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Welcome to the Stump the Bookseller blog!  Stump the Bookseller is a service offered by Loganberry Books to reconnect people to the books they love but can’t quite remember. In brief (for more detailed information see our About page), people can post their memories here, and the hivemind goes to work. After all, the collective mind of bibliophiles, readers, parents and librarians around the world is much better than just a few of us thinking. Together with these wonderful Stumper Magicians, we have a nearly 50% success rate in finding these long lost but treasured books. The more concrete the book description, the better the success rate, of course.  It is a labor of love to keep it going, and there is a modest fee.  Please see the How To page to find price information and details on how to submit your Book Stumper and payment.

Thanks to everyone involved to keep this forum going: our blogging team, the well-read Stumper Magicians, the many referrals, and of course to everyone who fondly remembers the wonder of books from their childhood and wants to share or revisit that wonder.  Isn’t it amazing, the magic of a book?

Please Bear With Us

Hey Folks – Please bear with us this week. Your posts may be a slight bit delayed as we are hosting a book-fair at one of the local schools and have to pack up and move half the store. (That may be a slight exaggeration.) I will attempt to get your stumpers posted as soon as possible.

159A: Witch and Wizard Battle

my daughter is 35 now and i used to read her a book called:  the witch and the wizard.
it was a rhyming book , approximately 20 pages where the witch and the wizard each challenge each other for their powers, by casting spells on each other.
by the end of the book, they agree that they both are equally as powerful, and now have to clean up the mess that they made what with frogs and such all over the place.
it is drawn with each page showing the spell that was cast on each other, from the previous spell,such that the end characters are humorously disfigured.
i would love to find it and read it to my granddaughter, in the presence of her mother.
thanks for searching.

158B: Sea Dog?

I would have read this around 1978 or so in my gradeschool.  It had a aqua and black cover – with a dog standing on the porch of a houseboat? In a storm.  I thought it was called Sea Dog, but none of those titles give me the right story.  The dog rescues the kids uncle in a hurricane?


157N: Children’s Adventure Book (solved)

I am looking for a hard cover children’s book with 2 children, a brother and sister (name might be ginger) who start out on a plane and end up in a jungle with a monkey named Monkey Monk and a tiger named Tiger Rag. They have lots of adventures and go through a Purple City and many other exciting places with a cliffhanger at the end of every chapter. 3rd-6th grade?