New in New jacket. Mylared. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. 40pp. Original illustrated boards. 1st Printing (with complete number line). Pages are bright and clean. Binding is tight and secure. This book is on-hand and does NOT ship from publisher. No previous owner markings. DJ has been mylared for protection. Originally published: New York: Random House, 1967. Very nice copy.
Blackall, Sophie. New. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Brand New, Perfect Condition. We offer expedited shipping to all US locations. Over 3, 000, 000 happy customers. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 40 p. Contains: Illustrations, color. Intended for a juvenile audience.
Another of one of my (as well as my brother's) all time favorite books as a child. My mother still hangs on to it. I remember an assignment in my high school drama class requiring us to read a children's story. I brought this book from home and my teacher and student teacher became quite excited. I didn't quite comprehend their excitement. I guess I am one of those rare people that haven't read much Huxley...er, I guess this my only Huxley.
As much as I enjoyed the story I don't know how parents in our current "sensitive" and "politically correct" society would accept it. My niece loved it (but she likes bugs and "gross" things). The illustrations were phenomenal as well and I can recall them without any difficulty.
Publishers Weekly, 2011-01-24 For Christmas 1944, the author of Brave New World wrote this story of a crow couple's battle with an egg-eating snake, giving it to his six-year-old niece, who provides an afterword (the tale was first published in 1967). Unsurprisingly, this is no cheery animal fable. "[E]very afternoon punctually at half past three," while Mr. Crow is working and Mrs. Crow is shopping, Rattlesnake slithers into their nest. "If there was an egg in the nest-which there generally was-he would swallow it in one mouthful, shell and all." Mrs. Crow discovers the snake and tells her husband to save their "darling eggs." Tricked into eating a heavy clay egg, the snake ends up as a clothesline, and Mrs. Crow happily breeds "four families of seventeen children each." Blackall (Pecan Pie Baby) pictures a lovely gnarled tree as the prolific family's residence, yet her unnerving watercolors of the glassy-eyed crows reinforce the story's sinister elements. With Huxley's mordant wit in ample supply, this tale will entertain literary novelty seekers; it's best suited for children who don't mind some darkness in their stories. Ages 4-8. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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