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CHANTICLEER AND THE FOX
Written by Geoffrey Chaucer; Barbara Cooney. Illustrated by Barbara Cooney.
Stock no. 2128349
Published by Kestrel Books. 1st 1960. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Adapted from the Canterbury Tales. The story of the proud cock and the wily fox who flattered him. Orange boards with black title and decoration. Colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 0722659113. Bumping and a little fading to top and tail of spine. Small white label with gift inscription to verso of front endpaper. Contents are still excellent! Wrapper has top corner cut from front flap;faded to spine; edge-creased with some chips and a few small bits of loss.

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THE CHILDREN'S THEATRE
Written by Franz Bonn. Illustrated by Franz Bonn.
Stock no. 2127221
Published by Kestrel Books. 1978. Slightly better than very good condition.

A reproduction of the 1878 antique pop-up book. Contain 4 pop-up scenes of theatre stage and characters from fairy tales. ISBN: 0722655363. A little bumping to spine. Pop-up scenes are all in excellent working order.

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BOSTOCK AND HARRIS OR THE NIGHT OF THE COMET
Written by Leon Garfield. Illustrated by Martin Cottam.
Stock no. 2126422
Published by Kestrel Books. 1ST 1979. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A sequel to "The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris". Blue boards, title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0722655290. Bumping to spine. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is price-cut with edge-creasing and some scuffing; foxed to verso.

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THE OLD JOKE BOOK
Written by Allan Ahlberg. Illustrated by Janet Ahlberg.
Stock no. 2124369
Published by Kestrel Books. 1st 1976. Very good condition.

Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0722652372. Small split to top of spine, which is also faded. A few grubby marks to endpapers.

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CHANTICLEER AND THE FOX
Written by Geoffrey Chaucer; Barbara Cooney. Illustrated by Barbara Cooney.
Stock no. 2123884
Published by Kestrel Books. 7th 1980. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Adapted from the Canterbury Tales. The story of the proud cock and the wily fox who flattered him. Orange boards with black title and decoration. Colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 0722659113. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is price-cut with a few closed tears and chips; some grubby marks.

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THE OLD JOKE BOOK
Written by Allan Ahlberg. Illustrated by Janet Ahlberg.
Stock no. 1814625
Published by Kestrel Books. 1st 1976. Very good condition.

Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0722652372. Spine lightly faded. Remains of label to rear board. A few minor foxspots.

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LITTLE GREY NECK
Written by James Riordan; Eileen Colwell. Illustrated by Caroline Sharpe.
Stock no. 2123395
Published by Kestrel Books. 1st 1975. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A Russian Folk Tale retold. Pictorial boards. Bright colour pictures throughout. The story of a grey duck with a damaged wing. ISBN: 072266477X. Some wear along cover edges. Wrapper is faded to spine, with a couple of closed tears: some edge-chipping and creasing; only a few nicks of loss.

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THE WAY TO SATTIN SHORE
Written by Philippa Pearce. Illustrated by Charlotte Voake.
Stock no. 1407116
Published by Kestrel Books. 1st 1983. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Kate Tranter is fatherless - or is she? Her search for the truth leads her to Sattin Shore and the way to Sattin Shore turns out to be a way to the past. Cream boards, blue title to spine. B/w illustrations. 191 pages. Ex-library with library barcode and remains of label to front pastedown. Library stamps to prelims. Small piece of bowned tape to rear endpaper. Bumping to spine and corners. A few page corners creased. Dustwrapper is edge worn. Spine is faded.

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JOHN BROWN, ROSE AND THE MIDNIGHT CAT
Written by Jenny Wagner. Illustrated by Ron Brooks.
Stock no. 1507605
Published by Kestrel Books. 1st 1977. Slightly better than good condition.

John Brown, the dog, is not happy when Rose wants to feed the Midnight Cat. Large oblong format. Pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0722653506. Spine bumped, worn and browned, small splits to ends. Covers foxed and slightly grubby. Colouring to illustrations on rear endpapers. Contents foxed with odd mark and margin tear.

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THE ORDINARY PRINCESS
Written by M.M. Kaye. Illustrated by Faith Jaques.
Stock no. 1814144
Published by Kestrel Books. 1st 1980. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A spell is cast on Princess Amy, the 7th daughter of a king, who is the most beautiful and gifted of all, and she becomes ordinary! Dark blue boards, silver title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0722657293. Light damp stain to lower edge of boards. Name in ink to free front endpaper. Minor foxing to text block. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper is unevenly faded to spine and rear panel.

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DUFFY AND THE DEVIL
Written by Harve Zemach. Illustrated by Margot Zemach.
Stock no. 1208668
Published by Kestrel Books. 1st UK 1974. Nearly fine condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

A retelling of a play that was popular in Cornwall in the 19th century. Although dramatizing the Rumpelstiltskin story, all character and details are entirely Cornish. Large format. Green boards, gilt title to spine. Delightful colour illustrations throughout. Caldecott medal winner in 1974. ISBN: 0722660499. Cover edges very slightly rubbed. Price-cut wrapper is rubbed at spine and corners with slight loss of colour and small chips at base of spine.

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TALES FROM CENTRAL RUSSIA
Written by James Riordan. Illustrated by Krystyna Turska.
Stock no. 1507114
Published by Kestrel Books. 1st 1976. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Tales from the Eastern Slavs more than fifteen hundred years ago. Brown boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0722651309. A little bumping to spine. Name and date in pen to front endpaper, rest of contents clean. Top edge of text block foxed. Dustwrapper is edge worn and has a little light browning to panels.

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