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Bico A Brazilian Raft Fisherman's Son

By: Forman, Leona Shluger

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45885

Condition: Very Good


1st edition, 1st printing hardcover in orange cloth boards with sharp tips and bumped spine ends. Unclipped dj in new mylar has a call tag on foot of spine and a wrinkle, rub, 1/2" tear at upper rear dj flap fold, else fine. Tape marks on endpapers, pocket and all pages present. 96 pp text is tight, clean and illustrated with b/w photos by the author and Shepard Foreman. Told in first person from the point of view of a ten-year-old boy growing up in Pontal de Coruripe, a small fishing village in north-east Brazil. Bico lives in an area of extreme poverty but is uplifted by participa... View more info

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If I Were President

By: Gavan, Peggy

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Troll: 1994

Edition: First Printing

Seller Id: 8955

ISBN: 0816732248

Condition: Fine


Fine 1st edition paperback with negligible edge wear. 48 p. text flawless, no names, tears, soil. Letters from children stating their plans if they were elected to the White House. Includes students name/grade next to each entry. These are the very best ideas on topics like poverty, unemployment, the environment, life at the white house and more. View more info

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By Land, By Sea Stories By William Hoffman

By: Hoffman, William

Price: $7.00

Publisher: LA, Louisiana State University Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 36698

ISBN: 0807113905

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in mint unclipped dj in new mylar. 174 pp text has a few light foxing spots on edge of page block, else fine. William Hoffman alternates enduing themes of land and sea by taking inhabitants mostly of Virginia's inland and Chesapeake Bay regions and making them thoroughly his own in this superb collection of stories. The stories deal with the clash between old and new values, with ties to the land and the lure of the sea, with the struggle to maintain relationships between parents and children, husbands and wives, community and individual. In Fathers and Daughters, a ma... View more info

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White Mare of the Black Tents

By: Hoffmann, Eleanor

Price: $36.00

Publisher: NY, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46442

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardcover in bright orange paper covered boards with color loss at bumped tips and spine ends. Tidy name on frt pastedown and a smidge of white-out at head of fep. 214 pp text is crisp and unmarked. Unclipped original dj has wrap around art with a black line drawing of a man and a boy riding a camel, leading a really pretty white mare along the sands of the desert, in the background we see (you guessed it!): black tents and a palm tree. A small illustration on the backstrip shows a man holding a camel at a distance, and another palm tree. DJ has a few micro chips at tips, upp... View more info

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Tess

By: Hutchins, Hazel

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Annick Press Ltd.: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 13642

ISBN: 1550373951

Condition: Very Good +


Lovely, glossy hardcover, no jacket. Exlib with all pages and pocket present. One tiny closed tear at head of fep. Very lightly used and carefully cared for. 32 pp. Tess loves the prairie. But her parents do not; coming from an easier life, far, far away, they resent the bitter cold winter and the poverty that means burning cow dung for fuel. Tess and her brother Charlie go out to collect cow patties in secret, but the shame soon turns into pride as they rival each other in finding the best. When they are found out by their haughtiest neighbor, however, Tess feels that she has let her family ... View more info

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The Betrayal Of Work How Low-Wage Jobs Fail 30 Million Americans

By: Shulman, Beth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, The New Press: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 43517

ISBN: 1565847334

Condition: As New


Gift quality 1st edition, 2nd printing hardcover signed by author on title page. Not dedicated to anybody, just her first/last name. 255 pp text crisp and unread. Unclipped dj in new mylar is mint. The American Prospect's James K. Galbraith's praise was typical: "Shulman's slim and graceful book is a model combination of compelling portraiture, common sense, and understated conviction." Beth Shulman's powerfully argued book offers a full program to address the injustice faced by the 30 million Americans who work full time but do not make a living wage. As the influential Harvard Busi... View more info

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Boys Farm A History SIGNED

By: Skinner, James L., III

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44501

ISBN: 1401025633

Condition: Fine


Lovely 1st edition hardcover with sharp tips and spine ends. Signed on presentation page by the woman the book is dedicated to: ("Love Mama Sheady Pg 121). 229 p. text flawless. The history of a wealthy couple's decision to reject their worldly success, money and status and to live in virtual poverty in order to dedicate themselves to realizing their impossible dream of redeeming homeless, helpless, neglected, abused or abandoned boys. View more info

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The First Thunder

By: Smith, Vian

Price: $17.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46506

Condition: Very Good


Stated First Edition hardcover in black cloth covered boards with bright gold spine title shows no shelf wear, book is just slightly cocked, has bumped spine ends and sharp tips. Tape marks on pastedowns. 300 pp with pocket and all pages present. Un-clipped dj has art that wraps around the backstrip and displays beautifully without a call tag on spine. Looks great on the shelf. In 1870's Dartmoor, a feudal system still prevailed and workers, living in poverty and ignorance, were subject to the whims and harsh terms of the landlords and masters of the tenant farms. One day a stranger nam... View more info

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Through The Eyes of a Child A Photo Book Project of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries in partnership with Children Around The World

By: Williamson, Kevin; Designer

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Nazarene Publishing House: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40629

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover in fine condition. This color photo filled book shows the desperation of the poor and the hope that God gives to all who seek. Collectible, as new copy w/out names, tears or soil. Photo illustrated slick hardcover boards, no DJ. View more info