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Donough O'Brien

Published by Unknown (1965)

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Item Description: Unknown, 1965. Book Condition: Fair. N/A. Former Library book. LIBRARY REBIND. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!. Bookseller Inventory # GRP35205754

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Jones, Dolores Blythe

Published by Amer Library Assn

ISBN 10: 0838907261 ISBN 13: 9780838907269

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Item Description: Amer Library Assn. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. A little bit of wear. May contain some library markings. Bookseller Inventory # V250516498

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Vladimir Radunsky, Chris Raschka

Published by NYR Children's Collection

ISBN 10: 1590178173 ISBN 13: 9781590178171

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Item Description: NYR Children's Collection. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good condition. Bookseller Inventory # V2483769086

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Vladimir Radunsky, Chris Raschka

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Item Description: NYR Children's Collection. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good condition. Bookseller Inventory # V2490716202

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Pamela Rogers

Published by Dutton Childrens Books

ISBN 10: 0840764146 ISBN 13: 9780840764140

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Item Description: Dutton Childrens Books. Book Condition: Fair. Acceptable condition. Acceptable dust jacket. Former Library book. Bookseller Inventory # B04C-be3218n

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Casterline, Linda; Casterline, L. C.

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Item Description: Childrens Pr. Library Binding. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0516229141I5N00

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Radunsky, Vladimir; Raschka, Chris

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Item Description: NYR Children's Collection. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G1590178173I5N00

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Item Description: Amer Library Assn. Book Condition: Very Good. USED; Cover Slightly Tattered We here at Elistics have a 100% satisfaction guarentee. We also ship no later than next business day. Thank you for your business. Bookseller Inventory # 22-F-8-00786

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Linda Casterline, L. C. Casterline

Published by Children's Press(CT) (2003)

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Item Description: Children's Press(CT), 2003. Book Condition: Good. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Shipped quickly. Hardcover. No dust jacket. Used, good. Cover has some rubbing. Cover has some edge wear. Bookseller Inventory # 8113317

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CHARLES OGDEN

Published by SIMON & SCHUSTER CHILDRENS

ISBN 10: 1847382797 ISBN 13: 9781847382795

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Item Description: SIMON & SCHUSTER CHILDRENS. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G1847382797I3N00

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John F. Crowley; Ken Kurson

Published by William Morrow (2010)

ISBN 10: 1557049106 ISBN 13: 9781557049100

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Item Description: William Morrow, 2010. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: A personal memoir from the family that inspired the upcoming filmExtraordinary Measures, starring Harrison Ford, Brendan Fraser, and Keri Russellthe story of John and Aileen Crowley's efforts to find a cure for their two children's rare genetic disorder, Pompe disease. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_1557049106

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DiCamillo, Kate

Published by Candlewick (2001)

