Inscribed first printing of this artists'-book-slash-picture-book, combining B. A. King's photographs with drawings done by his children – with charming interpretations by Tomie dePaola.
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.
Read more: Naomi Fry, "The Delight and Sadness of Tomie dePaola," The New Yorker 6 April 2020.
Danbury, NH: Addison House, Inc, (1978). 11'' x 12.5''. Original color pictorial wrappers. Illustrated in color. Unpaginated. Inscribed by King to title page, dated 1981. Rear wrapper with a bit of sunning to hinge, a couple small lamination wrinkles. Vibrant.
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