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ABEL SPENDABEL (Abel Spendabel). Og Andre Børnerim (And Other Nursery Rhymes)

Author: Sigsgaard, Jens. Illustrations by Arne Ungermann
Country: Denmark
Language: Danish
Year Published: 2004
No. of pages: 28
Illustrations: 15 Color Illustrations. 11 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Hardbound
Size: 10 1/2”x 7 1/2”
Weight: 1.00
ISBN: 8700613916
Biblio/Bio:
Code: 5681

Price: $39.50

Sigsgaard’s interest in children’s folklore inspired him to write this book that has become a classic in Denmark. The starting point for this book is a collection of 2000 rhymes by Copenhagen school children. A wonderful children’s book fully illustrated told in this unique poetic verse.

ANDREI’S SEARCH.

Author: Lindgren, Barbro; Eva Eriksson
Country: Denmark
Language: English
Year Published: 2000
No. of pages: 25
Illustrations: 28 Color Illustrations.
Binding: Hardbound
Size: 10”x 8”
Weight: 1.00
ISBN: 9129647568
Biblio/Bio:
Code: 5425

Price: $14.00

Little Andrei remember’s living in his mother, in his house right under her heart. Then he was born, and things were not so perfect, and then one day his mama was gone. At an orphanage he meets Vova, who reminds him of the dog in his private world, and together they wander out into the streets of St. Petersburg, looking for Andrei’s mother. Barbro Lindgren’s dreamlike story for readers 5 to 9 was inspired in part by the Russian author and linguist Korney Chukovsy’s work on children’s play and their imagination. Illustrated with gentle watercolors, reminiscent at times of Maurice Sendak’s older work, the book has a mysterious, haunting atmosphere, and can be interpreted in different and profound ways.

AROUND THE YEAR.

Author: Beskow, Elsa
Country: England
Language: English
Year Published: 1988
No. of pages: 28
Illustrations: 15 Color Illustrations. 14 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Hardbound
Size: 12 1/2”x 9”
Weight: 1.00
ISBN: 863150756
Biblio/Bio:
Code: 1153

Price: $29.50

Elsa Beskow’s picture books fer children have been known and loved for almost a century. Here she takes us through the months of the year, with poems and charming, delicate illustrations.

BORIS’S GLASSES.

Author: Cohen, Peter and Olof Landström
Country: Sweden
Language: English
Year Published: 2003
No. of pages: 28
Illustrations: 30 Color Illustrations. 0 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Hardbound with Jacket
Size: 10”x 8”
Weight: 1.00
ISBN: 9129659426
Biblio/Bio:
Code: 6250

Price: $9.50

One evening when Boris is watching television, he notices that the picure looks blurry. The repairman who comes over tells him what the problem is, Boris’s eyesight. A trip to the eye doctor confirms the diagnosis-Boris is an astigmatic. How important this sounds! When he gets his glasses, a whole new world unveils itself to him. Boris decides to get a job with his “talent” and starts work at the radio factory as a foreman. However, nothing turns out as Boris expects in this sweet picture book.

CHILDREN OF THE FOREST.

Author: Beskow, Elsa
Country: England
Language: English
Year Published: 1987
No. of pages: 32
Illustrations: 17 Color Illustrations. 17 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Hardbound
Size: 10”x 12”
Weight: 1.00
ISBN: 863150497
Biblio/Bio:
Code: 1154

Price: $34.50

Tiny children form friendships with animals, confront a troll, and enjoy the seasons in a woodland setting.