Can I Keep Him?
Later printing. Warmly inscribed by Kellogg with an original ink illustration of a bear to the title page, ” To Mary Calletto Rife, a great friend of children,books,and authors, like Steven Kellogg.” The recipient, Mary C. Rife, was a noted children’s librarian for more than 50 years, spending her last 30 years co-ordinating Children’s Library Services for the Kalamazoo Public Library.”She was passionate about the needs of children and worked all her life to help children appreciate literature, through book selection, children’s services and outreach. Mary touched many lives through storytelling and was the ultimate “Mother Goose.” Many children’s authors and illustrators were encouraged and supported by her efforts. She was instrumental in bringing many of them to Kalamazoo during annual fall National Children’s Book Week celebrations over the last 30 years.” ( Obituary 2010) A wonderful association copy.
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Quarto. Colour pictorial laminated boards, blue endpapers. With the dust jacket. colour illustrations by the author. Dust jacket with light spotting to spine, shallow chipping to top spine end, piece of tape to front flap. A very good copy.