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Reads tagged with “vintage children’s books”

The Bed Book: Sylvia Plath’s Vintage Poems for Kids, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
The Bed Book: Sylvia Plath’s Vintage Poems for Kids, Illustrated by Quentin Blake

“Most Beds are Beds for sleeping and resting, but the best Beds are much more interesting!”

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A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Vintage Illustrated Verses for Innocent and Experienced Travelers
A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Vintage Illustrated Verses for Innocent and Experienced Travelers

“William, William, writing late by the chill and sooty grate, what immortal story can make your tiger roar again?”

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The Green Beads: Edward Gorey and the “Disturbed Person”
The Green Beads: Edward Gorey and the “Disturbed Person”

“How it knocks my heart!”

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How People Earn and Use Money: Vibrant Vintage Illustrations from 1968
How People Earn and Use Money: Vibrant Vintage Illustrations from 1968

“Before spending money a person should be sure he is doing the right thing.”

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The Strange Story of William Faulkner’s Only Children’s Book
The Strange Story of William Faulkner’s Only Children’s Book

A rare vintage treasure, with stunning black-and-white illustrations and a side of controversy.

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The It-Doesn’t-Matter Suit: Sylvia Plath’s Little-Known, Lovely Children’s Book
The It-Doesn’t-Matter Suit: Sylvia Plath’s Little-Known, Lovely Children’s Book

A charming cautionary tale about the perils of self-consciousness.

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Beastly Boys and Ghastly Girls: Mischievous Vintage Illustrated Verses by Shel Silverstein, A. A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, and Ted Hughes
Beastly Boys and Ghastly Girls: Mischievous Vintage Illustrated Verses by Shel Silverstein, A. A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, and Ted Hughes

“Moral: Never stew your sister.”

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The Shrinking of Treehorn: An Edward Gorey Illustrated Gem, 1971
The Shrinking of Treehorn: An Edward Gorey Illustrated Gem, 1971

The unusual story of a little boy who grows littler.

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Charles Addams Illustrates Mother Goose, 1967
Charles Addams Illustrates Mother Goose, 1967

“Come with a hoop, Come with a call, Come with a good will, Or not at all.”

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The Little Golden Book of Words: A Rare Illustrated Gem from 1948
The Little Golden Book of Words: A Rare Illustrated Gem from 1948

Places to go, things to do, people to meet, and other illustrated essentials of daily living.

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