Sign In | Register
No image available

Prayer for a Child

by Field, Rachel (Elizabeth Orton Jones)

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine

Macmillan, 1944 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Elizabeth Orton Jones the illustrator. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with NO caldecott sticker on the dustjacket and the 1944 date printed on the title and the copyright page. An attractive dustjacket with minor wear to the spine and panels. This original First Printing dustjacket has the $1.50 price present on the front flap. The book is solid. The binding is tight, and some wear and discolorization to the boards. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy SIGNED by the illustrator in collector's condition.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

Prayer for a Child is a 1944 book by Rachel Field. Its artwork by Elizabeth Orton Jones won it a Caldecott Medal in 1945. The whole book is narrated by a little girl, but it represents children as a whole. It reflects their love of God, and their gentleness to humankind as a whole.


Review this book (Want a chance to win $50? Log-in or create an account first!) (You'll be automatically entered for a chance to win $50!)

Help & frequently asked questions


Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use....[more]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf. A...[more]
Copyright page
The page in a book that describes the lineage of that book, typically including the book's author, publisher, date of publicatio...[more]
First Edition
In collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in cases ...[more]
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the crispne...[more]


FREE shipping to USA

More shipping options >

Storing books - laying down or standing up?

Storing books - laying down or standing up?

Don't unwittingly damage your growing book collection! Learn about when to store books laying down vs standing up. Read More

Children’s Literature by Writers and Educators of the Harlem Renaissance

Positive Representation Matters

Books transmit cultural values and can shape the views of society. Learn more about the history of American literature in Collecting Children’s Literature by Writers and Educators of the Harlem Renaissance.