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Topic: Can you identify either of these 2 books?

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Subject: Can you identify either of these 2 books?
Date Posted: 11/16/2009 12:34 PM ET
Member Since: 11/16/2009
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I’m looking for a book my wife has as a child. It was a compilation of numerous fairy tales. I know that it at least had these but there were more:


Ugly Duckling



Elves and the Shoemaker

Puss in Boots or Puss n’ Boots


On the front cover, I believe there is a hot air balloon and I also think when you open the book, there is kindof a map or road.


It most likely would have been published in the early 80’s but could be a little earlier or later.


The second one is a childrens book I read as a child. Most likely published in the 70’s or early 80’s…


All I can remember about it is that at the end the mailman brings the boy a new pair of sneakers. There is also a portion in which the boy tracks mud through his school halls. He lived in a city area where he would sit on the steps.


Sorry I don’t have more information but figured it’s worth a shot.



Nancy I. (nimsy) - ,
Subject: llooking for childhood books
Date Posted: 1/23/2010 7:39 PM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2010
Posts: 5
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Hi, JJJ J:

Have you tried www.abebooks.com?  Go to the 'Book Sleuth' section and post your info, as you did here.  There are many knowledgeable members who will respond.  You have to register, but I've been a member for a long time and have never received spam from them.


Good luck!

Nancy in NC (Nimsy)