Marsha spoke with the publisher of Kobzar's Children today. She found out that the hardcover copies are almost all sold out, with few than 200 copies left. Wow!
The softcover is also selling well.
So if you were thinking of giving a hard-cover copy as a gift for Christmas, better hurry! Of course, soft cover copies also make fine gifts, and are a little less expensive. (Although $23 for a hardcover is certainly reasonable! The softcover is $15.)
If you can't find it in your local bookstore, ask them to order it in for you. It usually takes only a few days. (Call ahead and save yourself a trip.) This is actually a good thing to do, as it helps the bookstore staff know what books they should be displaying on their shelves.
You can also order online from the publisher or any online book vendor.