Yussuf the Ostrich

Kelen, Emery

Published by Hyperion Press, 1943
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4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. No pagination. Very nice illustrations mostly in color using the Gloeckner process. The story incorporates Yussuf the Ostrich escaping from a Nazi prison with the help of kindhearted Dachshunds [who have a Nazi insignia around their waist]. Set against the North African campaign, this represents a way in which children were taught about the evils of Nazism. This genre is becoming scarce especially in nice condition. Bound in pale blue pictorial paper covered boards backed in plack paper, some toning to edges, chipping to foot, in pictorial dust jacket with chipping to edges, damp stain to rear panel and front flap. A good copy. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Yussuf the Ostrich
Publisher: Hyperion Press
Publication Date: 1943

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Book Description KELEN, EMERY (illustrator). WORLD WAR II. YUSSUF THE OSTRICH by Emery Kelen. NY: Hyperion Press / G.P. Putman (1943). 4to (7 1/2" wide x 11), pictorial boards, slight bit of cover soil else near fine in lightly soiled dust wrapper with a 2 small closed tears. 1st edition. Set in North Africa, this is the story of Yussuf the ostrich who is scorned when he appears to be helping the Nazis. In reality he became a double agent. When he was released from prison by German dachshunds (who were really not Nazis) and saved the Americans, he became a hero. Illustrated with 24 pages of color lithos and 24 pages with b&w lithos (using the Gloeckner process). Rare in nice condition with the dust wrapper. Seller Inventory # 33456

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