Doubleday Books for Young Readers
September 01, 1957
6.2 X 9.78 X 1.85 inches | 2.01 pounds
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About the Author
Leonard Weisgard (1916-2000) was a beloved and award-winning illustrator of more than 200 children's books, perhaps best known for his collaboration with the author Margaret Wise Brown. His books include The Little Island (for which he won the Caldecott Medal in 1947), The Golden Egg Book, and The Golden Bunny. Helen Ferris (1890-1969) edited numerous books for young readers and was editor-in-chief of the Junior Literary Guild from 1929-1959.
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