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Little Dog was born in Vietnam, but his family flees as refugees to Hartford when he is just a toddler. This description is not so much the plot of the novel as it is the haunting backdrop that Little Dog circles again and again in his letter. Vuong is masterly at creating indelible, impressionistic images. Come get me! Get me out of here!

Come back and get me. It is all backdrop for perhaps the more propulsive narrative thread that begins midway through the book, when a teenage Little Dog takes a summer job on a farm outside Hartford. The sex here is good because it feels honest, messy, joyous, awkward, painful.


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Vuong rejects that binary, and the book is brilliant in the way it pays attention not to what our thoughts make us feel, but to what our feelings make us think. To what kinds of truth does feeling lead? I'm looking for a children's book my mom used to read to me. It contained short stories and had tools to learn how to count. The book was light purple and was probably 12" x 9" in size. I remember the counting activity used different things to help memorization also. I remember one number had fish another was drums and there were kings.

All the things had names. Example for the fish is: Fishy, dishy, pishy and squishy. The drums were something like: drum little, tum little. The kings were: kingy, clingy, ringy, dingy One of the short stories was about lightening bugs. There was also a short story about Lady Bugs. I was born in and I remember my mom reading it when I was in kindergarten that would have been in "86". Please help! I have searched forever and can't find this book anywhere.

Im looking for a book I was given when I was in primary school, this would have been roughly What I remember of the book was a teddy bear was abandoned at a dump. He was found by a little girl one night who took him to her grannies and she fixed him up. The story continues with the teddy finding a number of new homes, one of these being with a large family. A bit I remember was of one of the young boys on the family having a competition with one of his friends to see who could urinate the highest up a wall. The teddy is left alone in a room with other toys when the family go on holiday to I think the seaside.

Another bit I can roughly remember is the bear in some kind of shop where he is left on a high shelf, doubtful that he'll ever find a new owner. I could be completely off with that. Hope someone can help. Someone turns up at a small village perhaps in Switzerland? I don't remember them being very happy about going and I believe the children were in their early teens, because I think there was a mild hint at future romance.

I would guess that the book was written in the 80s but it may have been a bit earlier or later no later than I first encountered the story on cassette tape at my local library in the UK. I think it was set sometime between and - any help finding the book would be wonderful and very much appreciated. I had a book once, ten years plus ago, that I am trying to find again.

It was a collection of children's stories with every page illustrated. Some stories included a surprise birthday party one kid planned for another, a story about witches maybe bones , a story about a boy who goes under the sea with an old man to a hidden cave and finds treasures collected over the years. I have been unable to find this book! The book I'm looking for is a book with mostly pictures and some writing, probably published between It's about a boy who falls asleep in his bed, and his dream is of him going into the woods or a forest, but he gets there by flying on his bed, which then turns into a leaf.

A lot of the pictures resemble MC Escher pictures, shapes turning into something different but all connected. Thanks for your help! Hey, when I was in class sixth i found a book in my school library that had no cover. I began reading it though could only read it till the third or fourth page and realized that it was a horror story. It started with a a very disturbing nightmare that ended with the ringing of the alarm when the protagonist wakes up. The girl who was about to attend the first day of her new school.

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The girl was a teenager and i don't remember her name. Then, her mom drops her off to school and she does not get a very good feeling about what she is going to do. This is where I read the story till. And i think that the name of the story had the word 'disaster' in it, if i'm not wrong. I know this information is not enough but it would be of great help if you could help me find the name of this book because i have been waiting ever since to read it. I believe it won an award, but I may be mistaken, and I believe it was written fairly recently at least within the latter half of the previous century or in this century.

The edition I had was a fairly modern publication, the front cover depicted a red girl painted in watercolour and some blue shadow-monsters behind and above her. The plot was about a girl, orphaned or so she thought who had always had her hair cut short at the orphanage where she used to live. Through this she discovers her clumsiness was due to her hair being cut short, and that she can see in the dark when it's long. I am looking for a book my mother read to me when I was young at least 30 years ago. It was given to her by my grandfather and it had a collection of short stories and fable type stories.

I can barely remember the book except that it was supposedly for kids but too much for us to read to ourselves, it was ofa blue green dark color and I think the title was in a gold or silver, it was old then so probably from the 50's ro 60's my mother was born early fifties. One word that sticks out is 'oblong' or 'oolong'and 'blue' there were other things like king andi thinkthe oblong was not hard i texture for aome reason and there was trickery involed, there were other stories as well not all seemed dark If there was illustrations they were pencil type of pictures and not kid style of pics with colors.

It was maybe in thick. For collections of stories, go to Loganberry Books' Anthology Finder at www. The page has photos of over 40 of the most-sought anthologies, with brief descriptions of contents. Study the page, and you may spot the book you're looking for. Looking for a book from the early 's - might be a Golden Book or Wonder book, that had little flaps that you open to see the pictures behind, i.

I am trying to find two books that I read back in the 60s.

The first book had to do with a child wanted her mother to get a new stove for the kitchen. I cant remember if it was for Christmas or a birthday. I thought the name of the book was "The Nickel Plated Stove". The second book was about a girl and her siblings were out in the snow and I think they were trying to get home. But I think there was riding in a buggy, carriage or wagon when it turned over.

To keep the others safe she laid over them and told the children to keep moving their hand and legs to stay warm. Eventually the children were found, but the older girl had froze to death. They erected a statue in her honor. Kids in Washington State order their mother a new stove for the kitchen. The second one My Father is looking for a book he read in the early 's. I am truly hoping someone can help me find this book, my father cannot find it anywhere and none of the search engines get me anywhere close to finding it. Thank You. I keep thinking the name of this book is Away in a Meadow, or Down in the Meadow, or perhaps A Cottage in the Meadow, but none of those bring anything up.

