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22498 Crickets and Frogs by Gabriela Mistral. Bilingual book.

Crickets and Frogs, Grillos y Ranas, Gabriela Mistral.

The crickets and the frogs battle to see who can sing the loudest, a noisy battle that is never won, but now all crickets sing together. A fable with Spanish and English on facing pages, written by the great Chilean educator, children's poet; a founder of UNICEF and a Nobel Prize winner. The translator was a long time friend of Mistral and a recipient of the Order of Merit from the Chilean government. With bold sparking pictures in blue and pale yellow with heavy black lines (woodcuts?).

$90.00

 

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

 

19475 Blumen-KInder - Erica von Kager

Blumen-Kinder.

A very pretty set of paintings by a Swiss artist of imaginary flower and insect people set in fields, meadows, fields, and a garden.

$20.00

 

21581 Ant and Bee and the ABC by Banner.

Ant and Bee and the ABC.

A clever ABC: Ant and Bee lose their hats and go looking at the "Lost things saved in boxes place". No luck in the A-Z boxes, but then they found a box called "funny things" and there were the hats! "0" in series but published later, sort of a prequel Note: This book has been sold.

$85.00

 

20416 Sweet Girl Goldie by Humphrey.

Sweet Girl Goldie, a wonder story of butterfly time.

A quiet brown butterfly conceals beautiful bright lithos within of Sweet Girl Goldie and her adventures. Effusively written, but just barely a fantasy. When the little girl "rescues" her uncle's butterfly specimens and takes them out to live on the flowers, their dry bodies fall on the ground. Thinking Goldie meant harm, the Queen Butterfly calls her subjects, who seize the golden strands of the little girl's hair. But her uncle explains that he is the culprit, and from then on the butterflies flock lovingly around Goldie wherever she walks. Elizabeth Bullock Humphrey (1841 - 1889) was a noted card designer for Prang and the author/artist of several books, including Western Americana. Her child models, probably including Girl Goldie, came from her home village of Hopedale, Massachusetts. Prang mounted a retrospective and issued a book in her name after her death..

$500.00

 

Meet Posy Bates.

Posy loves all animals, and keeps herself busy with spiders, a walking stick, a ladybug, and a hedgehop since she can't have a dog. Then comes the wild pet show! A beginning chapter book by a fine writer.

$8.00

 

16463 The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars by Jean Merrill, Floyd Cooper, illus

The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars.

A retelling of a story found on a twelfth century scroll, in which a young girl chooses her own interests and her own life.

$25.00

 

Trouble in Bugland; a collection of Inspector Mantis mysteries.

A entomological tribute to Sherlock Holmes, featuring the brilliant mind of Inspector Mantis and his companion Dr. Hopper.

$6.00

 

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