Saturday, April 25, 2009

Book sale finds

This weekend was the big annual used book sale! We found:

Two volumes of Best in Children's Books that we didn't have

Maggie Rose: Her Birthday Christmas, by Ruth Sawyer, pictures by Maurice Sendak

The Illustrated Cider With Rosie, by Laurie Lee

Far to Go, by Noel Streatfeild (paperback in pretty rough shape)

Thomasina, by Paul Gallico

Figgs & Phantoms, by Ellen Raskin

The Dolls' House, by Rumer Godden (we have a copy but I couldn't pass it up)

The Jungle Books Vol. 2, by Rudyard Kipling

The Street of the Flower Boxes, by Peggy Mann

Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Bible History, by Charlotte M. Yonge

Gateways to Bookland (a reader)

Life of Robert Louis Stevenson for Boys and Girls, by Jacqueline Overton, with a gift inscription from 1915

Cape Breton Harbour, by Edna Staebler

Kingfishers Catch Fire, by Rumer Godden (one of her adult novels)

A Severe Mercy, by Sheldon Vanauken (a nicer copy than the one we have)

The Jesus I Never Knew, by Philip Yancey

The Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1918, Chosen and Edited by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch (1948 printing)

The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language, Selected and Arranged with Notes by Francis Turner Palgrave

Two older books of poetry that Crayons picked out


For the Scholastic shelf:

Ginnie and the Mystery Doll

Ginnie and the Mystery House

Kid Sister, by Margaret Embry

4 comments:

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness: Thou shalt not covet; thou shalt not covet...can I come book sale shopping with you when we come to Canada for our niece's wedding in 2010??

Mama Squirrel said...

Hi Jeanne--sure thing, but what part of Canada?

Birdie said...

Wonderful finds! Congratulations!

Piratemum said...

We must have just missed each other! I was VERY close to purchasing the Charlotte Yonge book and the Kingfisher book by Rumer Godden - debated over both of these but decided that, shelf-wise, I could barely fit the Churchill's A History of the English Speaking Peoples volumes + a Marco Polo book that I couldn't put down. LOVE the book sale.

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