By Ester Averill
Illustrations by Feodor Rojankovsky
Harper & Row, Publishers, New York and Evanston; 1945
Hard cover, no jacket; ex-library
Cream boards are soiled, corners bumped; binding sound.
This copy has many more library stamps than is usual. There are three pages in the story that have a round stamp on them, see picture 5. There is one page that is stamped all over with library stamps. The other pages are clean.
Rojankovsky's illustrations are breathtaking in this book. He is my favorite illustrator and many of his titles are very scarce. hus, I buy library editions because I am not a collector, just a reader who loves children's books. I have had my children's books for years and am now letting them go so others can enjoy them. This book is very special because the story is by Ester Averill, author of the Jenny cat books. If you haven't seen these, I encourage you to look them up. They have been brought back into print by The New York Review Children's Collection. The books are gorgeous and Jenny is the most awesome cat in town.