Author: William Pène du Bois

Illustrator: William Pène du Bois

du BOIS, William Pène. Lion. [NY: Viking Press, 1956]. 8vo, 36pp. Gray quarter-cloth pictorially stamped in orange with yellow cloth. Color pictorial endpapers; color illustrations throughout. Upper edge minutely sunned, lower spine end a tad rubbed, tiny indent at bottom of front cover else a clean, bright copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (spine a tad sunned, faint two-inch scratch to front panel, no medal affixed).

First edition. 1957 Caldecott Honor Book! The charming tale of an artist who attempts to invent a cloud lion. One of this Newbery Medal winning author/artist’s four Caldecott Honor books, this delightful tale shows du Bois at the height of his talent.