First printing of this true story of the first Chinese bullfighter, told with vibrant prose and illustrations by Allen Say.
Near fine in very good plus dust jacket.
Allen Say, born in Yokohama, Japan in 1937, dreamed of becoming an artist from a young age. Before entering the world of children's book illustration, Say worked as a sign-painter and as a photographer, his skills behind the lens landing him a spot in the military newspaper STARS AND STRIPES. He illustrated his first children's book in 1972, and has earned a Caldecott Medal and a Caldecott Honor, among other accolades; Say's work is often based on personal experiences or the stories of family members, and his illustrations are noted for merging "the real and the surreal in his books, using photographs, pen-and-ink sketches, and watercolor paintings to illustrate them" (Oregon Encyclopedia).
Read more: "Allen Say," Oregon Encyclopedia.
First edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1990. 10.25'' x 8.75''. Original cloth-backed boards. Original unclipped ($14.95) color pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated in color. 32 pages. Jacket with.75" closed tear to front joint, mild edgewear. Binding with a couple tiny spots of soil near spine. Sharp.
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