Binding: Paper Wraps
Book Condition: As New
Edition: Signed Limited Edition; First Printing; Signed by All Authors
Publisher: Roseburg, OR: Joyful Productions, 2013.
A most attractive printing Premier edition in original slip-case in New condition, illustrated wraps with French flaps. Limited to 100 signed, numbered, slipcased copies, this one being #22, (an additional 10 lettered copies were produced for creators of the book). Inscription inspired by the Haders, signed by the authors: Joyner Hoerner Rich, Karen Tolley, John Waller, Judy Waller and by the authors of the Foreword, Ed and Elaine Kemp.
Berta and Elmer Hader were incredibly talented. They married in 1919 and together forged a fifty-year long artistic career that was to produce thousands of pieces of art, scores of children's books, and hundreds of paintings and sketches. They enjoyed winning a Caldecott award, international acclaim, and a huge following of happy children. Without Berta, there may have never been a Little House on the Prairie series and without Elmer the iconic dust-jacket for Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath would not have been; 144 pages.