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Spectacles * S I G N E D * (FIRST EDITION): Beattie, Ann

Spectacles * S I G N E D * (FIRST EDITION)

Beattie, Ann

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ISBN 10: 0894809261 / ISBN 13: 9780894809262
Published by Ariel Books/Workman Publishing, NY, 1985
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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FIRST Edition AND Printing.* SIGNED * by Beattie on title page, (Signature ONLY). LAID-IN is a color event flier where author lectured and signed. Dust jacket is Very Good or Better; price clipped and the front and rear flaps have just a touch of age-toning to edges. Pink decorated end-papers are unmarked. Author's first young adult book. 37+ pages. A lovely copy. Mylar protected jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 000028

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Title: Spectacles * S I G N E D * (FIRST EDITION)

Publisher: Ariel Books/Workman Publishing, NY

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Winslow Pels

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st 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

From School Library Journal:

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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