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N and Marvin H. Newman ; Robert Abell, L. Previous Owner Name: Abell, A. Decorative Arts. Auction Catalog Provenance. SCARCE reference catalog to antiques and fine artworks remaining in private collection except for this publication. Provenance, review, history, relized prices written in. Well used, notice taped to front cover, under photo of the house. Previous owner's name and marks inside covers. Notations of what items sold for are marked in pen.
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Added to these were Ruiz and Picasso, for his father and mother, respectively, as per Spanish custom. For most of his life Ruiz was a professor of art at the School of Crafts and a curator of a local museum. From the age of seven, Picasso received formal artistic training from his father in figure drawing and oil painting. Ruiz was a traditional, academic artist and instructor who believed that proper training required disciplined copying of the masters, and drawing the human body from plaster casts and live models.
His son became preoccupied with art to the detriment of his classwork. They stayed almost four years. On one occasion the father found his son painting over his unfinished sketch of a pigeon. In , Picasso's seven to year old sister, Conchita, died of diphtheria to a traumatic event in his life. Picasso thrived in the city, regarding it in times of sadness or nostalgia as his true home Ruiz persuaded the officials at the academy to allow his son to take an entrance exam for the advanced class.
This process often took students a month, but Picasso completed it in a week, and the impressed jury admitted Picasso, who was still The student lacked discipline but made friendships that would affect him in later life. The two argued frequently. In , Picasso, age 16, set off for the first time on his own. Yet his difficulties accepting formal instruction led him to stop attending class soon after enrollment.
While the names of many of his later periods are debated, the most commonly accepted periods in his work are the Blue Period ; to ; , the Rose Period ; to ; , the African to influenced Period ; to ; , Analytic Cubism ; to ; , and Synthetic Cubism ; to Ex-Library book in good readable condition.
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He states that he lived a happy, peaceful childhood in his autobiography. But we were not burned out, ruined, or bereft of family and friends. I never went to war, too young for the First and too old for the Second". The only true suffering he experienced was frequent illness, according to his accounts. His interest in nature, however, was with him even in childhood. Adams enjoyed exploring the outdoors, and his favorite activity was collecting insects. Running, walking along the beach, and golfing were other activities he enjoyed. He became impatient with school; failing to see the reason behind what he saw as senseless memorization, he had no desire to be in a classroom.
After several incidents at school, including an uncontrolled outburst of laughing when "the whole situations suddenly appeared very ridiculous" , he was taken out of school and taught at home by his father. Eventually, he reentered school and received an eighth grade diploma from the Wilkins School. Around the age of 13, he began taking piano lessons and became seriously interested in music.
Through music, he became a more disciplined person and learned to channel emotion through art. He studied with Frederich Zech, a prominent pianist of the time. Adams grew to love music and was an accomplished pianist himself. On the trip, his father gave him a Brownie Box Camera, with which he was fascinated.
He spent the entire trip taking many photographs. While on Sierra Club outings, he took pictures of nature and realized on a deeper level the beauty of nature. He also developed an understanding of art on one of these outings: Art is both love and friendship and understanding: the desire to give. It is not charity, which is the giving of things. It is more than kindness, which is the giving of self. It is both the taking and giving of beauty, the turning out to the light the inner folds of the awareness of the spirit. It is the recreation on another plane of the realities of the world; the tragic and wonderful realities of earth and men, and of the interrelations of these.
It was during these years and experiences with nature and photography that he decided he wanted to become a photographer. Bill and Marguerite Zorach, acquaintances of Adams, served as examples of satisfied artists. He realized from their example that it was practical to pursue a career in photography; they gave Adams direction.
What started as a hobby slowly became a more serious pursuit. This was a visualization, meaning that he determined the desired emotional qualities of the print before he exposed the negative. Ansel Adams founded Group f. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Sierra Club in Ansel had generated a large amount of respect among fellow photographers. He began teaching photography workshops at Yosemite with Edward Weston. He received the Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship to photograph national parks and monuments in He is remembered for the extensive collection of photographs resulting from this that illustrate the grandeur of the national parks.
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Charles Bear and the Mystery of the Forest. Wilmington, Massachusetts, U. Crayon coloring on a few pages. Some Age Spots on Paper. Clean and Unmarked Text: Signet, Very Clean!. Bergenfield, New Jersey, U. Television Show Tie in Book. Gordonsville, Virginia, U. Literature Elements. Previous store pri ce sticker or remains of such on the front cover.
