The Nutcracker by Hoffman, Anthea Bell reteller, Zwerger, ill.

The Nutcracker.

Anthea Bell later simplified her original Zwerger book text for small children, using the original half page pictures for full page ones.(except the jacket/cover picture which is the wrong shape). This book is oblong, with the larger pictures not quite as bright.



21462 When the Sky is Like Lace by Horwitz, ill Cooney Signed.

When the Sky is Like Lace.

"On a bimulous night, when the sky is like lace." Three fair sisters move from the warm colours of home through the blue-purple night, encountering singing otters, affronted snails, wild trees, picnics, parties.. Graceful, imaginative illustrations. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Barbara Cooney to Robert Hale, a bookseller, contributor to the Horn Book, supporter of children's books and authors, and former ABA president "Best wishes to Bob Hale and many thanks for his enthusiasm".



Beginner's Luck.

Three orphans, Victoria, the sensible one, Jenny, the ambitious one, and James aged four, flee from their strict aunt to their kind aunt, an actress. A wonderful youngest child character!
Note: This book has been sold.



A Very Young Gardener.

Photographs of a young gardener's world. A later book in the series, with coloured pictures.



Noah's Square Dance.

"The stalls are scrubbed, your chores are done. Now it's time to have some fun!" How else to keep the animals calm! A square dance.



16710 The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Hoffmann, Anthea Bell, Zwerger, ill.

The Nutcracker.

A retelling of the Nutcracker, with text shortened; still this is a chapter book with many coloured illustrations, rather than a picture book.



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