First printing of this magical tale about the duties of the young Keeper of Twilight.
Fine in fine dust jacket.
McPhail belongs to the new generation of children's book illustrators, along with James Marshall, Trina Schart Hyman and others, who bring a fresh originality to children's literature. His artistic style has been described as "marked by soft shading; bucolic spreads; a dreamy, gentle light... a certain delicacy" (Danielson), which shines through no matter what the topic of the illustration.
Read more: Julie Danielson, "Seven Questions Over Breakfast with David McPhail," Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast.
New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, (2000). 11'' x 9''. Original color pictorial boards. Original unclipped ($16.00) color pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated in color.  pages. Sharp.
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