Rose in My Garden


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Author: Arnold Lobel


Illustrator: Anita Lobel


LOBEL, Arnold. The Rose in My Garden. Pictures by Anita Lobel. NY: Greenwillow [1984]. 8vo, [40]pp. Maroon quarter-cloth stamped in gold foil with red boards stamped in blind. Slate gray endpapers; color illustrations on nearly every page. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket. Signed by the author, Caldecott Medalist Arnold Lobel, and the artist, Caldecott Honor artist Anita Lobel.

First edition. A wonderful cumulative picture book that slowly builds to create a lush garden filled with hollyhocks, marigolds, sunflowers, zinnias, and even a mouse being chased by a cat! After the success of their collaboration on On Market Street, this was their next and final work together as a married couple.