Binding: Laminated Boards
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Philomel Books, 1989.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Ed Young
First edition/first printing, bound in laminated boards with black and blue coloring, titles on spine in white, blue endpapers; pictorial dust-jacket, lettering in black and white with illustration by Ed Young. A Fine copy in alike dust-jacket.
Winner of the 1990 Caldecott Medal, Young's illustrations for his translation of this Chinese folktale were inspired by his youth in China and an Eastern philosophy of painting: "A Chinese painting is often accompanied by words. They are complementary. There are things that words do that pictures never can, and likewise, there are images that words can never describe" (Ed Young) ; Color Illustrations; 4to ;  pages.