Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: New York: Junior Books; Doubleday Doran & Company, 1938.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Thomas Handforth
First edition/first printing, bound in orange cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial end papers in Fine condition. Illustrated, Very Good dust-jacket, with a couple of chips and tears along the edges. SIGNED on second end paper by author and illustrator Thomas Handforth. Overall a superior copy.
Winner of the 1939 Caldecott Medal, the second book to receive this award. Handforth's tale of Mei Li, a little Chinese girl with a candle-top pit tail, whose name is pronounced so easily as though it were spelled May Lee, took her lucky treasures and went to the New Year Fair with her brother, San Yu; B&W Illustrations;  pages.