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The Lion Tamer's Daughter
Dickinson, Peter
9.20 USD
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The Little Lame Prince
Miss Mulock
9.23 USD
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Tales from Within the Clouds: Nakhi Stories of China
Han, Carolyn (Retold by) Cheng, Jaiho (translated by)
10.12 USD
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1 Conford, Ellen The Luck of Pokey Bloom
0316153052 / 9780316153058; A Weekly Reader book. A young girl learns that winning and getting along with people are often more than a matter of luck. The binding has wear at the corners and slight edge wear at the bottom.135 pages, slightly yellowed but no marks or tears noted. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Little Brown And Company
Boston, MA, 1975, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Loewenstein, Bernice; 
000301; 
Price: 5.06 USD
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2 Dickinson, Peter The Lion Tamer's Daughter
For ages 10 and older. Protective cover over dust jacket. Bar code sticker on back of last page, otherwise fine. No marks. Four stories: The Spring, Touch and Go, Checkers, and The Lion Tamer's Daughter. 298 pages, no marks or tears.
Delacorte Press
1997, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


CH-01114; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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3 Han, Carolyn (Retold by) Cheng, Jaiho (translated by) Tales from Within the Clouds: Nakhi Stories of China
0824818202 / 9780824818203; South of the clouds, in the land of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, dwell the descendants of a once pastoral people, the Nakhi. Today there are still Nakhi who follow their ancient traditions, and Nakhi folktales reflect their beliefs. In the legends presented here we discover why the Sun - hot-tempered and impetuous, is unpleasant to look at, while the graceful Moon attracts us with her silvery light; why the azalea, for all her beauty, lives the shortest and saddest of lives. In a Nakhi creation tale, we learn that the oceans and mountains are the result of a terrible battle in which Sumei Naga, a beautiful but greedy sepent, is slain for stealing a jeweled egg. The ten stories, illustrated with delightful paintings by celebrated artist Li Ji, welcome us into the unique and little-known world of the Nakhi. Fully illustrated - still in publishers wrap. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Univ Of Hawaii Pr
Honolulu, Hawaii, U. S. A., 1997, 
Hardcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Ji, Li; 
002852; 
Price: 10.12 USD
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4 Lewis, Naomi (compiled by) Rocking Horse Land and Other Classic Tales of Dolls and Toys
0744555663 / 9780744555660; This collection of classic stories celebrates the intimate and imaginative relationship between child and treasured toy. Meet Rag Bag, Carol's old and special speaking doll, who outwits a graceless fairy child; the small wooden doll who saves Vasilissa from the fearsome witch Baba Yaga; and little Prince Freedling's birthday gift without equal - the enchanted rocking horse Rollonde. Read also of the first days of a Victorian London doll (as seen through her own eyes) , a tale by Anderson and one from E. Nesbit. They are given lustre by award-winning artist Angela Barrett. Her exquisite pictures sparkle with magic and mystery, allowing us, like Rollonde, to fly away to the memorable realm that is Rocking Horse Land. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Walker Books
London, England, 2000, First Edition
Hardcover, Pictorial
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Barrett, Angela; 
003720; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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The Sunken City and Other Tales from around the World, McNeill, James
5 McNeill, James The Sunken City and Other Tales from around the World
TX616 - Short tales from all corners of the earth. Twenty stories, including The Voice of the Bell, The Three Aunts, The Laughing Merman, The Magic Ring, The Magic Fife, The Haunted Forest, and more. There is minor wear at the spine ends and the pages are tanned. Illustrated in black & white. ; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall
Scholastic Book Services
New York, 1968, Fourth Printing
Softcover
Very Good with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Dimson, Theo; 
001089; 
Price: 5.52 USD
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6 Miss Mulock The Little Lame Prince
Illustrated by Myrtle I. Sheldon. Book is quite old but has no date. HB, no DJ. Lightly worn on edges, some discoloration on front. Spine discolored on inside front; pp. 8-9 damaged on top but readable. Pages somewhat age-yellowed. Includes other stories - The Invisible Prince, Prince Cherry, the Prince with the Nose, The Frog-Prince, Clever Alice. 222 pages. Green cover with black lettering and black starburst on front; spine decorated.
M. A. Donohue & Company
Chicago, IL, 
Hardcover
Good with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Sheldon, Myrtle; 
CH-01068; 
Price: 9.23 USD
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7 Neumeyer, Helen The Green Tiger's Caravan
0914676326 / 9780914676324; Every year this publisher receives thousands of manuscripts and illustrations from writers and artists hoping to have them published. Although most cannot be used, a few they make into books. Others deserving manuscripts are too small to make into a book. These excellent short writings have been gathered into this Caravan. The publisher has added drawings, games and puzzles from Saint Nicholas (1873 - 1939) , the greatest of children's magazines; a few are from The Book of Five Hundred Puzzles (1859) , and Sunny Yellow Puzzle Book. Beautifully illustrated; the color illustrations are laid in, while the black & white illustrations are printed within the writings. 24 writings are included, and answers to puzzles are in the back. A very nice book to read to children. The two front corners are very lightly bent. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
A Star & Elephant Book; Green Tiger Pr
La Jolla, CA, 1982, First Edition
Softcover
New

Illustrated by Various Illustrators; 
003627; 
Price: 10.12 USD
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A Treasury of Bunny Stories, Potter, Beatrix
8 Potter, Beatrix A Treasury of Bunny Stories
0517149044 / 9780517149041; This beautiful book is a celebration of the rabbit, including the short stories and rhymes of Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit, The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies, The Tale of Mr. Tod, and Appley Dapply, Nursery Rhyme. The pages each have a pastel border, with either text or an illustration within. The foreword briefly discusses each story and how the "Bunny" stories came to be. The spine bottom has a light bend. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Derrydale Books
New York, NY, 1995, First Publishers Edition
Hardcover
Fine with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Potter, Beatrix; 
003992; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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9 Various Stories That Never Grow Old
This is a Random House picture book with glossy boards. There are three stories included: The Emperor's New Clothes, The Valiant Little Tailor, and Rapunzel. All stories are illustrated in color and black & white. The binding is worn at the corners on the front, with minor wear on the back. The spine bottom is worn and pushed in a bit, and there is one scratch on the laminated cover. Unpaginated, oversized book. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
Random House
New York, 1966, 
Hardcover
Good with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Random House Illustrators; 
001246; 
Price: 6.00 USD
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10 Various Authors A Treasury of Christmas Tales
1858303168 / 9781858303161; This is a glossy, fully illustrated book of Christmas stories printed in the Czech Republic. They include Santa's Ride, The Little Rabbit and the Forgetful Elf, The Night Before Christmas, Colin and The Gnomes' Circus, and Santa's Best Coat. 13 stories in all. Binding has light wear on some corners. 100 pages; all, except the color-in page, are fine. The page a child can color started out alright but ended up in a blue scribble in one area. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
Grandreams Limited
London, England, 1995, 
Hardcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Various Artists; 
000403; 
Price: 5.98 USD
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11 Yourgrau, Barry Nastybook
0060579781 / 9780060579784; For ages 10 and up. Forty-three stories feature such characters as guardian angels who run away from their charges, witches who use the Internet to stalk their victims, and pandas who work as assassins. All is written with a healthy dose of humor. Even the binding is goofy - it's upside down and backwards! 183 pages. Some stories are as short as two to five pages, a few as long as nine pages. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Joanna Cotler Books
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2005, First Edition
Hardcover
New with no dust jacket


002686; 
Price: 10.12 USD
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