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He spent significant time in Munich after executing a monumental fountain there, the Wittelsbacher Brunnen. He is known for five monumental urban fountains. American sculptor, conservative critic and author Lorado Taft, while bemoaning the direction the German sculpture is moving in writes that Hildebrand is, ' a master of the old school and Florentine tradition, whose example has been a constant gospel of good taste and sanity. Even today, when the whole world has gone after false gods, his influence continues to be felt and I wonder if the fact that in the midst of this revolution German sculpture, however fantastic, remains essentially sculpture, is not due largely to the life long precept and practice of this admirable representative of the craft.
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Ffep partially removed, text is clean and unmarked. Spine has been clear tape reinforced. But they are constantly aware of being watched from the strange Victorian house where an old recluse lives. Soon they meet "Captain Ghost" who teaches them how to build and man a ship. How they share and finally solve a mystery that surrounded their new friend makes exciting reading. The book was set somewhere landlocked the prairie? Is it possible that this is Mary Poppins? There is no meadow in Mary Poppins, but a lot of the rest seems to fit. Captain Ghost , mids. I remember this book as well!
I've also been looking for it for ages. I think the title was Captain Ghost , and the author's last name may have started with a C. The Captain wasn't a ghost, but at first he wouldn't come out to see the kids, so they thought he was. Eventually, they join him to help build his boat. I think there was a mystery, and the captain's hankerchief figured into it somehow.
Actually, it's on the Solved Mysteries page. I remembered reading this book myself, sometime in the early 60's, but I couldn't remember many of the details,but I'm sure it's the same book. Sharing plans and secrets, the three friends were inseparable. How they came to meet the owner of a Victorian house they called him Captain Ghost among themselves , learned how to build and man a ship, met a sinister stranger, and finally solved an old mystery makes for exciting reading. When the Rand McNally Junior Elf books were reissued in paperback as Tiny Elf books, some were the same stories with the same pictures, while others used the original pictures with a different title and author!
The "Captain Kitty" pictures were done over in this way, so if you find a Tiny Elf book where the pictures seem very familiar and the story doesn't really, that's why. The Junior Elf version was also reprinted and is easy to find. Could you possibly be looking for Captain Kitty? It's a tiny book with a black cat standing at the helm wearing nautical garb. L15 - I am pretty sure that this person is remembering Barbara Sleigh's Carbonel books. They are pretty hard to find. I loved them as a kid and had forgotten all about the apothecary jars until I read this description. This sounds like the first Carbonel book by Barbara Sleigh.
I can't remember the exact title but there are two or three books with the same characters. Carbonel is the cat. I am a bit of a Barbara Sleigh fan too from my childhood. Good answer on the apothecary jar, but that is actually the second book in the series - The Kingdom of Carbonel. The first book in the series is Carbonel, King of Cats. In this story, Rosemary and John communicate with Carbonel by holding onto the witch's broom - but which is destroyed accidently toward the end of the first book - hence the need for the special liquid in the second book.
The third book, Carbonel and Calidor , is by far the hardest to find. I have yet to read it but have finally tracked down a paperback copy in England at an outlandish price, but which should now be enroute to me. The first book can be obtained as a new paperback from several UK children's bookstores online. Amazon UK and childrensbookcentre. Both ship internationally. To bad the other two books are not avaliable as paperback reprints.
Theodore Sturgeon, Yesterday Was Monday. Okay, this is a long shot, but Theodore Sturgeon wrote a short story that sounds similar to the description. This sounds similar to a book my mother bought in the early s, called something like The Secret Club. The members of the "secret club" do the kinds of things you describe for me, the most memorable one was making sure that people don't step in dog poop! Cooper Edens, Caretakers of Wonder , I think it's Caretakers of Wonder , which exhorts you to open your eyes.
This is illustrated with imagination, the sky and the horizon safety-pinned together, the "ones who light and keep the stars burning" floating off in a hot air balloon full of giant matches, the starry sky folded up like a quilt. The imaginative illustrations show "the sky and the horizon" safety-pinned together, the stars being lit by a man in a hot-heart balloon full of giant matches, the sun hoisted up by a pulley, the starry sky folded up like a bolt of cloth on a worker's back, "the ones weaving the meadows and telling the trees where to stand" and more.
Marjories Vetter, Journey for Jennifer, This sounds like it could be the same as C This is a guess - here's the only description I could find: Jennifer could feel her face stiffen as she watched Steve say good-by to the others. Didn't their dates on board the ship to Havana mean anything to him? Wasn't he going to miss her at all when she was in the hill country? My Bookstumper A was solved by readers input directing me to Marjorie Vetter's hardcover book Cargo for Jennifer. This book was reprinted in as the paperback Journey for Jennifer.
C had similar information and helped me find this book. Thanks everyone! Caroline and Her Friends. Check out the Most Requested page. Thanks for your help, now I begin the search to find a copy of it. It was originally published in as LGB , and reissued several times. Every day his master paints him in a different guise. It must be very tiring, not to mention confusing, especially when he hasn't enough legs or too many tails. But whether emaciated or after Picasso, Carter is beautifully feline and very funny, and so are his more stable friends.
At last Carter has his revenge. He paints Mr. Blob himself, in a variety of improbable poses, finally painting him in the bath and leaving him there. He then painted himself in his holiday gear and was off. This is an original story, not over-written, and the pictures are hilarious, packed full of ridiculous jokes. T Could this be the John Peterson series? The secret hide-out.
I have researched the two suggestions, and would like to thank you very much for your help. In fact, I am now sure there was also a dog. It seems to me that Enid Blyton's plots are very similar to the books which I am referring, except the characters' clubhouse was definitely a treehouse. It also seems to me that the style of writing is similar to John Peterson.
Could there be a series written a bit later based on these same ideas and style? Please, please, keep the suggestions coming I know we are getting closer! Thank you! I came across your site while trying to find a reasonably-priced copy of Mary Ann's Mud Day. I read with interest your "Stump the Bookseller" section, and think that the solution to T may be a short series of books about a group of kids called The Three Investigators.
They didn't have a treehouse, but a really cool hideout in a junkyard that required all manner of maneuvering to access. William Arden is the author of that series from the late '60's, and I think an annoying tagalong sibling is among the characters. There are over 20 in the series. The main characters are Jack and Annie, and they have a dog named Fluffy. The stories involve traveling back in time to solve problems and have adventures. My son reads them now and is addicted If I'm wrong the time travel aspect is a biggie , sorry!
I know these books! They were "easy reader" mysteries, written by Crosby Bonsall. One of them was always eating peanut butter sandwiches I believe it was Tubby. As the original stumper noted, there were several books in the series. I too am convinced the poster is referfing to Crosby Bonsall's books and this one in particular. The hungry stranger centres on the stealing of a blueberry pie from Mrs Meech's??
It fascinated me, as blueberries weren't available here in NZ, and thought of any food that could turn your teeth blue was utterly fantastic. The Wizard Private eye club investigate and Snitch - Wizard's snaggle toothed little brother tries to tag along, and I think ultimately solves the mystery. They have a clubhouse no girls allowed! After asking everyone from the mailman to Mrs Meech herself to smile to see if they have blue teeth and thus would have stolen the pie they discover that the old english sheepdog is the culprit I think.
This is another of my lost books - and though I'm happy to see it reprinted, the thought of a full colour version isn't quite the same as my beloved black and white Scholastic copy. Maybe A Handful of Thieves? She wrote lots of wonderful books involving English children getting into and out of! Try this link to see descriptions of her books. When an early painting by Constable is stolen from a private collector, four English children decide to solve the crime. An amusing story of a gang of British boys foiling thieves who have stolen a top secret energy source, the silver egg, from the gang leader's father's laboratory by applying popular science experiments like how to develop your own photos, suspend an egg in water, put out a candle, etc.
Desmond Skirrow, The case of the silver egg. Further to my previous posting on this, I've now reread my copy of The Case of the Silver Egg and it is definitely the one. The scene happens as described except that the boy is locked in with his father and the explosive is liquid gelignite. The boy mixes baking powder with vinegar to create carbon dioxide which he pours down the shelf liner tube to put out the candle. Jan is running away from bad people but he doesn't know why because he has amnesia. He meets Ginny on the bus. Ginny is blind but she can see in a different way.
She takes Jan to her home where he meets her aunt and uncle and little brother who have special ESP powers. Jan and Ginny are kidnapped by the bad guys an evil doctor who has a brainwashing machine named Matilda because they want to control Jan who has the unique ability to teleport. They eventually escape and Ginny's family find out that Jan is the missing family member they have been searching for. He died in and the book was published posthumously by his wife, Alice Towle Key.
It was only published in paperback - there's NO hardcover edition. Casket and the Sword by Norman Dale , illustrated by Biro, published Barrie , pages "Clive and his sister Sally, coming back from abroad to find the family mansion in the hands of unfriendly strangers, determine to restore the fortunes of the house by endeavouring to break in and find the casket and the sword, hidden there by a piratical ancestor in the 17th century.
A curious book, with the author bursting into verse quite good verse on occasion I think this book was set in England and may have involved a boy? There he solved some kind of mystery or found something of great value that was hidden in a dark place--maybe a crypt??? I read this book in 5th or 6th grade and have thought of it hundreds of times since then.
