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CHILDREN'S BOOKS • FICTION • SERENDIPITY BOOKS

All entries are alphabetized by title and by series:

First published in 1974, this immensely popular series of children's book were named after its first release, Serendipity, which featured a pink sea monster. (All of the books feature anthropomorphic animals and mythological creatures as the primary players, although humans do make the occasional appearance.) All of these books were penned by prolific author Stephen Cosgrove (1945-), and focus on choices made in real-life situations in order to teach children lessons which they would take with them through life. These morality plays are accompanied by colorful and exquisitely rendered full-page illustrations by Robin James. Originally self-published by Cosgrove under the Serendipity Press imprint, the catalog was picked up by Penguin Books/Putnam, who continued to publish new Serendipity titles into the 1980s. Cosgrove is currently re-editing--extensively, in some cases--the earlier books, which are currently being published by Price/Stern/Sloane. Softcover and hardcover editions exist for all of the Serendipity titles, with countless printings and alternate cover art.

Price/Stern/Sloan (Softcover Edition)

Buttermilk by Stephen Cosgrove (1986) SOLD
Softcover. Illustrated by Robin James. 36 pages.
Price/Stern/Sloan [Fifteenth Printing]
Book is Very Fine Minus. (Includes punch-out bookmark.)

Jingle Bear by Stephen Cosgrove (1985) SOLD
Softcover. Illustrated by Robin James. 36 pages.
Price/Stern/Sloan [Twelfth Printing]
Book is Very Fine Plus. (Includes punch-out bookmark.)

Pish-Posh by Stephen Cosgrove (1986) SOLD
Softcover. Illustrated by Robin James. 36 pages.
Price/Stern/Sloan [Sixth Printing]
Book is Very Fine Minus save for missing punch-out bookmark.

Serendipity by Stephen Cosgrove (1986) SOLD
Softcover. Illustrated by Robin James. 36 pages.
Price/Stern/Sloan [Fifteenth Printing]
Book is Fine Minus.

Rourke Enterprises (Hardcover Edition)

Bangalee by Stephen Cosgrove (1976) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated by Robin James. 36 pages.
Rourke Enterprises, Inc. [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine Plus.

Jake O'Shawnasey by Stephen Cosgrove (1975) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated by Robin James. 36 pages.
Rourke Enterprises, Inc. [First Printing]
Book is Fine Plus. (Writing on inside cover.)

Grollier Enterprises (Hardcover Edition)

Cap'n Smudge by Stephen Cosgrove (1977) $6.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Robin James. 36 pages.
Grolier Enterprises, Inc. [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine.

Feather Fin by Stephen Cosgrove (1983) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated by Robin James. 36 pages.
Note: Signed on title page by artist Robin James.
Grolier Enterprises, Inc. [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine Minus. (Some wear/staining to upper spine.)

The Gnome from Nome by Stephen Cosgrove (1974) $6.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Robin James. 36 pages.
Grolier Enterprises, Inc. [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine.

Grampa-Lop by Stephen Cosgrove (1981) $4.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Robin James. 36 pages.
Grolier Enterprises, Inc. [First Printing]
Book is Fine. (Mild corner wear.)

Hucklebug by Stephen Cosgrove (1975) $6.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Robin James. 36 pages.
Grolier Enterprises, Inc. [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine.

In Search of the Saveopotomas by Stephen Cosgrove (1974) $6.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Robin James. 36 pages.
Grolier Enterprises, Inc. [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine.

Kartusch by Stephen Cosgrove (1978) $3.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Robin James. 36 pages.
Grolier Enterprises, Inc. [First Printing]
Book is Fine Minus. (Some corner wear.)

Leo the Lop by Stephen Cosgrove (1977) $4.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Robin James. 36 pages.
Grolier Enterprises, Inc. [Sixth Printing]
Book is Fine. (Mild corner wear.)

Leo the Lop by Stephen Cosgrove (1977) $5.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Robin James. 36 pages.
Grolier Enterprises, Inc. [Sixth Printing]
Book is Fine Plus. (Mild corner wear.)

Leo the Lop by Stephen Cosgrove (1977) $7.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Robin James. 36 pages.
Grolier Enterprises, Inc. [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine Plus.

Little Mouse on the Prairie by Stephen Cosgrove (1978) $5.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Robin James. 36 pages.
Grolier Enterprises, Inc. [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine Minus.

Maui-Maui by Stephen Cosgrove (1979) $5.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Robin James. 36 pages.
Grolier Enterprises, Inc. [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine Minus.

Maui-Maui by Stephen Cosgrove (1979) $6.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Robin James. 36 pages.
Grolier Enterprises, Inc. [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine.

Morgan Morning by Stephen Cosgrove (1982) $5.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Robin James. 36 pages.
Grolier Enterprises, Inc. [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine Minus.

Nitter Pitter by Stephen Cosgrove (1978) $5.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Robin James. 36 pages.
Grolier Enterprises, Inc. [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine Minus.

Snaffles by Stephen Cosgrove (1980) $5.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Robin James. 36 pages.
Grolier Enterprises, Inc. [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine Minus.

Weekly Reader Books (Hardcover Edition)

Wheedle on the Needle by Stephen Cosgrove (Date Unknown) $3.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Robin James. 36 pages.
Weekly Reader Books [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine.


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