Harlin Quist, Incorporated, Circa 1974. Early printing. Hardcover. 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. Item #45430
"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.