Baker, Marian Neff Problems of the Potter Rabbits * 1976
Privately Printed 1976 Apparent First Edition Soft Cover Very Good with no dust jacket
Illustrated by Baker, Marian Neff
Inscribed by the author. Some edgewear, spot & 2 small scuff marks on front cover, shadow of small tape mark in upper right corner, back cover shows light soiling. Text is clean, unmarked and attractive.
From the story of Potter (not Peter) Rabbit and his family and their adventures in the Potting Shed, the garden and Hollow Tree Woods: "The fireworks display was held at dusk in the swamp across the stream, where the denizens could have grandstand seats on the hillside. First a troupe of fireflies burst from the swamp grass like a shower of sparklers and performed a ballet to the accompaniment of Mr. Green Frog'’ banjo. This was followed by a fine display of fox fire, arranged by the foxes. The swamp torches (cattails) stood tall in the starlight. Finally a curtain of clouds was drawn over the stars. There was a great stillness. Then a blinding flash of lightning leaped from cloud to cloud, followed seconds later by a deafening clap of thunder that echoes and reechoed among the ridges. This was the grand finale."" Charming illustrations by the author throughout the book.
Age Level: Grades K-4; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall