CHILDREN'S FICTION; AUTHORS K-R

Retro, rare and collectible childrens books. Children's fiction authors Carolyn Keene, Kathryn Kenny, Jinny McDonnell, L M Montgomery, E J Oxenham, Kenneth Robeson and others. Authors K-R.

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Children's Fiction Index

KEENE Carolyn 
The Clue in the Old Stagecoach
cover image of The Clue in the Old Stagecoach, for sale in New Zealand

Nancy Drew series 7
ISBN 0001604074
British printing

VG pictorial hardcovers with no dust jacket. Small stamp to spine.
$10 C/B
Collins 1972 first thus, 160pp.
[#4746 ]



KEENE Carolyn  
The Whispering Statue
cover image of The Whispering Statue, for sale in New Zealand

Nancy Drew series 14
ISBN 0001604147
British printing

VG hardback with pictorial covers, lacks free end paper
$10 C/B
Collins 1972 first thus, 160pp.
[#4638 ]



KEENE Carolyn 
The Clue of the Dancing Puppet
cover image of The Clue of the Dancing Puppet, for sale in New Zealand

Nancy Drew series 16
ISBN 0001604163
British printing

VG hardback, inscription to fep, light edge rubbing, no jacket.
$10 C/B
Collins 1972 first UK issue, 159pp.
[#4647 ]



KEENE Carolyn  
The Clue of the Tapping Heels
cover image of The Clue of the Tapping Heels, for sale in New Zealand

Nancy Drew series 17
ISBN 0001604171
British printing

G+ hardback with pictorial covers, large inscription to paste down, lacks fep, bookseller stamp to half title, spine ends and corners rubbed


$8 C/B
Collins 1972 first thus, 158pp.
[#4637 ]



KEENE Carolyn 
Mystery of the Moss-Covered Mansion
cover image of Mystery of the Moss-Covered Mansion, for sale in New Zealand

Nancy Drew series 18
ISBN 0448095181
US series numbering

VG hardback with light surface soiling to covers, no jacket.


$10 C/B
Grosset and Dunlap 1971, 177pp.
[#4645 ]



KEENE Carolyn 
The Haunted Showboat
cover image of The Haunted Showboat , for sale in New Zealand

Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 18, British edition.

VG hardback in VG- price clipped dust jacket with edge wear and head of spine chipped with loss.
Book has a prize plate to free end paper.
$25 C/B
Sampson Low 1964 first UK edition, 160pp.
[#4749 ]



KEENE Carolyn  
The Secret in the Old Attic
cover image of The Secret in the Old Attic, for sale in New Zealand

Nancy Drew series 24
ISBN 0001604244
British printing

VG hardback with illustrated cover, inscription to paste down and free end paper, light edge rubbing
$10 C/B
Collins 1972 first thus, 157pp.
[#4636 ]

VG hardback with illustrated cover, one library stamp to free end paper, internally reinforced with kraft paper hinges, still a tidy copy.
$10 C/B
Collins 1972 first thus, 157pp.
[#4743 ]



KEENE Carolyn 
The Mystery of the Fire Dragon
cover image of The Mystery of the Fire Dragon, for sale in New Zealand

Nancy Drew series 28
ISBN 0001604287
British printing

VG pictorial hardcovers with no dust jacket.
Llight edge wear, age browned paper.
$10 C/B
Collins 1973 , 160pp
[#4747 ]



KEENE Carolyn 
The Mystery at the Ski Jump
cover image of The Mystery at the Ski Jump, for sale in New Zealand

Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 29, British edition.

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with some minor edge wear.
Book has a prize plate to free end paper.
$25 C/B
Sampson Low 1967 first UK edition, 160pp.
[#4748 ]



KEENE Carolyn 
The Haunted Showboat
cover image of The Haunted Showboat, for sale in New Zealand

Nancy Drew series 35
ISBN 0448095351
US series numbering

VG hardback with no jacket, adhesive ghost from label to centre of title page.
$10 C/B
Grosset and Dunlap 1957 copyright but later reprint,($2.95 to rear cover)184pp.
[#4684]

VG hardback with no jacket, name stamp to title page.
$10 C/B
Grosset and Dunlap 1957 copyright but later reprint,($2.95 to rear cover), 184pp.
[#4744 ]



KEENE Carolyn 
The Moonstone Castle Mystery
cover image of The Moonstone Castle Mystery, for sale in New Zealand

Nancy Drew series 36
ISBN 0001604368
British printing

VG pictorial hardcovers with no dust jacket.
$10 C/B
Collins 1974 first thus, 156pp.
[#4745 ]



KEENE Carolyn  
The Thirteenth Pearl
cover image of The Thirteenth Pearl, for sale in New Zealand

Nancy Drew series 50
ISBN 0001604562
British Collins edition but printed in USA.

