Fatapoufs & Thinifers


Author: André Maurois

Illustrator: Jean Bruller

MAUROIS, André. Fatapoufs & Thinifers. Translated by Rosemary Benét. Illustrations by Jean Bruller. [NY]: Henry Holt and Company [1940]. 8vo, 92pp. Blue cloth pictorially stamped in navy. Color pictorial endpapers; color illustrations on every other spread. Spine ends, corners, and lower edge lightly rubbed else a fine copy.

First US edition. Originally published in 1930 in France as Patapoufs et Filifers, this is the charming tale of the imaginary underground land of the fat and congenial Fatapoufs and the thin and irritable Thinifers, which is visited by the Double brothers, the plump Edmund and the thin Terry. The vibrant and colorful illustrations capture the humor of this delightful fantasy.