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1 Girion, Barbara Joshua, The Czar, and the Chicken Bone Wish (signed)
New York Charles Scribner's Sons/Scribner 1978 0-684-15929-5 / 9780684159294 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Richard Cuffari Inscribed & Signed by Author
A fourth-grade klutz with a few troubles meets an old man who claims to be a czar who lost control of all Russia on the snap of a single wishbone, and subsequently befriends the kid in an effort to help him develop a bit of self-confidence. In a lovely piece of coincidence, this copy is inscribed by the author to an actual Joshua ("For Joshua--/who has/quite a while to go/before he enjoys this/story. Lots of good/luck chicken-bone wishing/to your parents to help/you on the way!/Barbara Girion/Maplewood, New Jersey/May 1980"). Additionally, this copy contains a four-page, laid-in biography of the author. Virtually all the hardcover copies one sees of this title are formerly the property of cruel hands meting out the usual library desecrations, but this one, fortunately, has escaped the hands of such barbarians, and thus does not have the snot hammered out of it. Tangerine boards w/cream cloth backstrip, 155 pages. Light general wear, in price-clipped dust jacket w/moderate wear to corners/spine ends, light edgewear, mild soil to rear panel. An uncommon title when signed. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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