Roland the Minstrel Pig


Author: William Steig

Illustrator: William Steig

STEIG, William. Roland the Minstrel Pig. [NY]: Windmill Books, Inc [1968]. 4to, 32pp. Blue cloth with spine stamped in black. Mustard endpapers; color illustrations on every page. Spine ends and corners a tad rubbed, faint damp-stain along top of rear cover, almost imperceptibly along top edge of front cover, ing across upper edge mostly visible at upper edge of rear free endpaper, else a clean, bright copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (light damp-stain along upper portion of rear panel, ½” chip at bottom of spine, several tears along bottom 3” of  jacket, spine sunned).

First edition. The first book for children from the beloved, Caldecott Medal-winning author of Shrek, Doctor De Soto, and Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. Roland the pig plays the lute and sings so sweetly that his friends never have enough of listening to him. He has bigger dreams, though, so he takes his show on the road and share his music with the world. He has a hard time finding an audience and is lonely at first, but then a fox named Sebastian appears and offers to take him to perform before the King. Little does Roland know, Sebastian actually plans on eating him.