Title: The Witch of Fourth Street and Other Stories
Publisher: New York: Harper and Row, 1972, New York
Publication Date: 1972
Binding: Decorative Boards
Illustrator: Gabriel Lisowski
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good Plus
Edition: First Edition
Decorative Boards. Very Good/Good Plus. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. DJ is price clipped and has a closed tear front upper panel. Bookseller Inventory # 5460
Synopsis: Cathy Dunn knew that if shed id not give her penny to the witch, the old lady would turn her into a lizard. Ora goat. Or a spider so small Cathy's mother would step on her. But one day Cathy decided that she would not give up her penny, and that was the day she came down with a fever.Cathy is just one of the many children who came to New York City with their parents seekin g a better life. There is Keplik the Match Man, who builds masterpieces from used matchsticks; Noreen Callahan, who is ashamed to work in her father's smelly fish store; and even a Hanukkah Santa Claus!
About the Author: Myron Levoy is the author of The Witch of Fourth Street and Other Stories,among many other books for children. Alan and Naomi received many honors, both in the United States and abroad. It was nominated for the American Book Award for Children's Literature, and was an honor book for both the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the Jane Addams Childen's Book Awards. It also won the Silver Pencil Award in the Netherlands.
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