VG hardback with slightly faded spine


$10 C/B
Collins 1980 first thus, 179pp.
[#4646 ]



KEENE Carolyn 
The Secret of Red Gate Farm
cover image of The Secret of Red Gate Farm, for sale in New Zealand

Nancy Drew Mystery Series

G+ soiled and rubbed cloth, name to reverse of frontis, one page tear along part of spine margin, no jacket.


$10 C/B
Harold Hill 1954 first UK edition, 224pp
[#4648 ]



KEENE Carolyn 
The Ringmaster's Secret
cover image of The Ringmaster's Secret, for sale in New Zealand

Nancy Drew series
ISBN 0001604252
British Collins edition

VG+ hardback with pictorial boards
$8 C/B
Collins (1973) later reprint, 158pp.
[#4697 ]



KEENE Carolyn 
The Clue in the Crumbling Wall
cover image of The Clue in the Crumbling Wall, for sale in New Zealand

Nancy Drew series
ISBN 000160418X
British Collins edition

VG+ hardback with pictorial boards, lacks title page otherwise tidy.
$5 C/B
Collins recent reprint, 160pp.
[#4698 ]




KEENE Carolyn 
The Secret at Lone Tree Cottage
cover image of The Secret at Lone Tree Cottage, for sale in New Zealand

The Dana Girls Mystery Stories.
Assumed first British edition.
110-150 printed to rear jacket flap.

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with edge wear with short tears and chipping.
$20 C/B
Sampson Low undated, 192pp. decorative endpapers.
[#4762 ]



KEENE Carolyn 
A Three-cornered Mystery
cover image of A Three-cornered Mystery, for sale in New Zealand

The Dana Girls Mystery Stories.
First UK edition.

VG hardback with no dust jacket.
Green boards with red design, decorative endpapers.
$10 C/B
Sampson Low undated, 190pp.
[#4768 ]



KEENE Carolyn 
The Haunted Lagoon
cover image of The Haunted Lagoon, for sale in New Zealand

The Dana Girls Mystery Stories #8
ISBN 0448090880
9088

VG pictorial hardcovers with no dust jacket.
$10 C/B
Grosset and Dunlap 1973, 182pp.
[#4769 ]



KEENE Carolyn 
The Secret of Lost Lake
cover image of The Secret of Lost Lake, for sale in New Zealand

The Dana Girls Mystery Stories #11
ISBN 0448090910
9091

VG pictorial hardcovers with no dust jacket.
Light surface soiling, inscription to paste down.
$10 C/B
Grosset and Dunlap 1974, 174pp.
[#4769 ]



KENNY Kathryn
Trixie Belden and the Happy Valley Mystery

VG inscription to fep, spine ends rubbed

$5 C/B [BGO 23]

Whitman /Western Publishing 1971 pictorial hardcovers, 212pp.


KENNY Kathryn
Trixie Belden and the Marshland Mystery

VG spine ends rubbed

$5 C/B [BGO 24]

Whitman /Western Publishing 1971 pictorial hardcovers, 212pp.


KENNY Kathryn
Trixie Belden and the Mystery at Bob-White Cave

VG spine ends rubbed

$5 C/B [BGO 25]

Whitman /Western Publishing 1971 pictorial hardcovers, 212pp.


KENNY Kathryn
Trixie Belden and the Mystery on Cobbett's Island

VG spine ends rubbed, rear hinge cracked, inscription to half title

$5 C/B [BGO 26]

Whitman /Western Publishing 1971 pictorial hardcovers, 234pp.


KENNY Kathryn
Trixie Belden and the Mystery of the Emeralds

VG spine ends rubbed

$5 C/B [BGO 27]

Whitman /Western Publishing 1971 pictorial hardcovers, 236pp.


KENNY Kathryn
Trixie Belden and the Mystery on the Mississippi

VG spine ends rubbed, inscription to half title

$5 C/B [BGO 28]

Whitman /Western Publishing 1971 pictorial hardcovers, 234pp.


LANGLEY Noel  The Land of Green Ginger
VG $3 A/A Puffin 1977 paperback ISBN 0140302565 [PB# 305 childrens]

LASENBY Jack illustrated by Nancy Finlayson 
Rewi the Red Deer
cover image of Rewi the Red Deer , for sale in New Zealand

A New Zealand Golden Book.
ISBN 0855583320
Well illustrated with full page colour by Finlayson.