ISBN 10: 0763616052 ISBN 13: 9780763616052

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Item Description: Candlewick, 2001. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Kirkus Reviews, starred review 09/06/2000 "Brush strokes of magical realism elevate this beyond a simple story of friendship to a well-crafted tale of community and fellowship, of sweetness, sorrow, and hope. And it's funny, too. A real gem." -------- Publishers Weekly, starred review 09/06/2000 ". [E]xquisitely crafted first novel. Each chapter possesses an arc of its own and reads almost like a short story in its completeness; yet the chapters add up to much more than a sum of their parts. . . This bittersweet tale of contemporary life in a small Southern town will hold readers rapt." -------- School Library Journal, starred review 09/06/2000 "This well-crafted, realistic, and heartwarming story will be read and reread as a new favorite deserving a long-term place on library shelves." -------- School Library Journal Best Books of the Year 12/01/2000 Selected titles were chosen by the editors based on the following criteria: strength of story line, clarity or presentation, quality of illustration, and estimated appeal to children or adolescents. "A heartfelt story that is sure to touch a chord with readers." -------- Horn Book Guide, The 06/01/2000 "A gentle book about good people coming together to combat lonliness and heartache--with a little canine assistance." -------- New York Times Book Review, The 09/06/2000 "Poignant and delicately told." -------- Star Tribune 08/27/2000 Minneapolis, MN Circ = 682,000 "an enchanting little book with a touch of magic, a cast of great characters, and a lot of real life and wisdom." -------- Five Owls, Book of Merit 11/01/2000 "Children will enjoy Opal's abiding humor and Winn-Dixie's disarming and endearing ways, and the funny and important things that happen when the two of them get together." -------- San Francisco Chronicle 11/19/2000 circ=709,000 ". . . carefully touches on big issues: abandonment, loneliness, empathy and belonging." -------- Teaching K-8 08/01/2002 "It's rare to recommend a book for all ages but here we have BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE by Kate DiCamillo." -------- Orlando Sentinel 12/08/2002 "Both kids and grown-ups love it . . . it's a great read-aloud book . . . it has scooped up numerous awards . . . it's an unforgettable story about making friends . . . " -------- Washington Post 10/10/2002 "It's the kind of book people love and tell their friends to read." -------- Star Tribune 02/18/2005 Minneapolis, MN Circ = 682,000 "DiCamillo doesn't shy from bad things, and while she validates a child's sense of grief and loss, she also hold open life's possibilities." -------- Book Links 09/01/2002 "In this Newbery Honor Book, the author skillfully weaves a variety of characters together to show the meaning of friendship." -------- Book Links 03/01/2007 "This lively coming-of-age story touches on friendship, loss, and understanding." -------- Midwest Book Review 02/01/2006 "An honest, well written story that will tug at your heart." -------- Newsday 02/17/2005 . "The books' truthfulness is what makes it so powerful. People can identify with the fact that everyone sort of isolates themselves because of a misconnection or a loss or whatever is in their lives." -------- Scholastic Administrat@r Magazine 01/01/2007 circ=100,000 Featured in list of the top 10 children's chapter books of the last 25 years. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0763616052

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Bolme, Edward, Beasley, Blake (Illustrator)

Published by Kent, WA: Toysmith, 1998, Kent, WA (1998)

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Item Description: Kent, WA: Toysmith, 1998, Kent, WA, 1998. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Beasley, Blake (Illustrator) (illustrator). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Very Good. Children's. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This rare trade sized paperback book about going to school featuring Runza Rex and his dinosaur friends was a Runza Restaurants promotion book and this copy is in near new condition. The covers are shiny with very little wear and look great. The spine is saddle stapled and very tight. The pages are brightly colored with dinosaur critters going to school and enjoying it. 12 pages. CHEAP SHIPPING MEDIA MAIL!. Bookseller Inventory # 008563

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Nathan, Amy

Published by Walker Childrens

ISBN 10: 0802775322 ISBN 13: 9780802775320

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Item Description: Walker Childrens. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Very Good. 0802775322 Unread, new book! Minor crease across front cover vertically. Rare advance uncorrected proof!. Bookseller Inventory # RJG-BOOKSW-0430

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Lowry, Lois

Published by Yearling (2004)

ISBN 10: 0440419603 ISBN 13: 9780440419600

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Item Description: Yearling, 2004. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: "Lowry's masterful writing style reaches directly into her audience, managing both to appeal to young listeners and to engage older readers."The Bulletin "A hybrid of Harriet, Blossom, and Anastasia, irrepressible Gooney Bird is that rare bird in children's fiction: one that instantly becomes an amusing and popular favorite."Kirkus Reviews. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0440419603

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Kunhardt, Philip

Published by Riverhead Hardcover (2004)

ISBN 10: 1573222941 ISBN 13: 9781573222945

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Item Description: Riverhead Hardcover, 2004. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: This is Kunhardt's tribute to his mother, Dorothy Kunhardt, a woman of rare vision and intellect, best known as the author of the runaway bestseller "Pat the Bunny," a revolutionary children's book in its time. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_1573222941

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Fleischman, Sid (Illustrated byKurt Werth)

Published by Grosset & Dunlap (1972)

