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Beattie, Ann; illustrated by Winslow Pels

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ISBN 10: 0894809261 / ISBN 13: 9780894809262
Published by Workman/Goblin Tales, New York, 1985
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. Large 8vo. First printing. Book and unclipped jacket are in Fine condition, crisp and clean and As New. Full-page illustrations by Winslow Pels. In protective Mylar. 37 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 70286

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Title: Spectacles

Publisher: Workman/Goblin Tales, New York

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First edition

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A girl finds that she is able to see into the past when she wears her great grandmother's glasses

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Grade 4-6 Alison feels a letdown when her birthday party is over. Great Grandmother, who is visiting, is sick in bed. Alison's mother is spending a lot of time in the sick room, and Alison feels lonely after all of her guests leave. That night she puts on Great Grandmother's glasses, which become a window to the past, and she sees and hears Great Grandmother as a young woman at the moment Great Grandfather proposed marriage. The next morning Alison talks with Great Grandmother about that moment long ago, and the old woman confirms that things happened the way Alison saw them. Alison learns that "it's fun to think about the past sometimes." Pels' muted color pencil illustrations are as low key as the text. Spectacles is a softly focused story lovingly told in lyrical prose. It is also the kind of gentle whimsy that appeals to adults far more than to children. Drew Stevenson, Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca, N.Y.
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