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The Snail's Spell

RYDER, Joanne

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ISBN 10: 0670843857 / ISBN 13: 9780670843855
Published by The Viking Press, New York, 1982
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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

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Title: The Snail's Spell

Publisher: The Viking Press, New York

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A child shrinks to observe the life of a snail in intricate pen drawings that recreate the creature's closely observed world of flora and fauna. Reissue.

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Joanne Ryder is an award-winning author whose books offer a unique blend of poetry and science. Her books include Where Butterflies GrowA Pair of Polar Bears: Twin Cubs Find a Home at the San Diego ZooLittle Panda: The World Welcomes Hua Mei at the San Diego ZooMy Mother's VoiceMy Father's HandsBig 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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