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Author: Taro Yashima


Illustrator: Taro Yashima


YASHIMA, Taro. Umbrella. NY: The Viking Press [1958]. Green cloth decoratively stamped in pale yellow. Color pictorial endpapers; color illustrations on nearly every page. Light rubbing to lower edge and spine ends, else a fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (minute wear at spine ends and corners, no medal affixed). Signed by the author/artist, Caldecott Medalist Taro Yashima, in both English and Japanese characters and with one 4½-inch  and one one-inch watercolor drawings.

First edition. 1959 Caldecott Medal Winner! Momo can't wait to use the red boots and umbrella she received on her birthday.  All she needs now is a rainy day!  Soft illustrations portray a thoughtful story about patience and growing independence.