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1 San Souci, Robert D.
Nicholas Pipe (signed with drawing)
New York Dial Books / Penguin (1997) First Edition Shannon, David 
8.5"x11" Pictorial boards. [32]pp with color illustrations throughout by David Shannon. A haunting retelling of the story of the love between a merman and a land woman, inspired by a folk tale set down in the twelfth century. Signed and inscribed to the title page by both author and illustrator and with a drawing of a large fish diving down into the sea on the verso of the ffep by Caldecott Honor Award-winner David Shannon. Laid in is a publisher's promotional card for the book. Child's neat gift inscription atop title page else Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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2 San Souci, Robert D.
The Birds of Killingworth
New York: Dial (2002) First Edition Root, Kimberly Bulcken 
8.5"x11" Pictorial boards. [32]pp with lovely illustrations from watercolors. San Souci based his story on Longfellow's poem of the same name and that poem was inspired by a true story of a town in Connecticut in Colonial times. When the townfolk decide to kill all the birds because of the crops they steal, a young woman and the schoolmaster protest their killing. They wisely feel that birds, like all creatures, serve a larger purpose. Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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