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I have offered these 2 sets of hardcover books separately in the past, but am combining them now. All 6 books for just 2 credits:
First up: the Cape Hatteras Trilogy series by Theodore Taylor. (1) "Teetoncey" ,(2) "Teetoncey & Ben O'Neal" and (3) "The Odyssey of Ben O'Neal""Teetoncey & Ben O'Neal" and "The Odyssey of Ben O'Neal" are in excellent shape, both with beautiful full color dust jackets. You will not be disappointed!
However, "Teetoncey" is not the same kind of hardcover or in the same wonderful shape. It does not have a dustjacket -- but was not meant to have one. It has a color cloth cover (in the style of the yellow Nancy Drew hardbacks of the 1970s). In addition, it's an ex-library book, with the expected stickers and pocket on the inside of the covers. However, it is Part One of the series, so important to have!
This trilogy is a wonderful reading experience! In Part One, in 1898, a young girl survives a shipreck that kills her parents, and washes ashore on the Cape Hatteras Coast in North Carolina. She is saved and befriended by young Ben O'Neal and slowly nursed back to health. The girl is mute from shock and sadness following the tragedy and cannot tell him who she is. So for now she is called Teetoncey, which means "small and fragile" in the language of the Outer Banks. Their adventures begin!
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Next up: Three olde hardcover Bobbsey Twins books: "The Bobbsey Twins", "The Bobbsey Twins At the Seashore" and "The Bobbsey Twins In The Country".These are blue cloth-bound books (no dust jackets), all published by The Goldsmith Publishing Co, Chicago. There are no ISBNs or publishing dates in these books, but I think they are from the 1930s.
These are from the time before things had to be politically correct. Dinah, their "colored" housekeeper, speaks in a heavy dialect. "Suah's yo' lib, we do keep a movin'!" she says at the beginning of one of the books. Also, in one of the books, Flossie takes great pride in having both white and black dolls, but lovingly keeps them separate (!). In these early editions, Freddie and Flossie are only 4, and Bert and Nan are only 8. Yet--Bert tries smoking in one of the stories and nearly burns a barn down! There aren't "mysteries" abounding as there were in the later, lavender books from the 1960s and '70s, as much as many "adventures". The stories are charming, highly enjoyable, and a good glimpse of the past.
These Bobbsey books are in good-to-fair shape, not bad at all considering their age, and the fact that they have been handled by lots of young readers. But, two have ink inscriptions on the inside front page, and one has the initials "TN" inside a heart drawn on the front cover. Otherwise, there is very gentle wear and tear and some very light staining. Again, many small hands at work!
*** *** ***I would love to see these wonderful books sets go to a good home, and be enjoyed by another child or two. So I am offering these 6 books for just 2 credits.
Please zing me a pm if interested. Thank you!
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