Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Size: Oblong 8vo;  pages
Publisher: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c1968.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Uri Shulevitz
A Near Fine copy with small stain to top page edges in pictorial end papers, burgundy cloth, front cover with blocked red illustration, gilt titles on spine. No statement of (later) printings. Near Fine, pictorial dust-jacket, with Caldecott Medal seal on front panel and award statement on front flap.
"This is a story that shows that God loves simple folk, and turns things to their advantage in the end." (from the text by Arthur Ransome). Originally published in 1916 as part of "Old Peter's Russian Tales", the illustrations by Uri Shulevitz won the 1970 Caldecott Medal; Color Illustrations.