Now, this is one of the only Marguerite Henry animal stories I haven't read. Every time I have looked this book up, it has been selling for at least $10. And those are usually for copies in rougher shape, missing the dust jacket, etc. This? I found it on Abe Books for $4.39, shipping included. I took on a chance on the fact that it didn't have a photo, but it arrived in better condition than I dared hope -- ex library so the jacket is price-clipped, and it has about a billion markings + a glue stain on the back inside cover where the checkout card pocket was rubber cemented on, but the condition of the book itself is fabulous, and even the dust jacket is very near perfect.
End pages and back cover
And with that, I can cross off a goal on my "101 goals in 1001 days" list, as this makes the fifth hardcover Henry book I've added to the collection since 2010. :)
And now, here are some other things
Other two paperbacks of hilarity (Me and Fat Glenda; The Alfred G. Graebner Memorial High School Handbook of Rules and Regulations) were in a magical, never-before-seen box labeled "FREE" in the library sale room. The first one is obviously in pretty rough shape and from the 70s, but there seems to be nothing wrong with the second one and it's not even ex-library. The first one seemed like bemusing nostalgic reading, and the second one is just a fun ride.
I also spent $2 for a black and white Talbots skirt that I didn't realize was petite and thus fits wrong, and a gorgeous pair of gray dress slacks for $2 that I can't photograph well to save my life, but which are so nice that I figure I could pretend the slacks alone cost up to $10 and it would still be a great bargain.
I found an awesome pair of jeans there too, but I had so many other things in my arms when I set down the pile I must have forgotten to pick them back up. >:( Why couldn't I have forgotten the skirt?
Also, my parents have recently obtained the following cool things:
Now, there is a story behind this one: