Children's Hardcover Book, The March Wind, Inez Rice, Fiction, Collectible, Picture Book, Illustrated, Storybook, Fantasy
A wonderful children's hardcover book called The March Wind by Inez Rice and illustrated by Vladimir Bobri. This would make a wonderful bedtime story. It was first written in 1957 and this is a 1958 second edition, second printing.
Every child knows that costumes are magical. Put on the right hat, add some imagination, and you can be anyone.
That's what happens to a little boy in The March Wind. Finding a large black hat lying in the street, he tries it on . . and instantly becomes a host of exciting characters: a soldier marching proudly through puddles, a cowboy galloping on his steed, a bandit fleeing the law under cover of night, a circus ringleader entertaining the crowd. But then the owner of the hat returns, and the boy finds himself face to face with the March Wind. Is this part of his imagination, too, or is something bigger happening?
10 inches in length
8¼ inches in width
Published by Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Company -- 1958 Second Edition, Second Printing
This book is in Very Good condition. Binding is tight. The pages are bright and clean. There are marks in the book where it was stamped and the stamping was covered over with a marker in the inside front and back cover and on one page in the book. It has no dust cover.
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