I was completely lost in the story. Eleanor Jewett, Hidden Treasure of Glaston. This book features an English boy being sent to a monastery for safekeeping during a war, and helping to discover the graves of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. Arthur's sword is with him in his casket. Jim is visiting a distant aunt for the summer. While messing around in the backyard, he finds some kind of opening or break in a wall, admitting him to the house next door. While there, Jim meets David and Sally, children of the aforesaid family.
They are living in hiding on their own estate. They are hiding from the family servants, who have done something illegal -- possibly killing David and Sally's parents. David and Sally are trying to find positive proof of the servants' guilt and wrong-doing. The servants are trying to find David and Sally and silence them so no one will ever find out what they have done.
David and Sally enlist Jim's help. The plot revolves around the three characters' escapades, adventures and final success in bringing the servants to justice. Additional clues: David used an armbrace sling-shot and steel ball bearings in fighting the servants. Norman Dale, The Casket and the Sword , , copyright. I'm pretty sure this is the book you're thinking of. Jeremy is visiting his Aunt Eleanor to fully recover from measles, and finds Clive and Sally Palfrey, the heirs to the neighboring estate, living in the estate grounds, which have become dangerous since the bad guys groundskeepers in the pay of an old servant who wants the land and a rumored treasure have let the menagerie out of their cages.
The children have to dodge wild animals, escape the keepers, and find their way into the house to locate the treasure that will save their home. They have a friend named Mickey Few, and a long-lost uncle also turns up to help. And yes, Clive uses a metal slingshot in addition to his bow and arrows. The three children use trumpets and a penny whistle to communicate via a signal tune.
Norman Dale, Casket and the Sword , , copyright. My brother, Dennis, says this is indeed the book he's been looking for the solution posted on the website. He is delighted to find the title after all these years. Thank you so much. Children's adventure set in country estate called Castle Combe or Coombe. Map of CC in front. Children spending summer holidays in a house next to CC. Sneaked into grounds, sometimes at night. Watched strange happenings from tree. Eventually went inside building.
But obviously the caretaker doesn't want her there. What secret is he hiding? And who are the mysterious paying guests who roam the castle? Molly is afraid. Norman Dale, The Casket and the Sword, This sounds like the beginning of The Casket and the Sword. There are lots of plot descriptions on the Solved Mysteries page under this title. This is definitely the book I was searching for. Thanks to everyone that helped to find it. I have now purchased a copy. It brings back so many childhood memories and I am delighted to have the chance to read it again. The listing I have shows it as published by Current in , and that may be too recent.
A description for the Roloff book: "Very nice book about a little girl named Cassie who lived in a town that wasn't on any map. First part of book in black and white with the last half in color. Winterfield, Henry, Castaways in Lilliput, Australians Peggy, Jim and friend Ralph drift on a rubber raft until they land on an invisible island.
It is populated by Gulliver's lilliputians and the children have several adventures trying to get back home. Including drinking hundreds of buckets of milk and riding on the top of a train. I really think this is Castaways in Lilliput by Henry Winterfeld. It's about three children who wash up on an uncharted island that turns out to be Lilliput, and they are the first "giants" to visit there since Gulliver.
Hutchinson, published by Harcourt , Weekly Reader , reprinted in , pp. But the only signs of life are miniature farms, a toy-sized village and tiny roads. They have to be very careful not to step on something important! It's not as old as the person remembers pub. Thanks for the update. Actually I have found the book I was looking for.
I solved this one myself. The book is about a summer adventure in the English countryside, involving a young girl, her best friend Persephone and her unusual family. There is a island with some abbey ruins, some caves, some mysterious singing, and a flood that imperils a little girl and her nanny in the caves, and a mysterious young boy who helps rescue them.
I've been interested in the poem ever since. One of the "I Can Read Book" series. This was my favorite series as a child since I'm just crazy about cats. Esther Averill wrote and illustrated a number of stories about a small black cat named Jenny Linsky. Many of the stories revolve around the Cat Club, of which Jenny is a member. Pickles was the name of the firecat. One of her brothers was named Checkers and he had a talent of retrieving balls.
I can't remember the name of the other brother. There was also a set of twins who were members of the cat club. Esther Averill, Jenny Linsky series. If it makes a difference, I'll add a second voice to the suggestion that this is likely to be the "Jenny Linsky" series. These books are terribly collectible, and remembered fondly by all sorts of people. They've been reprinted a number of times, but currently aren't in print. C Averill, Esther. Harper, Grabo, Carl Henry, Cat in grandfather's house , This may be the book the reader remembered as The Clock in Grandfather's House.
The reader did mention a cat, so it might well have been The Cat in Grandfather's House. The date is about right. I have new information. I know it sounds silly, but I didn't want to ask my father the exact name of this book because I wanted to surprise him for his 75th birthday. It all became too much for me, though, and I finally called him. According to him, the name of this book is The Cat in Grandfather's House , and it was published in , the year of his birth. He lives in San Diego near the famous "Prince and the Pauper" children's bookstore, and some time ago they said they had a waiting list for this book.
I contacted them today and they are looking into it, but of course, any help on your end would be wonderful. Just reading that line, I got a flashback of some illustrations by him. For some strange reason, I think that book had something to do with chicken noodle soup, or am I thinking of something else? So check it out, I hope I'm right! Well, gee, I have The Nutshell Library sitting right here on my desk.
No Aviators here. Your site is marvelous. Turns out it's neither Sendak nor Alligators All Around. Does anyone remember this book? It was probably published in the mid to late s. Please, please help! I just discovered your wonderful website yesterday and thought I might be able to help you out with the A1 stumper.
I remembered a children's dictionary not just an ABC book with whimsical examples like those given by the people writing to you, first published in the mids when I was very young, and it seemed that it was illustrated by P. As recently as the early s I bought a copy of this book new for my nephew. I'll be eager to find out if this is the book the person was looking for! This sure is fun! The Cat in the Hat Beginner Dictionary.
Random House Beginner Books, A well-loved copy, some water damage and hinges taped. Sounds like this one. In many ways, their lives and fears are the same. A cat called Ta-she seems to bind them together. This is certainly the Cat in the Mirror. Erin experiences her previous life, years ago in Egypt, where her name is Irun. There is a boy named Seti both now in New York and then in Egypt. Pamela F. I don't remember any of Pam Service's titles, except for Winter of Magic's Return , which is not the one the seeker wants.
But do some paperback research--Loganberry had a few when I left--and she's probably the author of the stumper title. Y11 is Cat in the Mirror by Mary Stolz. From the front flap: "This is a story of two girls: Erin and Irun. One lives now in New York City, and one belongs in ancient Egypt 3, years ago. One is fascinated by things of the past, and the other is haunted by a voice from the future. There are other things that bind the girls -- the same appearance, their relationships to their parents, and a cat called Ta-she. Perhaps the two girls are in some way the same person after all.
I'm sure it's the one - a very good book! One is fascinated by things of the past, and the other haunted by a voice from the future. She is a loner until a young Egyptian boy, Seti, transfers to her school and befriends her. Mary Stolz, Cat in the Mirror. It's about a girl who has trouble fitting in at a new school, and she receives a blow to the head and is transported years back in time to ancient Egypt.
It is a boy who travels back in time, but he does go to Egypt My copy of the book isn't where I thought it was so I can't check for sure without going through every book in the house to find it--that would take weeks! Mary Stolz, Cat in the Mirror , There are boys named Seti from both times and cat named Ta-she. I think this one may have a similar plotline to what you are describing This instantly rang a bell with me.
It's not actual time-travel I think. The two girls Erin and Irun are haunting each other across 3, years. Erin, Erun, friend named Seti, time travel? Seems to match description exactly. Description found on the web: "Erin has a few problems but starts off on the right foot with Seti, the new boy at school who has just moved from Egypt.
When he makes it into the "in crowd", he doesn't forget her. The story turns to fantasy when she bumps her head on a museum stone artifact and floats back to the days years ago when she is Irun and Seti is still her friend. She does recover and Seti seems to know where she's been. This is a good tale of friends that stand the test of time and peer pressure. A girl and her mother? They could only afford bad apples to eat, from the grand house? Then the girl had some magic way of getting other food magic pencils?
Emma Pippin and her aunt live in a bus, and eat the bad apples from the orchard the aunt works in. On a chilly Cleveland day, this comment warms our hearts! Thank you ALL. Golden Story Book 16, pgs. I googled "Terrible Tomkit" and found the following closed alas! I hope this helps. It contains pages of cat stories and pictures.
This book fits your description. The diagrams of the hands and string are black with red arrows showing the direction movement of the string. Also, special notes are in red boxes. However, the only photo is on the cover - it's a headshot of a girl holding up her hands with a string design stretched between them. C [I haven't checked for color of illus. String figures and how to make them; a study of cat's cradle in many lands , w an ethnological intro by Alfred C Haddon.
