Charlotte and the White Horse


Author: Ruth Krauss

Illustrator: Maurice Sendak


KRAUSS, Ruth. Charlotte and the White Horse. Pictures by Maurice Sendak. [NY]: Harper and Brothers [1955]. 12mo, [24]pp. Black cloth spine with color pictorial boards. Color pictorial endpapers; color illustrations on every page. Spine ends and lower corners slightly rubbed, else a clean tight copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (sunning to spine panel and one-inch along right edge of front panel). Inscribed and dated (“May 9, 1966”) by the artist, Maurice Sendak!

First edition. The fourth collaboration between these two giants of children’s books. Sendak’s softly lit illustrations wonderfully capture Krass’ heartwarming tale of a girl who convinces her father to keep a wobbly legged horse and care for him until he can stand on his own.