Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: Oblong 4to;  pages
Publisher: Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1977.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Peter Spier
A charming first printing of the first edition in Fine condition in attractive, bright dust-jacket, lightly rubbed with a few minor closed tears.
Winner of the 1978 Caldecott Medal.
Spier's translation of the seventeenth-century Dutch poem by Jacobus Revius is accompanied by beautiful, softly hued watercolors depicting the biblical story with reverence, humor and delight ; Color Illustrations.