By Robin McKown, illustrated by Robert Quackenbush
First printing of this Madagascaran folktale of how an honest young boy and a bird with a talent for impressions are able to save a village from enslavers.
Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket.
RAKOTO AND THE DRONGO BIRD
Robert Quackenbush was a prolific children's book author and illustrator with roots in advertising design. His work for RAKOTO AND THE DRONGO BIRD blends African motifs with stylish mid-century compositions.
New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., Inc, (1966). 10'' x 8''. Original blue cloth binding with black stamping. Original unclipped ($3.95) color pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated in color. 52 pages. A few notes and revisions to text throughout. Jacket with mild edgewear, a couple tiny chips; light sunning to spine. Binding with a bit of bumping to corners and spine ends. Bright and clean.
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