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Benjamin Hamster is curious about the contents of a box he cannot open.

Hardcover:

9780397317745 | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, March 1, 1978, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: A nearsighted but quick-thinking hamster tries to open a box that refuses to open until an unexpected moment

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Shortsighted Benjamin Hamster goes through a door, whose sign he can't read, and experiences some unusual adventures.

Hardcover:

9780397318094 | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, November 1, 1978, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Benjamin the nearsighted hamster discovers that he needs stronger glasses when he enters a fun house by mistake, sliding, bumping, and bouncing back on his way

Hardcover:

9780312109028 | Palgrave Macmillan, April 1, 1981, cover price $30.00

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Benjamin, a hamster, accidently leaves his paw print on a blank page and tries various methods to clean up the mess he has made

Hardcover:

9780688016975 | William Morrow & Co, March 1, 1983, cover price $13.00 | About this edition: A hamster's efforts to remove his paw print from a blank page of a book prove unsuccessful.

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Suleiman-bin-Daoud has his magic Djinns make the palace disappear in order to help a butterfly win an argument with its wife, and inadvertently teaches his own quarrelsome wives a lesson
By Alan Baker (illustrator) and Rudyard Kipling

Hardcover:

9780911745047 | Peter Bedrick Books, November 1, 1983, cover price $10.95 | About this edition: A butterfly and his wife help a mighty king control his quarreling wives.

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Product Description: Number theory has a long and distinguished history and the concepts and problems relating to the subject have been instrumental in the foundation of much of mathematics. In this book, Professor Baker describes the rudiments of number theory in a concise, simple and direct manner...read more

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9780521243834 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, January 25, 1985), cover price $34.50 | About this edition: Number theory has a long and distinguished history and the concepts and problems relating to the subject have been instrumental in the foundation of much of mathematics.

Paperback:

9780521286541 | Cambridge Univ Pr, January 1, 1985, cover price $54.99

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Benjamin the hamster tries to paint his portrait with some unexpected results

Library:

9780688068783 | Lothrop Lee & Shepard, March 1, 1987, cover price $11.93 | About this edition: Benjamin the hamster tries to paint his portrait with some unexpected results

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In the classic Arthurian legend, narrated by Merlin the magician, young Arthur pulls the sword from the stone, receives Excalibur, is crowned Boy King, and sets up the legendary Round Table
By Alan Baker (illustrator) and Robin Lister

Hardcover:

9780385263696 | Doubleday, June 1, 1990, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: A retelling of fourteen tales from the legend of King Arthur, beginning with the wizard Merlin and ending with the departure of Arthur for the magical isle of Avalon.

Explains the differences between frogs and toads, shows how they grow up from egg to tadpole to adult, and looks at some of the more unusual species
By Alan Baker (illustrator) and Kate Petty

Paperback:

9780531151549 | Reprint edition (Franklin Watts, July 1, 1990), cover price $3.95 | About this edition: Explains the differences between frogs and toads, shows how they grow up from egg to tadpole to adult, and looks at some of the more unusual species

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A young African boy learns why rhinoceros are hunted and why it is important to protect them from poachers
By Jill Bailey and Alan Baker (illustrator)

Library:

9780811427029 | Heinemann/Raintree, November 1, 1990, cover price $24.26 | About this edition: A young African boy learns why rhinoceros are hunted and why it is important to protect them from poachers

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William has fantastic bedtime adventures after climbing through a hole in his wall.

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9780233984384 | Andre Deutsch Ltd, November 1, 1990, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: While William sleeps, a hole appears in his bedroom wall and when he enters it, he encounters a jungle, a Glump, and a giant sandcastle

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When Benjamin the hamster blows up his balloon, it takes off--and Benjamin with it--right into the middle of a snowstorm

Hardcover:

9780688097448 | Lothrop Lee & Shepard, November 1, 1990, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Benjamin blows up a balloon and begins a travel adventure that causes him a certain amount of worry.

Splendidly warty Mr. Toad wakes up from his winter nap, makes his way to the pond, and finds a wife
By Alan Baker (illustrator) and Kate Petty

Hardcover:

9780812062304, titled "Stop, Look and Listen, Mr. Toad" | Barrons Juveniles, July 1, 1991, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: Splendidly warty Mr.

Paperback:

9780812015188 | Barrons Juveniles, June 1, 1991, cover price $4.95

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Cocky Little Toad is not so good at water sports as he'd hoped, but he does learn from his experiences and shares safety tips with the reader.
By Alan Baker (illustrator) and Kate Petty

Hardcover:

9780812062731 | Barrons Juveniles, March 1, 1992, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: Cocky Little Toad is not as good at water sports as he'd hoped, but he does learn from his experiences and shares safety tips with the reader

Mr. Toad and his son Lucky have some dangerous adventures on their search for a winter home and decide to be more careful when they are out and about
By Alan Baker (illustrator) and Kate Petty

Paperback:

9780812014754, titled "Mr. Toad's Narrow Escapes" | Barrons Juveniles, July 1, 1992, cover price $4.95 | About this edition: Mr.

