Little Animals

20520 Willie the Squowse by Allan, Quentin Blake ill.

Willie the Squowse.

A sane squirrel tries to do good in a crazy human world. This enchanting tale from a Canadian playwright won The Times Story Competition and was first printed in the Times Saturday Review; here published with many illustrations.

$24.00

 

20484 Mr. McMouse Lionni

Mr. McMouse.

Mr. McMouse from the city wins acceptance with his new field mouse friends.

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$14.00

 

22543 The Adventures of Benjamin Pink by Garth Williams

The Adventures of Benjamin Pink

From the 1951 Kirkus review: "This fanciful tale about a small, gentlemanly rabbit and his sea-voyage adventures ambles along, somewhat sleepily at times, but the animal characters encountered on the way are enchanting creations. It was a wonderful day for Mr. Pink when, after being shipwrecked on an island, he finds a chest full of treasure. In spite of the warnings of an amused old turtle, Benjamin is determined to bring back his treasure to his village and do Good Works."

Though Garth Williams illustrated innumerable books, some of them modern classics, he wrote only this one full length tale. Wonderful illustrations, too tight to scan them fully.

 

$145.00

 

29338 Speckledy Hen by Uttley, ill Tempest.

The Speckledy Hen.

The Speckledy Hen went off on her own to lay her eggs, but soon the Fox is watching over her hiding place. How to distract him? Fuzzypeg, now a real "scollard", reads him the story of the Fox and the Grapes while the hen sneaks back to the farmyard with her chicks. "She was very tough, that Speckledy Hen," said the fox.

$32.00

 

The Knot Squirrel Tied by Uttley, illus Tempest

The Knot Squirrel Tied.

Rat's behaviour was so insupportable that squirrel tied a knot in his tail that would never come out. How Rat learns to work and becomes an artist.

$28.00

 

20214 Barnaby in Search of a House by Helps.

Barnaby in Search of a House.

Poor Barnaby's snug little home is destroyed by a woodman's ax, and he goes from animal to animal, trying to find a house. NOTE: This book has been sold.

$95.00

 

21579 The Story of Lazy Bush-Tail by Woodhead.

The Story of Lazy Bush-Tail.

The tidy Susie Squirrel reforms the hero of his laziness and then marries him! One of the Mrs. Prettimouse series, not named. The artist painted many famous horses of her time in oils and watercolor, as well as illustrating horse and pony books. These watercolours are detailed and charming.

$65.00

 

20765 Eight Tales of Mr. Pengachoosa by Rush, ill Meike.

Eight Tales of Mr. Pengachoosa.

A little girl's Hamster does not want to come in to his cage for the winter, but he will tell her a story of his grandfather, Mr. P,  when he pleases. Set in a wet autumnal garden. The third in the series.
NOTE: This book has been SOLD.

$26.00

 

20306 The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by Potter.

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

Beautiful colour, deep and detailed without the harshness of the recoloured version. This book contains the G. A. Schwarz, 1006 Chestnut Street Philadelphia seal. (The toy store owned by a brother of F. A. O. Schwarz.)

$150.00

 

19391 Runzel-Punzel by Donnaldson, illus Ritter.

Runzel-Punzel, a story of Two Little Mice.

A town mouse and country mouse variation, illustrated by Ritter in both German (Alexei Remison) and English versions. Between the one-eyed Zwick Zwack and Aunty Twinkle-Toes crying over her card game, this book frightened me when I was a child, even though the deep colours were fascinating.

$50.00

 

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