Inscribed first printing of this charming pop-up about a young street sweeper in a medieval Italian village.
Tomie dePaola's name is synonymous with warm childhood memories and creative excellence. THE NEW YORKER called his work "moral but not moralistic," noting that "[t]here is disarray in it, and people are imperfect and can make mistakes, but there is goodness, too." Over his long career, dePaola earned the Children's Literature Legacy Award, a nomination for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, a Newbery Medal, a Caldecott Honor, and numerous other accolades. Scarce inscribed.
Read more: Naomi Fry, "The Delight and Sadness of Tomie dePaola," The New Yorker 6 April 2020.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1982. 7.75'' x 10.2''. Original color pictorial boards with central string tie. Illustrated in color.  pop-up spreads. Inscribed by dePaola to title page, dated 1986. Title page with a bit of rubbing. Bright and intact.
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