By Maxwell, WilliamIllustrated by Karasz, Ilonka
In this extraordinary tale by a noted American author, a father teaches his four children about the wonders of the night sky and their associated mythology. Later, while the family is on vacation, the constellations miraculously take a hand in watching over the homestead. A Newbe...ry Honor book of 1947, this volume is gloriously illustrated with woodcut-style scratchboard graphics.Read more
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Best known for his roles as an editor at The New Yorker and as a friend and mentor to many prominent authors of his era, William Maxwell (1908 - 2000) was also a novelist, short story writer, essayist, and author of children's books. Budapest-born Ilonka Karasz (1896 - 1981) emigrated to the United States in 1913. Inspired by both folk and modern art, she was an innovator in textile design and production, and in the course of six decades she created 186 covers for The New Yorker.
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