Little Hawk and the Horses 1957 First Edition by Glenn Balch illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats ~ Boys Indian Story ~ Western ~ Young Adult


Title: Little Hawk and the Horses

Author: Glenn Balch
Illustrator: Ezra Jack Keats

Description: Stated First Printing. Ochre cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Interior is clean and unmarked; one leaf has a chipped corner. Approximately twenty illustrations by Ezra Jack Keats. 180, [2] pages. 8 x 5.25 inches. Dust jacket chipped at tail of spine and at corners; a few small chips to the edges of the front and rear panel; not clipped ($2.75); in an archival mylar sleeve.

A vividly written and illustrated story of the adventures of a Comanche boy named Little Hawk, set in the early days of the West, who desperately wants to capture a wild horse. A nice volume featuring the earlier work of children's book illustrator Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983). Keats went on to win the 1963 Caldecott Medal.

The author, Glenn Balch (1902-1989), was the author of several books for young adults about the West, stories of cowboys, Indians, horses and the outdoors. He had a great affection for animals and had a skill for writing about the relationship between humans and animals. He was born in Venus, Texas, but for most of his life called Idaho home.

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

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell Company
Place: New York
Year: 1957

Keywords: Ezra Jack Keats, boys, juvenile, Western, Indians, horses, Comanche,

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