Sam and the Firefly 1958 First Edition in dust jacket by P.D. Eastman


Title: Sam and the Firefly
Author: Written and Illustrated by P. D. [Philip Dey] Eastman

Description: Stated First Printing. Glossy, illustrated boards. Edges and corners of boards rubbed; small bit of wear to head of spine. Previous owner's name on ffep, else interior is clean and unmarked. 62 pages. Dust jacket (same design at book) chipped at spine ends; large chip to top edge of rear panel; not price clipped ($1.95); in an archival mylar sleeve.  

Sam and the Firefly was published in 1958, being the sixth in Random House's Beginner Book series. In it, an owl named Sam befriends a firefly who mischievously flies around drawing words in the air at night and causing all kind of chaos to the people below.   

P. D. Eastman (1909-1986) was a notable author and illustrator of children's books. He was a protege and colleague of Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss). Between 1936 and 1941, he worked for Walt Disney Productions as an assistant animator and production designer. During World War II, he was assigned to the Army's Signal Corps film unit that was headed by Geisel.

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

Publisher: Beginner Books
Place: New York
Year: 1958

Keywords: children's, illustrated, picture book, owls,

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