Title: The Story About Ping
Publisher: The Viking Press, New York, NY
Publication Date: 1933
Illustrator: Illustrated by Wiese, Kurt
Book Condition: G+
Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket
Edition: First Edition
Board edges rubbed. Paper over boards, black cloth spine. Covers with scrapes; Important work in the history of children's illustration, per Bader. Uncommon first edtiion of this title that has been often reprinted. Endpapers tanned as usual. Wiese was one of the most popular illustrators of children's books. ; 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 12602
Synopsis: Since 1933, The Story About Ping has captivated generations of readers, but never before has it been available in a mass-market paperback format. No one can deny the appeal of the book's hero, Ping, the spirited little duck who lives on a boat on the Yangtze River. Ping's misadventures one night while exploring the world around his home form the basis of this timeless classic, which is brought to life by Kurt Wiese's warm and poignant illustrations.
Product Description: A childhood classic. "Kurt Wiese and Marjorie Flack have created in Ping a duckling of great individuality against a background (the Yangtze River) that has both accuracy and charm".--The New York Times. Full-color illustrations.
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