Snow Goose


Author: Paul Gallico
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307789071
Category: Fiction
Page: 64
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A curious story involving not only the Snow Goose, the Canada-bred wanderer of the airways, but also a couple and their travels. In print in this small hardcover gift format since 1941.

A Treasury of Children's Literature


Author: Armand Eisen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395533499
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 303
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A collection of traditional and original stories and poems by such authors as Aesop and Lewis Carroll, including excerpts from "The Wind in the Willows" and "Peter Pan."

The Abandoned


Author: Paul Gallico
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 159017626X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 307
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When Peter, a young London boy with neglectful parents and a distant nanny, is transformed into a cat after rescuing stray cat Jennie from being hit by a car, Jennie takes care of him despite her contempt for humans, in a rerelease of a story originally published in 1950. By the best-selling author of The Poseidon Adventure.

Man and Wildfowl


Author: Janet Kear
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408137615
Category: Nature
Page: 288
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The involvement of humans with ducks, geese and swans has probably been closer than with any other group of birds, today and for several millenia past. This involvement, in its many aspects, is the theme of this compelling and readable account by an Assistant Director of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. Dr Kear ranges widely, from a summary of the taxonomy and natural history of wildfowl, through a history of domestication world wide, to wildfowling, decoys, conservation and captive breeding, conflicts with agriculture, and wildfowl in legend and literature. Throughout, the text abounds with little-known facts and insights to intrigue the general reader and expert alike - a reflection of the author's wide reading and affection for her subject. Jacket illustrations by Joe Blossom

My Father's Daughter


Author: E.L. Konigsburg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442439688
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 144
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Poor Little Rich Boy Winston Carmichael has it all: a big house, servants, vacations in Palm Beach, and a fancy private school. But with overprotective parents and a sense of responsibility for his younger sister, Heidi, Winston sometimes feels more as if he's living in a prison than a dream. Then one day a woman appears at the front door claiming to be Caroline -- Winston's half sister, who was kidnapped and presumed dead long before he and Heidi were born. Is she really Caroline? Is she an imposter? Or is she something far more complicated than either? And does she hold the key that could unlock the door to Winston's prison?

After the War


Author: Carol Matas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689807228
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
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After being released from Buchenwald at the end of World War II, fifteen-year-old Ruth risks her life to lead a group of children across Europe to Palestine.

Parallel Journeys


Author: Eleanor H. Ayer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442440999
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 256
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She was a young German Jew. He was an ardent member of the Hitler Youth. This is the story of their pareallel journey through World War II. Helen Waterford and Alfons Heck were born just a few miles from each other in the German Rhineland. But their lives took radically different courses: Helen's to the Auschwitz extermination camp; Alfons to a high rank in the Hitler Youth. While Helen was hiding in Amserdam, Alfons was a fanatic believer in Hitler's "master race." While she was crammed in a cattle car bound for the death camp Aushchwitz, he was a tennage commander of frontline troopes, ready to fight and die for the glory of Hitler and the Fatherland. This book tells both of their stories, side-by-side, in an overwhelming account of the nightmare that was WWII. The riveting stories of these two remarkable people must stand as a powerful lesson to us all.

Collected Books

The Guide to Identification and Values
Author: Allen Ahearn,Patricia Ahearn
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1883060141
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 817
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An introduction to and advice on book collecting with a glossary of terms and tips on how to identify first editions and estimated values for over 20,000 collectible books published in English (including translations) over the last three centuries-about half are literary titles in the broadest sense (novels, poetry, plays, mysteries, science fiction, and children's books); and the other half are non-fiction (Americana, travel and exploration, finance, cookbooks, color plate, medicine, science, photography, Mormonism, sports, et al).

Classic Fairy Tales


Author: N.A
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579656900
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 71
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Award-winning artist Scott Gustafson, inspired by the Golden Age of illustration, continues his re-telling of best loved fairy tales in Volume II of this ebook collection of classics. The fixed layout ebook format retains the lavishly illustrated spreads from his Classic Fairy Tales printed book. These fabulously retold family favorites can be read aloud or enjoyed through the dramatic word-for-word narration by actress Ann Twomey. With over 70 pages of masterful storytelling and magical full color paintings, formatted for ease of use on your e-reader device, this ebook will quickly become a family favorite.

Classic Fairy Tales


Author: Michael Foreman
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402728655
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
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Through his exquisite illustrations and artful retellings, the author/illustrator captures all the charm and mystery of fourteen eternal classics, including Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Puss in Boots, and Little Red Riding Hood.

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin


Author: Jen Bryant
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0449810143
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
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A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book Winner of the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children As a child in the late 1800s, Horace Pippin loved to draw: He loved the feel of the charcoal as it slid across the floor. He loved looking at something in the room and making it come alive again in front of him. He drew pictures for his sisters, his classmates, his co-workers. Even during W.W.I, Horace filled his notebooks with drawings from the trenches . . . until he was shot. Upon his return home, Horace couldn't lift his right arm, and couldn't make any art. Slowly, with lots of practice, he regained use of his arm, until once again, he was able to paint--and paint, and paint! Soon, people—including the famous painter N. C. Wyeth—started noticing Horace's art, and before long, his paintings were displayed in galleries and museums across the country. Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet team up once again to share this inspiring story of a self-taught painter from humble beginnings who despite many obstacles, was ultimately able to do what he loved, and be recognized for who he was: an artist. From the Hardcover edition.

Charlotte's Web (full color)


Author: E. B. White
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0064410935
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
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Beloved by generations, Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little are two of the most cherished stories of all time. Now, for the first time ever, these treasured classics are available in lavish new collectors' editions. In addition to a larger trim size, the original black-and-white art by Garth Williams has been lovingly colorized by renowned illustrator Rosemary Wells, adding another dimension to these two perfect books for young and old alike.

Peter Scott: Collected Writings, 1933-1989


Author: Peter Scott
Publisher: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
ISBN: 0900806702
Category: Nature
Page: 306
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Peter Scott: Collected Writings, 1933-1989 brings together some of Peter Scott’s most inspiring, perceptive and entertaining writings, with a foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. From rocket-netting wild geese to an address to the Pope, Scott’s writings show the energy and passion that underpinned his commitment to nature conservation. Produced for a range of publications over more than fifty years, many of the nearly forty pieces in this volume have never been published in book format before.

A Breath of French Air


Author: H. E. Bates
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141938633
Category: Fiction
Page: 144
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'I should like to go to France,' said Ma. 'God Almighty,' Pop said. 'What for?' 'For a holiday of course,' Ma said. 'I think it would do us all good to get some sun.' And so at the end of a rainy English August the Larkins - all ten of them, including little Oscar, the family's new addition - bundle into the old Rolls and cross the Channel to escape the hostile elements. But far from being the balmy, sunny and perfick spot Ma Larkin hoped for, France proves less than welcoming to an eccentric English family. The tea's weak, the furniture breakable and the hotel manager is almost as hostile as the wind and the rain they've brought with them! And when the manager learns that Ma and Pop are unmarried yet sharing a room under his roof, the trouble really begins . . .

A First Book of Nature


Author: Nicola Davies
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781406304916
Category: Children's stories
Page: 108
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Billedbog. Introduces the sights and sounds of the changing seasons, along city streets and in country meadow

Smthng about Auth


Author: N.A
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780810300941
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 272
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Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books