Dover [Scribner ]. Could this possibly be the one wanted? Our copy is hardback, but the illustations are in black and red. It has actual photographs rather than line drawings so that might not be it. Klutz Press, Cat's Cradle , 80s. Even if this isn't the one being looked for, it is one of the best on the market. Camilla Gryski, Super String Games , This may be too late to be the one you're looking for, but I have it in front of me and it does have black and red illustrations - the hands and string are black, and the red indicates the movements you do.
One thing that may set this book apart from others is that it gives the history of each design, and presents a story that you can tell as yo''re making them. The designs are for children, but they are quite complex. I was really into string games in the s but I've never seen most of these. Johnson, Siddie Joe, Cathy. NY Longmans Cathy's father is a pilot and her mother is doing war work at the airplane factory. The Mexican housekeeper, Rosita, tells her stories of Spanish treasure and ghosts.
She learns that the house she and her mother live in near Daddy's training station used to be a farmhouse, and that during the last World War, three children lived there, whose father went away to the army. Cathy climbs into the attic and finds a blue-painted chest with three names on the drawers - Sarah, Gilbert, and Linda. On Valentine's day Cathy opens the desk and finds a bundle of letters and a beginning Feb 14, , in Sarah's drawer.
In the diary are old Valentine cards, inspiring Cathy to make a Valentine bouquet for her mother. Gilbert's drawer has a box of marbles and snake rattles, and a school essay on courage, which comfort Cathy when Rosita can't come and she must manage alone in the house. The shopkeeper, Mr. George, takes her to catch crawfish with his sons. Linda's drawer has a doll, a tea-set and a copy of a letter to her father. The letter talks about earning money for thrift stamps by killing "the big green fat worms on the potato vines I think the worms look like green dragons.
I am St. George, I guess. With some coaching from Mr. George she learns how to "catch one by the little horn" and pull it off the stem of the plant. She smashes them between two bricks. She begins her own garden and grows radishes, beans and Swiss chard as well as babysitting Rositas grand-daughter and neighbourhood babies. Then she reads in Sarah's diary that the 3 children's father is missing in France and that Sarah is writing a fairy tale to comfort herself, a fairy tale which mysteriously disappears.
With the help of Rosita's younger daughters, Cathy searches the old barn and finds a little book with a silver clasp, containing the fairy tale The Silver Princess. The story and the diary give her courage when her Daddy is reported missing in action. At the end of the book she meets the grown-up Gilbert, just before her own father comes home. This is definitely the book. All the details seem familiar. Thanks so much! There have been several Oregon Trail stumpers before. Rutgers van der Loeff.
This is likely one of the first two books in the "Cathy and Carl" series published by the very Christian-oriented Scripture Press, about two siblings and their adventures going west on the Oregon Trail and afterward. The second book was also published in and was titled Cathy and Carl Captured , and included the incident with the Whitmans and the two children being captured by Indians. This is it! Thank you thank you! I can't believe you found it so quickly. Cal, Carl, well at least I was close!
Faber, illustrated by Howard Simon. Hale and Company, However, she soon finds that her sister is the only one who can help her solve a mystery Cover shows two girls on bikes, one blonde, one dark. I would love to let that person know how very very grateful I am!!! I for one would be delighted to send a fee for the wonderful feeling I had when I realized my search was over for one of my books. C59 cat care manual: Well, it's not Searle's Cats , because I checked our library's copy and it doesn't match up. It was published in , reprinted , illustrated by cartoony line drawings.
Ring any bells? Bronson, Cats , I solved my own mystery! I originally posted the query long ago, and I've found the book I was looking for! I have an interlibrary loan copy in my hands right now. I found it by doing a search online in the WorldCat, using the delimiters I could think of My heart sank. But there, the third one down, my little voice told me that was it, and the author's name seemed murkily familiar. On the chance I was right, I ordered it, and well -- a happy ending! Now that I have the right information, I can start searching for a copy of my own - as I said long ago - one that doesn't have to go back to the library.
Bronson, Wilfrid S. Harcourt Brace and Company: New York Anthony Taber, Cat's Eyes , I have even located an original and signed-by-the-author copy!!! Thanks so much for you assistance anyways!!!! Tuttle, Lisa. Illustrated by Una Woodruff. Doubleday, It starts out in a cottage in the woods owned by a homely but happy witch who at one point was a actress who travelled a lot. She has a cat that can think for him self and talks as well.
While she the witch learns her lines for a possible job, cat finds the door or window to the other realm their he meets all types of faireies doing all types of things. The pictures are fabulous, the detail is great but do you think I can find it. Jules has all kinds of adventures including summoning faeries through the television set, etc. Hope this is it!!
