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Title: The Ship That Flew Title Record # 1572515
Author: Hilda Lewis
Date: 1939-00-00
Type: NOVEL [juvenile]
Language: English
Note:
  • First published in 1939 John Clute gives year 1936 (quoted below) but the British Library, among others, reports 1939 (BL 002156469) and no other early edition; items in June/July 1939 newspapers imply that the work is new. One dealer at ABEbooks (bi=14495202744) notes "that the publication date of 1939 does not appear in the first edition. All later editions have dates listed."
  • Some 1939 and 1958 coverage suggests that travel to historical time --eg, ancient Egypt, feudal Europe, Norman England (indeed, the children return with a Norman girl)-- is more prominent than that to Asgard or Valhalla, etc (contrast Clute, quoted below).
Synopsis: HL is "best-known for her first Children's Fantasy, The Ship that Flew (1936[sic]), in which four children discover a Toy ship in a magic Shop. They soon find the ship can grow to hold them, that it was once Odin's gift to the god Frey, and that it is prepared to take them to Asgard and other places such as Sherwood Forest (Robin Hood). (underscore represents linked cross-reference) --SFE: Encyclopedia of Fantasy, biographical entry by John Clute
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Translations
Year Language Title
1957Translated by A. M. van Steyn-Dingjan
Dutch Het vliegende schip

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Ship That Flew 1939-00-00 Hilda Lewis Oxford University Press  
6/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
320
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
Het vliegende schip 1957-00-00 Hilda Lewis Het Spectrum (Prisma juniores #9) J9   205
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Carol Voges Checkmark
The Ship That Flew 1958-03-21 Hilda Lewis Criterion Books  
$3.50?$: US dollar
246
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
The Ship That Flew 1958-06-00 Hilda Lewis S. G. Phillips 0-87599-067-3    
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
The Ship That Flew 1965-06-00 Hilda Lewis Oxford University Press (Oxford Children's Library #34)     320
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
The Ship That Flew 1998-03-00 Hilda Lewis Oxford University Press (Oxford Children's Modern Classics) 0-19-271768-5
5.99?: UK pound
v+
[5]+
246
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Paul Hunt Checkmark
The Ship That Flew 2013-03-07 Hilda Lewis Oxford University Press (Oxford Children's Modern Classics) 978-0-19-273594-2
6.98?: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel Paul Hunt  
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