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A whimsical verse collection, enhanced by appealing full-color illustrations, introduces young readers to the world of small animals, as well as the world of poetry.
By Alan Baker (illustrator) and Michael Rosen

Library:

9780876147474 | Carolrhoda Books, August 1, 1992, cover price $19.93 | About this edition: An anthology of short poems about insects and other small animals by authors from around the world

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Originally published in 1968, this collection of songs serves as the basis for a picture book in which lavish illustrations accompany Mitchell's verse describing a caterpillar's transformation into a butterfly.
By Alan Baker (illustrator), Joni Michell and Joni Mitchell

School and Library:

9780590456685 | Scholastic, October 1, 1992, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: An illustrated version of the Joni Mitchell song, in which clouds, love, and life itself appear differently when viewed from different perspectives

Mother Mouse's search for her baby above and below ground is depicted on both sides of this accordion-bound book, whose illustrations have holes that lead from one page to the next, through the countryside and its wildlife.

Hardcover:

9781856978217 | Kingfisher Books, October 1, 1992, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Mother Mouse searches for her child above and below the ground, asking the different animals she meets if they have seen him

Two mice explore the fields and woodlands around them, observing many animals before finally going home to sleep in their tiny nest

Hardcover:

9780803709737 | 1 edition (Dial Books for Young Readers, April 1, 1991), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Two mice explore the fields and woodlands around them, observing many animals before finally going home to sleep in their tiny nest

Paperback:

9780590464048 | Scholastic Educational, January 1, 1993, cover price $3.95

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Retells the story of King Arthur, from Merlin's first vision of the new king, through the founding of the Round Table, to the great quest for the Holy Grail. Reissue.
By Alan Baker (illustrator) and Robin Lister

Paperback:

9780753457245 | Reissue edition (Kingfisher Books, July 14, 2005), cover price $7.99 | About this edition: Retells the story of King Arthur, from Merlin's first vision of the new king, through the founding of the Round Table, to the great quest for the Holy Grail.
9780753451014 | Kingfisher Books, April 15, 1996, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Retells the story of King Arthur, from Merlin's first vision of the new king, through the founding of the Round Table, to the great quest for the Holy Grail.
9781856972185 | New edition (Pan Macmillan, June 30, 1994), cover price $12.30 | About this edition: Join Young King Arthur as he battles his way through the mysterious world of ancient Britain.

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Setting sail for home at the end of the Trojan War, the Greek warrior Odysseus has to endure peril after peril sent by the gods to test him, in a retelling of Homer's famous epic.
By Alan Baker (illustrator) and Robin Lister

Paperback:

9780753457238 | Kingfisher, August 12, 2004, cover price $8.99 | About this edition: A retelling of Homer's epic that describes the wanderings of Odysseus after the fall of Troy.
9781856972192 | New edition (Pan Macmillan, June 30, 1994), cover price $12.20 | About this edition: Trying to return home after the draining Trojan war, Odysseus encounters monsters, cannibals and nymphs.

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Young readers are invited to join Robert and Anna on a treasure hunt in Mister Strange's mansion and to solve the puzzles in each of its rooms

Hardcover:

9780517140260 | Salamander Books Ltd, November 1, 1995, cover price $5.99 | About this edition: Young readers are invited to join Robert and Anna on a treasure hunt in Mister Strange's mansion and to solve the puzzles in each of its rooms

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Young readers are invited to join Robert and Anna among the ancient ruins in the South American jungle as they follow the clues sent to them by Mr Strange, and to solve the puzzles along the way
By Dan Abnett and Alan Baker (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780517141885 | Random House Value Pub, February 1, 1996, cover price $5.99 | About this edition: Young readers are invited to join Robert and Anna among the ancient ruins in the South American jungle as they follow the clues sent to them by Mr Strange, and to solve the puzzles along the way

Because a young girl imagines that spooky things make the sounds she hears in the dark at bedtime, she is relieved to find the real cause of each sound

School and Library:

9780761304609 | Copper Beech Books, March 1, 1996, cover price $20.90 | About this edition: Because a young girl imagines that spooky things make the sounds she hears in the dark at bedtime, she is relieved to find the real cause of each sound
9780761304845, titled "I Thought I Heard..." | Copper Beech Books, March 1, 1996, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: Because a young girl imagines that spooky things make the sounds she hears in the dark at bedtime, she is relieved to find the real cause of each sound

When Mouse visits each of his friends as they busily prepare for Christmas, he wonders if they have forgotten about him--until he finds a surprise awaiting him at home

Hardcover:

9780761305033 | Copper Beech Books, September 1, 1996, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: When Mouse visits each of his friends as they busily prepare for Christmas, he wonders if they have forgotten about him--until he finds a surprise awaiting him at home

School and Library:

9780761304975 | Copper Beech Books, September 1, 1996, cover price $42.01 | About this edition: When Mouse visits each of his friends as they busily prepare for Christmas, he wonders if they have forgotten about him--until he finds a surprise awaiting him at home

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