A book haul linky party for bargain loving bookworms!
Lesa is hosting this week!
Squee! Hold on to your hats, bargain lovin' friends, because you will not believe the bountiful bonanza of books that fell into my life last Tuesday!
Yep, free thanks to the lovely generous school librarian, Mrs. K, who said: Lesa, take any books you want from the discard boxes.
Ka-ching! Is that like winning a bookworm jackpot or what?!
|That is my box on the left before it was filled plumb full|
Mrs. K was thrilled for so many books to go to a good home. Like any booklover, it distresses her to dispose of books or to imagine donated books remaining unadopted or trashed.
So thanks to me, there are now less books for Mrs. K to worry with so I'm not just a bookhog-- I'm a bookish good deed doer!
But please, no accolades. I'm sure all y'all
So what did I choose?
Seven darling vintage picture books. Or would that be retro? No matter, they will be well-loved at my house. And they are all hardbacks in perfect albeit dingy condition with sewn bindings-- Wow!
The Elephant's Child by Rudard Kipling 1969
The Apple Strudel Soldier by Tom McGowen 1968
Little Pest Pico by Ellis Credle 1969
The Elegant Pelican by Mildred Whatley Wright 1968
The Twin Witches of Fingle Fu by Iri Phillips 1969
The Princess Book stories by multiple authors 1974
The Knight of the Golden Plain by Mollie Hunter 1983
Seven hardback young adult (maybe middle grade?) fiction and memoirs mainly all initially published in the early 1970s-- these are late 70s editions. A bit scarred on the outside but fine on the inside.
My Sister Mike by Amelia Elizabeth Walden 1979 (first published in 1956)
I Am The Cheese by Robert Cormier 1979
The Meat In The Sandwich by Alice Bach 1979
Bless the Beasts and Children by Gideon Swarthout 1970
Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Green 1979
Dove by Robin Lee Graham 1978
A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins 1979
Six middle grade/children's hardback books with sewn bindings and in superduper condition.
Maggie's Caravan by Henry R. Fea 1965
The Covered Bridge by Cornelia Meigs 1964 (first published in 1936)
The Mystery of Secret Town by Virginia Nielson 1969
Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright 1957
White Witch of Kynance by Mary Calhoun 1970
Carnival in Paris by Natalie Carlson 1962
Three children's or middle grade hardback books featuring animals. Again, sewn bindings and excellent condition-- except for a torn dustcover.
My Lives and How I Lost Them by Christopher Cat in collaboration with Countee Cullen 1970 (first published 1942)
Rutgers and the Water-Snouts by Barbara Dana 1969
The New Boy by Doreen Tovey 1970 (non-fiction)
Miscellaneous children's books. Two hardbacks in excellent condition with sewn bindings. One raggedy modern paperback
Sprockets: A Little Robot by Alexander Key 1969 chapter book and too cute!
Dirk Lives in Holland text by Astrid Lindgren-- reprint 1967 nonfiction picture/photo book
Spongebob picture book 2004
Miscellaneous middle grade and young adult:
The Taylor Street Irregulars by Bill Knotts 1970 (mystery) hardback
Angry Waters by Walt Morey 1969 hardback
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane 1987 paperback edition
Witch House by Evangeline Walton 1979 paperback edition (first published in 1945)