Sleepy People


Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1966
From Riverrun Books & Manuscripts (Hastings on Hudson, NY, U.S.A.)

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Small square quarto (4 3/4 x 5 inches). Original blue cloth; original pictorial dust jacket (a little sunfaded at edges). FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING of this charming book. Kirkus reviewed it with understatement: "The title gives the small show away. It's a slow and pleasant piece of propaganda to use with reluctant nappers or at bedtime. The sleepy people shown have the same shapes (nearly formless, very simple wash and line) of The Gats (1965) a Herald Trib honor award book we failed to appreciate much at Kirkus. They are shown as a family unit preparing for bed with their eyes tightly closed and the combination of text and pictures urges imitation. The Sleepys go through a routine for bedding down that includes stretching, yawning, singing quietly and snoring. Effective." (Kirkus Reviews, 1 September 1966). Bookseller Inventory # 202560

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Title: Sleepy People

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York

Publication Date: 1966

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First.

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