Title: The Quitting Deal
Author: Tobi Tobias
Illustrator: Trina Schart Hyman
Description: Signed by Trina Schart Hyman on the half-title page. Stated First Edition, first printing with full number line. Illustrated boards. A few small spots of light soiling to boards. Interior is clean. Price on front flap of dust jacket is missing due to damage from a removed sticker, otherwise jacket is fine. DJ in archival sleeve. 32 unnumbered pages. 9.25 x 7.25 inches.
Mother and daughter vow to help each other give up their respective bad habits, smoking and thumb-sucking. A wryly human story of the struggle against temptation, fought with equal amounts of success and failure, told with both humor and sympathy. Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman.
Trina Schart Hyman (1939-2004) was an American illustrator of children's books whose work received a Caldecott Medal, three Caldecott Honors, and a Golden Kite Award.
Tobi Tobias (1938-2020) was a Brooklyn-born author of a number of children's books, but was perhaps better known for her work as a dance critic, which included 22 years as the critic for New York Magazine. Her work also appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, Dance Magazine, and Arts Journal. She won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 2012.
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Publisher: Viking Press
Place: New York
Keywords: children's, illustrated, picture book, Trina Schart Hyman, smoking, finger sucking,
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