ISBN 10: 044821444X ISBN 13: 9780448214443

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Item Description: Grosset & Dunlap, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Book is in VERY GOOD CONDITION -- Clean covers with bumped corners; pages bright and crisp with NO tears. The McBrooms start a zoo with the Sidehill Gouger, Desert Vamooser, Silver-tailed Teakettler, and other rare animals left behind by a passing tornado. All whimsically illustrated. Hard Cover. Bookseller Inventory # 6842

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Miriam Schlein

Published by HarperTrophy (1992)

ISBN 10: 0064403661 ISBN 13: 9780064403665

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Item Description: HarperTrophy, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. - *Note that large or heavy items may incur additional shipping charges.* **Please feel free to contact us for exact postage pricing on multiple-item orders.**. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000705049

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Miriam Schlein

Published by HarperTrophy (1992)

ISBN 10: 0064403661 ISBN 13: 9780064403665

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Item Description: HarperTrophy, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. - *Note that large or heavy items may incur additional shipping charges.* **Please feel free to contact us for exact postage pricing on multiple-item orders.**. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000705081

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H. A. Rey; Margaret Rey

Published by HMH Books for Young Readers (2003)

ISBN 10: 0618226109 ISBN 13: 9780618226108

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Item Description: HMH Books for Young Readers, 2003. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Curious George and Friends: Favorite Stories by Margret and H. A. Rey features eight classic stories by the creators of Curious George. The book opens with an introduction called "Memories of the Reys" by Margaret Bloy Graham, the illustrator of the popular Harry the Dirty Dog and other books about Harry. Graham was a long-time friend and neighbor of Hans and Margret Rey. Throughout their lives the Reys created many lively books together. The character for whom the author-illustrator team became best known, Curious George, arrived as one of many monkey children in Cecily G. and the Nine Monkeys, Hans's first book for children. Encouraged by their publisher and children throughout the world, the Reys continued with more books about Curious George. In the meantime, the Reys published a number of books showcasing their creative talents and their rare, immediate connection with childhood. These books feature characters, all with their own personalities, and a few with resemblances to George. Whether they come to you as new friends or old, they are sure to entertain children's book lovers everywhere. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0618226109

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George, Jean Craighead

Published by HarperCollins (1994)

ISBN 10: 0060235284 ISBN 13: 9780060235284

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Item Description: HarperCollins, 1994. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Julie's decision to return home to her people is not an easy one. But after many months in the wilderness, living in harmony with the wolves that saved her life, she knows the time has come. Julie is not prepared, however, for all the changes that she finds. Her father has forsaken many of the old Eskimo traditions. He has given up his sled dogs for a snowmobile, and now looks after the musk oxen that serve as the village's income. He will do anything to protect them -- even shoot any wolves that might threaten the herd. Julie knows that, like her father, she must find a way to reconcile the old ways with the new. But how can she do that without putting her beloved wolves in danger?"This sequel to 1973 Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves continues the story of Julie Edwards Miyax Kapugen. Miyax is now living in Kangik village with her father, Kapugen. The one shadow that looms over Miyax is her knowledge that Kapugen will shoot more of her beloved wolves if they threaten the herd that he is raising as part of the village's industry. Their fate depends on whether or not Miyax can prove to her father what he once knew but seems to have forgotten: that Eskimos and animals must coexist as friends."-K. "This is that rare thing, a sequel worthy of the original."-C. 1995 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library) 1995 Teachers Choices (IRA) 1994 Books for a Youth Editors' Choice (BL) Best Books of 1994 (Publishers Weekly) Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children for 1995 (NCSS/CBC) 1994 "Pick of the Lists" (ABA) Children's Books of 1994 (Library of Congress) 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 1994 (NY Public Library) Outstanding Books of 1994 for Middle School-Aged Teens (V) Notable Children's Trade Books in Social Studies 1995 (NCSS/CBC). Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0060235284

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Fox, Paula

Published by Henry Holt and Co. (2001)

