Inscribed first printing of this collection of 32 classic Christmas songs, including Silent Night, Away in a Manger, and O Christmas Tree, with charming and cozy illustrations by Tomie dePaola.
Fine in fine dust jacket.
TOMIE DEPAOLA'S BOOK OF CHRISTMAS CAROLS
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.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1987). 11.25'' x 8.75''. Original color pictorial boards. Original unclipped ($17.95) color pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated in color. 82 pages. Signed by dePaola to half-title page, "for Josie & Dick," dated 1988. Inscription in a different hand, "& Heather & Cam" to the right of dePaola's inscription. Sharp.
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