Steptoe, John.

ISBN 10: 0064431223 / ISBN 13: 9780064431224
Published by New York: HarperCollins, 1969. dj, 1969
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Hardcover - Very early printing with original price of $3.50 on dustjacket and code of 0969. Steptoe's first book, published when he was only 19, and an instant classic - told in the words of a young boy who first resents the presence of a younger boy who comes to stay in his house, and then regrets his loss as he realizes Stevie was 'kinda like a little brother.' Illustrated with glowing full-color pictures by the author. Near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (prev owner's name on front endpaper.). Bookseller Inventory # 16371

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Title: STEVIE.

Publisher: New York: HarperCollins, 1969. dj

Publication Date: 1969

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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<p><strong>This classic picture book is celebrating 50 years!</strong></p><p>Robert is an only child who never had to share his toys with anyone. He&#x2019;s never had to worry about someone messing with his stuff or following him around. But when his mother starts watching a kid named Stevie, all of that changes. Now Robert has to share his space, his time, and his parents with Stevie.</p><p>Then one day Stevie moves away. Robert thinks that life will finally return to normal, but something else happens. Something Robert never expected: Robert misses Stevie.</p><p>Published when its creator, John Steptoe,&nbsp;was just nineteen,&nbsp;<em>Stevie</em> was greeted with wide acclaim and honors. It remains a true original.</p>

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One day Robert's mother told him, 'You know you're gonna have a little friend come stay with you.'So little Stevie came. And right away he was nothing but a pest. He'd break Robert's toys and get him in trouble. All the time he got in the way with his old spoiled self.|<p>An African-American child resents and then misses a little foster brother.</p><p>One day my momma told me, &quot;You know you're gonna have a little friend come stay with you.&quot; And I said, &quot;Who is it?&quot; and &quot;For how long?&quot; </p><p>That's when Stevie moved in with his crybaby self. He played with my toys and broke them, and he left dirty footprints all over my bed. But then Stevie left again, and I missed him. I missed playing Cowboys and Indians on the stoop and watching cartoons in the morning. Maybe. . .just maybe, Stevie wasn't so bad after all.</p><p>Notable Children's Books of 1940-1970 (ALA)<br />&quot;Best of the Best&quot; Children's Books 1966-1978 (SLJ)<br />1978 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award<br />Society of Illustrators Gold Medal<br />Children's Books of 1969 (Library of Congress)<br />Children's Books of the Year 1969 (CSA)<br /><br />Black Americans - Minority Groups List (BL)<br />Notable Books for the Portrayal of the Black in Children's Literature (Top of the News)<br />Select Children's Books of 1969 (Publishers Weekly)<br />Brooklyn Art Books for Children 1974 </p>

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