Vancouver, BC: Simply Read Books, 2002. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. First Printing of this new illustrated edition. Quarto, original red boards with black cloth spine, pictorial endpapers. 149 pp. Illustrated throughout with full-page colour plates and black & white drawings in the text by Ghiuselev. The book is the correct first printing, and the jacket is the first state with no award stickers. Promotional bookplate laid in. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Fine in Dust Jacket. Item #309656
¶ Iassen Ghiuselev (born 1964) is an award winning Bulgarian illustrator of many classic stories. His illustrations are surreal and amazing, making this one of the most approachable editions of this great children's classic.