New York: Houghton Mifflin / Clarion Books, 1981. Square quarto. Original pictorial boards; original dust jacket (slightest age-darkening at edges). Item #53654
FIRST EDITION. Gackenbach worked for many years as an Art Director at J.C. Penney, and began writing children's books after his retirement in 1972. Born on a farm in Pennsylvania, he later attributed his love of children's books to the fact that, due to his family's poverty, he had no books of his own as a child.