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Charlie Needs A Cloak (first edition inscribed and with small drawing )

Tomie De Paola

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ISBN 10: 0131283553 / ISBN 13: 9780131283558
Published by Prentice Hall Inc, 1973
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition. Slim hardcover in color illustrated cloth. INSCRIBED ON THE ILLUSTRATED FRONT FREE ENDPAPER, "for ____/ I enjoyed our lunch together/ with affection/ Tomie De Paola" and with a small drawing of a sheep surrounded by some hearts. A fine, fresh example, In dust jacket that has unfortunately been damaged so that the top left front panel corner and about 2" of the spine strip is lacking. Bookseller Inventory # E16376B

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Title: Charlie Needs A Cloak (first edition ...

Publisher: Prentice Hall Inc

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fair

Edition: First edition.

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A shepherd shears his sheep, cards and spins the wool, weaves and dyes the cloth, and sews a beautiful new red cloak.

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Tomie dePaola is one of the most popular children’s book authors and illustrators of our time and the recipient of the 2011 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, among other lifetime achievement awards. A Newbery Honor winner, he has written and illustrated a number of books for Simon & Schuster, including Caldecott Honor book Strega Nona, as well as Oliver Button Is a SissyCharlie Needs a CloakMichael Bird-Boy, and Andy, That’s My Name. A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and now lives in New London, New Hampshire. Visit him online at and

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