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Uncle Elephant

LOBEL Arnold (1933-1987)

Published by Harper and Row, An I Can Read Book, 1981
ISBN 10: 0060239794 / ISBN 13: 9780060239794
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Title: Uncle Elephant

Publisher: Harper and Row, An I Can Read Book

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardbound

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First.


Quarto. Original glazed pictorial boards; pictorial dust jacket (price-clipped). FIRST EDITION, THE DEDICATION COPY TO CHARLOTTE ZOLOTOW, INSCRIBED WITH A DRAWING by Arnold Lobel on the verso of the front free endpaper: "Loud trumpets of love for Charlotte from Arnold [drawing of an elephant] Dec, 1981." The printed dedication is on the verso of the title-page: "For Charlotte Zolotow." A superb association, celebrating Lobel's close relationship with Charlotte Zolotow (1915-2013), prolific author of more than 70 children's books. She was also an editor at Lobel's publisher, Harper & Row, and they had collaborated on two books in the 1960s: 'The Quarelling Book' (1963) and 'Someday' (1965). In as-new condition. Bookseller Inventory # 54205

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Synopsis: Uncle Elephant comes to the rescue when his nephew's parents are lost at sea and cares for him until they are found again.

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Arnold Lobel (1933-1987) was the award-winning author and illustrator of many beloved children's books, including the classic I Can Read books about Frog and Toad, and the Caldecott Medal winning Fables.

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