New York: Thomas Crowell, 1980. A Novel. Second Printing. Hardcover. Inscribed "For --- / Katherine Paterson/ 6/28/81" on the title-page. First edition, second printing, with number line "2345678910" on copyright page. Set on an island in the Chesapeake Bay in the 1940's, this is a retelling of the ancient story about an elder twin's loss of his birthright. A Newbery Medal Book. Paterson is also the author of BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA. She has won many awards, among them the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal from the American Library Association in 2013. 8vo boards & cloth. Very fine in very fine unclipped dj (gold Newbery Medal sticker front panel).
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