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The Man Who Lost His Head (Viking Press, 1970 Reprint W/Dj) by  Claire Huchet Bishop - Hardcover - Reprint - 1970 - from Mary Riversong (SKU: 271BishopLostHead)

The Man Who Lost His Head (Viking Press, 1970 Reprint W/Dj)

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The Man Who Lost His Head (Viking Press, 1970 Reprint W/Dj)

by Bishop, Claire Huchet

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  • hardcover
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Bishop, Claire Huchet. The Man Who Lost His Head. Viking Press, Copyright Renewed 1970. 16th Impression thus. Exlib. VG/VG unclipped DJ. Original cover price $3.56. Wrap-around blue and white endpapers show a headless man walking past farm animals on his way to the fair to look for his head there. Pages are bright. Now protected in a mylar wrap. A fantasy illustrated by Robert McCloskey, author and illustrator of "Make Way For Ducklings". Summary: "A man wakes up to find that he has no head, so he goes looking for it." Very Hard to find. 9 6/8 X 7 1/2.

Synopsis

Claire Huchet Bishop (ca. 1899–1993) was a librarian, storyteller, critic, and writer. She grew up in Le Havre, France, and attended the Sorbonne for a time before founding France’s first library for children, L’Heure Joyeuse. Her children’s books grew out of the popular stories she told both at L’Heure Joyeuse and at the New York Public Library, where she worked after marrying the pianist Frank Bishop and settling in the United States. Among the seventeen works of fiction she wrote for children are The Five Chinese Brothers (1938), Twenty and Ten (1952), and the Newbery Honor books Pancakes-Paris (1947) and All Alone (1953). Bishop also wrote several biographies for children and nonfiction works for adults, and served as children’s book editor at Commonweal during the 1930s. Active during the Second World War in the cause of European Jews, she devoted herself after the war to fostering better understanding between Jews and Christians, writing How Catholics Look at Jews (1974) and encouraging the Vatican’s recognition of the State of Israel. Robert McCloskey (1914–2003) was born in Ohio and moved east to study art in Boston and New York. He was awarded a prestigious Rome Prize, but World War II made it impossible for him to go to Rome. Renowned as a draftsman, McCloskey provided illustrations for a variety of authors and also wrote and illustrated eight books of his own, including Blueberries for Sal (1948), One Morning in Maine (1952), and the Caldecott Award–winning stories Make Way for Ducklings (1941) and Time of Wonde r (1958). McCloskey’s last book, Burt Dow: Deep-Water Man , came out in 1963. In 2003, he died on the Maine island where he had lived with his family since the 1940s.

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Details

Bookseller
Mary Riversong US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
271BishopLostHead
Title
The Man Who Lost His Head (Viking Press, 1970 Reprint W/Dj)
Author
Bishop, Claire Huchet
Illustrator
McCloskey, Robert
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
Reprint
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Viking Press
Place of Publication
NY
Date published
1970
Keywords
Robert McCloskey, Fantasy, Juvenile, Children, Illustrator, Illustration, Make Way For Ducklins
Bookseller catalogs
For Sale; Children's Books;
Size
9 6/8 X 7 1/2

Terms of Sale

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About Mary Riversong

Riversong Books. Online sales. Vintage First Editions. Most of our items are in used, Good or better condition. We have titles from 1860 through around the 70's. We do not list a book unless it is a hard-to-find title, so have fun viewing our items! All exlibs or condition issues are clearly disclosed in our listings. Please read listings carefully prior to purchase. 30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives mis-described or damaged.

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