fantasy

22355 The Princess and the Goblin, MacDonald, F.D. Bedford,

The Princess and the Goblin. Macdonald, F D Bedford illus.

Our favorite illustrations from childhood for this marvelous book. Curdie's courage and modesty, the sweet, curious princess, and the great-great-grandmother watching over all are never forgotten.

$155.00

 

22085 Un tout petit conchon Adrienne Segur. 1946

Un tout petit cochon s'en allait à l'école. Adrienne Ségur, Paris: 1946

A fantasy told to the author by her turtle, in which the little pig Cochonnet is so embarrassed when he's called on to recite that he wants disappear. He does, visits a magical land both kind and frightening, and becomes a good student when he returns. The story inspires some of Ségur's most whimsical illustrations full of beautiful colour and detail. An amusing view of a traditional French school.

$175.00

 

19886 Sola Trilogy in three volumes by Irmelin Lilius.

Sola Trilogy in three volumes: Gold Crown Lane, The Goldmaker's House, Horses of the Night.

"Like Tolkien, Irmelin Sandman Lilius has created a fascinating geography and a haunting mythical history for the imaginary town of Tulavall." Through the three books, the children of the Halter family are caught up in smuggling, alchemy, and greed.. at the end the mysterious appearance of horses from the town's mythical past. The Finnish author's trilogy has won the Nils Holgersson Plaque, the Astrid Lindgren Prize and an IBBY Diploma of Honor.

$85.00

 

Crosspatch... Broderip/Thomas Hood, ill hand coloured plates. Griffith 1865

Crosspatch, the Cricket and the Counterpane.

"A patchwork of story and song" a long fantasy involving two children and the strange characters. Beautifully coloured plates, still very bright. Frances and Thomas (Tom Hood) were the children of the poet Thomas Hood the Elder. They collaborated on a series of young children's books.
Note: This book is SOLD.

$115.00

 

The River at Green Knowe

The River at Green Knowe

Ida, Oskar, and Ping, left on their own for the holiday, discover the wonderful manor of Green Knowe and canoe among the river islands to magic. Please note: THIS BOOK IS SOLD.

$115.00

 

Moon of Gomrath by Alan Garner. N. Y. Collins 1979/1963, 1st US printing.

The Moon of Gomrath.

"The Moon of Gomrath is the one night of the year when the Old Magic is at its most powerful. Had Colin and Susan known this, they would have never lit a fire on the landmark known as the Beacon. But now no one is safe--the horsemen called the Wild Hunt are awake and on the ride. There will be a battle, and the outcome will depend on three unlikely champions: Susan, Colin, and their ally, the wizard Cadellin." Blurb. A publisher's file copy, with "Marketing Department, Children's Books, The Putnam Publishing Group" and address stamped in red on free front endpaper. Garner's second book, strong in plot and action.  Note: This Book has been SOLD.

$35.00

 

Alice's Adventures...Cut-out Pictures Carroll/Greene after Tenniel, Cupples 1917

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland With Cut-Out Pictures in Colors.

Very attractive little umber silhouettes surround each page. The cut out opportunities are limited to one page, the frontis. I have seen a reference to a printing with more plates, but have not seen it listed. We happen to have another similar to this listed on the site in lesser condition $70 (search). Note: This book has been SOLD

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$85.00

 

9861 The Firelings by Carol Kendall.

The Firelings.

The Firelings have learned not to question their lives, which are ruled by ancient laws and the rumbling volcano on which their village is built. When another eruption threatens, children take action.

$45.00

 

The Funny Thing.

The Funny Thing.

How Bobo devised a delicious recipe that would cure the little dragon of his craving for dolls forever. An inexpensive copy of this classic, quite attractive inside. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

$35.00

 

Through the Doll's House Door.

Through the Doll's House Door.

During the dolls' banishment to the wash house, they while away the endless time by staying put and telling their stories. At last the children, grown up and understanding the meaning of the doll's house, discover it again. NOTE: This book has been sold.

$15.00

 

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