By Robert D. San Souci, illustrated by Brian Pinkney
Signed first printing of this folktale of South Carolina featuring help from a mermaid, winner of the Coretta Scott King award.
Near fine in very good plus dust jacket.
SUKEY AND THE MERMAID
Brian Pinkney, son of esteemed children's illustrator Jerry Pinkney, has successfully followed in his father's large footsteps. Noted for his scratchboard illustrations – an art form that he notes is "like drawing, etching, and sculpting all at the same time" – his art has earned a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, two Caldecott Honors, and three Coretta Scott King honors. Pinkney's technique and use of color adds dynamism to all his books.
New York: Four Winds Press, (1992). 10.5'' x 9.5''. Original cloth-backed boards. Original unclipped ($14.95) color pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated in color. Signed by Pinkney to verso of front flyleaf, with original drawing of a mermaid's tail. Jacket with a hint of edgewear,.5" closed tear to rear. Binding with mild bumping to spine ends, a touch of shelfwear. Tiny erase mark to front flyleaf. Clean and bright.
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