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Mei Li (Caldecott Medal)

Mei Li (Caldecott Medal)

Mei Li (Caldecott Medal)

Mei Li (Caldecott Medal)

by Handforth, Thomas

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New York: Doubleday Doran & Co., 1938 Orange cloth with gilt titling and Chinese characters on front cover, sunned area at top of spine and along tope edge, internally bright and clean; color pictorial dust jacket is missing a 1.5" piece at top of spine, and at front fold, smaller edge chips. The story of a little Chinese girl and her experiences at the New Year's Fair. Marvelous b&w illustrations throughout give the reader a good sense of fun and offer a glimpse into Chinese culture as it was perceived at that time. The book was published at a time when interest in the Far East was particularly high, so it was met with great critical acclaim and success. Peterson & Solt C4 and Bader pg. 57. Rare Caldecott Award Winner.. Stated First Edition. Pictorial Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Thomas Handforth. 4to.


Mei Li is a book by Thomas Handforth. Released by Doubleday, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1939.


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Mei Li (Caldecott Medal)
Handforth, Thomas
Thomas Handforth
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Used - Very Good
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Stated First Edition
Doubleday Doran & Co.
Place of Publication
New York
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Caldecott medal, Chinese interest, Asian interest, Caldecott Award
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