. TOMIE DEPAOLA: HIS ART & HIS STORIES. (DE PAOLA)
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1999 0399231293 / 9780399231292 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Tomie dePaola 
218 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Tomie dePaola is among the best known, best loved artist-authors creating books for children today. His art and his stories, filled with imagination, humor, elegance, and curiosity, emanate from a love of life reflected in everything he does. Barbara Elleman, a critic in her own right, explores Tomie dePaola as artist and storyteller. The result is this fascinating, highly readable account which looks first at dePaola's life, complete with family photographs, and then at the extraordinary scope of his work - autobiographical picture books, folktales, Christmas themes, religious stories, collections, and more. She explores patterns and motifs that thread through his illustrations from the beginning; discusses major influences on his art; gives a rare glimpse at his fine art and his 'non-book' designs; provides an intriguing step-by-step account of the development of a picture book, 'Big Anthony, His Story', from the original draft of the manuscript to finished art. Ms. Elleman's thoughtful narrative brings a fresh appreciation of this unique artist-author. Tomie dePaola's followers and those discovering him for the first time will find this remarkable volume filled with over 200 illustrations a feast for the eye to be looked at again and again." A few very tiny edge bumps. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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