VG+ hardback with no dust jacket.
3 letter initials to paste down.
$15 B/B
Golden Press 1976 first edition pictorial boards, approx 36pp.
[#5406 ]



LEAR Edward 
A Nonsense Alphabet
cover image of A Nonsense Alphabet by Edward lear, for sale in New Zealand

Victoria and Albert Museum Small Picture Book No 32
SBN 112901565

VG stapled folded sheets in stiff paper wrapper.
$8 A/A
HMSO 1972, 36pp
[#4912 ]



LEWIS C S  The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
VG age wear and finger marking. $4 A/A Lions 1980 paperback 189pp Book 5 in the Narnia series ISBN 0006716652 [PB# 32 kidsfct]

LINDGREN Astrid 
Pippi Goes Aboard
cover image of Pippi Goes Aboard by Astrid Lindgren for sale in New Zealand

The second Pippi Longstocking story.
Translated by Marianne Turner, illustrated in line by Richard Kennedy.
children's fiction, european classic, translated to English, precocious child

VG- hardback with G- dustjacket.
Hard cover rubbed to edges, front hinge cracked, paper remains of label to rear end paper. Jacket good only with some tape staining and lots of rubbing wear with loss to spine ends and corners.
$20 C/B
Oxford University Press 1959 reprint, 119pp
[#4141 ]



MacDONALD George 
At the back of the North Wind
cover image of At the back of the North Wind, for sale in New Zealand

Illustrated by E. H. Shepard with coloured plates and drawings.
A classic tale of the Victorian cab-driver, with elements of the fairy-tale and Scottish folklore.
A young boy is befriended by the North Wind who lets him fly with her on her assignments.

VG cloth hardback with G+ dust jacket with some edge wear and short edge tears.
$20 C/C
Childrens Illustrated Classics series number 36.
J.M. Dent 1959, 325pp + plates.
[#5275 ]

G+ paperback, red pen name to head of pp5 'Sadie G Balkind'.
Airmont Classics CL100 illustrated in line
$7 A/B
Airmont Books 1966, complete and unabridged, 288pp.
[PB1293 ]


McDONNELL Jinny
The Long Shot , a KIM ALDRICH MYSTERY

VG small name to fep, original price label to cover

$10 C/B [BGO 29]

Whitman/ Western Publishing 1974 first edition pictorial hardcover, 213pp.


McDONNELL Jinny
Silent Partner, a KIM ALDRICH MYSTERY

VG inscription to fep

$7 C/B [BGO 30]

Whitman/ Western Publishing 1972 first edition pictorial hardcover, 210pp.


McDONNELL Jinny
Miscalculated Risk, a KIM ALDRICH MYSTERY

VG+

$10 C/B [BGO 90]

Whitman/ Western Publishing 1972 first edition pictorial hardcover, 211pp. ISBN 0307015955



McGARRY Kevin 
The Monkey Puzzle
cover image of The Monkey Puzzle (Girl Guide Adventure Book No 1), for sale in New Zealand

Girl Guide Adventure Book No 1

VG hardback in G- dust jacket with some edge wear and short edge tears.
$10 C/B
World Distributors 1965 first edition, 177pp.
[#4780 ]



McGARRY Kevin 
Lone Wolf
cover image of Lone Wolf (Scouting Adventures for Boys), for sale in New Zealand

Scouting Adventures for Boys

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with some edge wear.
$10 C/B
World Distributors 1964 first edition, 171pp.
[#4781 ]


MAITLAND Hugh
Los Angeles Adventure (The Brad Forrest Adventure Series 2)

VG VG DW lightly worn.

$15 B/B [BGO 130]

Longmans 1964 first edition hardcover, 158pp.


MAITLAND Hugh
Madagascar Adventure (The Brad Forrest Adventure Series 3)

VG G price clipped DW chipped to edges with loss at tail of spine.

$15 B/B [BGO 129]

Longmans 1964 first edition (?) hardcover, 157pp.


MARCHANT Bessie
By Honour Bound

G G DW has in the past adhered slightly to the boards leaving some residue, rubbed with short edge tears and chips, school prize plate to fep

$10 C/B [BGO 66]

Nelson undated (plate dated 1956) cloth, 296pp, internally tidy.


