THIS IS THE COMPLETE LEATHER BOUND 8 VOLUME SET OF, “BOOK TRAILS THROUGH THE WILDWOOD” PUBLISHED IN 1946 BY CHILD DEVELOPEMENT INC., CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
THE SET IS AN AMAZING SET IN LIKE NEW CONDITION WHICH FOR A SET OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS 67 YEARS OLD IS ALMOST A MIRICLE! THERE ARE NO MARKS ON THE COVERS AND THE INSIDE PAGES ARE BRIGHT WHITE WITH NO MARKS, TEARS, CHIPS OR NAMES WRITTEN INSIDE. THE BOOKS ARE TIGHTLY BOUND IN A MAROON LEATHER WITH THE FRONT BOARDS DEEPLY EMBOSSED AS SEEN IN MY PHOTOS.ALL OF THE VOLUMES ALL FILLED WITH HUNDREDS OF COLOR AND BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS. THE VOLUMES ARE INTERESTINGLY ARRANGED STARTING WITH STORIES FOR THE VERY YOUNG (BABY FEET) ADVANCING TO STORIES FOR THE OLDER CHILDREN. THIS SET WAS CLEVERLY DESIGNED EITHER FOR PARENTS WANTING THE BOOKS TO GROW ALONG WITH A YOUNG CHILD WITH THE STORIES INCREASING IN AGE GROUP AS THE CHILD GROWS OLDER OR ALSO DESIGNED FOR A MULTIPLE CHILD FAMILY WHERE THE OLDER CHILDREN CAN READ TO THE YOUNGER ONES WITH THE BOOKS PRINTED IN LARGER TYPE FACE FOR EASY READING AND STORIES FOR THE OLDER CHILDREN IN THE LATER VOLUMES AS YOU CAN SEE WHEN YOU READ THE BELOW LISTING OF THE SETS CONTENTS.. FREE SHIPPING INCLUDES THE BOOKS PACKED, WELL PADDED, IN A CORRUGATED BOX FOR SAFE DELIVERY WITH THE USPS TRACKING NUMBER SENT TO YOU SO YOU CAN FOLLOW THE BOOKS JOURNEY TO YOU. Here is the listing of the stories in the 8 volumes: Volumes 1 & 2 : for baby feet contains the following stories: Pittypat and Tippytoe, Bow Wow says the dog, Wee Willie Winkie, Brow Bender, The Slumber Boat, Humpty Dumpty, Hickety Pickety My Black Hen, Diddle Diddle Dumpling, Pease Prridge hot, Jack Be Nimble, Little Jack Horner, Little Bo Peep, Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater, Kittle Jennie Wren, Slumber Time, Little Tom Tucker, Hickory Dickory Dock, Rain Rain Go Away. Little Black Sambo, The Lion, The Pirate Blue Jay, Good Boys at their Books, Duty to God and our Neighbor, A Radio Wish, The Story of the Three Little Doggies, Not so Bad, The Kitty with the Black Nose, The Minds is a Garden, Reeds of Innocence, Nero at the Bakery, The Lazy Roof Volumes 3 & 4: Through the Wildwood
contains the following stories; Krencipal and Krencipalka, Marcia Goes Fishing, Blunder, King Saul’s Adventure in the Cave, The Cricket, The Night Before Christmas, Oh Little Town of Bethlehem, Paddy’s Christmas, The Drum, The Little Sea Horse, Before, Fanchon, In My Little Room, Small and Early, How the Dolls Came Alive, The Poplar Tree, The Little Green Elf’s Christmas, Cradle Hymn, The Two Frogs, I Meant to Do My Work Today, The Naughty Comet. Volumes 5 &6 : To Enchanted Lands
Contains the following stories; My Book Holds Many Stories, The King’s Cream, The Child Next Door, Christmas at the Hollow Tree Inn, A Christmas Carol, Dust Under the Rug, The Jeweled Slipper, The Little Red-Headed Princess, Short Story, Johnny Bear and Other Winter Sleepers, A Turkey for the Stuffing, The King’s Son, The Serpent of the Rainbow, Wondering Tom and Song of the Fairy. Why the Cuckoo Keeps Silent in Winter, The Invisible Hunter, Jerusalem Artie’s Christmas Dinner, Murdoch’s Rath, Jack Jackdaw, April’s Order, The Alligator and the Jackal, Yet Gentle Will and the Griffin Be, The Water Carnival, The Castle Under the Sea, The Feast of Lanterns, The Magic Fishbone and Three Golden Apples. Volumes 7 &8: On the High Road to Adventure.
Contains the following stories; The Black Dwarf, Morning, The Story of Prince Ahmand and the Fairy Peri Banu, The Pirates of Penzance, American the Beautiful, The Crab Family, The Sparrow-King’s Rewards, Air Mail, In the Engine, Shon Ap Shenkin, A legend of Kenilworth Castle, Under the Greenwood Tree, Old Pipes and the Dryad, The Loot of Bombasharna, Blackbeard, The Riddle of the Sphinx and The Last of the Dragons. The Climbing Road, Ti-Triti-Ti, How Kari Saved Our Lives in the Jungle, Lost!, The Gold Bread, In the Moonlight, The Rarest Animal of All, The Pirate Don Durk of Dowdee, Story of Mother Michel and Her Cat, King Laurin’s Rose Ga...
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