Title: Antler, Bear, Canoe : A Northwoods Alphabet ...
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1991
Binding: Hard Cover
Illustrator: Bowen, Betsy (illustrator)
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed by Author and Illustrator
Edition: 1st Edition
A lovely first printing of this remarkable alphabet book by Betsy Bowen, her first book for children. Title page is SIGNED by Bowen. FINE in a NEAR FINE (not price-clipped) dust jacket. First Edition Stated; "1" in Number Line. Bookseller Inventory # 82101236
Synopsis: With bold, multicolored engravings, this alphabet book both educates and delights as it introduces the very young to life in the northern woodlands.
From Publishers Weekly:
From its memorable, unusually fine woodcuts, to the telling glimpse it offers of a life that is close to the rhythms of nature, this debut is no garden variety ABC book. Bowen, a Minnesota native whose artwork is both vigorous and fresh, combines her alphabet with an almanac of seasons. The words she chooses to illustrate each letter are somewhat unexpected for the intended audience: "rendezvous," "upstairs," "junk"; but the brief, sometimes surprisingly lyrical text that accompanies them links everything in a sharply observant chronicle of northwoods life. There is an abundance of fun tidbits tucked into the pages as well--the fact that canoe paddles have to be kept tied high in a tree, for example, so they aren't mistaken for bear snacks, or information on the equal-opportunity parenting style of loons--both male and female sit on the eggs. Ages 4-8.
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