McCLUNIE Alister 
The Enchanted Packman
cover image of The Enchanted Packman for sale in New Zealand

Fairys, Wizards, castles, romance and marriage.
Illustrated in line and with colour plates by Alice Polson.
fairy tales, new zealand, vintage, children's book

VG softback wirh card wrappers over card covers.
$45 C/A
Whitcombe and Tombs undated (circa 1920) First Edition, 127pp+ plates.
[#4161 ]



MILNE A. A. illustrated by E. H. Shepard 
The House at Pooh Corner

The second Winnie the Pooh book. Reprint of the 1974 edition, which had new coloured illustrations by Shepard. ISBN0416789005

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket
$15 B/C
Methuen 1995, 176pp. [#2717 childrens fiction]





MONTGOMERY L. M. 
Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Avonlea
Chronicles of Avonlea
cover image of Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Chronicles of Avonlea, for sale in New Zealand

Early Australian issues of these classic stories.
Sold as a bundle.

G+ hardbacks in green cloth.
Rubbed to edges, inscription to paste downs, lack free end papers, age browned paper, soiled closed edges
$30 C/C
Angus and Robertson 1940 / 1941 / 1940, 283 + 342 + 234pp.
[#4725 ]



NORTON Andre  Catseye
VG $7 A/A Puffin 1975 paperback ISBN 0140303154 [PB# 307 childrens]

NORTON Mary  The Borrowers Afield illustrated by Diana Stanley
G+ G DW splits at joint ends, some tape repairs, contact sealed, book has parts of the map endpapers lifted but still 'present' on the tape, lacks rear fep, binding showing at rear hinge, internally clean but loosening $7 C/C Dent 1960 reprint hard cover, 194pp + col frontis, illustrated, early reprint of classic childrens story [# 1058 childrens fiction]
OEMLER Mary Conway
The Little Brown House

G+ minor wear to boards, lacks fep, foxed prelims, name to half title and title.

$7 B/A [BGO 138]

Cornstalk 1927 second impression/ edition same month as first, 79pp. Australian chldrens tale including a Fairy.

OXENBURY Helen & ALDERSON Brian
The Helen Oxenbury Nursery Rhyme Book

VG VG light edgewear or soiling to DW.

$20 B/C [ILL 10]

Heinemann 1986 first thus edition, pictorial boards, 4to 68pp. Alderson chose the rhymes. Illustrated childrens nursery rhymes. Sewn binding. ISBN 043495604X


OXENHAM E J  Strangers at the Abbey The Abbey School Series
G dust soiled edges, rubbed spine ends and corners, inscriptions to front paste down, light foxing to prelims and closed edges, lacks rear fep, paper stock browning $5 C/B Collins 1959 hard cover, 256pp+ col frontis. [# 1218 childrens fiction]

OXENHAM E J  Robins in the Abbey The Abbey School Series
G dust soiled edges, rubbed spine ends and corners, joints split at tail, inscription to fep, DW rear fold in flap (only) present taped in at rear $5 C/B Collins 1958 hard cover, 256pp+ col frontis. [# 1219 childrens fiction]

OXENHAM E J  Maid of the Abbey The Abbey School Series in Seagull Library
G dust soiled edges, sunned spine, lacks fep, $4 C/B Collins 1951 hard cover, 220pp [# 1220 childrens fiction]

PEACOCKE Isabel Maude 
Sand Playmates
cover image of Sand Playmates by Isabel Maud Peacocke for sale in New Zealand

An illustrated children's story by Auckland born and raised author.
Illustrated in line and with colour and black and white plates by Trevor Lloyd.
new zealand, vintage, illustrated, collectable childrens book

VG softback, name to first page.
$45 C/A
Whitcombe and Tombs, (1921) First Edition, 51pp+ plates.
[#4158 ]



PEACOCKE Isabel Maude 
The Sand Babies
cover image of The Sand Babies by Isabel Maud Peacocke for sale in New Zealand

An illustrated children's story by Auckland born and raised author.
Illustrated in line and with colour and black and white plates by Trevor Lloyd.
new zealand, vintage, illustrated, collectable childrens book

VG softback, name to first page.
$45 C/A
Whitcombe and Tombs, (1921) First Edition, 44pp+ plates.
[#4159 ]



PETERSEN Diana illustrated by Rich Richardson 
Pippa The Fairy Penguin
cover image of Pippa The Fairy Penguin, for sale in New Zealand

A New Zealand Golden Book.
Well illustrated with full page colour by Richardson.

