The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship in Dust Jacket 1968 by Arthur Ransome illustrated by Uri Shulevitz


Title: The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship

Author: Arthur Ransome
Illustrator: Uri Shulevitz

Description: Burgundy cloth boards pictorially stamped in red. Colorful illustrated endpapers. Short gift inscription at top of half-title page, otherwise pages are clean. Pages crisp and bright. Dust jacket price clipped; Caldecott Medal on rear panel. DJ in archival sleeve. Approximately 47 unnumbered pages. 9.25 x 10.5 inches. No ISBN in book or on jacket. Copyright page indicates 1968.

The 1969 Caldecott Medal winner for illustration. A retelling of a Russian fairy tale by Arthur Ransome. The story was originally published in 1916 in Ransome's book Old Peter's Russian Tales. Arthur Ransome (1884-1967) was an English author and journalist. He had been a witness to the Bolshevik Revolution and was later expelled by the Soviets. During his time in Russia he collected folk tales.

Uri Shulevitz (b. 1935) was born in Warsaw, Poland, and immigrated to the United States in 1959. He studied painting at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and lives in New York City.

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

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Place: New York
Year: 1968

Language: English

ISBN: n/a

Keywords: children's, illustrated, picture book, Uri Shulevitz,

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