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The Secret Footprints, Alvarez, Julia
1 Alvarez, Julia The Secret Footprints
New York Knopf 2000 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Fabian Negrin Signed by Author
This copy has been boldly SIGNED by Julia Alvarez on the title page. The talented author's first illustrated book for children. In this lyrically written leegend, Julia Alvarez introduces us to the magical ciguapas, and a brave and bold young one named Guapa, the only one who isn't afraid of humans. How Guapa's curiosity nearly costs the tribe their freedom makes for a captivating and entertaining tale. Together with Fabian Negrin's radiant paintings, this story of the ciguapas as reinvented by an acclaimed storyteller will linger long in readers' imaginations. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The House of the Scorpion, Farmer, Nancy
2 Farmer, Nancy The House of the Scorpion
NY Athenium 2002 First Edition/First Printing Fine Fine 
Winner of the 2002 National Book Award for Young People's Literarture. Around every turn in this vivid, futuristic adventure is a new, heart-stopping surprise. Dustjacket praise from Ursala K. Le Guin "It is a pleasure to read science fiction that's full of warm, strong characters...It's a pleasure to read "The House of the Scorpion." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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New Guys Around the Block, Guy, Rosa
3 Guy, Rosa New Guys Around the Block
New York Delacorte Press 1983 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Rosa Guy on the title page. "New Guys Around the Block," like its highly praised companion novel, "The Disappearance," is a gripping mystery as well as an intimately realistic look at life in the inner city today. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Disappearance, Guy, Rosa
4 Guy, Rosa The Disappearance
New York Delacorte Press 1979 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Rosa Guy on the title page! A powerful, suspenseful novel, "The Disappearance" is a tragedy about criminals and victims, especially the young black male, who is often forced to hide his pain under his blackness. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Interference Powder, Korelitz, Jean Hanff
5 Korelitz, Jean Hanff Interference Powder
Tarrytown, NY Marshall Cavendish 2003 0761451390 / 9780761451396 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of "Interference Powder" has been INSCRIBED/SIGNED... "For Sara with best wishes, Jean Hanff Korelitz" on the title page. The talented author's first book for young readers. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Forgotten Helper, Moore, Lorrie
6 Moore, Lorrie The Forgotten Helper
NY Kipling Press 1987 0943718007 / 9780943718002 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This is a beautiful copy of the author's scarce children's book that has been SIGNED by Lorrie Moore on the title page! Here, the talented author turned her finely-honed pen to a children's story. With wit and tenderness, Lorrie Moore tells the story of Aben, Santa's most talented and most difficult elf. The illustrations and original concept by T. Lewis. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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I Know Some Things: Stories About Childhood By Contemporary Writers , Moore, Lorrie (Editor)
7 Moore, Lorrie (Editor) I Know Some Things: Stories About Childhood By Contemporary Writers
NY Faber & Faber 1992 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Lorrie Moore on the title page. "When writers of fiction have made the effort to explore the mottled landscape of a child's secrets and understanding, they have often created stories of ferocious poignanc," writes Lorrie Moore in her introduction to this dazzling collection of stories about childhood.  
Price: 55.00 USD
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The Big Box , Morrison, Toni & Slade
8 Morrison, Toni & Slade The Big Box
NY Hyperion 1999 0786804165 / 9780786804160 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine Giselle Potter Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Toni Morrison & Slade Morrison on the title page! The award-winning author's first story for children - written with her son - Slade Morrison. In "The Big Box", parents, teaches, and other adults determine the boundaries of personal freedom for Patty and Mickey and Liza Sue, three feisty kids "who just can't handle their freedom.  
Price: 195.00 USD
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The Book of Mean People , Morrison, Toni & Slade
9 Morrison, Toni & Slade The Book of Mean People
NY Hyperion 2002 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine Pascal Lemaitre Signed by Author
The second children's book co-authored by this award-winning author and her son. This copy has been SIGNED by both Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison on the title page! Their story offers a humorous look at how children interpret daily events. Sometimes people are mean intentionally, sometimes not. But this wise cheld figures out how to rise above all meaness in the end.  
Price: 110.00 USD
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The Book of Mean People, Morrison, Toni & Slade
10 Morrison, Toni & Slade The Book of Mean People
NY Hyperion 2002 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Pascal Lemaitre Signed by Author(s)
The second children's book co-authored by this award-winning author and her son. This copy has been SIGNED by both Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison on the title page! Their story offers a humorous look at how children interpret daily events. Sometimes people are mean intentionally, sometimes not. But this wise cheld figures out how to rise above all meaness in the end. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Who's Got Game? The Ant or the Grasshopper?, Morrison, Toni & Slade
11 Morrison, Toni & Slade Who's Got Game? The Ant or the Grasshopper?
NY Scribner 2003 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Pascal Lemaitre Signed by Author
The first in a series of six books co-authored by the Award-winning author and her son. This copy has been SIGNED by both Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison on the title page! The creators of "Who's Got Game" were inspired by the wonder of Aesop's Fables—their vitality, their endless demand for new interpretations. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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How Glooskap Outwits The Ice Giants and Other Tales of the Maritime Indians , Norman, Howard
12 Norman, Howard How Glooskap Outwits The Ice Giants and Other Tales of the Maritime Indians
Boston Joy Street Books/Little Brown 1989 0316611816 / 9780316611817 First Edition/First Printing Near Fine  Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Howard Norman on the title page. Out of the rich storytelling tradition of the Maritime Indians steps the giant Glooskap who first creates human beings and then travels amon them - from the Bay of Fundy to the shores of New England. Here are six unusual tales, full of wit and wisdom, that aptly capture the rich mystical world of this mythic giant. Wood engravings by Michael McCurdy. Unobtrusive remainder mark accounts for the NF grading.  
