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The Christmas Story: According to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke from the King James Bible

By: N/A

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: Henry, Holt and Company: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 2303010

ISBN: 0805052925

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by illustrator without inscription. An excellent copy. 1998 Large Hardcover. The story of the birth of Christ, celebrated around the world at Christmas, is one of the most beautiful in the New Testament. From Mary's meeting with the angel Gabriel to the birth of baby Jesus in a stable, to the visit of the shepherds and the three wise men, the story is rich in imagery and symbolism. Here, in a triumph of glorious art, is that wondrous story excerpted from the Gospels of Luke and Matthew from the King James Bible. Gennady Spirin has been described in the Boston Globe as an ... View more info

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The High King (Pyrdain Chronicles No. 5)

By: Alexander, Lloyd

Price: $3.00  $2.40

Publisher: Bantam: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2301014

ISBN: 0440435749

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Faint edge wear. 1990 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. When the sword of dyrnwyn, the most powerful weapon inthe kingdom of Prydain, falls into the hands of Arawn-Death-Lord, Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, and Prince Gwydion raise an army to march against Arawn's terrible cohorts. After a winter expedition filled with danger, Taran's army arrives at Mount Dragon, Arawn's stronghold. There, in a thrilling confrontation with Arawn and the evil enchantress Achren, Taran is forced to make the most crucial decision of his life. View more info

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Toto the Bustling Beaver: His Many Adventures (Kneetime Animal Stories)

By: Barnum, Richard

Price: $90.00  $72.00

Publisher: Barse and Hopkins: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266490

Condition: Good


First edition. Ink gift note on front endpaper, edges rubbed, jacket rubbed with 1 inch chip from spine head and minor loss from other corners. 1920 Hard Cover. 120 pp. A vintage illustrated children's (ages 5-9) story of a beaver and his many adventures. A remnant of simpler, easier times. View more info

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The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place

By: Berry, Julie

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press: 2014

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2297762

ISBN: 1596439564

Condition: Near Fine


Fifth printing. A very nice copy. 2014 Hard Cover. 351 pp. There's a murderer on the loose?but that doesn't stop the girls of St. Etheldreda's from attempting to hide the death of their headmistress in this rollicking farce. The students of St. Etheldreda's School for Girls face a bothersome dilemma. Their irascible headmistress, Mrs. Plackett, and her surly brother, Mr. Godding, have been most inconveniently poisoned at Sunday dinner. Now the school will almost certainly be closed and the girls sent home?unless these seven very proper young ladies can hide the murders and convince their neigh... View more info

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More Hilarious Adventures of Paddington, the Endearing Bear from Darkest Peru: Paddington Goes to Town; Paddington Abroad; Paddington Takes to TV; Paddington Marches On; Paddington Takes the Air (Five Volume Set)

By: Bond, Michael

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Dell: 1978

Seller ID: 2301074

ISBN: 0440458315

Condition: Near Fine


Very light general wear. 1978 Trade Paperback. Five volumes in publisher slipcase. ABOUT PADDINGTON GOES TO TOWN: Paddington doesn’t intentionally turn his friend’s wedding into an uproar by getting the wedding ring stuck on his paw. Nor does he mean Mr Curry to slip on his marmalade sandwich in the middle of an important gold shot. But these sort of things just happen to a bear like Paddington! ABOUT PADDINGTON ABROAD: Paddington is in charge of the “EYETINNERY” and, as Mrs Bird mutters darkly, “There’s no knowing where we might end up.” But Paddington is planning some very good... View more info

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The Adventures of Poor Mrs. Quack (The Famous Burgess Bedtime Story Books Volume 12)

By: Burgess, Thornton W.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1945

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2299317

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Includes original jacket. A couple very small chips from top jacket edge. 1945 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 189, [3] pp. 8vo. An installment in Burgess's popular Bedtime Story Books series, with illustrations by Harrison Cady. So go the guns ripping the air after poor Mrs. Quack! And now Mr. Quack has gone missing along the Big River -- and Peter Rabbit, try as he might, can think of no way to help. Then Sammy the Bluejay and Blacky the Crow arrive! The author of Old Mother West Wind spins another tale of wonderful nature-adventure in The Adventures ... View more info

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The Adventures of Grandfather Frog (The Famous Burgess Bedtime Story Books Volume 4)

By: Burgess, Thornton W.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1943

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2299318

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Includes original jacket. Jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1943 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 192 pp. 8vo. An installment in Burgess's popular Bedtime Story Books series, with illustrations by Harrison Cady. Thornton Waldo Burgess (January 14, 1874 – June 5, 1965) was a conservationist and author of children's stories. Burgess loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years in books and his newspaper column, Bedtime Stories. He was sometimes known as the Bedtime Story-Man. By the time he retired, he had ... View more info

