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DEAR MILI
Written by Wilhelm Grimm. Illustrated by Maurice Sendak.
Stock no. 2127222
Published by Viking Kestrel. 1st 1988. Almost very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A previously unknown tale discovered in 1983. The story of Mili who is sent into the forest by her mother to save her from a terrible war. She is given shelter by an old man and serves him faithfully for what she thinks are three days but are in fact thirty years. Large oblong format. Grey cloth with gilt title to spine and embossed vignette to front cover. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0670801682. Covers are damp marked and a bit bowed. Wrapper is unevenly browned, with foxing to verso and some grubby marks.

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THE CLOTHES HORSE AND OTHER STORIES
Written by Allan Ahlberg. Illustrated by Janet Ahlberg.
Stock no. 2124375
Published by Viking Kestrel. 1ST 1987. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Stories for young and old. Glazed pictorial boards. Delightful colour illustrations throughout. 31 pages. ISBN: 0670812676. Some bumping along cover edges. Foxing to outer page edges and a few page margins. Wrapper is edge-creased and has large tear to base of spine, which has been repaired to verso with sticky tape.

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THE DECEMBER ROSE
Written by Leon Garfield.
Stock no. 1504181
Published by Viking Kestrel. 1st 1986. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

When Barnacle falls down the wrong chimney into the midst of what is clearly a conspiracy he is terrified and runs. But in his panic he grabs at what, unbeknownst to him, is a vital pair of clues. Red boards, gilt title to spine. 208 pages. ISBN: 0670810541. Bump to top of spine. Contents clean but lightly browned. Dustwrapper is very slightly edge worn.

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GAFFER SAMSON'S LUCK
Written by Jill Paton Walsh. Illustrated by Brock Cole.
Stock no. 2112398
Published by Viking Kestrel. 1st 1985. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A warm and satisfying story for young readers. Blue boards. B/w pictures. ISBN: 0670801224. Wrapper is faded to spine, with some edge-creasing.

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EARLY IN THE MORNING
Written by Charles Causley; Anthony Castro. Illustrated by Michael Foreman.
Stock no. 1501204
Published by Viking Kestrel. 1st 1986. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

A collection of new poems, set to music by Castro. Beautifully illustrated in full colour and b/w throughout. Red boards, gilt title to spine. Cream endpapers. 63 pages. 8 x 10". ISBN: 0670808105. Minimal bumping to spine and corners. Light foxing to text block edge. Some pale page edge browning contents otherwise clean and bright. Dustwrapper is slightly edge creased with fading to spine and adjoining panel edges. Foxing to inside of flaps.

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THE GOLDEN JOURNEY
Written by John Rowe Townsend.
Stock no. 2105320
Published by Viking Kestrel. 1st 1989. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

No-one likes Eleni and until war breaks out she looks set to live an ordinary life of poverty in the Fortunate Isles. She is appointed messenger of the Living God and a prophecy says that only she can save the islands from destruction. Orange boards with black title to spine. 225 pages. ISBN: 0670824526. Couple of corners and edges of covers are bumped. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is unevenly faded with a few grubby marks and light creasing.

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STAN
Written by Ann Pilling.
Stock no. 1702198
Published by Viking Kestrel. 1st 1988. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Blue boards, silver title to spine. The early hours of an early September morning are shattered by the sound of police sirens. Lying in bed he plans his escape from a London foster home. ISBN: 0670817708. Light creasing to wrapper edges.

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NATURESCAPES
Written by Jill Bailey. Illustrated by Shirley Felts.
Stock no. 631203
Published by Viking Kestrel. 1st USA 1988. Slightly better than very good condition.

American Edition. An exciting 3-dimensional nature trail through 4 common landscapes. Full-colour pop-up relief pictures. Glazed pictorial boards. ISBN: 0670820385. All pop-ups in excellent working order.

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THE MOST AMAZING HIDE-AND-SEEK OPPOSITES BOOK
Written by Robert Crowther. Illustrated by Robert Crowther.
Stock no. 991477
Published by Viking Kestrel. 1st 1985. Nearly fine condition.

Large oblong format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Lift-the-flaps and pop-up pictures. Great fun! ISBN: 0670801216. All pop-ups in excellent working order. One tiny tear by lizard's tongue.

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THE MIGHTY SLIDE
Written by Allan Ahlberg. Illustrated by Charlotte Voake.
Stock no. 584542
Published by Viking Kestrel. 1st 1988. Fine condition.

Stories in verse about a mighty slide, a couple of baby-skinners, a thing that lived under a school and more... B/w pictures throughout. Glazed boards. 96 pages. 8 x 5". ISBN: 0670816779.

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GIDEON AHOY!
Written by William Mayne.
Stock no. 578453
Published by Viking Kestrel. 1st 1987. As new condition in a fine dustwrapper.

Gideon is deaf and brain-damaged. He starts his first job on a barge canal and then one day has a horrifying accident... A warm and moving story. Green boards. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0670811653.

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DUMBELLINA
Written by Brough Girling. Illustrated by Caroline Sharpe.
Stock no. 426082
Published by Viking Kestrel. 1st 1988. Fine condition.

A Kestrel Kites Book. Glazed pictorial boards. B/w illustrations. Dumbellina is a different sort of fairy - an Iron fairy who won't stand for any nonsense... ISBN: 0670818240. SIGNED by author, with inscription on one endpaper page.

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