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41 (Montgomery, L.M.). Wiggins, Genevieve L.M. MONTGOMERY
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1992). 0805739807 / 9780805739800 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Octavo. 191 pages; notes, bibliography, and an index. 
In this first comprehensive critical study of the author of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, Wiggins traces the lives and careers of the author and her beloved Anne. #834 in Twayne's World Author Series (Children's Literature). 
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42 (Norton, Mary). Stott, Jon C. MARY NORTON
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1994). 0805770542 / 9780805770544 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a lightly rubbed dust jacket. The first book-length study of one of the preeminent children's writers of the twentieth century. Twayne's English Author Series #508. With frontispiece photo of Norton. 
Stott treats her classic series THE BORROWERS (recently adapted for the screen), THE MAGIC BED-KNOB and BONFIRES AND BROOMSTICKS (source for Disney's BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS), as well as the later fable ARE ALL THE GIANTS DEAD? 
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43 (Oneal, Zibby). Bloom, Susan P. & Mercier, Cathryn M. PRESENTING ZIBBY ONEAL
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1991). First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in dust jacket with photo of Oneal decorating front panel. Illustrated with photographs. 
Vivid portrait of the author of three award-winning books for young adults, THE LANGUAGE OF GOLDFISH, A FORMAL FEELING and IN SUMMER LIGHT. In the Young Adult Authors series of Twayne's United States Authors. (#585). Bibliography and index. 
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44 (Oziana). Thompson, Ruth Plumly; illustrated by John R. Neill. THE GIANT HORSE OF OZ
Chicago/New York: The Reilly & Lee Co., (1928). First edition, first state. Hardcover. An as-is, good copy only; front hinge appears re-glued, there is wear to the covers and to the edges, staining to the page edges, crayoning and water-coloring to some of the b&w illustrations, finger soiling to some pages; lacking dust jacket. 
Not the spiffiest copy of this Thompson entry in the beloved series, but all 12 color plates by the incomparable Neill are present. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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45 (Peck, Richard). Gallo, Donald R. PRESENTING RICHARD PECK
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1989). First edition. TUSAS #554. Hardcover. Very fine in dust jacket with photo of Peck to front panel. Illustrated with additional snapshots. With appendices of awards and film adaptations, bibliography, notes and index. 
The prolific and diverse author is here given his first book-length portrait. Peck's many works include adult novel AMANDA/MIRANDA as well as juveniles, ARE YOU IN THE HOUSE ALONE?, THE GHOST BELONGS TO ME and the Blossum Culp series of spooky tales. 
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46 (Potter, Beatrix). Hutchings, Margaret TOYS FROM THE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER And How to Make Them
New York N.Y.: F. Warne & Co. Inc., (1973). 0723260982 / 9780723260981 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in heavy, color photo-pictorial boards; in an about near fine dust jacket, lighlty nicked at the spine ends, somewhat faded to spine panel, with a few dots of stain. 
Full working instructions and same-size patterns are given for some of Potter's most beloved characters; plus sections on baskets (by Eve Legg), furniture and other accessories (Richard Hutchings). Photography by Eve Legg. [315] pages. Large octavo. 
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47 (Ransome, Arthur). Hunt, Peter ARTHUR RANSOME
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1991). First edition. Twayne's English Author Series #484. Hardcover. Near fine in like dust jacket. Illustrated with reproductions of drawings from Ransome's books and frontispiece photo of the author. Vivid study of the ''father of modern British children's literature.'' 
Ransome's "Swallows and Amazons" series dramatically changed the course of writing for children in his realistic depiction of ordinary children as they "mess about in boats" in the Lake District that Ransome helped turn into a national landmark. 
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48 (Rockwell, Norman). Taborin, Glorina NORMAN ROCKWELL'S COUNTING BOOK
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, (1977). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in laminated pictorial boards with mild wear and scratches to the boards. 
Illustrated throughout, this game book uses 23 of Rockwell's famous paintings to teach small children how to count. 
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49 (Seuss, Dr.) Stofflet, Mary DR. SEUSS FROM THEN TO NOW: A Catalogue of the Retrospective Exhibition
San Diego, California: San Diego Museum of Art, 1986. 0937108057 / 9780937108055 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in full carmine cloth with gilt spine lettering; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Illustrated in black-and-white and color. Quarto. [96] pages. Introduction by Steven L. Brezzo. Chronology; checklist; bibliography. 
Nicely produced catalog of the first major retrospective exhibition of the work of Thedor Geisel covers the good doctor's 60-year career from his days as editor of the Dartmouth college monthly, to YOU'RE ONLY OLD ONCE (1986). Essential for Seussians. 
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50 (Sherlockiana). Titus, Eve; illustrated by Paul Galdone BASIL IN MEXICO: A Basil of Baker Street Mystery
New York: McGraw Hill Book Company, (1976). 0070648980 / 9780070648982 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in an pictorial binding; in a very nearly fine, illustrated dust jacket that replicates the book cover art. Thin octavo. [96] pages. 