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The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad (The Famous Burgess Bedtime-Story Books Series Volume 9)

By: Burgess, Thornton W.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1944

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2299319

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Includes original jacket. Jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1944 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 192 pp. 8vo. An installment in Burgess' popular Bedtime Story-Books series. Illustrations by Harrison Cady. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Thornton Waldo Burgess (January 14, 1874 – June 5, 1965) was a conservationist and author of children's stories. Burgess loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years in books and his newspaper column, Bedtime Stories. He was sometimes known as the Bedtime Story-Man. By the time he reti... View more info

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass; The Hunting of the Snark; Phantasmagoria and Other Poems

By: Carroll, Lewis

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Octopus Books Limited: 1984

Seller ID: 2300253

ISBN: 0706420950

Condition: Near Fine


Pages faintly toned. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 318 pp. 8vo. Includes: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass; The Hunting of the Snark; Phantasmagoria and Other Poems. View more info

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Tales From an African Drum

By: Chetin, Helen

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2191583

ISBN: 0152842004

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards stained, pencil marks on front endpaper and page 13. Very Good. 1970 Hard Cover. 96 pp. Here are eleven stories of Africa, centering around the great chief Mawkoom and his grandson Neyroom, that celebrate the strength, wisdom, and beauty of the African people. From the moment of his grandson's birth, Mawkoom prepared Neyroom to succeed him as chief... Black and white illustrations by Charles Robinson throughout. View more info

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Stories of the Sea: Being Narratives of Adventure, Selected from the 'Sea Tales' - A Book for Boys.

By: Cooper, James Fenimore

Price: $60.00  $48.00

Publisher: James G. Gregory: 1863

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2283784

Condition: Good


First thus (BAL 3951). Light stain on front board and top edge. 1863 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 360 pp. Blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles and decorations on spine and front board. A collection of nautical stories for juvenile readers, reprinted from six of Cooper's earlier works, illustrated with engravings from drawings by Darley. Cooper is best known for his five-volume Leatherstocking Saga (historical fiction featuring Natty Bumpo), but he also wrote a two-volume history of the United States Navy, most likely inspired by his time on a merchant ship, and as a me... View more info

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The Ghost at Skeleton Rock (The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories #37)

By: Dixon, Franklin W.

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285886

Condition: Very Good


First edition (Carpentieri 1957A-1). Ink name on front endpaper, 1/4 inch closed jacket tear. We have more books available by this author!. 184 pp. 8vo. #37 in The Hardy Boys Mystery series. A cryptic message from their famous detective father and a note concealed in a ventriloquist’s dummy lead Frank and Joe Hardy on a dangerous search to the tropical islands in the Caribbean. There the teenage detectives are constantly beset by vicious henchmen of a criminal mastermind. Danger stalks the boys’ every move, once in an isolated sugar mill, another time in a shark-infested sea. But when Fran... View more info

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The Hardy Boys Series Volumes 1-62, Plus The Hardy Boys' Detective Handbook

By: Dixon, Franklin W.

Price: $350.00  $280.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap / Wanderer / Simon & Schuster: 1979

Seller ID: 2297514

Condition: Very Good


First editions of volumes 54-58 (all Carpentieri A-1s), 61 and 62 (first art), 2nd printings of 59 and 60. Mid-1970s to 1979 editions of volumes 1-53, 1971 printing of Detective's Handbook. Until 2005, volumes 1-58 were the only ones available in hardcover. Minor cosmetic wear to boards and endpapers of just a few volumes, half of rear endpaper of book 47 absent, ink gift note crossed out on endpaper of Detective's Handbook. Overall a very good set. We have more books available by this author!. Set of 58 hardcover volumes with picture covers in formats 16 and 18, most with 'This Emblem Leads Y... View more info

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Harriet the Spy

By: Fitzhugh, Louise

Price: $9.00  $7.20

Publisher: Delacorte Press: 2000

Seller ID: 2297771

ISBN: 0385327838

Condition: Fine


An excellent copy. 2000 Hard Cover. 300, 16 pp. Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before she can stop them, her friends have read the always truthful, sometimes awful things she’s written about each of them. Will Harriet find a way to put her life and her friendships back together? View more info

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The Wind in the Willows

By: Grahame, Kenneth

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1933

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2266486

Condition: Good


An early printing of the first American edition of this work to include Ernest Shepard's illustrations. Spine toned, boards soiled, spine gilt almost completely rubbed away, owner bookplate on front endpaper, hinges just starting. 1933 Hard Cover. 312 pp. Maps on endpapers. Illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard. The Wind in the Willows is a classic of children's literature by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animal characters in a pastoral version of England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, ad... View more info

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The Wind in the Willows

By: Grahame, Kenneth

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The World Publishing Company: 1966

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2289421

Condition: Very Good


Very faint stain along top edge of front jacket panel, jacket edges rubbed with a few minor tears. Top page ridge stained. 1966 Hard Cover. 224 pp. Illustrated by Tasha Tudor. For more than a century, The Wind in the Willows and its endearing protagonists--Mole, Mr. Toad, Badger, and Ratty--have enchanted children of all ages. Whether the four friends are setting forth on an exciting adventure, engaging in a comic caper, or simply relaxing by the River Thames, their stories are among the most charming in all English literature. View more info

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Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Nice Fat Policeman

By: Gruelle, Johnny

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: A Yearling Book: 1979

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2277118

ISBN: 0440474515

Condition: Good


First printing. Cover creased. 1979 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 128 pp. Raggedy Ann and Andy, with their friends Mr. and Mrs. Hooligooly and the Wild Gazook, investigate the deep, deep woods with the nice policeman in pursuit of a nasty villain, a slippery and wicked magician who needed to be arrested. Arresting someone was one thing the Nice Fat Policeman could not bear to do, and so he never did. View more info

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Beloved Belindy: A Raggedy Ann Book

By: Gruelle, Johnny

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: P.F. Volland Company: 1926

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2302008

Condition: Very Good


Eighth edition. Near fine in fair to good box. Ink name on title page, 1/2 inch tear to box edge, one side of box bottom absent. 1926 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. [100 pp.] The seventh book in Gruelle's famous Raggedy Ann series. Original pictorial hardcover. Paper over boards, black cloth spine, pictorial endpapers. Raggedy Ann is a fictional character created by writer Johnny Gruelle (1880–1938) in a series of books he wrote and illustrated for young children. Raggedy Ann is a rag doll with red yarn for hair. The character was created in 1915 as a doll, and was... View more info

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Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees

By: Gruelle, Johnny

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: The P.F. Volland Company: 1924

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2302009

Condition: Very Good


Twenty-sixth edition. Very good in good box. Ink name on front flyleaf, corners rubbed. 1 inch chip from box edges, box edges rubbed with a couple splits along bottom edge. 1924 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. [96 pp.] Paper over boards hardcover. Color illustrations by Johnny Gruelle throughout. Raggedy Ann is a fictional character created by American writer Johnny Gruelle (1880–1938) in a series of books he wrote and illustrated for young children. Raggedy Ann is a rag doll with red yarn for hair and has a triangle nose. The character was created in 1915 as a doll... View more info

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Raggedy Ann in the Deep Deep Woods

By: Gruelle, Johnny

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: P.F. Volland Company: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2302011

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine in very good box. Ink name on front flyleaf, minimal wear to board and box corners, two pencil doodles laid in, one of which includes drawings of characters from the story. 1930 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 95, [1] pp. 8vo. Color illustrations by Johnny Gruelle throughout. Raggedy Ann is a fictional character created by American writer Johnny Gruelle (1880–1938) in a series of books he wrote and illustrated for young children. Raggedy Ann is a rag doll with red yarn for hair and has a triangle nose. The character was created in 1915 as a ... View more info

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Raggedy Ann in Cookie Land

By: Gruelle, Johnny

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: The P.F. Volland Company: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2302012

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine in very good box. Ink name on front flyleaf. Two closed tears to edges of box bottom, box corners a bit rubbed. 1931 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 95, [1] pp. 8vo. Numerous color illustrations by author throughout. When Raggedy Ann and Andy fall down a deep hole, they find themselves in a magical world called Cookie Land. There they meet Little Weakie, Hookie-the-Goblin, and Mr. and Mrs. Cookie and their two cookie children. It's the Cookie family who award bravery medals to the Raggedys after they save them from one of Hookie's sneak attack... View more info

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Raggedy Ann's Wishing Pebble

By: Gruelle, Johnny

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: P.F. Volland Company: 1925

Edition: Ninth Edition

Seller ID: 2302013

Condition: Very Good


Ninth edition. Very good in good box. Ink name on front flyleaf. Bottom portion of box stained, split to seam of top box corner. 1925 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. [96 pp.] 8vo. Color illustrations by Johnny Gruelle throughout. Raggedy Ann is a fictional character created by American writer Johnny Gruelle (1880–1938) in a series of books he wrote and illustrated for young children. Raggedy Ann is a rag doll with red yarn for hair and has a triangle nose. The character was created in 1915 as a doll, and was introduced to the public in the 1918 book Raggedy Ann Stor... View more info

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Wooden Willie

By: Gruelle, Johnny

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: P.F. Volland Company: 1927

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 2302014

Condition: Near Fine


Fourth edition. Near fine in very good box. Ink name on front flyleaf. Bottom box corner seams split, one edge faded. 1927 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 95, [1] pp. 8vo. Color illustrations by Johnny Gruelle throughout. A classic work from the author of the massively famous Raggedy Ann series. Johnny Gruelle (December 24, 1880 – January 8, 1938) was an American artist, political cartoonist, children's book author and illustrator (and even songwriter). He is known as the creator of Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy. He had such confidence in his design that often he wou... View more info

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Thresholds (Magic Next Door)

By: Hoffman, Nina Kiriki

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Viking: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2299282

ISBN: 0670063193

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lightly rubbed. 2010 Hard Cover. Maya's family has just moved from Idaho to Spores Ferry, Oregon. She?s nervous about starting middle school and making new friends, but soon that's the last thing on her mind. First, a fairy flies into her room. Then it turns out that the kids in the apartment building next door do magic, and their basement is full of portals to other worlds. She's bursting with new experiences and delight . . . and secrets, because she can't breathe a word to her family, not even when she winds up taking care of an alien! View more info

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Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery

By: Howe, Deborah and James

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers: 2006

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2296398

ISBN: 1416928170

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by James Howe with doodle and inscription, To Jack! Nov 2011.. 2006 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 98 pp. Illustrated by Alan Daniel. Before it's too late, Harold the dog and Chester the cat must find out the truth about the newest pet in the Monroe household -- a suspicious-looking bunny with unusual habits...and fangs! View more info

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The Ogre of Oglefort

By: Ibbotson, Eva

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Dutton Children's Books: 2011

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2297772

ISBN: 0525423826

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. A very nice copy. 2011 Hard Cover. 247 pp. Ivo the orphan, together with the Hag of Dribble, Ulf the Troll, and Brian the Wizard, sets out to save Princess Mirella from the dreaded Ogre of Oglefort. But when the rescuers arrive at the castle, they are shocked to find that the princess doesn't want to be saved; she wants the ogre to turn her into a bird so she can escape an arranged marriage. And the Ogre isn't nearly the fearsome creature he once was--in fact, he's rather depressed. Now the rescuers have a new goal: save Princess Mirella from her tyrannical royal family and he... View more info

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The Secret of the Wooden Lady (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Book 27) (Cameo Edition)

By: Keene, Carolyn

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1960

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2286729

Condition: Very Good


First thus. Jacket edges rubbed with minor loss and a couple small tears to corners. 1960 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 192 pp. 8vo. 1960 'cameo edition', one of two known states of the first book from set #2 of the cameos, with purple ribbon on endpapers (Farah Guide, p. 32-34). Color frontispiece and black-and-white drawings by Polly Bolian, including several two-page spreads. Adventure abounds on the Bonny Scot in Boston Harbor as Nancy Drew helps Captain Easterly uncover the mystery of his ghostly visitors. From the moment the clever young detective and her frie... View more info

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South from 'Frisco: A Sea Story

By: Kendall, K.

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Collins Seagull Library: 1965

Seller ID: 1855299

Condition: Very Good


Corners lightly rubbed. Very Good. 1965 Hard Cover. 192 pp. 'How would you like to ship aboard the Clansman and come to the South Sea Islands with me, laddie?' A thrill of excitement shoots through Peter. So this is his uncle's 'proposition' which has puzzled him all the way from Sacramento to San Francisco. A vision of the vast seascapes of the Pacific flashes before his eyes - of the islands where the sandalwood grows - of the natives - cannibals perhaps? But never in his wildest dreams could Peter have imagined the dangers and adventures into which he is about to be hurled. Even before the ... View more info

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kids Series, Book 2)

By: Kinney, Jeff

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Amulet Books: 2008

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2296187

ISBN: 0810994739

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2008 Hard Cover. 217 pp. The highly anticipated sequel to the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling book! Secrets have a way of getting out, especially when a diary is involved. Whatever you do, don’t ask Greg Heffley how he spent his summer vacation, because he definitely doesn’t want to talk about it. As Greg enters the new school year, he’s eager to put the past three months behind him . . . and one event in particular. Unfortunately for Greg, his older brother, Rodrick, knows all about the incident Greg wants to keep under wraps. But secrets have a way of getting out . . . espec... View more info

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A Wind in the Door: A Companion to A Wrinkle in Time

By: L'Engle, Madeleine

Price: $3.00  $2.40

Publisher: Dell Yearling: 1974

Seller ID: 2297730

ISBN: 0440487617

Condition: Very Good


Light general wear. 1974 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 211 pp. A Wind in the Door is a fantastic adventure story involving Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe, the chief characters of A Wrinkle in Time. The seed from which the story grows is the rather ordinary situation of Charles Wallace's having difficulty in adapting to school. He is extremely bright, so much so that he gets punched around a lot for being different. He is also strangely, seriously ill (mitochondritis -- the destruction of farandolae, minute creature of the mitoc... View more info