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The Big Green Book by Robert Graves, illustrated by Maurice Sendak.

"A Modern Masters Book for Children" published by Crowell-Collier Press in 1962.

Hardcover with no dust jacket.


64 pages / 7.75 x 11.5 x .45 inches / 19.5 x 29 x 1.1 centimeters


Please see the images above for an accurate representation of what the book looks like, but...

Some wear to the cover, particularly around the edges. Some fading. Bit of creasing. Scrape marks on the back.

A small piece torn out of the front endpapers, also a tear in the first page.

Some of the pages have very light smudges on them.


The Big Green Book is an enchanting glimpse into childhood fantasy by the distinguished scholar and poet, Robert Graves. This story of a mischievous little boy who finds a book of magic is a slightly mad fairy tale--a wild and fanciful work of nonsense suggesting Grimm rewritten by Edward Lear.

Robert Graves, one of our greatest living poets, is well known both for his brilliant historical novels and his remarkable study of poetic myth, The White Goddess. Writing for the first time for the beginning reader, Mr. Graves has created a small gem which will take its place among the literary classics.

Maurice Sendak, whose witty drawings add just the right touch of Victorian whimsy to this delightful fairy tale, is the famous illustrator of A Hole is to Dig, the Little Bear series and many other children's books, including some written by Maurice Sendak.

The Big Green Book by Robert Graves, illustrated by Maurice Sendak


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Material: book
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