Take the Children

Dorothy N. King

Published by New York: William Morrow, 1945, New York, 1945
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Bienville Books (Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A.)

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Hard Cover. Very Good/Good+. First Edition. 9 x 7". Paper-covered boards, with illustration of the ship S. S. Homeland and its six child passengers on front panel; titles in black. Spine and rear panel are blue. Spine has small splits at heel and head, about 1/4 inch in length. Corners are bumped. Bottom edges of boards are rubbed, and bottom edges of pages show edgewear and some small chips. Inked gift inscription to inside front cover, plus small stamped annotation of previous owner's name and address. Inside rear cover has bookstore sticker affixed. Three page slots have tiny tears to edges, otherwise interior is clean and tight. Jacket illustration and colors duplicate those of the boards. Jacket has 1/2 inch chip to top of spine, 1/4 inch chip to heel of spine, chips and wear to folds, light penciled annotation to front panel, but is intact, with good color. Front flap appears to be price-clipped, and back flap also has a clipped area at top. One of the six paper dolls, Helga from Norway, is missing. This is a beautifully illustrated story about six children returning from the U.S. by ship to their homelands: Ronald from England, Marie from France, Ivan from Russia, Katrinka from Holland, Johan from Switzerland, and Helga from Norway. Each child, in his or her native costume, is represented by a stiff cardboard paper doll that fits into a slot on the proper page. According to the story, the children lose their name tags; the reader must return each doll to its proper slotted page, matching the paper doll with a map, a flag, and illustrations of its country. The date of publication, 1945, suggests that the children are able to return safely to their homes because the war is over. Unpaginated. A nice copy of a hard to find book. Size: 9 x 7". Bookseller Inventory # 001256

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Title: Take the Children

Publisher: New York: William Morrow, 1945, New York

Publication Date: 1945

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good+

Edition: First Edition.

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