Several girls live alone in a cottage in a meadow, one day they decide to have a parade. I can still see one of the girls wearing a bucket on her head. They come across a wounded rabbit caught in a trap and nurse it back to health at home. I remember reading it when I was a very little girl in the 80's. It's a really sweet book that was lost in a house fire, and I want to read it to my daughter. Hope you can help!!


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  5. I took this book out of the library a few years ago; I remember almost everything about it except the title and the author. It was a small book of humorous food poems in the style of autograph book verse, with black line drawings It wasn't an Alan Tiegreen book. There was one poem that went something like, "How do you like your carrots? How do you like your cabbage? Slaw Slaw! How do you like your chocolate?

    How do you like Woodrow High! They're for the birds! It's your fault, garlic salt. Ripe and juicy! Fit for you and fit for Lucy! Any information would be much appreciated. I am looking for what I think was a hardbound children's picture book about Christmas. I remember reading it as a child around It may have been printed as early as the s though.

    The illustrations were full-page and I think the text was printed in the illustrations.

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    The story was about a little girl, who I believe lived with her Grandmother. They weren't going to have much of a Christmas. I remember the kitchen being described as having "cheery red checked curtains. The main street is described as busy with shoppers, there are Christmas lights up everywhere, and the little girl stops to look in the windows. The little girl stops specifically at a toy store window where she sees a lovely doll that she wants. I think it was dressed in pink. The little girl wants the doll, but it is taken out of the window. I can't remember how, but the little girl receives the doll for Christmas.

    This was a favorite book of mine. I can't remember if I picked it up in the library or actually owned the book. I used to read it with my grandmother as a little girl, so I know I was reading it somewhere between and I hope this sounds familiar or helps with the search. I only remember him living in a tree and making acorn pancakes. I don't think it was a boxcar childrens story but it was around that time period I was reading these in the 's.

    The boy runs away from his home in New York City to live in the Catskills Mountains for a year - makes acorn pancakes, among other ingenious things. I'm trying to find a childrens book but i can't remember the title. I know its a guy that stands in the field or on top of a mountain while standing on 1 leg with a stick and I think he was waiting for the rain to come. Can someone help me please???

    They were abridged very thin books with paperback covers. If anyone has any information I'd be extremely grateful. Skip to Main Content Area. Old Children's Books. More Tips for Searchers. No Luck? Check here daily. What are Rare Children's Books? Shopping cart View your shopping cart. Looking for a Childhood Book? Here's How. Printer-friendly version Whoops! View the discussion thread.

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    Comments by Linda not verified - Looking for a book I am looking for a book that I think may have been called "Santa Claus is Coming" or something like that and it could have been written in the 's or early 's. Looking for a series of illustrated books Im looking for a series of illustrated childrens books possibly from the 60's 70's or 80's. Looking for a Book Looking for info on a book by an Austrailian writer maybe , 's or there about. Book I read sometime ago The book was about a boy who was living a normal life until the day he was supposed to be issued his job.

    Collection of childhood stories and nursery rhymes I am looking for a book my mother would read nursery stories and rhymes from. Posting a Want. Rainy Day Activity Book-milk carton birdhouse Looking for a rainy day activity book that had newspaper scope and milk carton birdhouse equipped with peanut butter and birdseeds. Boy's brother dies then he finds a stray dog that is his brother I read a book a while back about a boy who was obsessed with the idea of going to Georgia to see rockets fly. Would really like to find this childhood memory!

    About a girl who lives on a ship. Childrens book I am looking for a chapter book for children with different stories. Looking for short chapter book brother sister Looking for a short chapter book that I read in late 80's was about a poor brother and sister, I remember it being a dark story with a cover of girl looking sad under bridge or underpass or something. Bossy eats grass Looking for a book that my grandma used to read to me in the early 90's. Vintage multicultural readers. Nightingale who lives in India I remember reading this book when I was a kid.

    There were two stories in the book: In the first story, the nightingale gets a thorn stuck in her foot, and asks a barber for help. Any information would be much appreciated! Kids bear novel Im looking for a book I was given when I was in primary school, this would have been roughly A village girl becomes a princess Someone turns up at a small village perhaps in Switzerland?

    Collection of Children's Stories I had a book once, ten years plus ago, that I am trying to find again. Book about a boy dreaming The book I'm looking for is a book with mostly pictures and some writing, probably published between Scholastic, Nice art! A book without its Cover Page Hey, when I was in class sixth i found a book in my school library that had no cover. Please can anyone help? I can't remember the title or author. For collections of stories, For collections of stories, go to Loganberry Books' Anthology Finder at www. Looking for a book from the Looking for a book from the early 's - might be a Golden Book or Wonder book, that had little flaps that you open to see the pictures behind, i.

    Childrens' Books from the s I am trying to find two books that I read back in the 60s.

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    The Nickel-Plated Close! No Name My Father is looking for a book he read in the early 's. Girls that live in a cottage in a meadow save a rabbit from trap I keep thinking the name of this book is Away in a Meadow, or Down in the Meadow, or perhaps A Cottage in the Meadow, but none of those bring anything up.

    Autograph book style poems about food I took this book out of the library a few years ago; I remember almost everything about it except the title and the author. Children's Christmas Picture Book I am looking for what I think was a hardbound children's picture book about Christmas. Orphan boy I only remember him living in a tree and making acorn pancakes.

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