Title: The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks
Author: Katherine Paterson
Illustrator: Leo & Diane Dillon
Description: Inscribed by author on title page. Stated First Edition. First printing with full number line. Dust jacket rubbed along top edge of front flap, else fine; not price clipped; in a clear archival sleeve.  pages. 10.8 x 8.25 inches.
A pair of mandarin ducks, separated by a cruel lord who wishes to possess the ducks for their colorful beauty, reward a compassionate couple who risk their lives to reunite the ducks. Katherine Paterson (b. 1932) is an American writer of children's novels and picture books. She has won two Newbery Medals, two National Book Awards, the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal.
Illustrated by the Caldecott Medal-winning husband-and-wife team of Leo and Diane Dillon with brilliant watercolor and pastel paintings in the style of eighteenth-century Japanese woodcuts.
Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Publisher: Lodestar Books Dutton
Place: New York
Keywords: Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon, the Dillons, Leo and Diane Dillon, children's, illustrated, picture book,
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