Inscribed first printing of this retelling of the legend of the origin of the colorful flowers that spring up to welcome the changing of the seasons.
Near fine in near fine dust jacket.
THE LEGEND OF THE INDIAN PAINTBRUSH
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, (1988). 10'' x 8''. Original color pictorial boards. Original unclipped ($13.95) color pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated in color.  pages. Inscribed by dePaola to half-title page "for / the Scott Children," dated 1988. Small ink owner name to front flyleaf. Jacket with mild edgewear, a bit of sunning to spine. Final two pages with small abrasions. Colors bright.
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