Basil, mouse and master detective seeking for the truth behind the theft of the Mousa Lisa, must also solve the mystery of his companion's disappearance. Fourth book in the delightful series featuring the Sherlock Holmes of the Mouse World. Scarce! 
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51 (Speare, Elizabeth George). Apseloff, Marilyn Fain ELIZABETH GEORGE SPEARE
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1991). 0805776362 / 9780805776362 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. 
A comprehensive analysis of Speare's work, considering both her fiction and non-fiction and comparing them to the work of other acclaimed authors, such as Esther Forbes. Twayne's United States Authors Series # 541. 150 pages with index. 
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52 (Stratemeyer, Edward). Billman, Carol THE SECRET OF THE STRATEMEYER SYNDICATE: Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, and the Million Dollar Fiction Factory
New York: The Ungar Publishing Company, (1986). 0804420556 / 9780804420556 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Index, notes, bibliography, checklist of Stratemeyer series. 
Chapter-length studies of the mystery-adventure superstars of Stratemeyer's publishing dynasty: the Rover Boys, the Hardy Boys, Ruth Fielding, the Happy Hollisters, and Nancy Drew; with observations about many other series characters. Illustrated. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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53 (Stratemeyer, Edward). Johnson, Deirdre EDWARD STRATEMEYER AND THE STRATEMEYER SYNDICATE
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805740066 / 9780805740066 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. AS NEW! #627 in the Twayne U.S. Authors Series. 
An astonishingly prolific Stratemeyer created a "production factory" for juvenile series. The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Bobbsey Twins books, and many others were conceived and outlined by him, fleshed out by staff, and issued under an array of house names. 
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54 (Stratemeyer, Edward). Johnson, Deirdre EDWARD STRATEMEYER AND THE STRATEMEYER SYNDICATE
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805740066 / 9780805740066 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. #627 in the Twayne U.S. Authors Series. 
An astonishingly prolific Stratemeyer created a "production factory" for juvenile series. The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Bobbsey Twins books, and many others were conceived and outlined by him, fleshed out by staff, and issued under an array of house names. 
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55 (Streatfeild, Noel). Huse, Nancy NOEL STREATFEILD
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1994). 0805745157 / 9780805745153 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Portrait of the life and work of the innovative children's writer--best known for her BALLET SHOES and the series of "Shoe" books which followed on the heels of that popular success. Number 510 in Twayne's "English Author" series. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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56 (Wain, Louis). Parkin, Michael LOUIS WAIN'S EDWARDIAN CATS
(New York, New York): Thames and Hudson, (1983). 0500013195 / 9780500013199 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in full brown cloth with gilt spine lettering and gilt cat device to front cover; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. 
Gallery of work by "the man who drew cats"--the Edwardian artist who produced hundreds of picture postcards depicting cats and who illustrated countless books and annuals, and whose name was a household word. 62 illustrations, 32 in color. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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57 Aaron, Chester AN AMERICAN GHOST
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., (1973). 0152030506 / 9780152030506 First edition, first printing. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Mild soiling to top edge, thus near fine in light blue cloth with dark blue lettering; in an age-darkened and lightly edgeworn illustrated dust jacket with a short closed tear to lower front panel, nick to spine panel. Illustrated by David Gwynne Lemon. 
Young Albie must survive on the frontier in 1860's America, fighting fear, hunger, and an "American ghost"--a mountain lion--with whom he must forge a relationship which will cause him to see the world--and himself--in a new way. 
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58 Aaron, Chester BETTER THAN LAUGHTER
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., (1972). 015206950X / 9780152069506 First edition, first printing. Inscribed, dated and SIGNED by the author to the front free endsheet. Hardcover. Soiling and mild stain to page edges, else near fine in bright green cloth; in an age-darkened, lightly edge-worn, illustrated dust jacket, showing a few tiny nicks. Wraparound jacket art by Hope Meryman. 
"The strength...lies in the interaction between Allan and Sam, two young boys escaping their expensive suburban California life, and Horace Butright, an aging county dump caretaker, who reconstructs the past from discarded, broken objects."--PW. 
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59 Aaron, Chester BETTER THAN LAUGHTER
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., (1972). 015206950X / 9780152069506 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Paper-clip indentation to front free endsheet, else about fine, in green cloth; in a soiled, stained, age-toned, and edge-nicked dust jacket with a closed edge tear at front flap fold. Wraparound jacket art by Hope Meryman. 
Aaron's first book for children is a "brave, unorthodox and brutal final comment on parental indifference....talk about breaking the mold in teen-age literature."--San Francisco Chronicle. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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60 Aaron, Chester CATCH CALICO!
New York: E. P. Dutton, (1979). 0525275517 / 9780525275510 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild soiling to page edges, else nearly fine; in a rubbed, age-toned, lightly edgeworn illustrated dust jacket that is also slightly faded to the spine panel. Jacket illustration by John Wallner. 
Louis must comes to terms with the loss of his father, the mysterious and frightening illness of his grandfather, and even with changes in the behavior of his "champion" cat Calico. Inscribed, dated, and SIGNED by the author to the flyleaf. 
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