This does sound like Catwitch, from the description on the Solved list. I love this one best of all the Twins series for the details of their hunting, gathering, cooking and building - plus the humor and suspense. Here's the plot, which takes place in prehistoric southern England. She wrote at least 26 Twins books. Here's a link for them , though I don't think Perkins was very good at criticizing sexism in societies if that were really her intention, as the link implies. Lucy Fitch Perkins, The Cave Twins Born in , I was read to by my mother from an illustrated children's book about a nuclear family of cavemen remember we are speaking of the late 30s, early 40s.
I have no idea of the title, author, publisher or date of publication. The illustrations made the children look like bear cubs with human faces. Any help in locating this book would be greatly appreciated. See C There's a sequel, so it could be that book too, but I'm not sure. The one about the donuts was made into a film, which was shown to our class around the time we had a Homer Price unit in our reading book in fifth grade.
Homer Price definitely deals with the doughnut story but I think that Centerburg Tales has the doughnut story as well as the others. Robert McClosky, Centerburg Tales. I solved my own stumper! Suddenly the name Homer Price popped into my head. My book is the second one McClosky wrote--first one is just called Homer Price. Josh Webster, Ceremonies,, approximate. Thank you, thank you!!! Margaret Mahy, The Changeover, '80s. Laura, Jacko's sister, visits the neighborhood witches one of them a male, just older than she and becomes a witch herself to counter Braque's powers.
Margaret Mahy, Changeover. I'm pretty sure this book is Changeover - the prefect who helps the girl Laura Chant is Sorry - a wonderfully touching angsty romantic hero. Good book. Set in New Zealand, not England, btw. Absolutely no doubt about this one. The book is set in New Zealand, and Laura Chant must become a witch changeover with the help of Sorenson Sorry Carlisle, a young male witch, in order to save her little brother who is the victim of a kind of spiritual vampire.
Excellent book, and still I think in print. Juvenile fantasy book about a girl who finds herself hanging out with a loner boy at her school. Her brother is in danger from some evil force, so she and the boy are trying to save him. A coming of age story as she grapples with the magic powers that are starting to awaken in her, and the responsibilities of engaging in a relationship. Story set in a city, possibly the States, but could be England.
Title could have the word "dark" or "omen" in it? I read this in the early 90's or late 80's. Not sure when it was pubished, the setting was modern times 's's. I really hope you can find this, I have had no luck! Margaret Mahy, The Changeover , Margaret Mahy, The Changeover. Maybe this one? Laura needs to save her younger brother Jacko from an evil man that placed a strange tattoo on his hand that is sapping his life force. She enlists the help of a classmate Sorenson Sorry who is a male witch and learns to unleash her own witch powers.
Romance with Sorenson is a big part of the book. Story about a teenage girl whose little brother is possessed by an evil power that is draining him of life. She saves him by seeking help from a loner boy at her school who has magical powers and helps her to find her own magical powers so she can save her brother. At the same time she gains understanding of adult relationships.
Set in a New Zealand town. A great book which won the Carnegie Medal in It's a great read! I'm almost positive this is it: When her little brother seems to become possessed by an evil spirit, fourteen-year-old Laura seeks the help of the strangely compelling older boy at school who she is convinced has supernatural powers. Its also on the Solved Mystery pages. When her little brother seems to become possessed by an evil spirit, fourteen-year-old Laura seeks the help of the strangely compelling older boy at school who she is convinced has supernatural powers.
The setting is New Zealand. Margaret Mahy, Changeover , Sounds just like Changeover! See the Solved Mysteries for more info. That is the book I have been looking for It really resonated with me and has hung on the corners of mind as something I'd like to re-read again. Book Stumpers - you and your internet friends are my super heroes! This sounds like the changes trilogy - the books are The devils children, Heartsease, The weathermonger.
The first is about a girl who is separated from her parents when the change back to a medieval mindset happens -she travels with a group of Sikhs who are not affected, and is able to warn them if anything they do is likely to be seen as 'witchcraft' or evil.
Heartsease is set during the changes and The Weathermonger about how they happened and and how they are ended. Although there are clues scattered throughout the books about what's happened to the world, Merlin doesn't actually come into it until the very last book. Merlin appears in the third book as the reason for Britain becoming anti-technological. Service , In a post-nuclear world, Merlin is resurrected. M Pamela F. Service, Winter of Magic's Return , After years of nuclear winter, Britain is coming alive again, and there is evidence that humanity's next cycle may be an age of magic, not technology.
Three teenage "misfits," including Merlin in the body of a 14 year old, begin an arduous journey across the countrys desolate wastes in search of King Arthur, who may still be alive. Along the way they battle dangers and enchantments, finally winning through to an Eden-like Avalon, their task accomplished, and the dawn of magic's dominion at hand.
