The Improbable Adventures of Marvelous O’Hara Soapstone.
First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the title page, “To Mary Rife, with all my best wishes Zibby Oneal April 1973.” 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. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout by Paul Galdone. A bright copy in the dust jacket with crease across front panel. An excellent copy.