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The Strange Invasion of Catfish Bend

By: Burman, Ben L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Vanguard Press: 1980

Seller ID: 01426

ISBN: 0814908284

Condition: Near Fine


Assumed book club edition as no price indicated on jacket; however, there is no blind stamp to back of book and there is a number line with the "1" present. Just a trace of shelf wear. Jacket shows light wear at spine ends and corners. Illustrations adapted from Alice Caddy, the author's wife. A very nice copy from the Catfish Bend series. View more info

The Tale of the Silkworm

By: Cardin, Pierre

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Les Livres Du Dragon D'or: 1992

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 04986

ISBN: 2878814207

Condition: Near Fine


Charming fairy tale for children about the story of the silkworm and the treasure it bestowed upon Chinese weavers and later the world. Beautifully illustrated. 44 pages. English translated from the original French by Marilyn Malin. View more info

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Peter Becomes a Trail Man : The Story of a Boy's Journey on the Santa Fe Trail

By: Carson, William C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Albuquerque, NM, U.S.A., University of New Mexico Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02009

ISBN: 0826328954

Condition: Fine


Peter and his dog head west on the Santa Fe Trail in the 1850s to find Peter's father. Along the way they encounter and survive Indians, a buffalo stampede, and other adventures. View more info

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Bluebonnet at the Ocean Star Museum

By: Casad, Mary Brooke

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Gretna, Louisiana, Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 08502

ISBN: 1455617210

Condition: Fine


Fine except for some slight bumping to the top edge of the dust jacket's rear panel. Clean, bright, solid copy. Not paginated, but about 25 pages. Bluebonnet the armadillo meets Red, a brown pelican, who urges her to follow a school group as they tour the Ocean Star Museum in Galveston and learn as they do about the offshore oil system, living on a drilling rig, and offshore history. View more info

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Clouds of Glory: Legends & Stories About Bible Times

By: Chaikin, Miriam

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Clarion Books: 1998

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 04389

ISBN: 039574654x

Condition: Near Fine


Small yellow ink mark on the bottom edge of the text block, probably a remainder mark. Upper corner bumped a bit and the jacket has a small crease in the lower corner of the rear panel. Nice, clean copy. From Jewish literature, established rabbinic Midrashim about the book of Genesis are retold by the author--twenty-one stories, in a single narrative, about God's relationship with His creation, from creating angels on the second day to testing Abraham's love. View more info

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"Spermy:" A Story for Little Children

By: Chesebrouogh, Lois B.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Mystic, Connecticut, The Marine Historical Association, Inc.: 1950

Seller ID: 09136

Condition: Very Good


Light bit of toning along the spine and some wear at the bottom edge of the rear cover. 17-pages in stiff paper covers, stapled. Illustrated A brief intorduction to whale behavior, with a touch of whaling history thrown in at the end. Illustrator not credited, but possibly the drawings were done by the author. View more info

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Sebastian (Super Sleuth) and the Clumsy Cowboy

By: Christian, Mary Blount

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 08468

ISBN: 0027184803

Condition: Fine


Trace of edge wear to jacket, otherwise fine. Inscribed and signed by the author to a previous owner of the book. Dog detective Sebastian goes on an enforced vacation to a seemingly haunted dude ranch. View more info

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The Lucky Man

By: Christian, Mary Blount

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 07512

ISBN: 0027182703

Condition: Near Fine


Bumping to lower corners. Tight, firm binding. 61 pages, plus author and illustrator bio. Warmly inscribed by the author to fellow children's author, and four-time Edgar winner, Joan Lowery Nixon, on the front free endpaper. Formerly in the late Ms. Nixon's collection of association copies from fellow children's authors. See our other listings from this collection. View more info

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The Devil Take You, Barnabas Beane

By: Christian, Mary Blount

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 07513

ISBN: 0690039972

Condition: Near Fine


Edge wear to jacket--a few tiny tears and some rubbing. Forty-four pages. Warmly inscribed by the author to fellow children's author, and four-time Edgar winner, Joan Lowery Nixon. Formerly in the late Ms. Nixon's collection of association copies from fellow children's authors. See our other listings from this collection. View more info

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Swamp Monsters

By: Christian, Mary Blount

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Dial Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 07522

ISBN: 0803776160

Condition: Very Good


A Dial easy-to-read book, Dial Library Edition sticker across the spine, but NOT a library copy. Light shelf wear and edge wear to jacket. A duo of young swamp monsters who are convinced that children are make-believe find themselves in a school with real children and a substitute teacher. 48 pages. Inscribed by the author to fellow children's author, and four-time Edgar winner, Joan Lowery Nixon: "To Joan Lowery Nixon / Love to a fellow swamp monster from/ Mary Blount Christian / April 1983." Formerly in the late Ms. Nixon's collection of association copies from fellow children's authors. See... View more info

