Very Good, Very Good. 8VO, Color Illus, Hardcover. Hardcover. An I Can Read Book later edition. Signed and dated by Illustrator Maurice Sendak on first free endpaper. Glossy color illustrated boards are in excellent condition. Text pages are crisp and clean. Matching color illustrated dust jacket is also in excellent condition and has been placed in protective mylar. Always carefully wrapped and shipped in cardboard boxes to protect your purchase.
First edition. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Signed by Maurice Sendak on the front free endpaper. In near fine condition. Else Holmelund Minarik first introduced readers to her timeless character in the classic Little Bear. Publication of this book, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak, launched the I Can Read series. The illustrator Maurice Sendak received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are; the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration; the 1983 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given by the American Library Association in recognition of his entire body of work; and a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, he received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children's literature established by the Swedish government.
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