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Providence. 1978. Burning Deck. 1st American Edition. Small Tear On Front Cover, Otherwise Very Good In Wrappers. 1 of 500 Numbered Copies. paperback. Cover: Keith Waldrop. FROM THE PUBLISHER-Poetry from the noted children's book author characterized by Maurice Sendak as ‘a giant' in the world of children's literature. ‘Prior to the commercialization of children's books, there was Ruth Krauss.'. Ruth Krauss (b. July 25, 1901, Baltimore, Maryland d. July 10, 1993, Westport, Connecticut) was an author of children's books, one of the most well known being The Carrot Seed, and an author of theatrical poems for an adult audience. Krauss was a graduate of the Parson School of Design. She was a member of the Writers' Laboratory at the Bank Street College of Education in New York during the 1940s. Ruth Krauss married children's book author Crockett Johnson in 1941. They collaborated on many books, among them THE CARROT SEED, HOW TO MAKE AN EARTHQUAKE, IS THIS YOU? and THE HAPPY EGG. inventory #33038.
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