Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1979. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. Oblong quarto [25 cm x 31 cm] Natural white cloth over boards, with a gilt stamped title on the spine and an embossed tree vignette on the front cover. Gently bumped at the head of the spine. In a dust jacket with a 1/2" closed tear in the top edge of the front panel, and an abraded area on the rear inside flap, measuring just under 2" tall by 1" wide, and obscuring some of the text. Very good + / very good. Item #48846
A Caldecott Honor Book. Signed by Chris Van Allsburg on the half title page. Van Allsburg has been the recipient of numerous awards, including two Caldecott Medals for The Polar Express and Jumanji.