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1 Lenski, Lois
Corn-Farm Boy
Philadelphia: Lippincott (1954) Stated First Edition 
8vo Green cloth. 179pp with illustrations throughout from the author's drawings. As she did with all her regional stories, Lenski conducted her research on-the-spot, staying mid-summer in Iowa farm-homes to write this story of a boy whose life is spent close to nature and animals. Minor wear to corner tip else Very Good+ Dustjacket edge worn with minor chipping and some silver fish damage along spine, price-clipped. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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2 Lenski, Lois
Cowboy Small
New York: Oxford University Press (1949) First Edition 
Square 12mo. Illustrated boards. [48]pp with Lois Lenski's charmingly simple two-color illustrations throughout. Cowboy Small is everything any young cowpoke would want to be. He has a horse named Cactus, lives on the Bar S Ranch, rides the range and fixes fences, sleeps under the stars or in the bunkhouse, plays the guitar and sings and even rides a bucking bronco! Small bump across upper edges else Very Good+ Neat gift inscription to title page. Dustjacket with some edge wear and tear, lightly chipped. A child has printed his name to the upper jacket panel. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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3 Lenski, Lois
Davy and His Dog
New York Oxford University Press, 1957 First Edition 
5.75"x5" Red cloth. 38pp with Lenski's two-color illustrations throughout. Davy shows what fun it is to take care of and play with his dog Spot. The fifth of six titles in Lois Lenski's delightful series about Davy, a character inspired by her grandson. Small gift inscription ffep, faint water stain and slight waviness along lower edge of leaves. Good. Dustjacket a little soiled and creased, spine split with chipping and old tape marks. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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4 Lenski, Lois
Little Sioux Girl
Philadelphia Lippincott, 1958 Stated First Edition 
8vo. Green illustrated cloth. 128pp with black & white illustrations from the author's drawings. The story of Eva White Bird who lives with her family in the town of Black Horse on an Indian reservation in the Dakotas. A title in the Roundabout America series. Few small spots to half-title else Very Good+ Dustjacket chipped at spine ends, lightly worn.  
Price: 100.00 USD
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5 Lenski, Lois
Papa Small
New York: Oxford University Press, 1951 First Edition 
12mo Yellow cloth. [48]pp with charming illustrations in blue and shades of grey. Endpapers depict Mr. Small in some of his occupations. Lenski wrote this book "...for all the boys and girls who have asked her so often, Does Mr. Small have a family?" Here we meet Mrs. Small and the three small Smalls. Modern moms will be gratified to read that Mr. Small helps around the house, including the cooking and grocery shopping. Jacket flaps and endpapers with small marks from old clear tape residue else Very Good. Dustjacket tattered, repaired, price-clipped. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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6 Lenski, Lois
Policeman Small
New York: Walck, 1962 First Edition 
Square 12mo. Blue cloth. [48]pp with color illustrations by the author. Policeman Small's interesting job involves directing traffic on a busy street. We spend an exciting day with him as he clears the street for an ambulance and a fire engine, picks up a little dog who has stopped in the middle of the street, waves to school children in a bus, and even leads a parade, among many events. Child's name and Christmas 1962 to upper paste-down else Fine. Dustjacket with edge tears, tiny chip at spine head, minor soil. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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7 Lenski, Lois
Prairie School
New York: Lippincott, 1951 Stated First Edition 
8vo. Maroon cloth. 196pp illustrated with the author's black & white drawings. Children are caught in their South Dakota schoolhouse when the Great Blizzard of 1949 sweeps down unexpectedly. Lois Lenski's eighth American regional story. Near Fine in frayed dustjacket, price-clipped. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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8 Lenski, Lois
Shoo-Fly Girl
Philadelphia: Lippincott (1963) Stated First Edition 
8vo. Decorated purple cloth. 176pp with illustrations from Lois Lenski's drawings. Lenski stayed in the heart of Amish country in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and became acquainted with many families during the writing of this book, one of her regional stories. She includes an authentic recipe for Shoo-Fly Pie in her interesting seven-page foreword. Faint stain to corner of upper cover, neat inscription and signature to ffep. Very Good. Dustjacket with small chips to spine head. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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9 Lenski, Lois
Two Brothers and Their Animal Friends
New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1929 First Edition 
Oblong 12mo. Green cloth with pictorial onlay. 122pp with wonderful full page color and black & white illustrations by Lois Lenski. In what can only be called a nonsense story, two brothers set out to take a walk down a dusty road and meet a yellow cat, a red dog, a nice old horse, and a strange old woman. A delightful little book, rather scarce, and an early title by Lois Lenski. Neat gift inscription to ffep. Corner torn from cover onlay, an occasional marginal finger smudge else Very Good. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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10 Lenski, Lois, hymns and Clyde Robert Bulla, music
We are Thy Children
New York: Crowell (1952) Stated First Edition 
Oblong 8vo Blue cloth gilt. 32pp illustrated by Lois Lenski in red, black & white. Lenski's verses were written from a background of bible study. She says: "Religion is not a creed, nor the doctrine of a particular denomination. It is learning how to live and showing a personal concern for others." Covers lightly soiled and somewhat faded at edges. Contents clean. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
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