Children's Hardcover Book, What's Under My Bed, James Stevenson, Fiction, Illustrated, Collectible, First Edition
A wonderful children's hardcover book called What's Under My Bed by James Stevenson. It is a 1983 first edition. Illustrated by the author.
This book tells the story of two children who are told a scary bedtime story by their grandfather. When the children are scared, they come back to the grandfather, and he tells the children a story about his own childhood when he was scared at bedtime. The children supply the comforting explanations which makes them feel much better.
James Stevenson (1929 – 2017) was an American illustrator and author of over 100 children's books. His cartoons appeared regularly in The New Yorker magazine. He usually used a unique comic book style of illustration that is very recognizable. His books, like What's Under My Bed, have been featured on the Reading Rainbow television series.
8¼ inches in length
10 inches in width
Published by Greenwillow Books (a subsidiary of William Morrow and Co.) -- 1983 -- First Edition
This book is in Very Good condition. Binding is tight and the pages are clean with no markings. There is rubbing to the back cover and a small amount of wear on the top of the binding. Corners show very little wear.
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