Sawdust in his Shoes ELOISE MCGRAW 1950 Children YA Novel Circus Boy Farm Life


Title: Sawdust in his Shoes

Author: Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Illustrator: Pers Crowell

Description: Seventh impression. Yellow cloth with black lettering on spine and a pictorial on the front cover. Slightly spine cocked. Ends of spine a tad pushed. Illustrated endpapers. Bright color frontispiece. Interior unmarked; a few pages have faint dogear creases. Dust jacket's spine is faded and has a vertical crease down middle; edges show light wear with minor chipping; not price clipped ($3.75); states seventh printing; in an archival sleeve. Dust jacket, endpaper, and chapter head illustrations by Pers Crowell. 246, [2] pp. 8 x 5 inches.

A story of a boy from a circus family who becomes orphaned. Left behind by the circus, he finds himself taken in by a farming family.

McGraw's first published book. Seventh printing (circa early-mid 1960's). The back flap of the dust jacket references her book, The Golden Goblet, winning the 1962 Newbery Honor. Eloise Jarvis McGraw (1915-2000), an author of books for children and young adults, was awarded the Newbery Honor three times and also received an Edgar Award and a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. She also wrote three books in the Oz series, originally started by L. Frank Baum.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Coward-McCann
Place: New York
Year: 1950

Keywords: young adult, juvenile, Pers Crowell, Oregon authors, circus,

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