Gardner, John Champlin; Sporn, Michael Gudgekin, the Thistle Girl, and Other Tales
New York Alfred A Knopf 1976 0394832760 / 9780394832760 Possible first Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket
Illustrated by Sporn, Michael
Spine slightly slanted, some edgewear, ex-library w/ usual stamps. DJ has slight edgewear. DJ enclosed in protective wrap taped to boards. Last page of text has corner torn off, otherwise very aattractive. Charming black and white line drawings by Michael Sporn.
Four original fairy tales: "In the title story, a sweet tale, goodness reaps its own rewards, but evil doesn’t do so badly either. Dry and wry, ‘The Griffin and the Wise Old Philosopher’ proposes that the best solution to the most perplexing questions often lies in total ignorance. ‘The Shape-Shifters of Shorm,’ darkly ironic, suggests that while it is noble to play by the rules, it’s not very smart. And, finally, there is ‘The Seagulls,’ a lyrical tale in which the enchanted path to foreverafter turns out to be a cul-de-sac."; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall