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Vail-Ballou Press

Overview
Works: 233 works in 431 publications in 1 language and 18,355 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery fiction  Adventure stories  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Noir fiction  History  Biographies  Young adult works 
Roles: Printer, Electrotyper, Compositor, Binder, Publisher
Classifications: PS3515.A4347, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Vail-Ballou Press
 
Most widely held works by Vail-Ballou Press
--and now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 2,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Every summer the men of the Chavez family go on a long and difficult sheep drive to the mountains. All the men, that is, except for Miguel. All year long, twelve-year-old Miguel tries to prove that he, too, is up to the challenge - that he, too, is ready to take the sheep into his beloved Sangre de Cristo Mountains. When his deeds go unnoticed, he prays to San Ysidro, the saint for farmers everywhere. And his prayer is answered - but with devastating consequences
The recognition of Emily Dickinson : selected criticism since 1890 by Caesar R Blake( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the growth of Dickinson's reputation from 1890 to the present. The essays reveal her growth as an artist, working in isolation, yet achieving a position of lasting importance in American literature
Gerard Manley Hopkins : a life by Eleanor Ruggles( Book )

1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unmediated vision; an interpretation of Wordsworth, Hopkins, Rilke, and Valéry by Geoffrey H Hartman( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The peasants : a tale of our own times by Władysław Stanisław Reymont( Book )

in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of peasant life during the four seasons of a year
The tattooed countess : a romantic novel with a happy ending by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

4 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Countess Nattatorrini, nee Ella Poore, has returned home to Iowa after twenty tempestuous years on the Continent. Time has stood still in Maple Valley--a Cedar Rapids look-alike whose residents are seen as little more than animated rocking chairs who chew gum, gossip on their front porches, enjoy euchre parties and buckwheat griddle cakes, and brag endlessly of the new waterworks. Into this complacent town bursts the Countess, a full-blown, impulsive widow who dares to dye her hair, smokes cigarettes in public, wears her gowns cut low and her jewels in layers, and admits that after her lips are made up she can say things she could never have said before. Needless to say, the good folks of Maple Valley are awestruck--but not struck silent--by this exotic vision. Just as the Countess finds herself bored beyond endurance, she meets the one boy in Maple Valley who deserves a good education"--Back cover
Peter Whiffle : his life and works by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

2 editions published in 1922 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon his death, Peter Whiffle requests that Carl write the story of his life even though Peter himself considered writing as "constant definition, although it is apparent as anything can be that life, nature, art, whatever one writes about, are fluid and mutable things." Ultimately, Carl settles on writing "a sort of loose biographical form, a free fantasia in the manner of a Liszt Rhapsody."--Preface, p.3, 8
The blind bow-boy by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

3 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the education of a youth whose father is determined that his son shall not suffer any of his own disadvantages
Firecrackers : a realistic novel by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

2 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My sister, my spouse : a biography of Lou Andreas-Salomé by H. F Peters( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family sabbatical by Carol Ryrie Brink( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ridgeway family find new adventures when their father takes them to France for a year. Grades 5-6
Wild geese by Martha Ostenso( Book )

3 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farmer Caleb Gare tries to rule his household with an iron hand. The conflict of wills between him and his daughter Judith is observed by Lind, a teacher boarding with the family
Country people by Ruth Suckow( Book )

2 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blue cat of Castle Town by Catherine Cate Coblentz( Book )

3 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The blue cat is like a knight on a quest. His quest is to find a hearth to fit the song the river taught him and to teach the owner of the hearth to sing that song"--Jacket
West wind drift by George Barr McCutcheon( )

2 editions published in 1920 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature and its applications : over 200,000 selected references to nature forms and illustrations of nature as used in every way by Jessie Croft Ellis( Book )

1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maltese falcon by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

2 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murder involves Sam Spade in a dangerous search for a valuable statue
The hill of dreams by Arthur Machen( Book )

1 edition published in 1923 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young author goes to London and feels as though the whole world is against him
Things near and far by Arthur Machen( Book )

1 edition published in 1923 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Other provinces by Carl Van Doren( Book )

3 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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English (46)