Puss in Boots


Author: Charles Perrault

Illustrator: Fred Marcelino


PERRAULT, Charles. Puss in Boots. Illustrated by Fred Marcellino. NY: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux [1990]. 4to, 32pp. Brown cloth stamped in gilt on spine. Brown endpapers; full-color illustrations throughout. Fine copy in publisher's original full-color pictorial d.w. (price-clipped, minute rubbing on spine ends). Signed by the artist, Fred Marcelino.

First Edition. 1991 Caldecott Honor Book.Charles PerraultsPuss in Bootshas been an irresistible magnet for countless illustrators ever since this classic French tale was first published in 1697. Presented with Fred Marcellinos magnificent interpretation of this nimble translation of the authentic text, book lovers young and old are apt to decide that thisPuss in Bootsbelongs on their shelf of special favorites.

Long regarded as the preeminent designer of book jackets in America, Fred Marcellino provides an unstinting visual feast in his first full-color picture book. The adventures of that rascal, Puss, and his master, the millers son, are portrayed in a lavish series of illustrations that range from sumptuous grandeur to comedy both boisterous and sly.