First printing of this beautiful tale of a grandfather imparting his family's experiences on the Underground Railroad to the next generation.
Fine in near fine dust jacket.
AIN'T NOBODY A STRANGER TO ME
Winner of five Coretta Scott King Awards, five Caldecott Honors, a Caldecott Medal (for THE LION AND THE MOUSE), and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, Jerry Pinkney was a prolific author and illustrator of children's literature, and one of the preeminent artists in the field. "Jerry used his talent as one of America's great watercolorists to tell stories in pictures [...]with the goal of moving society to a better place," said William R. Valerio, director of Woodmere Art Museum, at time of Pinkney's death in 2021.
Read more: Neil Genzlinger, "Jerry Pinkney, Acclaimed Children's Book Illustrator, Dies at 81," The New York Times.
New York: Hyperion Books for Children, (2009). 11'' x 9''. Original color pictorial boards. Original unclipped ($16.99) color pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated in color. Unpaginated. Signed by Pinkney and Grifalconi to title page. Jacket with a hint of edgewear. Colors vibrant.
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