By Khephra Burns, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
Signed first printing of this story of the boyhood of King MANSA MUSA, the "Lion of Mali," illustrated by award-wining artists Leo and Diane Dillon.
Fine in near-fine dust jacket.
Leo and Diane Dillon were a pair of "the world's pre-eminent illustrators for young people, producing artwork [...] that was a seamless amalgam of both their hands" (NEW YORK TIMES). Their artistry twice earned them Caldecott Medals – Leo was the first Black US American to receive the award – and netted them numerous other honors through their long careers, including a Hugo Award and three Coretta Scott King Awards. An oddly uncommon title, even unsigned.
Read more: Margalit Fox, "Leo Dillon, Celebrated Illustrator of Children's Books, Is Dead at 79," New York Times 30 May 2012.
San Diego, New York, London: Gulliver Books Harcourt Inc, (2001). 9'' x 11''. Original color pictorial boards. Original unclipped ($18.00) color pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated in color. Signed by both Diane and Leo Dillon to the title page. Review slip loosely laid in. Jacket with trace wear to edge of rear cover, close inspection only. Sharp and bright.
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