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A Glimpse of Scarlet : and Other Stories

By: Robinson, Roxana

Price: $13.84

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Harpercollins: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000861

ISBN: 0060163313

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


In this collection of short stories, the author probes the pain and joy of raising children, the allure of illicit love, the ordeal of divore, as well as more subtle events - the small but often exquisitely painful betrayals that litter the course of a life. But in her world, grace too can be near at hand, and Robinson balances harrowing portraits with stories that discover the possibility of reunion and renewel, and moments of transcendent loveliness that promise, and deliver, "merely great delight. " 200 pages, no marks or tears; jacket unclipped. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" t... View more info

A Guide to Mythology

By: Clarke, Helen A.

Price: $16.56

Publisher: New York, NY, Doubleday, Page And Company: 1913

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004047

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


This is one of the volumes of The Guide Series for young readers. It contains short stories about animals in primitive and cultural myths, tree and plant myths, stories of the sun, moon, and stars, myths of the sky and air, and includes mother-myths and child-myths. Photographs include sculptures and paintings, all in black & white. The binding is brown cloth, with gold lettering and blind stamp. The lettering on the spine is no longer gold, and hard to read. The spine ends have light wear, as do the corners. Includes frontispiece. ; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

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A Treasury of Bunny Stories

By: Potter, Beatrix

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, NY, Derrydale Books: 1995

Edition: First Publishers Edition

Seller ID: 003992

ISBN: 0517149044

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


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 View more info

A Treasury of Christmas Tales

By: Various Authors

Price: $5.98

Publisher: London, England, Grandreams Limited: 1995

Seller ID: 000403

ISBN: 1858303168

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


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. View more info

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A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel; Carpenter, Katherine G. (Introduction and Notes)

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Philadelphia, The John C Winston Co.: 1930

Seller ID: 004506

Condition: Good


; The Wonder Tales incorporate six classical myths into stories understandable and enjoyable by children Each one has a short introduction and discussion after the Tale. The Tanglewood Tales include more mythology including The Minotaur, The Dragon's Teeth, The Golden Fleece and and four more including The Wayside - an Introduction. Also included is a very helpful Index of Mythological Names. Spine cloth is loose from the text block (text block is tight) and the spine ends have light wear. Corners have light to moderate wear. Gold around the front pastedown is missing in spots; the pastedown i... View more info

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All Things Oz: the Wonder, Wit, and Wisdom of the Wizard of Oz

By: Sunshine, Linda (edited by)

Price: $20.24

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Clarkson Potter Publishers: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001949

ISBN: 1400048486

Condition: Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket


My favorite OZ book! This book conveys the wonder, wit, and wisdom of The Wizard of Oz. The wonderful words of Frank L. Baum - including rare, original Oz short stories, are illustrated with glorious art from The Willard Carroll Collection in this utterly unique celebration of life in the Land of Oz, where you will find your home if you have the brains, the heart, and the courage to keep moving forward. A square, thick book, it is fully illustrated on every page. With a red ribbon bookmark, the binding has two slight bumps at the top, one bump on the spine heel, and a tiny wrinkled tear at the... View more info

Bedtime Tales

By: McAllister, Hayden

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Exeter Books: 1984

Seller ID: 000447

ISBN: 0671072072

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


A large, lavishly illustrated book of bedtime tales. Has several short short stories, all involving animals. Binding is fine but has a tiny wrinkle horizontally near the bottom; 16 pages, no marks or tears. Gift inscription on front end paper. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. ; 16 pages View more info

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Before and After

By: Govier, Katherine

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Canada, Penguin Books: 1990

Seller ID: 004339

ISBN: 0140114254

Condition: New


The cover is fine; the book has never been read. The book is about women in the '80's, taking up new power, changing and refining their lives. 269 pages. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. ; 12mo over 6 3/4" - 7 3/4"; 269 pages View more info

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Beware! R. L. Stine Picks His Favorite Scary Stories

By: Stine, R. L.

Price: $12.88

Publisher: New York, Parachute Publishing: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004497

ISBN: 0066238420

Condition: As New in Fine dust jacket


The jacket has very light wear on the top corners. There is a bookplate in the front from Target; no name written in. ; R. L. Stine has gathered a selection of all things scary. Short stories, tales old and new (including two new stories of his) , comics and poems. It's a spine-tingling collection of work by dozens of writers and artists who are famous for hair-raising fun. The Judge's House by Bram Stoker, A Sock for Christmas which is a Vault of Horror comic, Mister Ice Cold by Gahan Wilson, and an evil carnival in The Black Ferris by Ray Bradbury are just a few of the goodies in store for a... View more info

Beyond the Seas

By: Collette, Elizabeth, Peete Cross, Tom, and Stauffer, Elmer C.

