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Many, many thanks to all the wonderful readers who help to ID these books! We also appreciate those who take the time to thank the contributors for researching their books. I am looking for a book I think iscalled "The Runaway Train"published in the '40's. My brother sister and I all loved this book and no one seems to know anything about it.
It is mostly pictures. A boy gets a set of electric trains that come in big boxes and he sets them up in his house. The train starts off but instead of following the tracks he set up it goes off on tracks that he had not set up and goes all over town. It goes through stores, peoples houses and I remember one picture in particular when the tracks run right across the table of 4 women playing bridge. It eventually comes back to his house and when he tries to show his parents what happened all the tracks are back to normal.
Maybe it has another name but I have been looking for it for at least 25 years with no success.
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I'm looking for a beautiful, each page fully illustrated, book I read to my kids when then were young--around Embarrassingly, I cannot remember much of the plot, but there was a Mrs. Mouse maybe rabbit, but I think mouse , who lived in a tree. She had a kitchen, tea set, etc. At one point she was forced from her house, and when she came back it was in shambles, and she had to put it right again. That's all I can remember. The illustrations were detailed, and simply beautiful. I think the book was a little larger than most in size. I have googled and searched extensively, but to no avail.
Our copy was ruined when our basement flooded, and I regret not writing the name of it down! Any help would be appreciated. I'm looking for a book that my mother read to me when I was really little I don't remember the title, but it was about a woman in winter during a storm who opened the door and let in a cat When spring came they all went their separate ways and then come winter again she'd find them returning I remember this giant dog probably tan, tho book might not have been illustrated in color pictured larger than the Sphinx.hempbowpittlin.tk
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Sounds like a book I have from the mid 50's titled "Peanut". It's about a very small dog who makes friends with a Great Dane. Black and white drawings. Very sweet. Someone else is looking for this book and a viewer suggested William Pene du Bois' Otto books. Search "Sphinx" on your page search and you will see the other query. These books are small and square with illustrated paper covers, I think you would probably remember the format.
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I can't remember the Sphinx, but the book was not a series. We sold ours for quite a lot ten years ago, but here is the blurb: Delightfully illustrated story of a friendly puppy who grows big as a house. Much like Clifford. Owl helps girl escape witch and dies from spell Can anyone tell me the name of this book? I looked through 58 children's owl books from our old listings and couldn't find it. Of course Garner's Owl Service is the first book that springs to mind, but it's not that. Help, "children's librarian"! I read this beautiful story about a young adult who lives in an abandoned Carasouel or behind it and then saves a girl from drowning in the ocean.
He doesn't think much of her at first, he gets a job on the beach at some shop. He soon grows to love the girl. It's a hard story to find and I would love to know the title and Author. Thank you so very much it would mean alot to me! Im looking for 2 books my wife read as a child. The titles "me to mommy me to" and"18 teen cousins and me" Thanks. Our grandchildren have heard us talk about them so much.
They are probably from the late 50's. Over the years I have remembered all the books I wanted to from growing up except this one. Hardback book, newly published, first book I remember with "spelunking" being mentioned in story not title. Brother and sister, pieces of paper or a diary and clues in a cave, maybe in bottles to keep them dry. Recall deliberate parallels to Jules Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth" in that I think there was an Uncle and maybe a Professor as well, maybe underground lake.
Could be mixing up some plots as I was a fan of everything from the Danny Dunn series to those with books featuring Mrs. Great site - looked through everything in case I had some answers for others, but the few I did, had been resolved by others. SeriesHello, your wonderfully descriptive query immediately brought to mind one of my childhood favourites. It was a hard cover and there was a picture on the front of Trixie in spelunking gear. That's the only possibility that comes to mind.
Had a picture of her on the front wearing spelunking gear. Thanks for the list!
If any of you have enjoyed any of these books, take a look at the others. They all fit together.
I'm not familiar with Five Yard Fuller Didn't mean to short-change Ethelyn M. Parkinson by only mentioning her "Rupert Piper" books. In fact, I probably enjoyed these even more, if that were possible:. My mother gave away books from a series long ago at a yard sale. They were about young girls who survived disasters and danger. For instance, a blind girl rescued her little baby brother from a house fire, and two girls from Australia were home alone and survived a dingo attack.
The series was non-fiction I believe and published in the late 's.
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The cover of one of the books featured a blonde girl paddling a canoe through a flood. I thought it was called "Brave Girls from Around the World," but that's not right. If anyone can think of anything, please let me know! Hello, My husband is looking for a book he read growing up with a magic talking oven. That's all he remembers of it, unfortunately. The Phantom Tollbooth reminded him of it. If anybody remembers this childhood book that he read back in the s, please tell me the author and title. It was a quite exciting - someone tries to kidnap them etc,they eventually find the treasure which is hidden behind a waterfall,which turns out to be the Veil of the King Tried all kinds of searches but nothing remotely like it turns up!
Please can you help :. I read this book about 10 years ago and it really made an impact on me. I can not remember the title or the author.
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