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Burgoo Stew, PATRON, Susan
1 7077 PATRON, Susan Burgoo Stew
Hardcover Orchard Books: NY; 1991; First Edition Illustrated by Mike Shenon; Color Illustrations: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper Signed by Author
Signed by Author; A lovely copy signed and inscribed on half title page by the author. Corners lightly bumped. Price clipped faintly rubbed dust wrapper has faintest edgewear, gold 'Orchard Reinforced Binding' sticker a bit worn. This is the first printing of the re-inforced library edition, appropriate as this Newbery award winning author also specialized in Children's Services for 35 years in the Los Angeles Public Library system. This copy has never lived in a library. ; In her first book, the author 'tells her unique version of ``Stone Soup'' with humor and panache, her characters ``a crowd of five rowdy bad boys'' (hungry, too) who accost a mellow, wise old man--who sends them to their mothers to ask ``kindly'' for just a carrot, etc., for his miraculous stew.' 'Shenon's mirthful ink-and-watercolor pictures illustrate this superbly narrated story--an ideal read-aloud. Ages 3-8.'; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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Five Bad Boys, Billy Que, and the Dustdobbin, PATRON, Susan
2 7078 PATRON, Susan Five Bad Boys, Billy Que, and the Dustdobbin
Hardcover Orchard Books: NY; 1992; First Edition Illustrated by Mike Shenon; Color Illustrations: Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper Signed by Author
Signed by Author; A lovely copy signed and inscribed on half title page "For My Friend T--, Love, Susan Patron 5/19/93." Unclipped dustwrapper faintly edgeworn. ; This Newbery award winning author also specialized in Children's Services for 35 years in the Los Angeles Public Library system. The dustdobbin lives in an old slipper under Billy Que's bed. When Billy Que accidently treads on his five tiny toes the dustdobbin shrinks Billy Que to teach him what it is like to be small. In order to regain his normal height Billy Que must receive freely offered gifts from the five rowdy bad boys we first met in 'Burgoo Stew.' 'Shenon's bold, witty illustrations are perfect for this comical, expertly honed story, whose brisk, colorful language begs to be shared aloud. ' Ages 3-8.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Maybe Maybe, PATRON, Susan
3 7032 PATRON, Susan Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Maybe Maybe
Hardcover Orchard Books: NY; 1993; First Edition 87 pages Illustrated by Dorothy Donahue; B&W Illustrations: Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper Signed by Author
Signed by Author; A lovely copy signed and inscribed on half title page "For my dear friend T--, Love, Susan Patron 5/19/93." Unclipped faintly rubbed dust wrapper has faintest edgewear. ; This Newbery award winning author also specialized in Children's Services for 35 years in the Los Angeles Public Library system. This chapter book was named one of the "Best Books of 1993" by the School Library Journal and Parenting Magazine. For ages 8-10. 'When her hardworking mother decides to move, eight-year-old PK uses her imagination and storytelling to help her older and younger sisters adjust.'; This edition now out of print. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 23.50 USD
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