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Sebastian, Super Sleuth

By: Christian, Mary Blount

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, J. Philip O'Hara, Inc.: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 07525

ISBN: 0879552085

Condition: Near Fine


A trace of wear to the book. The jacket has a bit more with a small tear on the rear panel at the head of the spine and a small amount of paper loss on the rear panel, probably from a sticker removal. A dog, Sebastian, and his master, Detective John Quincy Jones, search for a missing robot. Forty-nine pages plus a page of brief bios for the author and illustrator. Inscribed by the author to fellow children's author, and four-time Edgar winner, Joan Lowery Nixon: "June 1974, To Joan- whose success is so deserved. With love- Mary Blount Christian." Formerly in the late Ms. Nixon's collection of ... View more info

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The Mysterious Case Case

By: Christian, Mary Blount

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 07539

ISBN: 0525442170

Condition: Fine


Boy detectives Fenton and Gerald and their rival, Mae Donna, tangle with a bank robber. 48 pages. Inscribed by the author to fellow children's author, and four-time Edgar winner, Joan Lowery Nixon, as a continuance of the dedication on the dedication page: "...and especially to Joan Lowery Nixon, a dear friend. Love, Mary Blount Christian. Nov. 1985," Formerly in the late Ms. Nixon's collection of association copies from fellow children's authors See our other listings from this collection. View more info

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Dead Man in Catfish Bay

By: Christian, Mary Blount

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Niles, Illinois, Albert Whitman & Company: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 07543

ISBN: 0807515221

Condition: Near Fine


Light edge wear. A teenager visiting Catfish Bay gets caught in the middle of the turmoil between local and Vietnamese refugee fishermen that leads to violence and murder. 136 pages. Inscribed by the author to fellow children's author, and four-time Edgar winner, Joan Lowery Nixon: "To my dear friend Joan Lowery Nixon with oodles of affection. Love, Mary Blount Christian, April 1985." Formerly in the late Ms. Nixon's collection of association copies from fellow children's authors See our other listings from this collection. View more info

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Sahara Special

By: Codell, Esme Raji

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Hyperion Books for Children: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 08180

ISBN: 0786807938

Condition: Fine


Struggling with school and her feelings since her father left, Sahara gets a fresh start with a new and unique teacher who supports her writing talents and the individuality of each of her classmates. Inscribed by the author to the book's previous owner View more info

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Danny

By: Cunningham, William & Sara

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 08106

Condition: Very Good


Light shelf wear. Slight chipping to jacket, very light edge wear. Protected in a new mylar cover. A story about how fourteen-year-old Danny helped clear up the mysteries which confused and horrified the small town of Tawonga, Oklahoma. Juvenile fiction, 217 pages. Jacket illustration by Paul Galdone. View more info

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Mr. Wheatfield's Loft

By: Cusack, Isabel Langis

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1981

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 02176

ISBN: 0030495814

Condition: Near Fine


Minute edge wear at bottom of boards. Jacket slightly chipped with a few small tears. View more info

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The Divorce Express

By: Danziger, Paula

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00213

Condition: Near Fine


Stated First Printing on copyright page. Jacket spine has a few chips at the head and a few creases near the tail. The flaps have several creases. Still a very nice copy, NOT ex-lib, in an unclipped jacket, protected now in a Mylar sleeve. Story of a teenage girl learning to make adjustments in her life after her parents' divorce, as she finds herself being shuttled between two homes. View more info

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P.S. Longer Letter Later

By: Danziger, Paula & Ann M. Martin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Scholastic Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 09060

ISBN: 0590213105

Condition: Very Good


Lightly bumped and the dust jacket has a small dampstain on the rear cover, top edge (does not affect rear cover of book). Signed by both authors on the title page (names only). View more info

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Weasel

By: DeFelice, Cynthia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: 1990

Edition: Third Printing

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 07529

ISBN: 0027264572

Condition: Fine


Set in frontier Ohio in 1839, 11-year-old Nathan comes face-to-face with evil, a man the Shawnee Indians call Weasel. 121 pages. Inscribed by the author to fellow children's author, and four-time Edgar winner, Joan Lowery Nixon: "For Joan Lowery Nixon, With warmest wishes from a fan, Cynthia DeFelice (Watch out for Weasel!) May 1991." Formerly in the late Ms. Nixon's collection of association copies from fellow children's authors. See our other listings from this collection. View more info

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The Calvin Nullifier

By: Deweese, Gene

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02682

ISBN: 0399214666

Condition: Near Fine


Remainder mark bottom edge. Jacket has mild edge wear to spine ends and tips. No tears, marks or stains. Stated First Impression. A twelve-year-old's intergalactic friend Dandelion helps his engineer father repair a space probe to Uranus and provides the rest of the family with a space adventure. 142 pages. wb231 View more info