Title: The Snail's Spell.
Publisher: The Viking Press , New York
Publication Date: 1982
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Illustrations by Lynne Cherry. Wide 8vo. Pictorial paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. (28pp). Extensive color illustrations. Fine/fine. Quite tight and immaculate first edition of this beautifully-illustrated microscopic exploration of a garden. Inscribed and signed large and bold by the author in blue marker on the front flyleaf along with a series of rubberstamped images of snails: "To / Mary Ann / Vandermillen / Joanne Ryder." Circular gold-foil sticker at lower right of front jacket panel notes "Winner / Childrens Science Book Award / The New York Academy of Sciences / 1817.". Bookseller Inventory # 41339
Synopsis: "Brilliant illustrations and a short text invite an unnamed sleeping, pajama-clad child into a garden teeming with wildlife. The boy gradually shrinks until he is so small he experiences things as a snail would. The incredibly detailed drawings and the idea of shrinking to enter another world should capture children's imaginations".--School Library Journal.
About the Author: Joanne Ryder is an award-winning author whose books offer a unique blend of poetry and science. Her books include Where Butterflies Grow, A Pair of Polar Bears: Twin Cubs Find a Home at the San Diego Zoo; Little Panda: The World Welcomes Hua Mei at the San Diego Zoo; My Mother's Voice; My Father's Hands; Big Bear Ball; and Wild Birds. She lives in Pacific Grove, California, with her husband, Laurence Yep, who is also an author.
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