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese and Other Tales of the Far North, Norman, Howard
13 Norman, Howard The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese and Other Tales of the Far North
NY Gulliver Books/harcourt Brace 1997 0152309799 / 9780152309794 First Edition/First Printing Fine Fine Signed By Author and Illustrator
The book has been lavishly illustrated throughout by Caldecott Award winners Leo and Diane Dillon. This copy has been SIGNED by Howard Norman and both illustrators, Diane Dillon and Leo Dillon on the half-title page. By turns wild, mischievous, funny, and serious, Howard Norman's masterful retellings of ten Inuit tales introduce a seagull who longs to be human, an orphaned boy taken in by giants, a hunter caught by the puffins he pursues, and a young girl who alone has the power to dream geese down from the sky. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Trickster and the Fainting Birds , Norman, Howard
14 Norman, Howard Trickster and the Fainting Birds
NY Gulliver Books/harcourt Brace 1999 0152008888 / 9780152008888 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine Tom Pohrt Signed By Author and Illustrator
This copy has been SIGNED by BOTH Howard Norman and Tom Pohrt on the title page. With spare grace and lively wit, acclaimed author Howard Norman offers readers seven Algonquian stories of the outrageous antics of this singular maverick. Tom Pohrt's richly detailed paintings invite us to follow where Trickster leads - across frozen lakes and thawing marshes, into ash storms and lightning-singed tree stumps, on a journey that carries us from trouble, to laughter, and finally, to wisdom.  
Price: 175.00 USD
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Where The Chill Came From (Cree Windigo Tales and Journeys) , Norman, Howard
15 Norman, Howard Where The Chill Came From (Cree Windigo Tales and Journeys)
San Francisco North Point Press 1982 0865470480 / 9780865470484 Simultaneous Wraps Issue Fine  Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Howard Norman on the title page. This is the simultaneous wraps issue with dustjacket of the author's translation of these tales from the Northland. Mr. Norman has lived and travelled extensively in the subartic regions of Canada west of Hudson Bay, collecting and translating from Cree these thirty-one tales of confrontation with Windigos.  
Price: 65.00 USD
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Who-Paddled-Backward-With-Trout , Norman, Howard
16 Norman, Howard Who-Paddled-Backward-With-Trout
Boston Joy Street Books/Little Brown 1987 0316611824 / 9780316611824 First Edition/First Printing Very Good  Fine Ed Young Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Howard Norman on the title page. If you could choose a new name, what would it be? This is the dilemma facing one Cree Indian boy whose parents have named him, much to his dismay, Trout-With-Flattened-Nose. "I want a name I can be proud of," he tells them, runnung from the village. "I'll be back when I've thought of one!" Beautiful jacket - the bottom edge is marred by rubbing. However, the jacket is attractive.  
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Boat of Dreams, Preston, Richard
17 Preston, Richard The Boat of Dreams
NY Touchstone (Simon & Schuster) 2003 074324592X / 9780743245920 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Richard Preston on the title page! Written by the author just for one person, a life-long friend who was dying of breast cancer. He had nothing to give his friend except a story. He wrote it in a white heat, racing against her illness, in the hope of lifting her spirits and helping her to laugh and be moved. It is a Christmas Story (from the author of "The Hot Zone") which brings laughter, surprises, and tears and tells through an unforgettable story how love is the one power that can overcome all. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Boat of Dreams, Preston, Richard
18 Preston, Richard The Boat of Dreams
NY Touchstone (Simon & Schuster) 2003 074324592X / 9780743245920 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been INSCRIBED "To .....Good luck, and remember to dream... Richard Preston Christmas 2003." on the title page! Written by the author just for one person, a life-long friend who was dying of breast cancer. He had nothing to give his friend except a story. He wrote it in a white heat, racing against her illness, in the hope of lifting her spirits and helping her to laugh and be moved. It is a Christmas Story (from the author of "The Hot Zone") which brings laughter, surprises, and tears and tells through an unforgettable story how love is the one power that can overcome all. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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19 Spencer, Jeanette; Roen, Gary Cats, Cats, and More Cats
Unionville, New York, U.S.A. Royal Fireworks Press 1996 0880920505 / 9780880920506 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Paperback Signed by Authors
This copy has been SIGNED by both Jeanette Spencer & Gary Roen on the title page! Nothing in your life is more mysterious and miraculous than your cat, who is related to the even more miraculous and mysterious cats whose stories are told in this purrrfect volume.  
Price: 30.00 USD
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Bear E. Bear , Straight, Susan
20 Straight, Susan Bear E. Bear
NY Hyperion 1995 1562825267 / 9781562825263 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine Marisabino Russo Signed by Author
The author's first book for children - this copy has been SIGNED by Susan Straight on the title page. Also, it has been SIGNED by Delphine, the author's daughter, and one of the characters in the book. This winsome story is sure to strike a vibrant note for anyone who, at any age, continues to treasure a Bear E. Bear.  
Price: 55.00 USD
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