First printing of this delightful take on the tale of the Gingerbread Man, winner of a 1954 Caldecott Honor – scarce in dust jacket.
Near fine in very good dust jacket.
JOURNEY CAKE, HO!
"Never has [McCloskey] been in better form." – CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Ruth Sawyer's humorous tale of a runaway cake is brought to life by the art of her son-in-law, Robert McCloskey. JOURNEY CAKE, HO! earned Sawyer and McCloskey a Caldecott Honor, Sawyer's first and McCloskey's third. This is an attractive copy of the beloved story, unusual to find in original dust jacket.
Read more: "Old Folktale," Chicago Tribune, 15 November 1953.
First edition. New York: The Viking Press, 1953. 10.25'' x 7.75''. Original cloth boards. Original unclipped ($2.50) color pictorial dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers of Johnny followed by chickens. Illustrated in blue, white and brown. 46,  pages. Small ink gift inscription to front flyleaf, dated Christmas 1953. Jacket with light edgewear, a few short closed tears and shallow chipping to joints and spine ends, with careful tape repair to verso of lower spine. Binding with mild bumping to spine ends, a hint of shelfwear. Clean and solid.
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