VG+ hardback with no dust jacket.
$15 B/B
Golden Press 1976 first edition pictorial boards, approx 36pp.
[#5405 ]



PORTER Sheena   The Bronze Chrysanthemum Oxford Children's Library
VG VG DW under a plastic sleeve which has bled a little adhesive onto the boards $5 C/B OUP 1970 reprint hard cover. 153pp. Illustrated in line by Shirley Hughes. [#2064 childrens fiction]

RANSOME Arthur 
The Big Six
cover image of The Big Six by Arthur Ransome, for sale in New Zealand


Swallows and Amazons

VG- cloth hardback with no dust jacket.
$15 C/C
Cape 1948, 399pp with illustrations and map endpapers.
[#5201 ]



RANSOME Arthur 
Swallows and Amazons
cover image of Swallows and Amazons, for sale in New Zealand

Classic British children's fiction from the early Twentieth Century.

VG- hardback in G- dust jacket.
Jacket has wear to edges and peice missing from head of spine.
On the reverse of the free endpaper map is a long pen inscription.
$10 C/C
Jonathan Cape 1962 reprint, 351pp.
[#5031 ]



RANSOME Arthur  Swallowdale
VG $6 C/B Puffin reprint paperback 441pp. ISBN 0140303391 [PB#28 kidsfct]

RANSOME Arthur 
Winter Holiday
cover image of Winter Holiday by Arthur Ransome, for sale in New Zealand


Swallows and Amazons

VG- cloth hardback with no dust jacket.
Inscription to blank free endpaper and half title page.
$15 C/C
Cape 1939, 360pp with illustrations and map endpapers.
[#5202 ]



RICHARDS Frank 
Billy Bunter's Barring-Out
cover image of Billy Bunter's Barring-Out, for sale in New Zealand

Illustrated by R. J. MacDonald in line and frontis in colour, scarce title.

G cloth hardback with no jacket.
Bottom quarter of upper joint split, boards rubbed, hinges cracked.
$30 C/B
Charles Skilton 1950 second impression, 236pp
[#4794 ]


RICHARDS Frank
Billy Bunter in Brazil 1970 (name to first page) Bunter the Ventriloquist 1970 (name to first page) Billy Bunter the Bold 1968 (name to first page, rubbed spine) Billy Bunter's Bad Luck 1971 Bunter's Holiday Cruise 1965 (rubbed spine) Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School 1968 (rubbed spine) Bunter the Racketeer 1965

$5 each A/A [BGO 126]

Armada first edition paperbacks, all VG with varying wear to spine edges.

RICHARDS Frank
Jack's the Lad

VG- VG- inscription to fep, DW chipped spine ends and fore edges, short edge tears, boards rubbed to fore edges

$10 C/B [BGO 49]

Spring Books undated hardcover, 216pp. By the author of Billy Bunter.



RICHARDS Frank The Secret of the Study

VG G DW heavily chipped to corners and spine ends with loss.

$10 C/B [Item# 204 BGO]

Spring nd assumed first cloth, 215pp. British schoolboy story.


RICHARDS Hilda
Bessie Bunter and the School Informer

VG- light cover wear.

$5 A/A [BGO 141]

Hamlyn 1968 first thus paperback, 126pp.


RICHARDS Hilda
Bessie Bunter and the Gold Robbers

VG- light cover wear.

$5 A/A [BGO 142]

Hamlyn 1967 first thus paperback, 127pp.


ROBESON Kenneth 
Doc Savage; Man of Bronze
cover image of Doc Savage; Man of Bronze, for sale in New Zealand

A Superhero Adventure # 1
ISBN 0307023796
Illustrated by Ben Otero and Ron Villani.

VG pictorial harback with no jacket.
$10 C/B
Golden Press 1975, 211pp.
[#4921 ]



ROBESON Kenneth 
Doc Savage; The Ghost Legion
cover image of Doc Savage; The Ghost Legion, for sale in New Zealand

A Superhero Adventure # 3
ISBN 030702377X
Illustrated by Ben Otero and Arnie Kohn.

VG pictorial harback with no jacket.
$10 C/B
Golden Press 1975, 210pp.
[#4922 ]



ROBESON Kenneth 
Doc Savage; Quest of Qui
cover image of Doc Savage; Quest of Qui, for sale in New Zealand

A Superhero Adventure # 4
ISBN 0307023788
Illustrated by Ben Otero and Arnie Kohn.

VG pictorial harback with no jacket.
$10 C/B
Golden Press 1975, 211pp.
[#4923 ]



ROBESON Kenneth 
Doc Savage; Secret in the Sky
cover image of Doc Savage; Secret in the Sky, for sale in New Zealand

A Superhero Adventure # 6
ISBN 0307023753
Illustrated by Ben Otero and Ron Villani.

VG pictorial harback with no jacket.
$10 C/B
Golden Press 1975, 212pp.
[#4924 ]




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