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About vintagescholastics

I love these old Scholastics! I am a bookseller, writer, and dog-lover; live at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains of New York with my computer-programmer husband. We love motor-cycle riding, renovating our old camp on Lake Desolation, gardening, and researching our genealogy. The purpose of this blog is to highlight those beloved old books from the Scholastic Book fairs from 1950 - 1979. This will serve as a catalogue of the books, with their identifying numbers, a plot summary, and a photo of the cover; with a searchable index. I want to give all of the writers and illustrator's bios so they get credit (many were writers in the summer while on vacation from their regular schoolteaching jobs.; some are lesser known efforts by very famous people; and some are reprinted classics.) Hopefully, their fans will be able to identify favorite titles with snipets of remembered information. We will always be adding new ones, and welcome your submissions

Barney’s Adventures by Margot Austin TW501

  Barney’s Adventures  story and pictures by Margot Austin,TW501, 5th Scholastic paperback printing, 1970, unpaginated, approximately 36 pages. DESCRIPTION: “Barney and his dog follow the tracks. Barney is brave. He wants to know who made those big tracks! Soon he … Continue reading

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Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling TX1010

  Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling, 1st Scholastic paperback printing, TX1010, 1974, 95 pages. Illustrated by the author. DESCRIPTION:“These are stories to be read aloud. They are cadenced, rhythmic, and full of handsome, high-sounding words, which are both mouth-filling … Continue reading

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The House on the Volcano by Virginia Nielsen TX1561

   The House on the Volcano by Virginia Nielsen, original title: Kimo and Madame Pele, 6th Scholastic paperback printing, TX1561, 1976, 112 pages. Illustrations by Ursula Koering. DESCRIPTION: “The rumbling and shaking awakens Kimo. There is a terrible roaring sound … Continue reading

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Boy on the Mayflower by Iris Vinton TW113

  Boy on the Mayflower by Iris Vinton, 11th Scholastic paperback printing, TW113, 1970, 64 pages. Illustrations by Jon Nielsen. DESCRIPTION: “Adventures of Will Latham on the First Voyage of the Pilgrims: For more than two hundred years little was … Continue reading

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Jock’s Island by Elizabeth Coatsworth TX1504

  Jock’s Island by Elizabeth Coatsworth, 6th Scholastic paperback printing, TX1504, 1977, 80 pages. Illustrations by Lilian Obligado. Cover by Mort Kunstler. DESCRIPTION: “The heroic border collie Jock is guarding the sheep when a volcano erupts and cuts them off … Continue reading

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Casey the Utterly impossible Horse by Anita Feagles TW393

  Casey the Utterly impossible Horse by Anita Feagles, 13th Scholastic paperback printing, TW393, 1973, 80 pages. Illustrated by Dagmar Wilson. DESCRIPTION:“When is a horse impossible? When he walks around in striped pajamas and a straw hat and glasses. When … Continue reading

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Bart Starr by John Devaney TK1098

  Bart Starr by John Devaney, 4th Scholastic paperback printing, TK1098, 1968, 143 pages. Cover illustrated by Asaro. DESCRIPTION: “‘Bart the cool…’ is what they call him: his coach, his teammates, and his opponents. They know him as the calm, … Continue reading

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Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling T460

  Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling, 6th Scholastic paperback printing, T460, 1969, 249 pages. DESCRIPTION:“Boy overboard! Nobody knew and the luxury liner sailed on into the fog. Miraculously, Harvey Cheyne, rich and pampered, is fished out of the cold Atlantic … Continue reading

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Ten Great Mysteries by Edgar Allan Poe T210

  Ten Great Mysteries by Edgar Allan Poe, 11th Scholastic paperback printing, T210, 1967, 218 pages. Illustrated by Irv Docktoe. DESCRIPTION:“…These ten absorbing stories, selected by a famed anthologist of science fiction and the supernatural, prove that even after a … Continue reading

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The Riddle of the Lonely House by Augusta Huiell Seaman TX236

  The Riddle of the Lonely House by Augusta Huiell Seaman, 3rd Scholastic paperback printing, TX236, 1964, 116 pages. Illustrated by Charles Beck. Original title: The Strange Pettingill Puzzle. DESCRIPTION:“‘If you hear me tap three times,’ Alan warns, ‘let me … Continue reading

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