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[BROWN, Margaret Wise; as] MACDONALD, Golden.

The Little Island.

Published: Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Co, 1946

Stock code: 112170

Price: £475

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First edition, first printing, of this beautifully written story by Margaret Wise Brown, writing under her pseudonym, of an island going through the four seasons, “Winter came / and the snow fell softly / like a great quiet secret in the night / cold and still.” Winner of the 1947 Caldecott Medal.

Oblong octavo. Original dark blue cloth-backed pictorial boards, illustrated endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Colour illustrations throughout by Leonard Weisgard. An excellent copy in a jacket with a short closed tear on front panel.

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