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Boston, MA, Ginn And Company: 1946

Edition: School Library

Seller ID: 004328

ISBN: No

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


This book contains dozens of short stories from around the world, including as many authors. Some authors are Shakespeare (Julius Caesar) , Abraham Lincoln, Leo Tolstoy, Anne Morrow Lindbergh (Dark) , James Hilton (Mr. Chips Carries On) , Norman Corwin, Charles Dickens (A Tale of Two Cities) , Winston Churchill (The White House Christmas Tree) and so many others from numerous authors writing stories you heard of but didn't know who wrote it, or well-known authors writing something new to you. It is illustrated in black & white as well as color, sometimes a two-page scene. This was in a school ... View more info

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Burlesques

By: Thackery, William Makepeace

Price: $36.80

Publisher: Boston, Ma, U. S. A., Houghton Mifflin & Co.: 1889

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003939

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Illustrated Library Edition, Volume VI of Twenty-Two volumes. Copyright and print year 1889. Burlesque tales and poetry were parodies of other author's works. They were satirical and humorous, which generally encompasses Thackerys writings. Many were written under pseudonymns such as Gahan and Titmarsh. Writings included in the volume were originally printed in Punch and other magazines. Eight novels (more like short stories) are included, as well as The Diary of C. Jeames de la Pluche, Esq. , With His Letters, The Tremendous Adventures of Major Gahan, and four additional sections. 89 illustra... View more info

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Changing Planes

By: Le Guin, Ursula K.

Price: $11.96

Publisher: Orlando, Florida, U. S. A., Harcourt: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002253

ISBN: 0151009716

Condition: New in New dust jacket


NEW - Missing a flight, waiting in an airport, listening to garbled announcements - who doesn't hate that misery? But Sita Dulip from Cincinnati finds a method of bypassing the crowds at the desks, the long lines at the toilets, the whimpering children, the bookless bookstores, and the blue plastic chairs. A mere kind of twist and a slipping bend, easier to do than describe, takes her not to Denver but to Strupsirts, a picteresque region of waterspouts and volcanoes, or to Djeyo where she can stay for two nights in a small hotel with a balcony overlooking the amber Sea of Somue. This new disco... View more info

Chicago Blues

By: Hellmann, Libby Fischer, edited by

Price: $34.96

Publisher: Madison, WI, Bleak House Books: 2007

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003487

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Migrating north from the Mississippi Delta, the blues found itself on the frozen streets of Chicago, struggling to survive in the windy city's stinking slaughterhouses and swelling steel mills. But at night, the blues found a home in the soul of Chicago's people, and in their bars, where is was transformed into something gritty and electric: A reflection of the city itself. This collection of dark stories, from today's best Chicago crime fiction authors, captures the depths to which people sink when they have the blues. The emptiness and pain caused by greed. The violence of revenge, and, occa... View more info

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Christmas in My Soul

By: Wheeler, Joe (compiled and edited by)

Price: $10.12

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Doubleday: 2000

Seller ID: 003946

ISBN: 0385498594

Condition: Near Fine in As New dust jacket


This book is composed of seven short stories to get you in the holiday mood. The stories recall the magic of Christmases past, gifts of love and comfort far more precious than tangible presents, and gatherings of friends and family with feelings of good cheer and hope. Illustrated with eight woodcuts illustrating the stories, this book carries an old fashioned message that will inspire everyone to remember and embrace the true meaning of the season. Gift message on the title page ini ink. ; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

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Come before Winter Stories from Luke

By: McMinn, Janie L

Price: $20.24

Publisher: New York, Loizeaux Brothers: 1941

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 004450

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The corners are worn, as is the spine top - the cloth is loose. The spine end is bent in. On the inside there is a very small four-fold Christmas card attached. ; With twenty-one stories and twenty-one illustrations, this book is a useful book to teach children about Christianity. Footnotes are included that indicate bible passages. Orange cover with one of the illustrations in the book on the front. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall ; 183 pages View more info

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Concert of the Season: a Dozen Czech Stories for Children

By: Hartl, Pavel

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Prague, Czech Republic, Claret Publishers: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004120

ISBN: 8090159710

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Included are twelve imaginative stories for children by several authors, , interspersed with brilliant color illustrations by various artists. Professor Hartl brought these together from favorites of children in the Czech Republic. Stories include Grandpa's Trick, The Lion in Hospital, Concert of the Season, The Wheel of Fortune, The Kept Promise, The Amber Pencil-Sharpener and several more. On the back are brief biographies of the contributors with photos. The pictorial cover is glossy with very light bends on the spine ends. The end papers are decorated. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

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Concert of the Season: a Dozen Czech Stories for Children

By: Hartl, Pavel

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Prague, Czech Republic, Claret: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003991

ISBN: 8090159710

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


This is a collection of twelve short stories for children. The type is a bit larger and the stories are imaginative. Selections include the title story, The Missed Class, The Lion in the Hospital, The Kept Promise, The Ticklish Bench and several more. Each lists the illustrator; this book has full-color drawings and paintings. The binding is pictorial; the back has photographs and brief biographies of the illustrators. The spine ends are slightly bent. The end papers are illustrated. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

