Pierre Probst. THE GOLDEN TREASURY OF CAROLINE AND HER FRIENDS. Golden Press,USA, 1961.
$350-$750 / £200-£400 Want level 75-100 Very High
Feisty little French girl and her animal friends, originally published in France and created by Pierre Probst (born 1913 and still writing.) The Caroline books (published in UK by Hamlyn and Collins) are some of the most eagerly sought after children's books, possibly because of the very vivid, colourful illustrations. Still in print in France but well o/p in USA and UK and boomers, who must have everything (and fedexed overnight) would shell out big for this. Book begins:
"Not too many girls are lucky enough to have a lion cub, a bear cub, two kittens and three dogs for their best friends. But then, Caroline is a very special girl...
VALUE? A whole lot of punters for this book. No copies on web which either means they are darn scarce or just sell whenever they appear and nobody has put a greedy enough price to stop it, so let's say $450 for a nice one. An indifferent copy of the UK first (Hamlyn 1963) was recently a buy it now on ebay at $475 and the seller claims it has made $1000 there, but could be deluded or having a laugh.