(1976) · New York
A VERY SPECIAL ABC - A LETTER FOR EACH OF THE 26 AFRICAN TRIBES SELECTED - A Map - at the back shows where each tribe lives.
This is a hard-to-find Caldecott Winner - the 2nd for the Dillons. Their illustrations are beautiful, colorful and well-researched. showing us a glimpse into a tribe's traditions. Below each illustration - the author gives us insights into the 26 tribes selected. The Dillons show us "a man, a woman, a child, their living quarters, an artifact and a local animal in most of their illustrations." Illustration, alphabet letter and text are enclosed within an illustrated border.
Book is in VG+ condition. It is a Stated First Printing. Dust jacket is correct for the first printing - unclipped (price still there). There is NO Award Medal affixed to the dj. Minor soiling to the dj- o/w VG.
This is a special copy as it is Signed by both Dillons. Also there is a four - pg pamphlet - about Leo and Diane Dillon's work- including information on their previous awards. I believe this was given out at a special meet with the illustrators that the previous owner went to. On this pamphlet there is some pencil underllning & notes by her.
A RICH AND INFORMATIVE BOOK! (Inventory #: 59)