Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1982.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Marcia Brown
First edition/first printing in Near Fine condition, front board lightly sunned, else bright. Orange cloth spine with titles in silver, purple covered boards with embossed illustration of dancer. Fine, pictorial dust-jacket by Marcia Brown.
Brown won her third Caldecott medal in 1983 for "Shadow", inspired by her travels in Africa, she translated the french poem, "La Féticheuse", and lavishly illustrated with collage the evocative role shadow plays in the African experience. "From conversations with shamans in their villages, from storytellers around the fires in an Africa that is passing into memory, the poet Blaise Cendrars evoked a dancing image-shadow." (Marcia Brown, introduction) ; Color Illustrations;  pages.