RMABA Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

Featured items that Annette & Larry Hancks, Booksellers plan to bring to RMBPF 2011.
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Annette & Larry Hancks, Booksellers
Annette and Larry Hancks
4169 Eaton St. Kansas City KS 66103
913- 481-3513
Modern Childrens Illustrated, Young Adult Fiction, and Miscellaneous
Booth Number: 19

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Stead, Philip and Erin Stead. A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE. Roaring Brook Press, 2010. Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit with his good animal friends. But one day he woke up with the sniffles and the sneezes. Though he didn't make it into the zoo that day, he DID receive some unexpected guests... A first printing of the surprise 2011 Caldecott Medal winner, already in a 13th printing. SIGNED & STAMPED WITH A PENGUIN BY ERIN AND PHILIP STEAD WITH A PHOTO FROM THE SIGNING. ALSO INCLUDES A HOMETOWN (Ann Arbor, Michigan) NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ON ERIN WINNING THE CALDECOTT. $295.00. Children's Illustrated.
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Riggs, Ransom. MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN. Quirk Books, 2011. An unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and very strange vintage photographs in a thrilling reading experience. A horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that Miss Peregrine's children were more than just peculiar. And somehow --- impossible through it seems --- they may still be alive. A first printing of Ransom Riggs' first novel. The first printing binding was not very durable on the spine ends and rubbed easily, so binding was changed on subsequent printings; first printings from this small publisher are hard to find. A New York Times Best Seller for seven weeks and already in a third printing; the author is working on a sequel. SIGNED & DATED JUNE 19, 2011 BY RANSOM RIGGS ON THE TITLE PAGE. $325.00. Young Adult Fiction.
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Collins, Suzanne. THE HUNGER GAMES TRILOGY. Scholastic Press, 2008, 2009, 2010. Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used to be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's younger sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place, beginning a dark and violent journey. One of the most acclaimed series for young people in recent years, all three titles have gone through multiple printings. Soon to be a major motion picture. First printings of all three books, including two promotional pins from Scholastic, a pin from Borders, a promotional bag clip and a bookmark for Mockingjay. THE HUNGER GAMES IS SIGNED AND STAMPED BY SUZANNE COLLINS, CATCHING FIRE IS SIGNED, AND MOCKINGJAY IS STAMPED WITH THE SPECIAL MOCKINGJAY BOOK TOUR 2010 SIGNATURE STAMP. $2,450.00. Young Adult Fiction.
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Vanderpool, Clare. MOON OVER MANIFEST. Delacorte Press, 2010. Abilene Turner, sent off for the summer and feeling abandoned, jumps off the train in Manifest, Kansas, aiming to learn about the boy her father once was. She is at first disappointed in the town, but when she finds a hidden cigar box full of momentos and letters, she and her new-found friends go off on an honest-to-goodness spy hunt and in the process unravel a web of secrets one by one. A first printing of the surprise 2011 Newbery Medal winner. SIGNED BY CLARE VANDERPOOL ON THE TITLE PAGE. $325.00 Independent Reader.
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Lore, Pittacus. I AM NUMBER FOUR. HarperCollins, 2010. In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who had hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other five surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien. First printings are becoming more scarce --- Already in a 13th printing, and recently released as a major motion picture. (Book is much better than the movie.) The sequel to come out next month. ALSO INCLUDED IS A SIGNED AND NUMBERED ARC (#226/250) SIGNED BY PITTACUS LORE. $250.00. Young Adult Fiction.

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