The action-filled plot and finely drawn characters will hold readers, and while there is no overt anti-war message, the starkness of the bleak landscape, where a sunny day is a cherished event, is a haunting symbol of what might be. There is also a sequel, Tomorrow's Magic. Peter Dickinson, The Weathermonger, Peter Dickinson, The Weathermonger.
Not sure, it's been such a long time since I read it, but is there any chance that Lewis' That Hideous Strength is the book referred to? Merlin is definitely in it, and people do hate and fear the machines. Pat Hutchins , Changes, Changes. Maybe this one, if it's a picture book--still in print and you can view the cover online. Hutchins, Pat, Changes, Changes. Thank you for your help in finding this lost favorite.
Putnam's Sons, These books were produced by the Advanced Training Institute to support Christian education in homes. You can see a picture of them here , including the growling bear on the cover. If that link doesn't work, just go to iblp. I'm not sure if this is correct or not, but it can't hurt to try. I can't remember all of them, but if you do a search for "House in the Hole in the Side of the Tree" or "Coco's Candy Shop", you should be able to find the whole set. I think there was one book that told more about animals I hope it helps!
How cool to see that cover again after all these years I had no idea there were 2 others in the set! Thank you thank you, once again. Ebay here I come It's a hard one to find, but I have one! I wouldn't have remembered the author myself, but I'm quite a fan of Martha Alexander. Check this out for more on Martha Alexander and a picture of Charles. Illustrated by Martha Alexander.
First edition. Slightly soiled, otherwise VG-. I can't find any more info about it right now - on the Net at least. Try your library. She thinks her aunt doesn't want her and so she goes to live in a field and pretends she can't talk so she won't have to answer questions from strangers in the store. The bugs are earwigs. Her system for staying fed and inconspicuous is as elaborate as E. Konigsberg's for Claudia and Jamie, though the book as a whole hardly compares with Konigsberg's. It's about a girl, whose name might be Rowan, who decides to run away for the summer.
I don't think she was particularly unhappy at home. I can't remember the reason, but I think she wanted a little adventure. I think she finds a hedge with a little nook, and she makes her home and sleeps in there. I thought Rowan might be the name of the book, but no searches on that turned up what I was looking for. This might be Charley by Joan Robinson.
I think she may have wanted to be called Rowan. Check out solved mysteries under Charley. Joan Robinson, Charley. I think this may be the book. Rowan is the heroine's real name, but she is usually called by her nickname, Charley. She runs away because her parents are away I can't remember the reason , and she can't get on with the aunt who is looking after the family.
The last straw is when she gets the mistaken idea that another, favourite aunt "doesn't want her". Joan Robinson, Charley, Someone on rec. It is a British story about a young girl who runs away thinking it would be nice live on her own. Rowan is the girl's real name, and Charley is her nickname. Charley is British slang for a foolish person. I have another stumper to post though! It was about a girl who ran away and stayed in a field in some sort of old shelter; a wagon or caravan??. I dont remember a lot of the story.
I borrowed it from a library in North Royalton Ohio where I lived at the time. Robinson, Joan, Charley , Robinson Joan G, Charley , Lovely story of Charley, who is sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside. Believing herself to be not wanted, she sets up camp near her aunt's house. She befriends various people including a gardener at a big house and manages very successfully on her own! Rumer Godden, The Diddakoi. It's not a lot to go on but I wonder if you're thinking of "the Diddakoi" by Rumer Godden? The little girl, Kizzy, is part romany and runs away to try to save herself and her horse, after her grandmother dies.
She ends up with a Gypsy caravan of hre own to stay in. If this is the one, it is in print, by MacMillan isbn Might "Charlie" have been one of the characters from there? I no longer have any of those books, so can't confirm Anyway, thought I'd pass the hunch along In it, Charlie runs away from the alley where he lives in search of the country, where he can play "tiger in the grass.
Twilliger's hat from a tree. This is, I believe, the final book in the Wrinkle in Time series. Polly goes back in time to ancient America and meets very early Native Americans. Her boyfriend goes after her and they have several adventures together, but she also grows very attached to one of the Indian men. She and her boyfriend finally make it back to their own time, but their relationship has drastically changed. Catherine Hart, Charmed. Found the book at second chance bookstore - I was off on the cover - it was a waterfall. C54 is Palmer Brown's Cheerful about the little city church mouse who dreams of living in the country and eventually escapes there by riding in a panoramic Easter egg.
I'm awaiting the opportunity of an affordable copy and thank the person who sent it in!
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