by Lau, Josephine Sanger; Wiese, Kurt (illustrator)
Chicago: Albert Whitman & Co, 1937. First edition of this Depression-era picture book about an "independent and short-tempered" prairie dog named Cheeky. From his early experiences in the wild through his captivity as a young girl's pet, Cheeky's growing awareness of his own nature is the core of the story. The vivid color lithographs are by children's illustrator Kurt Wiese, best known for his work on Bambi, The Story About Ping, and The Five Chinese Brothers. A very good copy, scarce in dust jacket. Square quarto, original grey cloth lettered in black, color pictorial pastedown to upper board, color pictorial endpapers, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with color lithographs throughout text, including ten full-page plates. Two small abrasions to top edges of boards, light foxing to lower panel and lower flap of jacket, short closed tear to upper panel of jacket with neat tape repair on verso.
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