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Subject: Looking for Laura Ingalls Wilder Books
Date Posted: 10/2/2008 9:44 PM ET
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I am trying to collect matching sets of Laura Ingalls Wilder books for myself, my daughter, and my soon-to-be-born-granddaughter. The ones I want are the paperbacks that have the yellow cover bordering the picture on the front. I believe these are the older Harper Trophy editions. Since the newer ones have changed to the gingham border I'd be taking my chances requesting them the usual way. Trying to do a BoB and finding a new box set haven't worked too well for me, either.

I'm not necessarily looking for a deal on them, as long as they meet PBS posting guidelines I'm fine with paying a credit per book.

If anyone has any of these books and would like to help me out please send me a PM. Thanks!

Date Posted: 10/2/2008 10:29 PM ET
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Hi Jane,

I hope that you don't mind me putting my request here also...as it is a Laura Ingalls Wilder request also...but different. I am looking for the hardbacks that have the graphics on the book itself...where you don't have to have the dust jacket to have the illustration. I am guessing that they were published around the late 1970's to early 1980's, as that is when I got mine. I have the first 4 like this. I would wish list them...if I knew which ones to post on my wish list.

thank you

Kellie

ETA: that I just found that mine were published in 1953



Last Edited on: 10/4/08 7:31 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 10/3/2008 7:15 AM ET
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Kellie,

I remember those books, they had them in the library when I was growing up. You might try searching for them that way (if they have that option in search) although I'm not sure how reliable that is! If I come across any I will certainly keep you in mind. Good luck!

Update: it doesn't look like you can search for them that way but I'm guessing what you're looking for has "school library binding" as the book type.



Last Edited on: 10/3/08 7:21 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/3/2008 7:10 PM ET
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I will look out for the yellow ones you want too Jane

Date Posted: 10/4/2008 6:58 PM ET
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bump

Date Posted: 10/6/2008 4:14 AM ET
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bump

Date Posted: 10/7/2008 12:22 AM ET
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I will bump for you. Im glad to see Im not the only one interested in these. Unlike the two of you  I dont care what cover they are but I dont want hardback.

Date Posted: 10/7/2008 11:22 PM ET
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Hmm I had a set of the yellow ones that i literally read to pieces.  They're not terribly hardy.  You might consider the hardbacks.

Date Posted: 10/9/2008 6:37 AM ET
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bump

Date Posted: 10/9/2008 10:25 AM ET
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Hi Jane,

I think I have a copy of Little Town for you. Pm'ing now.

Date Posted: 10/9/2008 11:09 AM ET
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gosh I wanna pull mine out to re-read! I loved these books! I have most in hardback then some duplicates in paperback as well as the later ones in paperback only.the later ones just weren't the same to me..My favorites were 'little house in the big woods' and 'on the banks of plum creek' when Laura was younger and wasn't having to be the 'eyes' for Mary or work to help out the family. the 'carefree' days!

Date Posted: 10/9/2008 11:16 AM ET
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Hi Susanna,

I read mine again last year. It was fun. I highly encourage you to.

Kellie

Date Posted: 10/13/2008 7:44 PM ET
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