catalog 18

16485 Stevie, John Steptoe 1965

Stevie, John Steptoe.1965, 1st. Artist's first book at 19.

The first book by a brilliant young painter, beautifully illustrated in heavy black line and glowing colour, and told in a softened version of NYC African American dialect. Steptoe's was a new voice in children's books at the time. Note: This book has been SOLD.



Miss Flora McFlimsey's Christmas Eve.

Miss Flora McFlimsey's Christmas Eve.

Ever assertive, Flora comes down from her attic on Christmas Eve and greets Santa Claus, who asks her to fill in for a missing Christmas present. But what to wear? All goes well, and, as always, Flora finds a loving child. Note: This book has been sold.



The Exploits of Moominpappa.

Moominpappa reads the enthralling story of his life to Moomintroll and friends, from "In which I tell of my misunderstood childhood" "the remarkable closing words of my Memoirs," followed by An Epilogue of family reunions and a Moomin-Gallery. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD



The Golden History of the World.

An interesting book full of small pictures, not the earlier, slimmer one with the brick coloured cover, which is not mentioned.
NOTE: This book has been sold.



Land of Narnia.

How C. S. Lewis came to write these books, what sort of person he was, and the hidden meaning of the Narnia stories. With wide margins, containing drawings and photos, this would make a nice present for a good young reader.



The Magic Wall.

Adapted from a tale about King Frederick in medieval Austria, illustrated in black, pink, yellow, and green. SIGNED with long affectionate inscription from author "to my friend who inspired me.."



The Mouse and the Lion.

The mouse and the lion had set out to visit the world of people, when a fairy, feeling sorry for the mouse, made him appear larger than the largest lion to those who viewed him. The stage is set..



White Snow Bright Snow.

A satisfyingly generous sized reprint of this classic. Note: This book has been SOLD



Summer on the Farm.

Nice pictures of farm animals, probably reproductions, on pulp paper, includes several of an Old English Sheepdog. Gift condition.



The Star (and George).

George tried everything for the top of his Christmas tree, but nothing would do but a real star. So he brought one back in his rocket ship, but SWOOSH!! the star shot up the chimney! Very simple line drawings and text. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD



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