Shhh! (A Harlin Quist Book)
Publisher: Harlin Quist, Incorporated
Date Published: 1974
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 45430
Slim square quarto [26 cm] Black cloth over boards with a white ink stamped title on the spine, and an embossed title on the front cover. Glossy black endpapers. Very good. The front cover is warped. In a very good dust jacket, with rubbing to the surface.
"Any person seriously concerned with books and the future of literacy must address himself to the matter of children's books. For whether a child is dealt a death blow to the imagination such as Dick, Jane and Spot, or provided with a stimulating reading experience may determine the course of literacy for his adult life. Previously I have sung the praises of such as Maurice Sendak, E.B. White, Dr. Seuss and Milton Glaser as individual creators; But a discussion seems long overdue of that most innovative and controversial of children's book publisher's, Harlan Quist. Quist's visually brilliant fantasy-oriented materials are exciting forays into often uncharted areas, and for this reason they have frequently offended the children's book establishment. Personally, I feel that if Harlin Quist errs, he errs on the side of the angels. His books venture into new territory with a contemporary feeling that is stimulating for adults as well as children... Here are quality books with sense and substance that challenge the jazzy lure of television successfully." - Digby Diehl, The Los Angeles Times