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Dancing with the Witchdoctor: One Woman's Stories of Mystery and Adventure in Africa

By: James, Kelly

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., William Morrow & Company: 2001

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 001322

ISBN: 0060186275

Condition: New in New dust jacket


In this autobiographical series of seven moving short stories based on her experiences in Africa, Kelly James draws us into the mystery and adventure that she experienced. She navigates among warring political factions, poachers, tribesmen, witchdoctors, prostitutes, the poverty stricken, and the sick. In these pages she exposes us to a world where truth is ephemeral, where compassion, though frail, still seeps through the grit and dust. "Witchdoctor" captures a journey into the author's own heart of darkness. This is the author's debut book. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Disney's Adventureland

By: Disney Writers

Price: $5.54

Publisher: Racine, WI, Western Publishing Company: 1989

Seller ID: CH-01325

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


1989; HB. Binding is near fine, a few bent edges, one through to the board. A Golden Treasury Book. Stories include "Robin Hood and the Daring Mouse, " "The Sword in the Stone, " "The Wizards' Duel, " and "The Aristocats. " The pages are fully illustrated; the title page has a small blue mark on it. Unpaginated, 69 pages. 8.5 x 11. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. View more info

Down Holiday Lane

By: Golub, Rose W.

Price: $7.36

Publisher: New York, Union Of American Hebrew Congregations: 1968

Edition: Ninth Printing

Seller ID: CH-01135

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


This is a book that was written to help Jewish children understand their heritage and their religion in a fun way. This book focuses mostly on customs and holidays. 19 short short stories are included. They are: Let's Make Up, Building a Suko, The Dreidel That Ran Away, A Visit to Ain Hashofet, The Shalach Monos Plate, Lag Bo-omer in Meron, Brotherly Love, Purim in Israel, Fighting the Elephants, A Yom Kippur Surprise, and 9 more. The corners have very light wear. 166 pages, no marks or tears. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

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Drawn & Quarterly #4

By: Various Authors

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Drawn & Quarterly Pubns: 2001

Seller ID: 001859

ISBN: 1896597408

Condition: New with no dust jacket


This issue is a compendium of cartoonists' work. Included is Bleeding Tree by Nicolas Robel, The Adventures of Herge by Bocquet, Fromental, and Stanislas, We Must Know We Will Know by Ron Rege' Jr. , The Boxer by Hincker Blutch, Little Pearl by R. Sikoryak (a reprint of the 10 cent comic) , Oh, to Celebrate! By Miriam Katin (A comic book story about her childhood in Budapest when Russia was invading) , Gasoline Alley by Frank King, and Poster Gallery by Harry Mayerovich. The poster gallery includes WWII and National Film Board issues. The inside covers have wonderfully wild illustrations. The ... View more info

Dumbo At Bat: Walt Disney Fun to Read Library #8

By: Walt Disney Writers

Price: $5.06

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1986

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 000373

ISBN: 0553055844

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A Walt Disney Beginning Reader. The circus animals we going to play ball against the circus clowns. Dumbo couldn't do anything - couldn't catch, or throw, or hit. They decided he would watch, but in the last inning they had to put him in. Timothy kept telling him to believe in himself, which is what he had to do to succeed. Slight shelf wear on bottom of boards. Lightly sunned spine. All pages are clean and bright. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. View more info

Emerging Voices; a Cross-Cultural Reader

By: Madden-Simpson, Janet and Blake, Sara M.

Price: $6.44

Publisher: New York, Holt Rinehart Winston: 1990

Seller ID: T-13001

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Very slight edgewear. The cover is red and black. This reader is a good textbook for home schooling as it teaches about different groups of people in an interesting way, including short stories. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

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Familiar and Haunting: Collected Stories

By: Pearce, Philippa

Price: $12.88

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Greenwillow Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001564

ISBN: 0066239648

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Here are stories of everyday life, as familiar as next door and as haunting as fear. Mike knows that he can't swing over the river on the knotted rope, but with everyone watching him, he has to try. [A]s haunting as a stranger. Who is the frightened-looking girl stealing plums from Nicky's grandparents' precious tree? [A]s haunting as cruelty. How can Joe escape from his mean cousing Dicky during a family reunion? And here also are stories with a supernatural twist, as haunting as the eerie whistling from the hill above Burnt House in the middle of the night and as familiar as guilt. A boy for... View more info

Faraway Friends

By: Thompson, Vivian L.

Price: $5.54

Publisher: New York, Holiday House, Inc.: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000143

Condition: Near Fine


A book of friendship between two girls. One lived in Korea, and one in Hawaii. They met because of parents in the armed forces, and the girl from Korea is coming to see Hawaii and her friend. A nice book with good illustrations. Simple but important concepts about friendship. This book would be "fine" but for the ex-lib. markings. There are a few spots on pages, small and minor. 59 pages, no tears. Binding is extra strong library binding, a tan color with a picture on the front of one girl giving a lei that she made to her friend from Korea. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. . I... View more info