ISBN 10: 0805068155 ISBN 13: 9780805068153

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Item Description: Henry Holt and Co., 2001. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: An exotic, heartbreaking memoir that should finally earn Paula Fox, a distinguished novelist and children's book writer, the audience she has for decades deservedPaula Fox has long been acclaimed as one of America's most brilliant fiction writers. Borrowed Finery , her first book in nearly a decade, is an astonishing memoir of her highly unusual beginnings.Born in the twenties to nomadic, bohemian parents, Fox is left at birth in a Manhattan orphanage, then cared for by a poor yet cultivated minister in upstate New York. Her parents, however, soon resurface. Her handsome father is a hard-drinking screenwriter who is, for young Paula, "part ally, part betrayer." Her mother is given to icy bursts of temper that punctuate a deep indifference. How, Fox wonder, is this woman "enough of an organic being to have carried me in her belly"?Never sharing more than a few moments with his daughter, Fox's father allows her to be shunted from New York City, where she lives with her passive Spanish grandmother, to Cuba, where she roams freely on a relative's sugar-cane plantation, to California, where she finds herself cast upon Hollywood's grubby margins. The thread binding these wanderings is the "borrowed finery" of the title-a few pieces of clothing, almost always lent by kind-hearted strangers, that offer Fox a rare glimpse of permanency.Vivid and poetic, Borrowed Finery is an unforgettable book which will swell the legions of Paula Fox's devoted admiriers. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0805068155

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Zimmermann, Robert

Published by Childrens Pr (1992)

ISBN 10: 0516026062 ISBN 13: 9780516026060

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Item Description: Childrens Pr, 1992. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: This series succeeds dramatically in communicating the unique charm, the allure, and the cultures of other parts of the world. Here also are geography, history, economics, key attractions . and so much more. The result is a delightful mix of enchantment that is as riveting as it is informative.From the start, readers are caught up in the crisp style of the series. Whether it's a description of bustling London, or an incredibly readable explanation of the decline of ancient Egypt, 5th-grade-and-up students are right there . visualizing . understanding . and remembering!Best of all, little is overlooked that will contribute to the readers' total appreciation of a culture. Be it sagas of Vikings or folktales of trolls. Or even acknowledgment of modern Vikings like Thor Heyerdahl. There's mystery such as England's Stonehenge and Egypt's Great Pyramids . plus nature's wonders -- like Australia's egg-laying platypus and China's gentle but rare pandas. Everything is there . to be enjoyed, relished, and learned from.Each book also includes a chapter of brief biographies of important people. And each features an 8-10 page reference section of "quick facts", perfect for students' research, about such subjects as population, government, geographical data, currency, and historical chronology. Throughout, all the books are ablaze with a generous amount of beautiful full-color photographs."Enchantment of the World" can be of equal importance in the l. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0516026062

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Brill, Marlene Targ

Published by Children's Press (CT) (1993)

ISBN 10: 0516027174 ISBN 13: 9780516027173

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Item Description: Children's Press (CT), 1993. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: This series succeeds dramatically in communicating the unique charm, the allure, and the cultures of other parts of the world. Here also are geography, history, economics, key attractions . and so much more. The result is a delightful mix of enchantment that is as riveting as it is informative.From the start, readers are caught up in the crisp style of the series. Whether it's a description of bustling London, or an incredibly readable explanation of the decline of ancient Egypt, 5th-grade-and-up students are right there . visualizing . understanding . and remembering!Best of all, little is overlooked that will contribute to the readers' total appreciation of a culture. Be it sagas of Vikings or folktales of trolls. Or even acknowledgment of modern Vikings like Thor Heyerdahl. There's mystery such as England's Stonehenge and Egypt's Great Pyramids . plus nature's wonders -- like Australia's egg-laying platypus and China's gentle but rare pandas. Everything is there . to be enjoyed, relished, and learned from.Each book also includes a chapter of brief biographies of important people. And each features an 8-10 page reference section of "quick facts", perfect for students' research, about such subjects as population, government, geographical data, currency, and historical chronology. Throughout, all the books are ablaze with a generous amount of beautiful full-color photographs."Enchantment of the World" can be of equal importance in the l. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0516027174

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Richardson, V. A.; Richardson, V.A.

Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens (2003)

ISBN 10: 1582348111 ISBN 13: 9781582348117

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Item Description: Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 2003. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: In the autumn of 1636, tulip fever is sweeping Amsterdam, and Europe's fortunes rise and fall with the promise of the New World. That year, the great Dutch family of Windjammer suffers the loss of their entire trading fleet and they face certain ruin. The only person who can save the family's home, fortune, and reputation is Adam, the family's young heir. But he faces many enemies encouraged by the despicable banker Hugo van Helsen, and stirred up by the wicked preacher Abner Heems. Only one hope remains:a dark secret, a rare treasure called the Black Pearl. It is not the precious jewel that Adam imagines, but a flower:a tulip:one of the rarest and most valuable. In fact, it is worth enough money at the height of tulip fever to save the House of Windjammer. Adam is determined to find this hidden treasure, but he is not the only one on a mission to find the Black Pearl. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_1582348111

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Adrian, Chris

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2008)

ISBN 10: 0374289905 ISBN 13: 9780374289904

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Item Description: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: "To read Chris Adrian is to take part in the exciting process of watching a talented and original writer gain mastery of his powerful gifts." Myla Goldberg,The New York Times Book Review"Adrian, himself a pediatrician and seminary student, is a lucid, brilliant fortune-teller. He unveils our demons, who, in the wake of their visitations upon these children, reveal something you can only call the face of God."Tom Chiarella,Esquire"Spirits and demons and a persistent faith populate Chris Adrian's crystalline stories in A BETTER ANGEL (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).In Adrian's lyrical kingdom.most attempts at intimacy, friendship, and love become something more dark, complex and spiritually wrenching."Vince Passaro,O, The Oprah Magazine"Abrasive, accusatory, despairing and, more than often enough, quite unforgettable fiction."Kirkus Reviews"He has a strong following among the literary magazine set, and with his latest book he has a chance to win a mainstream audience. 'A Better Angel' stands to outperform its predecessors, as many of its stories have appeared in places like the New Yorker and the Paris Review, and at a little over 200 pages, it's eminently accessible."- Lauren Mechling,Wall Street Journal"Edgy and otherworldly, this is a book of dark dreams."Arizona Republic"These stories are funny and bizarre without giving over to cutesiness or kitsch . . . The darkness in Adrian's writing is balanced with compassion, wit, and the haunting, eerie scenarios he constructs are only eclipsed by the charactersthe children, spirits, and Civil War reenactorswith which he fills them."Portland Mercury"Adrian explores his subjects with caution, respect, and most of all, imagination . . . His prose is heady enough to support Big Statementshe has the rare ability to talk about souls and be sincere . . . There are stories so thoroughly imagines and expertly written that alone they warrant the price of the entire collection."The Rake"[A] soul stirring collection."Seattle Times"The title story, which combines dark comedy and deep pathos, is not only the standout of this volume but also one of the best stories published in recent memory. Adrian has been known as a writer's writer, but with this book, readers would do well to stake their claim."Radhika Jones, Time"[A Better Angel].is held forward in the pared beauty of Adrian's unshowy, lambent prose and gives the collection almost a bottomless depth."San FranciscoChronicle"Mr. Adrian is a gifted, courageous writer as demonstrated in his well-received novels, "Gob's Grief" and "The Children's Hospital" and with this collection he continues to take far-reaching risks. Unspeakable grief and the innate will to survive create opposing forces in these stories, producing a universe bursting with humor and life."S. Kirk Walsh,The New York Times. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0374289905

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Published by TOON Books (2013)

ISBN 10: 1935179268 ISBN 13: 9781935179269

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Item Description: TOON Books, 2013. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: "[S]weet, delicately colored illustrations have an old-fashioned feel that gives the familiar sibling story a timeless quality.A charmer that will invite repeated readings." - Booklist (starred review) How can Benny pretend to be a brave pirate when his pesky little sister, Penny, wants to tag along and is always asking for a hug? He tries to lose her, but when he does, he starts to feel a little lost himself. Penny proves her bravery and saves Benny from a bug. They hug as Benny explains he was only pretending she bugged him. Veteran children's book author and illustrator Geoffrey Hayes returns to his childhood love of comics, bringing unforgettable characters to life. With rare warmth and humor, he insightfully catches the essence of the bonds and tensions that unite siblings. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_1935179268

