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message 1: by Shamina (new)

Shamina (azador) | 21 comments Okay, so I know the name of the book and the author. In fact I have it in my lap at this moment. Here is my dilemma (and I can't find another group that deals with this) the edition I have doesn't seem to exist anywhere but in my home! It is driving my crazy. So here are the details. My book is a hardback. The cover is tan with white lettering on the spine. The spine says "STRANGER WITH MY FACE-DUNCAN". The front cover is an illustration of a girl with long black hair and a pink sweater/blouse. She is holding a small green bird in her right hand. She is looking over her shoulder in a mirror, at her own reflection and the reflection has a different facial expression as her own. Off to the left are the prices U.S. $2.75 CAN. $3.75, but the edge was cut short, so I can only make out half of the U.S. price and the publisher. The back is a blurb about the book. White lettering on brown paper. The ISBN is 0-440-98356-8 (which doesn't match the book I have at all). It's made by Laurel Leaf books and Dell Publishing. Copyright 1981, Reprinted by arrangement with Little, Brown and Company, Inc. Printed in the United States of America, November 1982, 10 9 8 7. It has 235 pages and the very last page is an add for a Lionel Richie biography (not kidding). I know I got it from my elementary school library back in the late 1980's. It is not coming up under a library binding either. There is no dust jacket. The "covers" are printed on paper and adhered to the actual book board. It appears to be professionally bound, so it doesn't look like someone cut up a paperback and glued it into a hardback. It also fits perfectly and like I said the spine is printed on, or embossed. There is a symbol at the top of the spine in white, it looks like two arrows pointing down, with a square on top and on bottom of the arrows. If anyone has any idea what is going on that would be awesome! Thank you!


message 2: by Ayshe (last edited Jun 02, 2017 03:17AM) (new)

Ayshe | 4122 comments So, the issue is that you can't find the edition you have on goodreads? It has cover similar to that one: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... - Stranger with My Face by Lois Duncan but it's hardcover?

It can be that: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... If so, you can ask in the Librarians group: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/... to have further details added (ISBNs are not supposed to but can be re-used). Or you can add new edition yourself.


message 3: by Ayshe (new)

Ayshe | 4122 comments Ayshe wrote: "...It can be that: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... ..."
I noticed now you created it, so it's probably that :)

And this thread should be moved to "Just to chat".


message 4: by bookel (last edited Jun 02, 2017 02:45AM) (new)

bookel | 2108 comments https://www.librarything.com/work/441...
Middle top cover? I have that, same ISBN, paperback.
Is yours exlibrary, a rebound hardcover originally paperback? Or is the cover design slightly different? You'll rarely find every edition with a book cover image online. I had to add many.
Worldcat.org has most ISBNs.
Just read your description of the cover. It sounds like a rebound book originally paperback made into a hardcover for library use. I've seen similar from the USA. Sure they look professionally bound but it is originally a paperback. No DJ.


message 5: by Shamina (new)

Shamina (azador) | 21 comments Ayshe wrote: "Ayshe wrote: "...It can be that: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... ..."
I noticed now you created it, so it's probably that :)

And this thread should be moved to ..."


Not sure how to move it to chat.


message 6: by Kris (new)

Kris | 32356 comments Mod
No worries. I moved your request to the "Just to Chat" folder by clicking the "edit" link beside your topic header on the full desktop (not mobile) website.


message 7: by Shamina (last edited Jun 02, 2017 10:54AM) (new)

Shamina (azador) | 21 comments bookel wrote: "https://www.librarything.com/work/441...
Middle top cover? I have that, same ISBN, paperback.
Is yours exlibrary, a rebound hardcover originally paperback? Or is the cover design s..."


Yep, thats the cover, only the prices are different. I would guess rebound paperback, but I can't imagine that my tiny little elementary school library would have done that. The copyright is 1981, so it was only 6-7 years old when I got it. I would post a pic, but don't see how to. It probably is a rebound paperback, first time I have ever seen that though. Kind of cool. Thanks for the info.


message 8: by Shamina (new)

Shamina (azador) | 21 comments Kris wrote: "No worries. I moved your request to the "Just to Chat" folder by clicking the "edit" link beside your topic header on the full desktop (not mobile) website."

Thanks!


message 9: by bookel (new)

bookel | 2108 comments No the school would not have done that. It seems a common thing in USA libraries. I have a few exlibrary books like that. Obviously the price would be different to a paperback.


message 10: by bookel (new)

bookel | 2108 comments It appears to be called Perma-Bound. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perma...


message 11: by Shamina (new)

Shamina (azador) | 21 comments bookel wrote: "It appears to be called Perma-Bound. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perma..."

Thats got to be it! Thank you. It makes sense that a library would want want their books to last longer. Especially an elementary school library.


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