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Delacorte Press NY 2003 0385730209 / 9780385730204 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
322 pages; Fine/Fine. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square. Unread tight and clean. DJ, with fantastic wrap around art work, is Fine. In protective sleeve. Wandering Warrior, Da Chen's first book of fiction, is a lyrical and moving epic about one boy's search for a past - and a future... 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 2633Corcoran, Barbara Which Witch Is Which? There's a Cat Thief in Salem!
Aladdin Books NY 1992 0689715722 / 9780689715723 1st Aladdin Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good+ Illustrated by Grant, Renee 
125 pages; First with Full Number Sequence. Very Good Plus condition. No creases. Soft bump to top back corner tip. Just a bit of shelf rub at edge. Clean, Solid. Somebody in Salem is stealing cats! But who, and why? Jennifer and Jack open the J and J Cat Detective Agency to find out. Great Reading! Trade Paperback. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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3 6805Ellis, Carol The Stepdaughter
Scholastic NY 1993 0590460447 / 9780590460446 First Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
218 pages; Very Good Plus condition. No creases. Just a bit of rub at edges. Solid, clean. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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4 20269Foster, Ed; Santos, Richard G. (Intro) Tejanos, A Challenger Book
Hill & Wang NY 1970 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
48 pages; Very Good Plus condition. Trade Paperback. Un-read tight. No spine creases. Soft bump bottom front corner. Two very light spots on back cover. Solid, clean. The people called Tejanos were Mexican settlers who lived in Texas when it was still a province of Mexico . War broke out between the central mexican government and Texas in 1836 and the famous battle of the Alamo was fought. This book tells the story of that battle as seen through the eyes of eleven-year-old Enrique Esparza. Nice art work by Bill Negron. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 11871Goldsweig, Beryl Artemus Flint: Detective
Scholastic NY 1974 First Trade Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good Illustrated by Bennett, Harry 
92 pages; Very Good codition. Light front hinge crease. No spine creases. Reading is Fundamental stamp on outside page edges and inside covers. Solid, otherwise clean. In 36 short mysteries Artemus Flint asks the right questions, uncovers the hidden motives, tracks down the wrong doers. Every clue is given. You can have alot of fun trying to solve these cases. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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6 2Kidd, Virginia (Ed. ); Le Guin, Ursula K.; Vinge, Joan D. Millennial Women
Delacorte Press NY 1978 0440055997 / 9780440055990 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
305 pages; Fine/Fine. SIGNED - REVIEW COPY with review slip laid in. INSCRIBED by Joan Vinge on title page (author of Phoenix in the Ashes on page 66). Boards are Straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has fantastic art work. In protective sleeve. A collection of stories by six of the best-known science fiction authors of 1978. Includes a new novel by Ursula K. Le Guin - The Eye of the Heron. In these spellbinding stories, six of today's best-known science fiction authors write about women who fight to develop their own identities. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 4952Mace, Elisabeth UNDER SIEGE
Orchard Books NY 1990 0531058719 / 9780531058718 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
214 pages; Fine/Near Fine. Light purple boards with bright silver lettering. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is price clipped. In protective sleeve. An Excellent Gift! 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 4958McDonnell, Christine FRIENDS FIRST
Viking NY 1990 0670819239 / 9780670819232 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Dooling, Michael 
171 pages; Near Fine/Fine. Remainder. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square, pages are tight, bright and clean. Un-read tight and clean. Fantastic DJ is Fine, in protective sleeve. Friends First explores the evolving relationships, the complex changes, the laughter, and the vulnerability that accompany the first steps into adulthood. An Excellent Gift! 
Price: 12.00 USD
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9 4948Meyer, Carolyn WILD ROVER
Margaret K. Mcelderry NY 1989 0689504756 / 9780689504754 Stated First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
201 pages; Fine/Fine. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is also Fine. In protective sleeve. An Excellent Juvenile Fiction Mystery. An Excellent Gift! 
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10 4954Millman, Dan QUEST FOR THE CRYSTAL CASTLE, A Peaceful Warrior Children's Book
H. J. Kramer, Inc. CA 1992 0915811413 / 9780915811410 Second Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Unpaginated pages; Fine/Fine. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is also Fine. In protective sleeve. Fantastic wrap around art work on jacket by T. Taylor Bruce. Beautifully Illustrated in color. Unappreciatative of what he has in life, Danny travels with the magical old man Socrates into another world. An Excellent Gift! 
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