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Rinaldi, Ann

Published by Harcourt Children's Books (2007)

ISBN 10: 0152026207 ISBN 13: 9780152026202

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Item Description: Harcourt Children's Books, 2007. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: CeCe McGill digs deep to find the strength to stand up for her convictions when she travels South with her ornithologist uncle who is searching for the Ever-After Bird, the rare scarlet ibis, while secretly helping slaves find their way to the Underground Railroad. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0152026207

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Garis, Leslie

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2008)

ISBN 10: 0374531587 ISBN 13: 9780374531584

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Item Description: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: "[Garis] deftly works through the evidence, constructing moving and memorable portraits of her family members . . . There is no happy ending to this strange tale, which weaves its spell in the telling." William Grimes,The New York Times "Anybody who read Uncle Wiggily and The Bobbsey Twins thinking, 'Why isn't my family like that?' will count their ancestral blessings when they pick up this riveting tale, which unmasks the agonized reality behind the idyll. The prose is lucid, unornamented, but full of feeling. To enter this book is to assume the watchful air of a child who feels that it is up to her to hold together a family that is spinning apart with terrific centripetal force." Mary Karr, author of The Liars' Club and Cherry "House of Happy Endings conveys an exquisite restraint, a measured thoughtfulness that is simply eloquent. At the same time it renders the terrible pain of its people in the most urgent way. A sense of the helplessness of love in the face of an ongoing personal disintegration, the panic of articulate educated people enduring a progressive disaster, give the story a fearsome suspense that is absolutely riveting. Its balance of judicious, insightful reflection and the evocation of heartbreak is truly rare; it's what distinguishes the best memoirs from the rest. Some exist beyond their subject as works of literature and I truly believe that this is one." Robert Stone "Leslie Garis' grandfather wrote Uncle Wiggily, her grandmother The Bobbsey Twinsbetween them Tom Swift and hundreds of other children's stories. These benign characters of America's childhood float over the Garis family like a Macy's Thanksgiving day Parade in hell, exacting a fearful penalty on three generations. Leslie Garis has written a searing and chillingly objective memoir, House of Happy Endings, that so transcends the 'problem family' genre it becomes a dissection of the American family itself, its values, its mores, its dreams." John Guare, author of The House of Blue Leaves and Six Degrees of Separation. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0374531587

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Plimpton, George

Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks (2005)

ISBN 10: 0812973720 ISBN 13: 9780812973723

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Item Description: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2005. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: George Plimpton needed no encouragement. If there was a sport to play, a party to throw, a celebrity to amaze, a fireworks display to ignite, Plimpton was front and center hurling the pitch, popping the corks, lighting the fuse. And then, of course, writing about it with incomparable zest and style. His books made him a legend.The Paris Review, the magazine he founded and edited, won him a throne in literary heaven. Somehow, in the midst of his self-generated cyclones, Plimpton managed to toss off dazzling essays, profiles, andNew Yorker"Talk of the Town" pieces. This delightful volume collects the very best of Plimpton's inspired brief "excursions." Whether he was escorting Hunter Thompson to theFear and Loathingmovie premiere in New York or tracking down the California man who launched himself into the upper atmosphere with nothing but a lawn chair and a bunch of weather balloons, Plimpton had a rare knack for finding stories where no one else thought to look. Who but Plimpton would turn up in Las Vegas, notebook in hand, for the annual porn movie awards gala? Among the many gems collected here are accounts of helping Jackie Kennedy plan an unforgettable children's birthday party, the time he improvised his way through amateur night at Harlem's famed Apollo Theater, and how he managed to get himself kicked out of Exeter just weeks before graduation. The grand master of what he called "participatory journalism," George Plimpton followed his bent and his genius down the most unbelievable rabbit holesbut he always came up smiling. This exemplary, utterly captivating volume is a fitting tribute to one of the great literary lives of our time. From the Hardcover edition. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0812973720

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