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Fly By Night


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Author: Randall Jarrell

Illustrator: Maurice Sendak

[SENDAK, Maurice]. Fly By Night [by] Randall Jarrell. Pictures by Maurice Sendak. NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux [1976]. 12mo, [viii] 31pp. Gray cloth decoratively stamped in silver. Five full-page and one double-page b&w illustrations. Upper edge of front cover has a tiny bump, lower spine end slightly rubbed, lower edge very slightly discolored, else a fine, bright copy in original two-color pictorial dust jacket (spine a tad sunned, with light wear to spine ends and corners).

First edition. Sendak's drawings are marvelous accompaniments to Jarrell’s story of David, who is like other boys during the day but during the night while everyone sleeps, he floats up from his bed and flies through the house and the countryside beyond. Magical!